Moffat Library of Washingtonville
6 West Main Street
Washingtonville, New York 10992
Phone: (845)496-5483
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2016 Volunteer of the Year Award

Maureen Knipp 2016 Volunteer of the Year pictured in orange clockwise, with Dennis Barnett, President of Board, Board of Trustees, Friends of the Moffat Library, Staff of the Moffat Library & Past Honorees

2016 Volunteer of the Year Award
The Volunteer of the Year award was established in 2013 by the Moffat Library Board of Trustees. Each year since then, the award has been bestowed on an outstanding volunteer or organization that has made a significant contribution in service to the Moffat Library of Washingtonville and its programs in the previous year.

Past honorees (pictured bottom right with Maureen Knipp) are Mary Ann Marrero (2013), Bernadette “Bernie” Mullady (2014), Scott Greene (not pictured) and Kelly Lynch-Moloney (2015).

Brendan Coyne, a representative of State Assemblyman James Skoufis of the 99th District attended the reception and presented Maureen with a citiation in recognition for her significant volunteer work for the Moffat Library.

Board President, Dennis Barnett, and Committee Chair, Jeanne Versweyveld, presented Maureen with her award.

Congratulations Maureen!

More photos can be found on Moffat Library flickr page.

Winners of Moffat Library Writing Contest Announced

“Moffat” pencil and watercolor by Peyton Andretta, age 9

Winners of Moffat Library Writing Contest Announced

Thank you to all the young people who submitted a piece for the 2017 Moffat Library Writing Contest!  We are inspired by your appreciation and commitment to the Moffat Library.  All the entries will be published in a Commemorative Booklet to go on display at the Moffat Library after the Grand Re-Opening in September.

*Thanks to our judges, Rosemarie Werkman, Eugenia Moscowitz & Maureen Knipp who judged the work anonymously.

We look forward to sharing the creativity of all these talented young people with our whole community when we are back in the historic Moffat Library building.

Level A (Grades 3-5) Winners:

First Place: “A Place to Call Home” by Elizabeth Wakeham

Honorable Mention: “The Library of Dreams” by Abigail Fontana

Level B (Grades 6-8) Winners:

First Place: “Moffat Library Was and Is: A Letter to my Younger Self” by Miranda Frisbee

Honorable Mention: “The Relationship of Libraries and Memories” by Julia Ariano

Level C (Grades 9-12) Winners:

First Place: “What does the Moffat Library Mean to Me?” by Michaela Frisbee

Honorable Mention: “The Moffat Library is…” by Samantha Frisbee

Cover Art for the Commemorative Booklet by Peyton Andretta

Our Spring Newsletter is Out!

Look out for our quarterly newsletter in the mail!

Our Spring Newsletter is Out!

Look out for our quarterly newsletter, delivered to all Moffat Library district residents in the mail.

In our Spring 2017 Newsletter you’ll find building news updates, programs for adults, teens and children and news from the Friends of the Moffat Library.

*Please Note: The time and location of the FYE18 Library Budget Vote public hearing on April 27, 2017 has been changed.  Please see page 4 of the newsletter for info.

For even more timely information on upcoming programs, library resources and all our news, please consider signing up for our email newsletter.

Click to view the newsletter online!

FYE18 Library Budget Vote

Moffat Library FYE18 Budget


WHEN:  Tuesday, May 2nd from 9 am – 8 pm @ Moffat Library

WHO CAN VOTE:  All residents of Washingtonville Central School District registered to vote in a general or school election.

INFORMATION MEETING:  Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM @ The Caldwell House

ABSENTEE BALLOTS:  Available at Library front desk. Ballots must be received by 5 PM on May 2, 2017.

BOARD TRUSTEE VACANCY:  There is one (1) vacancy on the board of trustees for a 5-year term. Petitions available at the circulation desk. Please return completed petition and brief record of personal history and experience by April 18, 2017.

PROPOSED BUDGET & CANDIDATE BIOGRAPHIES: Available to view at front desk two weeks prior to vote.


As we move back to our expanded Moffat Library this modest annual proposed operating increase will help us to cover the added expense of the minimum wage increase + a minimum of additional staff so  all areas of the larger building are monitored during library hours and to assist with an anticipated increase in traffic.

In addition, bringing our Library into the 21st century technologically includes the addition of 17 new workstations and software and peripherals – in essence, doubling the amount of terminals that we currently have, the bulk of which will be for public use.

The proposed operating budget increase averages about $5.60 per year per household. For the cost of a couple of cups of coffee, we can continue to provide you and your family with the myriad programs and services that you have come to depend on all throughout the year.

Click for FYE18 Proposed Budget

Click for FYE18 Library Vote Notice


Back by Popular Demand

Due to the unprecedented popularity of FOML’s Moffat Library ornaments, we are happy to announce that we have another hundred to offer for sale! The price is $10.00 and they are available at the the library after April 3.

This delightful ornament shows the historic Moffat Library building.  It would a fantastic memento of the restoration and expansion of the library and it’s grand reopening in September!

See What We Do for more information on FOML’s fundraising activities.

Rosetta Stone @ Moffat

Rosetta Stone prize-winning language learning available online from the Moffat Library website

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Now Available from the Library

The Moffat Library is now making Rosetta Stone available to patrons so that they can achieve personalized language learning goals. With this prize-winning online language learning system, you have access to 30 offered languages, and can use them to study a new language or brush up on one you already know.

In addition, this online resource is available for free from our website (click here) either in the library or remotely from your home computer. It’s also the perfect tool for patrons who have English as a second language to perfect their English language skills. Focused activities expand vocabulary and refine grammar and pronunciation.

A Rosetta Stone mobile app is available for those on the move. Click for instructions on downloading and using the app.

Moffat Library Writing Contest

Moffat Library in the Snow, by E. J. McLaughlin III

Moffat Library Writing Contest

Excitement for the Grand Re-Opening of the Moffat Library is building!  With the anticipated opening in Fall of 2017, the library will hold a Writing Contest for children and teens with the theme “Moffat Library is…” 

Entries will be published in a commemorative booklet for display in the Moffat Library, and winners will be honored at the Moffat Library Opening Ceremony.

Students grades 3-12 (or homeschooling equivalent) living in the Washingtonville School District are eligible to enter.  Students’ submissions will be judged in three sections divided by grade level.  Each section will have awards for First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and an Honorable Mention.

The deadline for submission of written entries is March 1, 2017.  Click for Writing Contest Rules and Entry Forms or inquire at the Moffat Library.

To enter, please submit your completed submission and entry form to or Moffat Library Writing Contest, 3348 Route 208 Building 2 Suite 2, Campbell Hall, NY 10916.