We have changed our Wednesday hours to 10:00 am to noon
to accommodate young children who nap in the afternoon.

Spring into Summer: Story Time with Miss Sally
Join us on Wednesday, June 20, from 10:30 to 11:30am in the Steven Kellogg Children’s Room for Spring into Summer!, a special storytime with our own local “Miss Sally” (Sally Minich).

Caregivers and children are invited to share in stories, songs and activities.

Facebook Security

MacMan to Address Facebook Security
On Saturday, June 23, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., Ken Hughes (“MacMan”) will present Facebook Security and You.
Security concerns surrounding Facebook and other social media platforms have received much coverage in recent days. Concerns about what is and is not being shared swirl as the company attempts to grow up with the amorphous internet.This workshop will help you better understand the tools that you have at your disposal to protect your data and to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.   Learn how to limit what you share as well as verify what you are currently sharing with your friends and with the world. Free and open to the public.

Get to Know Your Neighbors! Belden Noble Library
Our series, Getting to Know Your Neighbors, continues on Thursday, July 5, at 7:00 p.m. with Libby and George Pataki. Libby and George plan to share many interesting stories from their different backgrounds and the relationship between the stories and their commitment to the town. Their talk will be followed by Q&A.This event is a fund raiser for the library with a suggested donation of $5.00 (children free).

This series  offers opportunities to meet and get to know several of your neighbors at the library.   Some are well known beyond Essex, others not so much, but each has made a mark in some profession or field of endeavor as an entrepreneur, artist, public servant or volunteer. We believe their presence among us has contributed to the quality of life of our town and enriched our lives. They will talk about the interests and motivations that inspire their lives, the specific activity or activities that have absorbed their energies and how Essex has inspired or shaped these activities. The series will be held on the first Thursday of May through December. Here are remaining events in the series:
August 2: Jori and Andy Wekin
September 6:  Norma Goff
October 4: Karen Judge Dalton and Rick Dalton
November 1: Kristin Kimball
December 6: Ron Jackson


New Books

woman in the windowstill me
Glass Houses by Louise PennyThe Woman in the Window by A.J. FinnNo Man's Land by David BaldacciStill Me by JoJo Moyes

Henry David Thoreau by Laura Dassow WallsNomadland by Jessica BruderA Field Guide to Ticks by Susan Carol HauserGrant by Ron Chernow

Renovations Update

Our library renovations are complete, and the upstairs children's room, adult reading lounge and our new deck are now open for use. These exciting changes are thanks to those of you who told us how important your library is by donating generously to our capital campaign. Those donations were the seed money that allowed us to apply for grant funds from the State.

The new Children's Room is finished! Come visit and enjoy the Lego table, doll house, play kitchen, craft area, toys, and most
importantly - BOOKS! 

Our new Adult Reading Lounge is done as well, and you are welcome to come enjoy the beautiful lake view while you read, relax, use our wireless Internet connection, or just sit and spend time with friends. 


Belden Noble Memorial Library
2759 Essex Rd.
PO Box 339
Essex, New York, 12936
Tel. and fax (518) 963-8079
E-mail – beldennoblelibrary@gmail.com
Director: Tom Mangano

Winter Hours (October 1)
Monday 1-4
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 1-6
Friday 12-5
Saturday 10-5

Summer Hours (May 1)
Monday 2-4
Tuesday 2-4
Wednesday 10-12
Thursday 1-6
Friday 12-5
Saturday 10-5

The Belden Noble Memorial Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity (tax ID# 14-1458767)