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

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Get to Know Your Neighbors! 
Our series, Getting to Know Your Neighbors, continues on Thursday, July 19, at 7:00 p.m. with Libby and George Pataki. Libby grew up on a farm in France; George grew up on a farm in the Hudson Valley. George's political career began when he was elected Mayor of Peekskill and led to three terms as Governor of New York. Two of their children, Emily and Owen, will be in attendance. to The 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

Storytime with Miss Sally
Miss Sally (Sally Minich) will lead Sunny Summer Storytime on Wednesday, July 25, at 10:30 a.m.
Bring the little ones and join the fun!


New Books

still me
The Whispering Room by Dean KoontzAlternate Side by Anna QuindlenNo Man's Land by David BaldacciStill Me by JoJo Moyes

The Restless Wave by John McCain and Mark SalterBeauty in the broken places by Allison PatakiA 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)