Library News

Books Abound

We Deliver! After noticing that the leisure-reading books used by seniors at the East Fishkill Community Center were looking a little “tired,” our Board Trustee Traci Suppa recently brought over two boxes of books to freshen their collection. These paperbacks went unsold at our Book Sale in October, but they’ve found a new home! Pictured […]

Social Stories

  There’s a new story at the East Fishkill Community Library! It’s called a Social Story – and do you know why?  Because it will help you to feel more social by helping you see the Library before you even walk through the doors. Lots of kids and adults feel better about going someplace new […]

2016 Annual Report to the Community

2016 was a good year and it was busy.  Your Library is filled with stories; some are on the shelves and some take place inside your home when you open a book.  And some just don’t come up in conversation – which is why we love to gather the facts and present them to you […]

Expanded Hours for Tech Help

Did you know that we offer one on one help? We are expanding our Tech Help and will be offering help every Saturday starting June 24th from 10am to 1pm. Our technologically savvy staff will assist you with setting up that new phone, Ipad, laptop or tablet. They can also help with specific software if you’ve […]

Unscheduled Closings

‘Tis the season for for watching the weather.  When it’s bad for travel, we may have to close. We post unscheduled library closings in a number of places: (you can sign up to be notified by email when we post a closing) The library web page The library facebook page (Have you liked us […]

Library Vote, Thurs 10/6 PASSED

UPDATE Thanks to community participation and support, the library vote passed 139 to 22.  We welcome newly elected trustees, Bob Melnyk, Michael Nolan and Seth Jacobs. Thank you!! The library vote is scheduled for Thursday, October 6 from 12 noon to 9 pm at the library; 348 Rte 376, Hopewell Junction NY 12533. The proposed […]

Consumer Reports Available Online

Consumer Reports, everyone’s favorite source for good purchasing advice, is available online to card-holders in the Mid-Hudson Library System. What does this mean for you?  It means that you can search the full-text of Consumer Reports from home by signing in with your library card.  It’s that simple. Researching generators? Cell phone plans?  Need some […]

Field Goods

East Fishkill Community Library is now a pickup location for Field Goods – every Friday.

Remember 2015? We do.

It was a very good year.  Take a look and remember with us.

Courtesy Notices – ELF

Let Elf help you keep control of your library stuff.

Zinio for Libraries – eMagazines

Starting 1/1/16, Zinio for Libraries will be expanded to 90 titles through the magic of shared resources.  Our patrons love eMagazines so much that other libraries took a look and b’gosh, they loved it too.  So all of the libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System banded together to make a group purchase. What does this […]

When Seven & Fourteen Aren’t Enough

Great news for all of you who borrow eBooks and eAudioBooks from the library.  You have a new option of checking out digital material for 21 days.  Twenty-one wonderful days of reading and listening and not having to rush through because the book is going to disappear just when Hercule Poirot says, “And the killer […]

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Beyond the Bookends

Take a gander at our latest Beyond the Bookends newsletter. Normally a monthly publication that goes directly to your inbox, we’re posting online because as it turns out, most of our patrons with Optonline/Optimum email addresses are being blocked.  It’s nothing we did, honest!  But sometimes big companies don’t play well together and in this […]

2014 Annual Report

Check your mailboxes for the 2014 Annual Report.  Can’t wait?  You can see it online right now.  Prepare to be awed.

Low Vision? Listen Up!

If you have low vision or any other physical handicap that keeps you from reading books the traditional way, there’s a FREE audio-book player just waiting for an invitation to come to your home.  Through a federally mandated program run by the state, the Talking Book and Braille Library in Albany will send eligible participants […]

Quiet Study

Monday through Saturday, the Cross Room is available for quiet study when not in use by community groups or for library programs. Availability will vary depending on scheduling, so please check at the Circulation Desk if you’d like to use the room.  We also ask that you relocate to the main library if informed that […]


Introducing Catalog+. One search will return results that include all of the traditional things that you’re used to PLUS database articles. Another plus, you can now download eBooks straight from the catalog. Read on for more details.


They’re here to help you set up email, learn Facebook, download eBooks and answer pretty much all of your tech questions. So bring it on!  Every Saturday from 12 noon to 3:00 PM you can bring your toughest, most challenging questions to our Geeks and they’ll answer standing tall and with pride as they fight […]

HeritageQuest Online

We’re welcoming back an old friend – HeritageQuest ™ Online.  You can use HeritageQuest from home, search census records from 1790 to 1940, search books, the Persi Archive, the Freedman’s Banks and more. To access HeritageQuest, you’ll need a valid library card. Stay tuned for library events on genealogy and HeritageQuest specifically!

Navigating Health Care? We can help.

Maternal Infant Services Network (MISN) is a designated navigator in our area for enrollment assistance in the NYS Health Marketplace.  You can make an appointment for this FREE service by calling 800-453-4666. If you can’t get an appointment here, MISN will find another convenient place for you to meet with your navigator. Don’t be misled […]