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Come to our
Re-Open House!

June 12th
10 AM-4 PM

Ribbon Cutting
1:30 PM

The community is invited to stop in to see our new look, check-out some books & enjoy  refreshments!
Icing on the cake: the community's newest mural will be revealed at
2 PM
on our South Cedar St. wall!

BHS Chibbaro Memorial Mural

The literary mural was created by Beacon High School art students under the guidance of muralist Rick Price and BCSD art teacher Claudine Farley-Davis.
The project was funded by the Audrey Chibbaro Youth in Arts Scholarship Fund in memory of artist Audrey Chibbaro, thanks to Stacey Ward Kelly and The Beacon Art Salon.

A raffle drawing will be held at the
Re-Open House.
Proceeds will help purchase new library furniture.
Win a hand-knitted item (hats, scarves, and more) donated by the
HPL Knit Together Group!
Featured prize: an "American Girl"-style doll wearing a beautiful dress knitted by Helen Wemyss!

$1 raffle tickets
sold at the
front desk.

Howland Public Library
ALERT              May 23, 2010
Howland Public Library Closed for Renovations Sign


The Howland Public Library Board & Staff are pleased to announce that the library will reopen

May 24th
at 9:30 am

People with items on hold will be notified when items are ready to be picked up at HPL.

will be a fine AMNESTY on all HPL items returned before  June 1, 2010.
Return any overdue HPL items. Pay no fines.
(Borrowers are still responsible for lost or damaged items.)

Click below to see Peter McGivney's HPL photos:


Library staff still have a lot of work to do before the project is completed; for example:
Install new and better signs to guide you
Purchase equipment to help us serve you
Raise funds to replace old furniture
No future closings are anticipated.

We TRULY regret any hardship or inconvenience that you experienced while we've been closed.

Thanks again for your patience and support!

Howland Public Library Staff 2009

Howland Public Library Staff


The Howland Public Library Helen Savoit Award for Library Advocacy honors a person who has made a sustained contribution to the promotion of library use in the community. This year, the award will be presented to
Wanda V. Sramek

Wanda Sramek

Please join us!
Saturday June 19, 2010
5 - 7 PM
Hors d'oeuvres and Champagne
Cash Bar
Music by jazz duo T'N'T
at the

Southern Dutchess Country Club
 1209 North Avenue Beacon, NY
 $30.00 per person

Proceeds to benefit the HPL Helen Savoit Fund

Helen Savoit was a teacher in the Beacon City School District for over 25 years.  A Town of Fishkill resident, she served on the HPL Board from September 12, 1984 to June 19, 1995, and Helen Savoiton the Mid- Hudson Library System Board from 1988 to 1997. Helen Savoit, a life-long library user, volunteered in Beacon Reads.  She also ran a popular library book club. Her death on May 25, 2008 was a personal loss to HPL and a loss to all. The Savoit family requested that donations in Helen's memory be sent to the Howland Public Library.  These donations established this award in her name.

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