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Expect delays tomorrow
On Tuesday, April 23rd, the Mid-Hidson Library System will implement a new checkout system. During the change, HPL is limiting the number of items people may borrow. The online catalog will be down, but our public PCs will be available and our programs will take place. We appreciate your patience while our staff is mastering the new system.

NOTE: Starting May 1st, the Beacon Police Dept. will enforce 2-hour parking on Main St. from 9 AM - 5 PM. Avoid a ticket! Park on S. Cedar, DeWindt, & S. Brett Streets.
Happy Earth Day!
Marcia Frahman and Kill-a-Watt Device
Borrow a Kill-a-Watt meter and find out how much electricity your older appliances use. Make informed choices when replacing appliances.

Kill-a-Watt meters are available at the HPL front desk.

Thank You, BCSD!

On April 4th, the 2% library budget increase of $17,697 was passed by voters 186-24.

In the trustee election, Moning Lin received 165 votes (5 year term), Derek Sanderson 164 votes (5 year term), and Adam McKible 78 write-in votes (2 year term).


Thanks to everyone who came out to vote, and thanks to those who helped: Stacy Dedring and Friends of HPL, library trustees and staff, and our friends at the Mid-Hudson Library System. Special thanks to Rhonda Johnson, who has served as our district clerk for many years, and who is retiring at the end of this month.  


Thanks for giving her last HPL referendum a happy ending, BCSD!   


Rick Price Receives Helen Savoit Award for Library Advocacy

NYS Assemblyman Frank Skartados and Savoit Advocacy Award winner Rick Price
NYS Assemblyman Frank Skartados with Rick Price. NYS Senator Gipson also attended.
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Howland Public Library Board of Trustees welcomed over 60 library supporters to the fifth annual Helen Savoit Award for Library Advocacy event at Dutchess Manor. Muralist Rick Price received the award for the library mural on Main Street that celebrates the HPL's past, and that advocates for the library every time someone views it.



HPL Staff 





Members of the Howland Public Library staff who are retiring this year were recognized. Seated: Maureen Darcy (27 years) and Rhonda Johnson (28 years) with Ai-Ping Ma and Barbara Andujar. Standing: Marcia Lumia (11 years) with Ginny Figlia and Fanny Keaton. Karen Sovik (23 years, not pictured).   

Photos: D. Leifeste. 


The Helen Savoit Library Advocacy Award honors an individual who has made a sustained contribution to the promotion or support of the Howland Public Library in the Beacon City School District. This award was created in honor of Helen Savoit, a teacher in the Beacon City School District for over 25 years. She served on the HPL Board of Trustees from September 12, 1984 to June 19, 1995, and on the Mid-Hudson Library System Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1997.   

 Young Helen Savoit

Mrs. Savoit, a life-long library user, volunteered in Friends of HPL bookstore, Beacon Reads.  She also ran a library book club that remains "The Helen Savoit Book Club". Helen Savoit's death on May 25, 2008 was a personal loss to the Howland Public Library. The Savoit family requested that donations in Helen's memory be sent to the HPL. These donations, plus another generous Savoit family donation in memory of Helen's husband Robert Savoit, established this award in her name.


CLICK HERE to see a slideshow about the event and award.   

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