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HPL Receives $10,000 Bequest
HPL Director Fanny Keaton and Stewart Cahn 
                                           Photo: P. McGivney 

On May 15th, Stewart Cahn visited the Howland Public Library in Beacon to carry out the will of his mother, the late Sadie Jane Effron Cahn, by delivering a $10,000 check to support the library's print collections.  Mrs. Cahn, a Beacon resident for 74 years, passed away on July 4, 2012 at the age of 101.  A supporter of many civic institutions, Mrs. Cahn made several generous donations to the Howland Public Library during her long, productive life.  Mr. Cahn hopes that his mother's civic mindedness and generosity will set an example for others.

Dig Into Summer Reading!


Children of all abilities ages 3-12 are encouraged to dig into the library's 2013 Summer Reading Program. Children will keep reading logs at the library or online so that they can log the minutes that they've read or have been read to. To register online, click on the "Summer Reading" link on our website, and begin logging minutes read each day beginning June 15th (you may register up until August 1st).


Summer Programs


Dig Into Reading Thursdays: for children entering grades 1-6 beginning July 11th. Every Thursday at 1 PM through August 15th, performer/educators will dig up lots learning fun...from insects to rocks & minerals to animals. A schedule of events is available in the library or on our online calendar. No registration necessary.


Read-to-Me Club for children ages 3-6 will meet on Friday mornings between 10:45 - 11:45 AM from July 5th - August 16th. We'll dig our way through stories, songs, and fun crafts. No registration necessary.


Book/Craft Club beginning July 9th for children entering grades 4-6 in September. They'll meet Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1-3:00 PM through August 14th to share a craft project, educational games, and discussions about the books that they read together. This club is limited to 20 children so parents/guardians must register beginning June 11th by contacting Ginny Figlia, Head of Youth Services, at 831-1134 x 103 or


All children who log their time read will have their names sent to their schools for special recognition in September!


HPL SRP is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Howland Public Library, the Beacon Teacher's Association, the DC United Teacher's Council, and the Wee Play Community Project.

Overdue Amnesty Begins June 24th

Howland Public Library will offer amnesty for overdue fines from June 24th through July 14th. Return HPL overdue books, CDs, DVDs, and other items to the library during this time and pay no fines. Exceptions: does not apply to fees for lost or damaged items or to overdue items from other libraries.   


Most library materials are purchased with public money for the good of the whole community. All we want is HPL's stuff back, so that your friends and neighbors can enjoy it, too.  

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