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HPL will be improving our facade in the next weeks. This may affect library services. We will keep you informed.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
Selfie of Dirani Haynes & Library Trustee Donna Haynes 
Don't have an HPL card? Come in with ID & proof of residence.  New cards are free.

 Have an HPL card? Show your love!  
Post a selfie of you & your card on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram -- wherever you are now.  
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 Information about a special raffle for new cardholders is coming.

Who Will Be Beacon's Next Poet Laureate?

Mayor Randy Casale and Laurence Sansone, Beacon's first Poet Laureate
The Howland Public Library is proud to announce a call for submissions for the position of Beacon Poet Laureate. The applicants for this two-year term (Jan. 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2016) position must reside in the Beacon City School District. 

The Beacon Poet Laureate position has been formally recognized and approved by Mayor Randy Casale and the Beacon City Council. The responsibilities of the Beacon Poet Laureate include presenting poetry readings at select government and community-wide events.

Applications, and an Overview and Summary of Expected Responsibilities, are available hereon the HPL website, or may be picked up at the Howland Public Library. Deadline to receive complete application packages is September 12, 2014. Announcement of the selected poet will be held November 6, 2014.

For more information, contact Alison Herrero at 831-1134, or stop by the Howland Public Library at 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY.




HPL now offers the ability to stream entire music  albums as part of its free online music offering.  Freegal 4.0 provides HPL cardholders with access to more than 6 million songs from 28,000 recording labels that originate in over 80 countries, including the complete local catalog of Sony Music Entertainment. Also, Freegal Music Service has over 15,000 popular music videos for download as MP4 files.


HPL card holders still can download (and keep) three MP3 Freegal Music tracks each week, and stream music three hours each day with no ads and at no costGo to the HPL website and click on the Freegal logo.


Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps for HPL cardholders. Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.


HPL is one of 3,500 libraries from all over the world that subscribe to the Freegal® Music Service. The library was able to purchase this Freegal 4.0 subscription with the help of supporters of Beacon Reads Bookstore at 309 Main Street.  Beacon Reads is co-managed by Vicki Blucher and Marcia Frahman for the Friends of the Howland Public Library.  Special thanks to Friends of HPL treasurer Marion Imperatore. 


Freegal 4.0.  Just one of many reasons to own a free Howland Public Library card.


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Howland Public Library
313 Main Street
Beacon, New York 12508