Howland Public Library | 313 Main Street | Beacon | NY | 12508 

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Library Fašade Project Ready to Go

Facade Drawing by Jeff Wilkinson

The Howland Public Library is pleased to announce that the long-awaited fašade improvement project is underway.  As a public library serving the City of Beacon and beyond (the Beacon City School District), we also extend special thanks to the Mayor and City Council for awarding the library a Fašade Improvement Project grant in the amount of $24,000, toward this exciting project.  

Our city's drive to beautify Main Street is being carried forward by the installation of zinc covered panels (think roof tops of Paris when you think zinc!), covering the water stain above the west section of 313 and 311 Main Street. The Fašade Improvement Project will also improve the library's insulation (thus lowering heating and cooling costs).  In addition, recessed LED lights will brighten evening strolls along Main Street as Beacon residents and visitors stop to admire the electronic art loop in the library window on Second Saturday.  Improved signage will add to the long term Main Street Market Square beautification program.  



Prudence Posner, President

Howland Public Library Board of Trustees  


Howland Public Library Presents



Christine Jacques


Come and Sea My Garden

Plants and Flowers Resembling Sea Life

Curated by Rick Rogers

Community Room Gallery

October 18 - November 30






Rebecca Strauss

Works on Paper

Burn Quilts

Curated by Michelle Rivas

Adult Program Room Gallery

November 1-November 30



Second Saturday 
Artists Reception
November 8
5 - 7 PM

New HPL Cardholder Benefits!

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Search historical records, stories, publications, photos and maps at AncestryLibrary, which also features the complete 1930 U.S. Federal Census. For now, this collection can only be searched by computers and tablets and other personal mobile devices at the library.

Search census records, historical documents, and much more using HeritageQuest. This collection can only be searched by computers and tablets and other personal mobile devices at the library at this time.

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Howland Public Library
313 Main Street
Beacon, New York 12508