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The election for the Howland Public Library Board of Trustees and library budget vote will be held Thursday,
April 30, 2015, from NOON - 8 PM at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon.

Click here to see the proposed budget for FY 2015-16. Copies of the proposed budget are available at the HPL front desk.

Five candidates are running for four vacancies on the Howland Board of Trustees.  There are two five-year terms and two one-year terms.  Candidates with highest number of votes will serve five-year terms.  
Those candidates are (in alphabetical order):

Rajene Hardeman (incumbent - appointed to fill remainder of term)

Randy Lashua

Evangela Oates

Tom Rigney (incumbent - appointed to fill remainder of term)

Karen Twohig (incumbent - appointed to fill remainder of term)

 April is National Poetry Month 
Miss Ginny's Poetry Month Display in the Children's Library
Join the Howland Public Library in celebrating National Poetry Month! 
This weekend, Beacon Poet Laureate, Thomas O'Connell, will host two programs, one for children and one for adults. On Saturday, April 11th, Poetree, a poetry
writing workshop for children ages 9-12. & On Sunday, April 12th, The Poet Laureate Presents, Mr. O'Connell will be reading selections of his own poetry as well as poems written by librarians. 



Boscobel Pass Available at HPL   

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Howland Public Library, we are excited to now offer a museum pass to the Boscobel House and Gardens.  See Front Desk staff for an information sheet on the specifics regarding this pass.

  • The pass allows for free regular admission for 1 adult plus 3 guests of any age. Additional children 12 and under are also free.


  • Admission includes gardens and grounds, woodland trail, house tours and special exhibitions during regular business hours. Picnicking is permitted in designated areas. 


Creating a Character Workshop with
Graphic Novel Artist, Deb Lucke

Deb Lucke, local author/illustrator of four picture books for children, has just had her first graphic novel, The Lunch Witch, released. Deb will read excerpts from this new book that one young critic called, "a story packed with"dry" humor (like the school lunch lady ad says "Good cooks need not apply"). The humor and illustrations have an edge to them and the illustrations have a dark-creepy feel..."


"A character is a doodle with a story to tell."  

In this hands-on workshop Deb will help you turn real life people, animals, and inanimate objects into characters. Your characters will be built from the inside out. Then you'll try putting them into different situations and settings. Stories will emerge. This workshop is for anyone who likes to draw, has a sense of humor, and/or is a bit of a drama queen/king!


Creating a Character Workshop 

for students grades 3 - 5

Friday, April 24th, 3:30-5:00pm 


To register for this free program, please contact Ginny Figlia, Head of Youth Services, 845- 831-1134, x.103 or

Noteworthy Programs in April 

Additional library programs for all ages are on our 

For information about our current hours, programs, and services, visit 
Howland Public Library
313 Main Street
Beacon, New York 12508