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Food For Fines

on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:44

Now through December 19th: Donate canned/non-perishable food items and Brewster Library will deduct $1 per item from your late fees.* All donations will go to local food banks. Thanks for your support!  

*Fees must be on Brewster Library items; not valid for replacement fees.

Shopping at Amazon?

on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:25

Help the Library while you’re at it - click the button to the left or the Amazon link here and a percentage of your order will be donated to the Brewster Public Library. With Amazon’s wide selection of products and no additional charges, helping the library couldn’t be easier! Thank you for your support!


What's new at the Library?

on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:53

Welcome to our newly re-designed web site!

Here, you'll find great information about the library and the resources and services it provides. Please take the time to explore and visit the site often, since we will be updating regularly!

We have a new director!

If you haven't already, please stop by to meet our new director, Gina Loprinzo. Gina is eager to help you with all your informational needs!

New Catalog

The Mid-Hudson Library System is proud to present a brand new on line catalog search with improved features to connect you with what you want faster than ever! At you now have access to “one-stop shopping” - a single search box that will search across the millions of book, movie, eBook, and audiobook titles available to you through the Mid-Hudson Library System PLUS downloadable articles from over 7,000 magazine and journals! In addition, you can now check out eBooks and e Audiobooks right in the library catalog! You will see all items you have checked out – both physical items like books and your downloads like eBooks – in your account. Try the new catalog today. If you were still using the old catalog, please be aware that it is no longer available as of December 1st.


on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:14

Zumba Gold Chair Program

Join us for a Zumba Gold Chair Program on Thursdays from 9:15 am to 10 am starting January 8th.  Zumba Gold Chair is a fun Latin-inspired dance/fitness program which includes the exciting Latin and international dance rhythms such as the Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, etc. This program is great for anyone who may have physical limitations and/or does not feel comfortable in a standing class.  Special consideration is given to ease of movement, mobility and range of motion. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers and be sure to bring a water bottle.  Before you start any exercise program, it is recommended that you check with your physician. Join the Party! This class is taught by Theresa, a licensed Zumba Instructor and certified Group Fitness Instructor and Aquatic Fitness Professional.  Registration is required.  For more information and to register, call the library at 845-279-6421.

Mah Jongg For Beginners

Learn the basics of the American version of this ancient tile game, Tuesdays from 10-11am, starting January 13th. Come with a friend and make new ones, while having a great time! Please call the library at 845-279-6421 or stop by the circulation desk to register.

2015 Story Times will begin in January.  Please check back with us soon!

Tentative schedule:
Mondays, 11:00am - Babies and Books Program for ages 6 months +
Wednesdays, 11:00am - Stories, Music and Crafts for Ages 3-5
Thursdays, 2:00pm -  Picture Book Stories for ages 2-5
Fridays, 11:00am - Stories & Puppets for ages 2-5
Saturdays, 11:00am - Picture Book Stories for ages 2-5

Homework Help

Monday - Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm

Adult Book Club

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm. New members are always welcome! 
Upcoming titles:

January 14th - Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo 
February 11th - Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel
March 11th - The Lighthouse, by P.D. James
April 8th - All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
May 13th - The Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom
June 10th - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg
July 8th - Reader's Choice

Check our calendar for other special programs going on for patrons of all ages!

Other Resources

on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 13:32

Brewster Standard On Line 
The Brewster Public Library is pleased and proud to offer the online edition of the Brewster Standard. The Brewster Standard was the newspaper which covered the Village of Brewster and the Town of Southeast from 1870 to 1982 when Emerson Addis, a young printer, came from Appleton, Wisconsin to start a new newspaper.  It not only reported news from Brewster and Southeast, but also Tilly Foster, Sodom, Patterson, Carmel, Mahopac, Somers, North Salem, Croton Falls and Danbury, Connecticut.  Many people eagerly awaited the weekly edition of the Brewster Standard to see if their births, wedding or other events in their lives were printed. Emerson Addis and his daughter, Marjorie, known as “Marj” to all, did most of the writing, editing, printing and delivering of the Standard from 1870 until 1982 when fire destroyed the building on Main Street. Original print copies of the Brewster Standard are being housed at the Putnam County Historian's office located at 68 Marvin Avenue in Brewster. Click here to visit the Putnam County Historian's website.

Putnam County Job Resource Center

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