The Heermance Memorial Library is located at 1 Ely Street. 1 Ely Street is at the west end of Reed Street in downtown Coxsackie.
Heermance Memorial Library
1 Ely Street
Coxsackie, NY 12051
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About the Library:
The mission of the Heermance Memorial Library is to inspire lifelong learning and to support and enhance the cultural and recreational needs of our community.
The Heermance Memorial Library was chartered by the N. Y. S. Board of Regents on March 12, 1908. The library was established according to the terms of the will of Eleanor Christina Heermance. Miss Heermance, a life-long resident of Coxsackie, was born in 1820 and died in 1907. In her will, Miss Heermance bequeathed her home at 1 Ely Street and a trust fund to establish a circulating library for the residents of the Town and its vicinity. This bequest provided residents of Coxsackie a library building and funding for library services for 92 years.
On October 6, 1999 the residents of the Town of Coxsackie voted overwhelmingly to make the Heermance Memorial Library a Special District Library. As a result the Heermance Memorial Library is funded through taxes, which are levied following the annual vote on the budget in October of each year. A new charter was received in 2000. Residents of the Town of Coxsackie vote each year on the library budget and elect 3 members to the Board of Trustees. The library tax is listed as a separate item on the Town of Coxsackie tax bill.
Board of Trustees:
Claudine West (President), Tom Silvious (Vice President), Heather Roberg (Secretary), Mark Maraglio (Treasurer), Jeffrey Jones, Wanda Dorpfeld, Carol Serazio, Jennifer Weinstein, Eileen West
All meetings are held at the Library on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.*
- Meetings (all held at the Library 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted) If the Board cannot meet as scheduled, make-up will be the next Sat 9:30 am at the Library.
- 2017 Budget Presentation at the Town Board September 13th
- Election Date Tuesday October 11th
Patron Complaint Policy03-20-2014