The Heermance Memorial Library is located at 1 Ely Street. 1 Ely Street is at the west end of Reed Street in downtown Coxsackie.
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Heermance Memorial Library
1 Ely Street
Coxsackie, NY 12051
Phone 518-731-8084
Fax 518-731-8264


Catherine Benson                     director@heermancelibrary.org
Sandy Stephen                            sstephen@heermancelibrary.org

Betty Bigler                                   bbigler@heermancelibrary.org
Lynn Erceg                                     lerceg@heermancelibrary.org
Maureeen Hanse                       mhanse@heermancelibrary.org
Christine Reda                            creda@heermancelibrary.org
Jacqueline Whitbeck               jwhitbeck@heermancelibrary.org
Susan Walker                               swalker@heermancelibrary.org

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.
2018 Annual Report to the Community
2017 Annual Report to the Community
2016 Annual Report to the Community

Board of Trustees:

Tom Silvious (President), Eileen West (Vice President), Caitlin Ippolito (Secretary), Mark Maraglio (Treasurer), Jeffrey Jones, Marilyn Rausch, Carol Serazio, Victor Woytowich

2019  Schedule

Meetings all held at the Library, the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). If the Board cannot meet as scheduled, make-up will be the next Saturday 9:30 am at the Library.

2019 Budget Presentation at the Town Board September 10th

Election Date Tuesday, October TBD

2019 Minutes

01/18/2019 Minutes

02/21/2019 Minutes

03/21/2019 Minutes

04/18/2019 Minutes

05/16/2019 Minutes

06/20/2019 Minutes (available after approved at July 2019 Board meeting)


2018 Minutes

01/18/2018 Minutes

02/22/2018 Minutes

03/15/2018 Minutes

04/19/2018 Minutes

05/17/2018 Minutes

06/21/2018 Minutes

07/19/2018 Minutes

08/16/2018 Minutes

09/20/2018 Minutes

10/18/2018 Minutes

11/15/2018 Minutes

12/20/2018 Minutes


2017 Minutes

01/19/2019 Minutes

03/16/2017 Minutes

04/20/2017 Minutes

05/16/2017 Minutes

07/20/2017 Minutes

08/17/2017 Minutes

08/30/2017 Minutes

09/23/2017 Minutes

10/19/2017 Minutes

11/16/2017 Minutes

12/13/2017 Minutes

Library Policies

Collection Development-3-20-14

Copier-copyright Policy 3-20-14

Confidentiality of library records 8-11-2016

Displays-and-Exhibits-Policy 3-21-13

FOIL Policy 9-6-12

Furniture and Equipment Use Policy 9-6-12

Gift Policy 8-11-2016

Internet Policy 01-21-2016

Law Enforcement Policy 8-11-2016

Library Card and Borrowing Policy 02-22-2018

Meeting Room Policy 2-16-12

Parking Lot Policy 6-15-17

Patron Code of Conduct Policy 02-20-14

Patron Complaint Policy 03-20-2014

Programming Policy-3-20-14

Public posting policy 8-11-2016

Unattended Children Policy 8-11-2016

Volunteer Policy 7-19-18

Wireless Access Policy 5-20-10

3 Year Plan