The Heermance Memorial Library is located at 1 Ely Street. 1 Ely Street is at the west end of Reed Street in downtown Coxsackie. Our parking lot is located behind the library, and accessed from New Street.
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:
Tom Silvious (President), Eileen West (Vice President), Caitlin Ippolito (Secretary), Mark Maraglio (Treasurer), Helen Golden, Charles Hailer, Mary McGuigan, Marilyn Rausch, Carol Serazio
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. Meetings may be held online through GoToMeeting teleconference with June 2020: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extends suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until July 6 in Executive Order 202.38. If interested in joining the meeting online, contact the Library Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting’s phone number and access code.
2020 Budget Presentation to the Town Board was done on September 10th, 2019.
More information will be available in the coming months for the 2020 Election Date for our Special District Library.