21 Reviews
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Coleen Teresa
· January 24, 2018
How is it possible that I haven't left a review of the Library?!?!?!?! My family and I moved here from out of state almost 8 years ago and our first year here was probably the toughest of our lives t...ogether. The Catskill Public Library and their INCREDIBLE staff changed ALL of our lives. My husband and I both used the resources (both books & help of the expert staff) to connect to materials that helped us BOTH study for and ultimately pass Civil Service Exams. We utilized the expertise of the staff to connect with resources to help us to better understand our children's diagnosis and connect them with therapies & strategies to benefit them. We also enjoy the many programs that are offered by the library. We adore the way our Library actively strengthens our sense of community by creating programs that offer the opportunity for us to experience many of the local businesses, local art, local talent etc. Our Library is much greater than the building that it inhabits or the collection it contains (both of which are also outstanding)! Thank you Catskill Library Staff, our lives are better because of you and all of the wonderful things that you do! See More
Emily Cordeiro Bartlett
· January 31, 2018
We have lived in Catskill for 9 years now and have always loved this library. Now that we have a new baby, we are really taking advantage of all of the wonderful programs. The staff is absolutely with little ones and I can't wait to see her enjoy all of the classes and get togethers over the years. See More
Bertsy Kertt
· September 6, 2017
What a nice place. Super friendly staff, even after I was snippy (sorry)! Very patient and kind with my Aspie son. So happy to know about them!
Allyson Wind
November 17, 2012
I visited your library for the first time the other day. I work in Catskill now and will probably be frequenting the library to make copies of work schedules. I just finished my degree in library an...d information science and would LOVE to spend an afternoon sometime observing the reading therapy dog program! I didn't know any libraries in the Hudson Valley did this!! Who would I contact to do some observing? See More
Tom Illari
· December 28, 2016
What a great place...wonderful people in the beautiful town of Catskill
Nicole Forte Rundberg
· April 28, 2016
We just recently started going to the Catskill liburary . Everyone there is so friendly. Nice selection of books and dvds .
Bernice Roberts
· December 24, 2015
It would be helpful to have an App for your library, as Ramapo does.
Bella Paw
· July 23, 2016
Amazing workers, nice programs, and a great selection. Love it
Anna Topping
November 28, 2011
A beautiful and historical library with modern technology. I love how supportive the staff are with the local community!
Carolers filled the air with sweet melodies of Christmas and winter favorites. The students of Catskill Senior High School gave an encore performance of Frosty The Snowman for our young patron looking on.
Teen Time inventions
Jester Jim wowing the crowd in Catskill

Please mark your calendar for this awesome night of music at HiLo Catskill! Two bands, all the love! 😍🎶


Staff Pick Tuesday
This week, Cressa picked Dark in Death by J.D. Robb, the 46th installment of the in Death series. Dark in Death tells the story of person who commits murders based off of a murder mystery book series.
Cressa wanted to share one paragraph from the book that captured the way she feels about books compared to movies.
"a vid (movie) comes to you, even at you. It's visual, it's auditory, and can, of course, pull you in. Its purpose is to do just that, draw you into the world you see and hear. But a book, you go into it. There's no visual or auditory other than what forms in your own mind. You visualize the characters, the scene, through the words. You, as reader, interpret the tone of voice, the colors, the movement as you physically turn the pages."
#staffpicks #loveyourlibrary

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Our Teen Book Club will be meeting this Monday to discuss Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Everyone ages 11-17 is welcome to stop by and join the conversation!
#teenbookclub #catskillpubliclibrary

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Introducing our new Staff Picks series! Every week, be on the look out for recommendations from our lovely staff.
This week, Allie picked The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. "I typically don't like scary stories, but I love this spooky novel set in a small town with its ghost stories. Switching points of views from different eras, this book doesn't reveal what you’re dying to know until the very end!"

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The Catskill Public Library is sponsoring its second annual “Love Your Library” concert on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 7:00-10:00 pm at HiLo Catskill. Sliding scale donations will be gratefully accepted at the door, and attendees will be treated to the sounds of Mel Flannery Trucking Co. with opening set by Alex P. Wernquest. A fantastic celebration of community, this gathering offers the opportunity for folks to show how much they love their library, as the Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library show their tremendous appreciation for continued community support of their programs and events!
Photo credit: Amber Marlow


Have you reviewed us on facebook yet? ❤️ We'd love to know your thoughts! #loveyourlibrary

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Have your heard about Library Elf? It's a super handy tool that allows you to manage multiple library cards and receive reminders for due dates and holds. You can even add reminders to your digital calendars such as Google Calendar, Apple iCal, or Outlook!
Visit this link to get started:

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What do you love most about your library? 💖 #loveyourlibrary

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This month's #followthatbus excursion, (Tuesday, February 20th) takes us to Honey Hollow Brewing Co. for samples of beautiful brews and buckets of sweet country charm! 😻🚌🍻
With bus by Coxsackie Transport Inc., brews and bites by the awesome Taormina family, and bread by Catskill Bread Co.
(Thanks, guys.❤️)
Email our Program and Outreach Coordinator, Jen DuBois, to see about availability:

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February is "Love Your Library" month, stop in and feel the love! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Catskill Public Library added 39 new photos from January 25 to the album: January 25, 2018, Follow That Book!
January 25

Oh, my cozy cuteness!

We had such a blast visiting our friend Ms. Chrisie and checking out Corduroy Shop!! Thank you so, so much for crafting and creating with our little buddies. They absolutely loved it!

This new Main Street staple is filled with color and texture, and made the families feel at home right away. The (kid-safe) "fireplace" was a PERFECT spot for reading books and playing I-Spy with our shapes and colors.


Franklin's Blanket was the perfect book for us on this day, as we took note of all the time and care (and patches!) Chrisie puts into making sure loved things stay beautiful and have their lives extended by a bit of TLC.

The kids were super into this, and relished the chance to choose bits and pieces from the abundant mountain of fabric scraps, lace, ribbon, and string. As we've mentioned before, practicing with scissors is a BIG deal to our pals, and they were in their glory at the shop, decorating notebooks to take with them as a souvenir.

Toddlers with scissors? Sticky snacks and vintage fabrics on display everywhere? No problem. A few guidelines, and consistent expectations from the adults present make it possible for our young friends to understand the rules that keep them safe and make it possible for us to have these outings together.

(Aside: if we are on an adventure with young children and they're not listening, or are disrespecting our hosts and friends/ making things unsafe for others? No harm in takin' 'em right outta there. We've all done it.)

Fortunately our group was able to stay together for the fun, learn a few things, and feel strong and capable too. That's what it's all about!

Join us on our next visit with Follow That Book! On Wednesday, February 28th, we will be meeting at the huge, gorgeous Hudson Area Library at 10:00 am to join our pals in their pre-K story hour! February is Love Your Library month, and we want our patrons to feel that Mid-Hudson Library System love far and wide! So get out there and check out as many of them as you can--your library card allows you to borrow materials and attend great programs across the system, and we love meeting folks who call our sister libraries home!

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Fall in love with a new language this Valentines Day. Find the Mango Languages tab on our website to get started!

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