Grand Opening Celebration!

Please join us on Sunday, October 23 at 1:00pm for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of our new library building at 48 Main St.

We will be honoring the many people who helped in various ways. This event is open to everyone, and we hope you will help us celebrate. There will be refreshments and musical entertainment.grand_opening

Halloween Fun!


Join the Halloween Parade!

Friday, October 28th from 3:30-5 at the Hurley Reformed Church is our annual Halloween Party. There will be games all around, prizes, a craft, Halloween Costume parade and costume contest! Please call the library to register! 338-2092.

Budget Vote and Trustee Election

The votes are in!
The library is happy to announce and welcome back Diana Cline to the board or trustees, and congratulate John Shults, who has been newly elected. Congratulations!
We are very excited and grateful for the overwhelming support of our new budget for the upcoming year. Thank you voters!





Columbus Day–Library Closed

We are closed Monday October 10, 2016. We will be re-open Tuesday, Oct. 11 for business as usual. See you then!

Facing Something New: Simple Kitchen Comfort

kitchen-comfortMany seniors find themselves having to cook for themselves, some for the first time in their lives, after the loss of a spouse/partner or through divorce or becoming the  caregiver to the one who used to cook for them. Homemade meals are healthier and cheaper than frozen foods, take out, or eating sandwiches to get by.

Let us help you with beginning cooking skills and kitchen/food safety.  It’s easier than you think! Like anything, it just takes a willingness to learn and practice. If you have a favorite dish, tell us and we’ll show you how to make it yourself.

We’ll meet at the Hurley Reformed Church’s kitchen on Friday September 30, from 4-6 pm, October 7th, and October 21st. We’ll prepare food and sit together to sample what we’ve made. To let us know you’re attending or for directions, please call The Hurley Library at 845-338-2092. We hope to see you there!


Thank you all for your patience and understanding while the Hurley Library is closed and moving into its new home. Hopefully the following will help you figure out how this will all work. We appreciate your flexibility as we work through this slight upheaval.

Holds on shelf-If you have a hold on the shelf and have received a notice that the item is ready for pick up, we will hold those items for an additional week to give you a chance to pick it up. You will receive a call from a staff member next week to see if you will be needing extra time.

Returning books between Sept. 19-25- You can still return your items during the week of Sept 19-25th in the green drop box that is still located in front of our “old library” location. We will check in the items.

Items in Transit- If you requested an item with the pick-up location of Hurley Library, it may be listed in transit for the entirety of the week. Deliveries from the Mid-Hudson Library System will resume on Monday, September 26th. We appreciate your patience on this. Please allow extra time for deliveries during the first week that we are open as it will take us a week or so to catch up.

Fines- In celebration of opening our new location, and as a thank you to our patrons, we will be waiving any fines that are accrued from September 19th through the end of September. *Note that replacement charges will still apply.

We look forward to re-opening on Monday, September 26th in our new location.

The Hurley Library is MOVING

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for…the moment that we can announce to YOU, our wonderful, patient, ever-supportive patrons that the Hurley Library has scheduled its moving date!

We will be closed September 19-24 to move our collection into our new location at 48 Main St, the Old Key Bank Building.  We will open for the first day of library business in our new home on Monday, September 26th.

During the period in which we are closed, you might consider picking up your books in an alternate location since the library will not be receiving deliveries during that time. If you are not sure how to do this, we would be happy to help you.

If you are interested in helping us move the collection, we have a sign-up sheet for volunteer movers. Please call the library at 845-338-2092 to learn more.

Trustee Positions

Hello Residents of Districts 2, 4, 6 & 8!  Election time is rolling around again, and we are looking for candidates who are interested in running for a trustee position at the Hurley Library.  The term of service is 4 years, and meetings are held once a month on the first Thursday at 7pm. You will be serving with 8 other dedicated individuals and your job will be to make important decisions about financial issues and policy issues.  We are at an exciting crossroads at the Hurley Library, as we make our journey next door. It seems like a short distance but I assure you it’s been a long journey. Now is your chance to join the team that will help bring Hurley Library into its full glory in its new home! Do I sound excited? Because I am! If you are interested in running for a seat on the board or helping the library in some other way, I would be happy to sit down with you and talk about your interests and our needs.

Petitions are available at the front desk and are due by September 20th.

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Not Getting Your Email Notice?

Several patrons have recently mentioned that they never got their email notices when a book has come in for them. Here are some quick ways to remedy that:

  1. Check to see if the notice is coming into your inbox by searching “circulation notices.”
  2. If results show that the email was received but you never saw it in your inbox, continue to step 3. If your search yielded 0 results, speak to the librarian as your email address may need to be updated in our system.
  3. Open one of the “circulation notices” emails and choose from the drop down list: Add to Contacts. In Gmail, this drop down arrow is located inside the message next to the reply arrow near the top.
  4. We can always test out your email notice if you come in to the library.

Hope this helps!

And remember you have one week to pick up your library items from the hold shelf once they are received.

Yoga on the Library Lawn

Leigha Butler, co-owner of The Yoga House in uptown Kingston will be giving a free beginner friendly yoga class on the Library Lawn at 6pm on Wednesday, August 3rd. We are so lucky to have such a fabulous yogi for this class! Please let us know if you plan on attending by calling 845-338-2092.