Don’t miss any of our Holiday Themed Fun this Month

And stay tuned, because coming in January we have lots of events to look forward to:

Our “Learn Something New” Series!

 Cooking

 Mahjong

 Craft Sampler Classes

Painterly Delights

Painterly Delights will be hosting a flower painting event on Thursday, December 8th at 5:30 pm. No experience is necessary, just $40 per person, all materials included and you take home your own personal painting. Registration is at the front desk. $15 deposit saves you a “brush” to paint. First come first serve, there is a limited space!


Kid Chefs Turkey Take-Over!

Come to the Hurley Library, Friday, November 18th at 4pm for Kid Chef’s Turkey Take-Over! We’re gobbling on some sweet turkeys! Please call 845-338-2092 to register, or email See you then!6ef80c7b75d897e021043a775aa6bcc5

Holiday in Hurley Presents: Winter Wonderland!

Winter Wonderland is here again! Mark your calendars for Saturday December 10th. Come early to check out our Bake Sale, which runs from 10-5. If you came to the Hurley Harvest Festival you might remember what exquisite treats there were to delight your eyes and mouths. From 3-5 we will be holding our usual favorite wintertime activities: decorating gingerbread houses, a winter obstacle course in the back yard, roasting marshmallows and a new holiday craft. Please call 845-338-2092 to register.

This year is going to be even more spectacular because we are part of a larger event called Holiday in Hurley! From 9-11, kids can have breakfast with Santa at the Hurley Reformed Church, where there were also be Christmas crafts. Please call 845-331-4121 to register.

The Hurley Heritage Museum will be having a St. Nicholas Day Tea for adults to enjoy the season. Please call 845-338-7686 to register.2014-gingerbread

FOHL Book Sale

The Friends of the Hurley Library is sponsoring a HUGE book sale with LOTS of NEW titles! We’ve been accepting donations since we moved into the new library and this is your FIRST chance to do some book shopping! There are some rare finds, some best-sellers, and some really unique gift books. Please stop by on Saturday, November 19th from 10-3 to support the Hurley Library.

But wait… There’s more than books!

The Hurley Purlers (the Hurley Library Knitting Group) has donated many one-of-a-kind hand-knitted items for the library to sell. Start your holiday shopping with a cushy wooly knit hat, and a nice cozy mystery book from the book sale.  To top it all off, consider joining the Friends of the Hurley Library and for the first 20 people who do, you will receive a complimentary Hurley Library mug filled with delicious candies.

There’s no better way to spend the Saturday before Thanksgiving!


Adult Harvest Craft

Tuesday, November 15th, 5:30pmed4541906d1089c2325b36675048759d

Create a beautiful flower arrangement in a pumpkin for a festive harvest themed centerpiece. There is a materials fee of $10 to help offset the cost of the dried flowers we will be using. If you would prefer to bring your own materials the class is free. Please register at the Circulation Desk, or by calling 845-338-2092 or emailing

Book Club Picks for December Discussion

The adult book club will be reading Annie Proulx’s newest masterpiece Barkskins: a Novel. Because this is such an epic tale, we will read the first five parts (up to page 325) for the first discussion on Friday, December 9th at 5:30.

“Bark Skins open in New France in the late 18th century as Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman makes his way from Northern France to the homeland to seek a living. Bound to a “seigneur” for three years in exchange for land, he suffers extraordinary hardship and violence, always in awe of the forest he is charged with clearing. In the course of this epic novel, Proulx tells the stories of Rene’s children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as the descendants of his friends and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions–war, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals. Proulx’s inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid–in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope–that we follow them with fierce attention. This is Proulx’s most ambitious novel ever, and her master work”– Provided by publisher.


The teen book club will be reading The Angel Tree, by Daphne Benedis Grab. We will meet on Thursday, December 15th at 4:30pm.

Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square and people tie wishes to it, but nobody knows where the tree comes from–but this year four children are determined to solve the mystery of the Angel Tree.


Black & White and Color Printing Available

The new printer at the Hurley Library is hooked up and ready to use. The black and white pages are $.25 and the color prints at $.50. Faxing is $1 for the first page and $.50 each after that. The quality is BEAUTIFUL and we are excited for you to come try it out! Also, with this machine you have the capability to scan documents to your email with no charge.

Bike Rack

We have a bike rack for our cycling patrons! Here is our first patron to use it.unnamed

Hurley’s Grand Opening Celebration!

Sue Dugan, Board President, about to cut the ribbon.
Mr. Gary Bellows, Town Supervisor of Hurley, with some kind words about the library and the community.
Ms. Heidi Haines, representative from the office of Senator George Amedore, reading a Proclamation from the New York State Senate.
Community Room, dedicated to the patrons of the Hurley Library.
Main room, with space for reading, and 4 new computers for patron use.
Children's Room
Patrons enjoying the new space, many for the first time.
Mrs. Verna Ticknor, one of our first Hurley Librarians, talking with Kathy Stott, a former trustee who helped pave the way for this project.
Many current and former trustees involved with the building project, and Caitlin Decker, Library Manager.
Bob Dido, trustee, dedicating the Children's Room in the new library to the Hurley Lions Club.
Richard Kollath and Ed McCann, the designers speaking about their creative vision for the new library.
Mrs. Shirley Ruth, second from left, former Hurley Librarian who served 20 years, presented with a plaque from her children and grandchildren.