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October 10, 2015
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library

Hendrick Hudson Free Library is an association library chartered by the New York State Department of Education to serve the Hendrick Hudson School District.  As a member of the Westchester Library System, it also provides services to a larger community.  The mission of the Library is:
--To provide an opportunity for learning, recreation, cultural enrichment and personal growth for all the residents of the Hendrick Hudson School District through the resources and personnel of the public library.
--To apply traditional expertise and changing technology for equal access to quality library services, materials, and facilities.

Located at 185 Kings Ferry Road in Montrose, the library building offers free Wi-Fi access, is air-conditioned, accessible for disabled persons, allows for flexible use of space, and has study and meeting areas available for public use.

The Reference section has seven Internet computers with access to a variety of databases.  Library holdings number over 82,000 items including books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and blu-ray discs.  Our active programming schedule includes teen and adult activities such as book discussion groups, craft programs, and seminars.  The Children’s Room is a popular community spot for story and craft programs, concerts, and character visits.  A book sale is ongoing in the lobby.

The  Constance  Dyckman  Community Room seats  100 people and serves as a gallery space for art exhibits.

The library’s catalog and ebook offerings can be accessed at
Jill Davis is the Library Director.


Hendrick Hudson Free Library

185 Kings Ferry Road
Montrose, New York 10548-1496
(914) 739-5654


The Croton Free Library, at 171 Cleveland Drive in Croton-On-Hudson, host and on-going schedule of special events, including concerts, plays films and speakers. The Library is also home to a collection of 80,000 books and periodicals, as well as audiocassettes, CD’s and videotapes.

Featuring an online automated catalog system, a full reference section and Internet access, the Croton Free Library makes tough research assignments easier. Story hours introduce children to the pleasures of reading, and the Library is short walk from Village schools. Mary C. Donnery is Library Director.  


Croton Free Library

171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson


The Field Library, located in the heart of Peekskill’s downtown Artist District – is a knowledge center for the 58,500 residents of Peekskill and the Town of Cortland.  There is something for everyone – from the littlest library lovers, to seniors looking to expand their creativity working with teaching artists and taking computer classes and everything in between.  Borrow books, DVDs, magazines and even borrow an e-reader to download the library’s collection of digital content. 

Teens engage in science and the arts through the YA program, iPad photo workshops and the Teen Anime Manga Club.  Middle-graders explore their literacy as Junior Critics on the Field Library Frog Blog, get homework help and the whole family is entertained with live performances on summer Thursday nights at Library Live!  
For the local history buff professional, amateur or just the curious -The Field Library is a treasure trove of gems that covers the history of Peekskill, Westchester County, New York State and the American Revolution.  The Field Library Local History Collection, the Colin T. Naylor, Jr. Archives, is home to an extraordinary collection of photos, maps, books and extensive genealogical data offering a central repository of information on the history of Peekskill.  Explore maps from the 1700 to the present, Peekskill newspapers from the 1800’s and much more.  The library is also now home to a collection of eight paintings of Peekskill in the 1930’s and 1940’s by contemporary artist Arthur Frischke.

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Laura Wolven is Director.

Field Library

4 Nelson Avenue
Peekskill, New York 10566

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