Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library
The Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library (RPDML) is a public library which was granted its absolute charter from the University of the State of New York (New York State Education Department) on April 26, 1906. An amendment to the RPDML charter was granted on January 16, 1948. The administration of the RPDML consists of a five member board. One board member is appointed each year to a five year term by the Village's Mayor and Board of Trustees. It is the responsiblily of the Library Board to run the operation of the Library. The Village Treasurer is the chief fiscal officer of the RPDML. The RPDML Board along with Library Technician Susan Sullivan and staff work to encourage and provide for the use of library services in order to meet the educational, informational and recreational needs of Rouses Point. Services available to meet these needs include the following: children's programs; classes and seminars; art displays; movie rentals and screenings; and high speed internet access.
Click below for the General Rules and Regulations of the Library as adopted by the RPDML Board of Trustees on November 13, 2012:
Click below for the General Rules and Regulations of the Library as revised by the RPDML Board of Trustees on September 9, 2014:
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
RPDML Board Meetings are held the second Tuesdays at 7:00p.m. in the library. Below is a current listing of the RPDML board members.
Andrew Ewart - President
HOURS OF OPERATION
The RPDML is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Good Friday; Memorial Day; July 4th; Labor Day; Columbus Day; Veterans' Day; Thanksgiving, plus the Friday immediately thereafter; December 24 (day before Christmas) and Christmas Day.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Click picture below for RPDML calendar:
Link to: MEETINGS & COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR
The Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library is enrolled in the Labels for Education Program which provides the library an opportunity to earn free educational merchandise. Please help the library by saving the participating labels for this endeavor. Volunteers at the library will be responsible for preparing the labels for redemption of merchandise. There are label drop offs at the Village Office and the Library. Thank you in advance for your support of this program.
Over 2,500 - PARTICIPATING PRODUCTS
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
The Friends of the Library meet the last Monday of the month at 7:00PM at the library. The Friends of the Library sponsors the Rouses Point Farmer's Market held on the Library lawn during the summer months.
Dr. Lyndhurst C. Dodge, who was a resident of Rouses Point from 1868 to his death in 1901, bequeathed $10,000 ($6,000 for a building and $4,000 for books) to the people of Rouses Point to establish a free public library. He stipulated that they should vote whether to accept this gift or not. By a vote of 45 to 53 the residents of Rouses Point accepted the bequest and the responsibility of supporting the library. The RPDML opened on January 30, 1907 with an annual budget of $300. Miss Sarah E. Hammond was the first librarian followed by Miss Mary Spear who filled the position for the next 22 years.
The RPDML's fiscal year commences on June 1st and ends on May 31st of the following calendar year. Click fiscal year below to view annual report.
Please call the library for more information at 297-6242 or e-mail Susan Sullivan, Library Technician at the above address.
There is always time for a good BOOK at the Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library.
View the Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library's member page on the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System's website. Click Here