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The Village

Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library

 

                                     
144 LAKE STREET
ROUSES POINT, NEW YORK 12979
(518) 297-6242

library@rousespointny.com 

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 Donna Boumil 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:
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS 

Click below for the General Rules and Regulations of the Library as revised by the RPDML Board of Trustees on September 9, 2014:
MEMBERSHIP RULES 


FROM THE DESK OF DONNA BOUMIL, LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Click below for news from the Library Director:

     SEPTEMBER 2014 DIRECTOR UPDATE


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
     Rev. Clyde Lewis - Trustee
     Donna Racine - Trustee
     James Gero - Trustee
     Wendy Engelbrecht - Trustee 


HOURS OF OPERATION

ROUSES POINT DODGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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 calendar:

                      

Link to:  MEETINGS & COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR 


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 

              The Friends of the Library meet the last Monday of the month at 7:00PM at the library. 


HISTORY

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. 


ANNUAL REPORTS

The RPDML's fiscal year commences on June 1 and ends on May 31 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 Donna Boumil, Library Technician at the above address.                        

There is always time for a good BOOK at the Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library.


LINKS

View the Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library's member page on the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System's website.  Click Here



Village of Rouses Point
139 Lake Street, P.O. Box 185 • Rouses Point, New York 12979
Office Hours: M-F
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | 12:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
 
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