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 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:
FROM THE DESK OF DONNA BOUMIL, LIBRARY DIRECTOR
UPDATE (Posted 5/16/14) -
The Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library is a beehive of activity this month. Some of you may have noticed that on May 9 and May 16 there weere several people around the library raking, washing windows and cleaning the flower beds. In addition to working outside, several people were inside the library painting the Workroom/Office and building new shelvles in the Reading Room. This is a result of Pfizer employees participating in the United Way Day of Caring. Many, many thanks to these wonderful people and to Pfizer.
On May 15th, Library Director Donna Boumil had the privilege of attending a Girl Scout Brownie meeting in Rouses Point. Girls from Brownie Troop 4027 donated $80 to the library to purchase books. This was a wonderful surprise! The donation will be used to purchase childrens books. A name plate will be placed inside each book notating the donation by the Brownie Troop. Thank you so much for your generosity!
From May 19-21 the parking lot will be closed for sealing and striping. Please park on White Avenue. Thank you for your patience.
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 calendar:
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 Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library is sponsoring a Farmer's Market at the Library lawn every Friday during the summer months starting June 20, 2014. from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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 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.
View the Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library's member page on the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System's website. Click Here