1 Liberty Rock Road | Sloatsburg, NY 10974 | 845.753.2001 | info@sloatsburglibrary.org




Board of Trustees:
President Jane Thompson
Vice President Joy O'Leary
Secretary Christine Goldman
Financial Officer Richard Cook
Trustee Darrell Frasier
Trustee George O'Dell

Annmarie McAnany
Library Director

The Sloatsburg Public Library Board of Trustees meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. Meetings are open to the public.

From modest beginnings…

The Sloatsburg Public Library dates its origin to 1959 when a committee of six, appointed by mayor John McAlevey, accumulated 6,000 used books and shelved them in the meeting room of the Village Office. Susanne Dowler, longtime resident of Sloatsburg and a teacher in the Ramapo School District, was the library’s co-founder and first Director.

Part of the Ramapo Catskill Library System cooperative, the library now has a total floor space of some 5,500 sq. ft., and is open 62 hours a week, including Sundays. The Community Room hosts events. The Children's Room is home to weekly activities that help promote early childhood learning. The original 6,000 volumes have expanded to over 28,000. The library also has 3,000 non-book items such as DVDs, magazines, CDs and books on CD. As the community has grown, so has the library.

…to what we are today

The library is a vital community resource that provides a wide range of programs and activities to residents. Our monthly programs and ongoing clubs for adults and children offer opportunities to learn, exchange information and become a part of the community.

We'd like to thank our patrons and the Friends for the continuing support.

You’ll also see and hear the Library undergoing improvements this year as we renovate and create new space in our main steeple room. There will be patching and plaster repair and painting, as well as an uncovering of our original wood floors.

While doing some house cleaning we also discovered a piece of old Sloatsburg and Suffern. A 1942 edition of the Suffern High School Aremac yearbook was found wedged behind a bookcase in the biography room. It’s a picture perfect look into what it was like in the 1940s!

AREMAC year book

We’ve got the resources you need

Need to enhance your job skills? Need to prepare to take the SAT? Want to download some music? Get a magazine online? You’ve come to the right place! Our resources take you to a world of opportunities. Library membership comes with much more than the opportunity to check out a book. The digital resources we give you access to are a complete learning suite.

Other library services available include:

Fax & copy (color and b&w)
Internet/Wifi
Notary Public

Have a few minutes? Drop in and make 2016 the year of learning gloriously!




Susanne Dowler, the library's
co-founder and first director.