Friends of Cornwall Library

PO Box 396
Cornwall, NY 12518
Jane Harkinson, President

The Friends Book store is temporarily closed. Upcoming events:

FRIENDS BOOK SALE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Celebrate Shop Small Saturday with the Friends!

*Outside Sale – $5/Bag*

*MASKS MUST BE WORN*

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 @ 10AM – 1PM

CALL: 845-534-8458 FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Reminder: the library is open by appointment and for curbside pick-up!

 

Founded in 1983, the Friends of Cornwall Library is a volunteer-driven, registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose goals are to:

• promote public awareness of Cornwall Public Library and its services
• raises funds for library initiatives
• contribute to the cultural enrichment of the local community

The Friends’ fundraising takes place through receipt of annual membership dues and sales in their Used Bookstore that is located in the Library’s lobby. The bookstore is staffed by volunteers six days a week. Its hours are:

Monday: 3:00 – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 3:00 – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 3:00 – 6:00pm
Thursday: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Friday: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Friends Bookstore provides the community with a great way to recycle and to support the Library. They gratefully accept donations (PLEASE SEE OUR DONATION POLICY BELOW).

The Friends also have an array of unique items suitable for gift giving — books on local history, two of which the Friends published: Cornwall, Images of the Past by Janet Dempsey, Colette Fulton and James O’Neill; and Cornwall Revisited by Janet Dempsey. The organization has also published historic note cards and postcards.

New Friends are always welcome! Annual Membership is $15.00 for an individual and $25.00 for a family. To join and/or to contribute, please stop by the library and ask for a Friends Membership envelope.

For more information about the Friends, please visit the Bookstore, stop in the Library and speak with Charlotte Dunaief, Interim Library Director, or call her at (845) 534-8282, ext. 201. You can e-mail the Friends directly at cplfriends@rcls.org.

BOOKSTORE DONATIONS POLICY

We accept only items in GOOD CONDITION

  • Adult & children’s books, CDs, DVDs and books on CD
  • Fiction (novels) published since 2015
  • Non-fiction (History, Travel, Biographies, etc.)
  • No more than 2 boxes/bags of items at a time per donor

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:

Magazines, encyclopedias, textbooks, records, videos or cassettes.

Please place donations in the hallway bin, or bring them into the bookstore or to the library circulation desk.

DO NOT LEAVE BAGS/BOXES ON FLOOR IN HALLWAY, as this is a fire hazard. Please do not leave donations outside the building when the library is closed.

We reserve the right to turn down donations that do not meet the above requirements.