Heermance Memorial Library

Director – Linda Deubert

History of the Heermance Memorial Library
The Heermance Memorial Library was first chartered by the N. Y. S. Board of Regents on March 12, 1908. The library was established according to the terms of the will of Eleanor Christina Heermance. Miss Heermance, a life-long resident of Coxsackie, was born in 1820 and died in 1907. In her will, Miss Heermance bequeathed her home at 1 Ely Street and $68,000 to establish a public circulating library for the residents of the Town and its vicinity. This bequest has provided residents of Coxsackie a library building and funding for library services for almost 100 years.

On October 6, 1999 the residents of the Town of Coxsackie voted overwhelmingly to make the Heermance Library a Special District Library. Residents of the Town of Coxsackie will vote each year on the library budget and will elect 3 members to the Board of Trustees. The library tax is listed as a separate item on the Town of Coxsackie tax bill.

If you have never been to your local library stop by 1 Ely Street for a visit and tour of our building and services. We have a good selection of fiction and non fiction for a library of our size. If we do not have the book you are looking for ask us about our inter library loan service. We can also give you a bar coded library card which is good at any library in the Mid Hudson Library System. In addition to books we have videos and books on tape. There are three computers available for internet and word processing use. If you have never used the internet before and would like to learn just ask for help or call and schedule a learning session.

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