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on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:53

Help is available

During the month of February, free information sessions are scheduled for those who need help with health insurance enrollment or foreclosure counseling.

On Tuesdays in February, from 3:00-7:00, a Certified Application Counselor from Open Door will be available to answer questions and make appointments for consumers to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Walk-ins are welcome, but to schedule an appointment, please call 914-502-1478 or email

On Thursdays in February, from 4:30-6:30pm, Foreclosure Counseling will be offered by Putnam County Housing Corporation (PCHC). If you're facing foreclosure, PCHC may be able to help. PCHC, a HUD-certified Housing Agency, offers free confidential counseling to assist you in negotiating with your mortgage company. Walk-ins are welcome, or call 845-225-8493 ext.201 to schedule time.

For more information about either of these services, call the library or view our calendar of events.


on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:14

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration
Saturday, February 28th, 1pm: We're celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday! Come listen to "Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham" and many more favorite stories! We'll even have a special birthday cake! Click here to register or call the library at 279-6421.

Storytime Schedule:

Mondays, 11:00am - Babies and Books Program for ages 6 months +
Wednesdays, 11:00am - Stories, Music and Crafts for Ages 3-5
Thursdays, 2:00pm -  Picture Book Stories for ages 2-5
Fridays, 11:00am - Stories & Puppets for ages 2-5
Saturdays, 11:00am - Picture Book Stories for ages 2-5

Homework Help

Monday - Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm

Adult Book Club

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm. New members are always welcome! 
Upcoming titles:

January 14th - Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo 
February 11th - Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel
March 11th - The Lighthouse, by P.D. James
April 8th - All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
May 13th - The Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom
June 10th - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg
July 8th - Reader's Choice

Check our calendar for other special programs going on for patrons of all ages!

Other Resources

on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 13:32

Brewster Standard On Line 
The Brewster Public Library is pleased and proud to offer the online edition of the Brewster Standard. The Brewster Standard was the newspaper which covered the Village of Brewster and the Town of Southeast from 1870 to 1982 when Emerson Addis, a young printer, came from Appleton, Wisconsin to start a new newspaper.  It not only reported news from Brewster and Southeast, but also Tilly Foster, Sodom, Patterson, Carmel, Mahopac, Somers, North Salem, Croton Falls and Danbury, Connecticut.  Many people eagerly awaited the weekly edition of the Brewster Standard to see if their births, wedding or other events in their lives were printed. Emerson Addis and his daughter, Marjorie, known as “Marj” to all, did most of the writing, editing, printing and delivering of the Standard from 1870 until 1982 when fire destroyed the building on Main Street. Original print copies of the Brewster Standard are being housed at the Putnam County Historian's office located at 68 Marvin Avenue in Brewster. Click here to visit the Putnam County Historian's website.

Putnam County Job Resource Center

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