Brewster Public Library Mission Statement
Board of Trustees:
Mr. Peter Carey, President
Mr. Kevin Finnegan, Vice President
Ms. Kathleen Sakowicz, Secretary
Mr. Robert Gosselink, Financial Officer
Mr. John Blaser, Trustee
Ms. Margaret Bruen, Trustee
Mr. Michael Conn, Trustee
Mrs. Karen DeSantis, Trustee
Mr. Kapil Gupta, Trustee
Click here for an application to join the Board of Trustees. You may drop off your completed application at the library front desk or mail it to:
Brewster Public Library
Board of Trustees
79 Main Street
Brewster, NY 10509
Board Meeting Minutes
December 16, 2020
December 11, 2020
November 18, 2020
October 28, 2020
September 23, 2020
August 26, 2020
July 22, 2020
June 26, 2020 (Special Meeting)
June 24, 2020 (Regular Meeting)
June 2, 2020 (Special Meeting)
March 25, 2020 (Regular Meeting)
March 11, 2020 (Special Meeting)
Edith Diehl started the Brewster Public Library in 1896 with a collection of 500 books at a storefront on Park Street. The present Federal style building donated by Andrew Ferris opened in 1931. The collection now contains over 25,000 items including books, newspapers, magazines, videos, DVDs, books on tape and CD, and Music CDs. Anyone living or working in the town of Southeast or Village of Brewster may apply for a library card which may be used at all 71 libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System. As a member of the Mid-Hudson Library System, the Brewster Public Library accepts all borrowers cards issued to the residents of Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Greene, and Columbia Counties.
The Brewster Public Library’s public access computers provide free Internet access as well as word processing software. On site reference service is available by trained staff via the reference collection and online databases.
The library’s catalog and databases are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via computer from home. Cardholders may check their patron records, renew materials, place hold requests, and search the online catalog.
The library offers story times and special programs for patrons of all ages and homework help for children in grades K-8. Computers are available for use by children in the Stephanie P. Gosselink Children’s Room.
The Brewster Public Library is accessible to people with disabilities throughout the building.
Library Director: Gina Loprinzo
Senior Clerk: Steven Plummer
Youth Services/Programming: Danielle Argentieri
Clerks: Erica Carranza, Jennifer Cortes Prado, Dawn O’Creene, Sashia Robinson, Stephanie Schleicher
Maintenance Worker: Jim DiMauro
Page: Olivia Mesika