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Brewster Public Library

79 Main St, Brewster, NY 10509-1488
+1 845-279-6421
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teaching

My husband was chasing his genealogy from the west coat to the east coast, where he was born. The... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
America P
Times have changed - "New Regime"

This formerly homey and friendly library has undergone a dramatic transformation. No longer a... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
MikkiMikkiArt
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Brewster, New York
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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 30,000 items including books, newspapers, magazines, videos, DVDs, books on tape and CD,Music CDs and eBooks. 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 66 libraries in the Midhudson Library System. As a member of the Midhudson Library System, the Brewster Public Library accepts all borrowers cards issued to the residents of Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Greene and Columbia Counties.
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20 Dec 2016
“teaching”
11 Apr 2016
“Times have changed - "New Regime"”
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79 Main St, Brewster, NY 10509-1488
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

My husband was chasing his genealogy from the west coat to the east coast, where he was born. The Brewster Library had some info we needed, very nice people. In one corner there was someone teaching English to someone who looked Puerto Rican in origin....More

Thank America P
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This formerly homey and friendly library has undergone a dramatic transformation. No longer a friendly atmosphere; staff is now being browbeaten by a nasty new director. Several staff members have resigned because this. Unfortunately, she has the Board of Trustees wrapped around her little finger....More

Thank MikkiMikkiArt
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Small library with big heart. Can find most what you are looking or will order from other libraries in system. Offering all types of programs to participate in, not just for reading. Nice to have museum passes for the patrons to use. Use of computers...More

Thank BCR37
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I grew up in Brewster and the public library was there, through it all. It was where I did research for high school history projects as well as undergraduate papers for college. It is a small library when compared to some of the neighboring towns,...More

Thank pattersonflower
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Michele the librarian in late aft & eve is outstanding. Knowledgeable of books and friendly. Always available and never distracted. Variety of books is excellent but they order within the system and get them quick. I visit several libraries around NY and this is very...More

Thank CHURCHGUY
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Friendly people and a beautiful old building that is just fun to look around in and pick out some books to read by the shore.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Fun way to kill an hour in an old style house type library. Fun fun fun. Got warm and read some news papers. Great place.

Thank rnash10419
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I had spent many hours here during high school. Not the best for the collection of books, but usually plenty of space and quiet. Except when the librarian asked me to run across the street and buy her a tube of toothpaste. Not really an...More

Thank Harring10
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Large modern space to get your work & research done. Helpful, friendly staff. Nice place to get away and get some work done, also.

Thank FrankieD2851
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Some of the staff when I have entered can be a bit friendlier. She basically ignored me until she was done with whatever she was doing before speaking to me. The book displays are very random and it's hard to locate books that you need....More

Thank Maria S
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