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2014: What a year!

We're looking back on an exciting year before we move to our bigger, better library on Millpond Parkway.

Time to get to work.

May, 2014 - With the library staff and collection installed on Orange Turnpike, it's time to get to work on the expansion of the main building. These double...

Life at 1465

Travel Guides

Have you planned a Holiday getaway yet, or maybe a Holiday trip into New York City?  Monroe Free Library has travel guides that cover every state in the U.S. and countries on all the other five continents (no one vacations in Antarctica!). There are also travel magazines you can check out and read at home: Budget Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, andTravel  & Leisure.

If you're interested in day trips there are many local travel guides in the collection.  Good sources for day trips are the Hudson Valley magazine, New York magazine and Time Out New York Kids . . . And if you can't get  away this Holiday season, borrow one of our travel DVDs and imagine that you are enjoying a nice trip!



Today in history

Here comes the Sugarplum Fairies and bring on the moonshine

On December 18 in: 1271, Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan", officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of Mongolia and China; 1878, John Kehoe...

Word of the day


(n.) a salutation wishing health to a person, used in England in early times when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to the person; a festivity...

The collection: DVD / Blu-Ray

Call the Midwife

Your favorite midwives return for a new season of BBC's immensely absorbing and popular drama, set in poverty-ridden East London in the late 1950s...

Quotation of the day

Robert Pettit

The cold is coming.
December's winter solstice.
Start of the season.

Interesting things


Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

The Collection: Books

The Collector - Nora Roberts

When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic...

The Collection: Music

Ledges - Noah Gundersen

2014 release from the singer/songwriter. At the tender age of 24, Noah Gundersen is already a young veteran who recorded his first album on his dad...

Kids cook

Oven-fried Zucchini with a crunchy Parmesan crust

Ever wonder what you are going to do with all those zucchini from your garden? Well this recipe is for you!Crunchy, and full of flavor these zucchini fries...

Rainy day craft

Shopping bag kite

This is a fun way to recycle/reuse all those plastic shopping bags. This type of kite is called a sled kite -  you can really fly it! What you will need...

Science fair

T.P. Shooters

You can use ping pong balls or marshmallows as amo for these cool shooters.What you will need:2 toilet-paper tubes (or 1 paper-towel tube, cut in half...
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