ABOUT US

We are a committee of local residents dedicated to working towards the creation of a Minisink Valley Public Library:

  • Community representatives from Minisink, Wawayanda, Greenville, and Mount Hope. 

  • Minisink Valley Central School District Librarians

  • Greenville Resource Center Board Members

History

In 2004, Thrall Library in Middletown no longer served the Minisink Valley area. 
The Greenville Resource Center was created in April 2004 and gave Greenville residents access to limited reading material, DVDs, and music. 

In 2017, the school librarians of the Minisink Valley Central School District had become increasingly disheartened by the fact that there is not a legitimate public library and librarian to serve the community. 

MVCSD Librarians met with the Greenville Resource Center Board, along with representatives from Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library System, and the Ramapo Catskill (Public) Library System. The Minisink Valley Public Library Initiative was born. 

Goals

We would like MVCSD residents to have access to a fully functional, professionally staffed library:

  • Open a minimum of 40 hours per week

  • Run by a certified information professional who holds a degree in Library and Information Science

  • Free high-speed WiFi connection

  • Access to 47 other local library collections as part of the Ramapo Catskill Library System

  • 24/7 online resources

  • After school homework help

  • Reading and learning programs aimed at Pre-K

  • Summer reading opportunities

  • Safe, free, nondenominational, public meeting place for community groups and entrepreneurial businesses

  • Technology training and support

  • Resume and job searching resources

  • Educational and cultural guest speakers and community events

  • Preserve local history and archives

Members

MVPL Initiative Members:

  • Anne Friedle - Mount Hope Resident

  • Deb Lain - Minisink Resident, Greenville Resource Center Board Member

  • Sue Shapiro - Greenville Resident, Greenville Resource Center Board Member

  • Olivia Brush - Greenville Resident

  • Kelsey Deutsch - Minisink Resident

  • Dina Kapzynski - Minisink Resident

  • Dede DeAngelis - Slate Hill Resident

  • Ruth Luis - Minisink Resident

  • Nicole Schultz- Mount Hope Resident

  • Michelle Stoveken

  • Lorraine Fitzgerald

Consultants and Resources:

  • Grace Riario - RCLS Executive Director

  • Joanna Goldfarb - RCLS Youth Services Consultant

  • David Cosco- RCLS Marketing Consultant