Hendrick Hudson Free Library is an association library chartered by the New York State Department of Education to serve the Hendrick Hudson School District. As a member of the Westchester Library System, it also provides services to a larger community.
The mission of the Library is to provide access to informational, educational, cultural and recreational materials and services in a variety of formats and technologies; to serve the library needs of the community; to be a gathering place for community members; to be responsive to the changing demographics of our community, and to uphold the public’s right to free and uncensored access to information.
Located at 185 Kings Ferry Road in Montrose, the library building offers free Wi-Fi access, is air-conditioned, accessible for disabled persons, allows for flexible use of space, and has study and meeting areas available for public use. We are proud that we are the first library in Westchester County to be Green Business Certified, committed to reducing our environmental footprint and promoting environmental stewardship at all levels of our organization. In this vein, we are also a weekly pick-up location for Field Goods organic produce orders.
The Reference section has seven Internet computers with access to a variety of databases. Library holdings number over 82,000 items including books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and blu-ray discs. Our active programming schedule includes teen and adult activities such as book discussion groups, craft programs, and seminars. The Children’s Room is a popular community spot for story and craft programs, concerts, and character visits. Our cardholders have access to an extensive free museum pass program for local and New York City venues. We offer an ongoing evening English Language Learner program for adults and a Step Up for Literacy program whose primary goal is encouraging parents and other adult family members to learn the best ways to work with their 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children to develop pre-reading skills.
Library Director: Jill Davis