The Heermance Memorial Library is located at 1 Ely Street. 1 Ely Street is at the west end of Reed Street in downtown Coxsackie. Our parking lot is located behind the library, and accessed from New Street.
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Heermance Memorial Library
1 Ely Street
Coxsackie, NY 12051
Phone 518-731-8084
Fax 518-731-8264



Catherine Benson              director@heermancelibrary.org
Betty Bigler                           bbigler@heermancelibrary.org
Lynn Erceg                              lerceg@heermancelibrary.org
Eileen Goble                          egoble@heermancelibrary.org
Maureeen Hanse                mhanse@heermancelibrary.org
Christine Reda                      creda@heermancelibrary.org
Jennifer Grounds                 jgrounds@heermancelibrary.org
Jacqueline Whitbeck         jwhitbeck@heermancelibrary.org


About the Library:

The mission of the Heermance Memorial Library is to inspire lifelong learning and to support and enhance the cultural and recreational needs of our community.
The Heermance Memorial Library was chartered by the N. Y. S. Board of Regents on March 12, 1908. The library was established according to the terms of the will of Eleanor Christina Heermance. Miss Heermance, a life-long resident of Coxsackie, was born in 1820 and died in 1907. In her will, Miss Heermance bequeathed her home at 1 Ely Street and a trust fund to establish a circulating library for the residents of the Town and its vicinity. This bequest provided residents of Coxsackie a library building and funding for library services for 92 years.
On October 6, 1999 the residents of the Town of Coxsackie voted overwhelmingly to make the Heermance Memorial Library a Special District Library. As a result the Heermance Memorial Library is funded through taxes, which are levied following the annual vote on the budget in October of each year. A new charter was received in 2000. Residents of the Town of Coxsackie vote each year on the library budget and elect 3 members to the Board of Trustees. The library tax is listed as a separate item on the Town of Coxsackie tax bill.
2021 Budget
Budget presentation to Town Board 9-8-2020
2018 Annual Report to the Community
2017 Annual Report to the Community
2016 Annual Report to the Community

Board of Trustees:

Tom Silvious (President), Eileen West (Vice President), Caitlin Ippolito (Secretary), Mark Maraglio (Treasurer), Helen Golden,  Charles Hailer, Marilyn Rausch, Carol Serazio, Anna Tailleur

2020  Schedule

Meetings all held at the Library, the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). The December meeting will be held at 6:30 pm. If the Board cannot meet as scheduled, make-up will be the next Saturday 9:30 am at the Library. Meetings may be held online through GoToMeeting teleconference. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo extended the suspension of in-person meeting requirement of Open Meetings Law until January 1, 2021, in Executive Order 202.79. If interested in joining the meeting online, contact the Library Director at director@heermancelibrary.org for the meeting’s phone number and access code.


2020 Budget Presentation to the Town Board was done on September 10th, 2019.

The 2021 Budget was presented to the Town Board September 8th, 7pm at the Town Hall, 56 Bailey Street, Coxsackie.




2021 Minutes

1/21/21 Minutes; 2/18/21 Minutes; 3/18/21 Minutes; 4/15/21 Minutes; 5/20/21 Minutes

2020 Minutes

01/16/2020 Minutes; 02/20/2020 Minutes; 03/19/2020 Minutes; 04/16/2020 Minutes; 05/21/2020 Minutes; 06/18/2020 Minutes; 07/16/20 Minutes; 08/20/2020 Minutes; 09/17/2020 Minutes; 10/15/20 Minutes; 11/19/20 Minutes; 12/17/20 Minutes

2019 Minutes

01/17/2019 Minutes; 02/21/2019 Minutes; 03/21/2019 Minutes; 04/1/2019 Minutes; 05/16/2019 Minutes; 06/20/2019 Minutes;  07/18/2019 Minutes; 08/15/2019 Minutes; 09/19/2019 Minutes;10/17/2019 Minutes; 11/21/2019 Minutes; 12/19/2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

01/18/2018 Minutes; 02/22/2018 Minutes; 03/15/2018 Minutes; 04/19/2018 Minutes; 05/17/2018 Minutes; 06/21/2018 Minutes; 07/19/2018 Minutes; 08/16/2018 Minutes; 09/20/2018 Minutes; 10/18/2018 Minutes; 11/15/2018 Minutes; 12/20/2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

01/19/2019 Minutes; 03/16/2017 Minutes; 04/20/2017 Minutes; 05/16/2017 Minutes; 07/20/2017 Minutes; 08/17/2017 Minutes; 08/30/2017 Minutes; 09/23/2017 Minutes; 10/19/2017 Minutes; 11/16/2017 Minutes; 12/13/2017 Minutes

Library Policies

Collection Development 3-20-14

Copier-copyright Policy 3-20-14

Confidentiality of library records 8-11-2016

Displays-and-Exhibits-Policy 3-21-13

FOIL Policy 9-6-12

Furniture and Equipment Use Policy 9-6-12

Gift Policy 8-11-2016

Internet Policy 01-21-2016

Law Enforcement Policy 8-11-2016

Library Card and Borrowing Policy 02-22-2018

Meeting Room Policy 2-16-12

Parking Lot Policy 6-15-17

Patron Code of Conduct Policy 02-20-14

Patron Complaint Policy 03-20-2014

Programming Policy-3-20-14

Public Posting Policy 8-11-2016

Unattended Children Policy 8-11-2016

Volunteer Policy 7-19-18

Wireless Access Policy 5-20-10

3 Year Plan