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2025 Library Budget Vote

The Catskill Public Library, with its Main Branch at 1 Franklin St. and Palenville Branch at 3303 Route 23A, has a proposed budget of $1,147,228 for the calendar year 2025.

The tax levy portion of the budget is $1,038,697. This represents an 8% increase request to the Catskill Central School District, which is not requesting any tax levy increase from the community. For more information on the tax levy, please see the following documents:

This spending plan enables your libraries to continue to invest in physical and electronic resources while forecasting expected increases in energy costs, personnel, and building maintenance over the coming year.

Our focus is unwavering ~ be it in person, or digitally, our goal is to meet our community’s needs by providing services, programming, and materials to you, our Patron.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 8th at 6 PM in the Catskill Senior High School Library for our budget presentation to the taxpayers. Voting is to be held on Tuesday, May 21st in the Catskill High School Gymnasium between 1 pm and 9 pm.

For directions to the Catskill Public High School click here.

If you’d like more information, please contact Christopher Leary, Library Director via email:

Thank you in advance for your continuing support.

Warm Regards,

The Catskill Public Library & Palenville Branch Library

Not sure if you’re registered to vote?

Check with the School District Clerk’s Office | 343 W. Main St, Catskill | 518-943-4696

AND/OR the Greene County Board of Elections | 411 Main St, Catskill | 518-719-3550

IncomeFranklin StreetPalenvilleTotal
Public Support- CCSD Tax Levy760,086278,6091,038,695
Public Support- PILOT63,3176,33969,656
Public Support- Unrestricted9,4776,88316,360
Register Income7,4623,25010,712
Interest Income11,805011,805
Total Income852,147295,0811,147,228
ExpenseFranklin StreetPalenville BranchTotal
Library Services134,58268,763203,345
Library Administration49,5816,68756,268
Total Expenses852,147295,0811,147,228

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