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Library Information

Mission Statement

The Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library are dedicated to providing free access to the world of ideas, learning and entertainment for enrichment of their respective communities. Our mission is to continually improve and expand our services, materials and programs to best serve the needs and desires of the residents of Catskill and Palenville, to whom the library belongs.

Library Policies

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Board Policies

Collection Policies

Circulation Policies

Financial Policies

Internet & Technology Policies

Public Space Policies

Staff Directory

Library Director

Christopher S Leary


Joan Miller

Palenville Branch Manager

Bathsheba Orlando

Library Assistant

Allie Rappleyea

Reference Librarian

Dale LaGue

Adult Services Librarian

Dale LaGue

Youth Services Librarian

Emily McCabe

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Catskill Public Library

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 11am-6:30pm
Wednesday: 11am-6:30pm
Thursday: 11am-6:30pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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Palenville Branch Library

Monday: 9am-12pm
Tuesday: 11am-5pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: CLOSED