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Brewster Public Library

79 Main St, Brewster, NY 10509-1488
+1 845-279-6421
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Small Town Library

I am often disappointed when looking for books here. More often than not they do not have what I am... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
trina h
Brewster, New York
Needs renovation

The place needs renovation right away. The people are very friendly and nice but the building... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
via mobile
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Edith Diehl started the Brewster Public Library in 1896 with a collection of 500 books at a storefront on Park Street. The present Federal style building donated by Andrew Ferris opened in 1931. The collection now contains over 30,000 items including books, newspapers, magazines, videos, DVDs, books on tape and CD,Music CDs and eBooks. Anyone living or working in the town of Southeast or Village of Brewster may apply for a library card which may be used at all 66 libraries in the Midhudson Library System. As a member of the Midhudson Library System, the Brewster Public Library accepts all borrowers cards issued to the residents of Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Greene and Columbia Counties.
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10 Jul 2017
“Great,Nice and quiet ”
13 Sep 2017
“Small Town Library”
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79 Main St, Brewster, NY 10509-1488
+1 845-279-6421
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I am often disappointed when looking for books here. More often than not they do not have what I am looking for. The aisles between the shelves are very narrow. They offer very little in the way of programming for adults as opposed to other...More

Thank trina h
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The place needs renovation right away. The people are very friendly and nice but the building smells mold.it is a very old building.

Thank Ajelean
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful staff. However the library grew out of its original structure 40 years ago. I've amazing staff is what keeps it going.

Thank Lou R
Reviewed 20 December 2016

My husband was chasing his genealogy from the west coat to the east coast, where he was born. The Brewster Library had some info we needed, very nice people. In one corner there was someone teaching English to someone who looked Puerto Rican in origin....More

Thank America P
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This formerly homey and friendly library has undergone a dramatic transformation. No longer a friendly atmosphere; staff is now being browbeaten by a nasty new director. Several staff members have resigned because this. Unfortunately, she has the Board of Trustees wrapped around her little finger....More

Thank MikkiMikkiArt
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Small library with big heart. Can find most what you are looking or will order from other libraries in system. Offering all types of programs to participate in, not just for reading. Nice to have museum passes for the patrons to use. Use of computers...More

Thank BCR37
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I grew up in Brewster and the public library was there, through it all. It was where I did research for high school history projects as well as undergraduate papers for college. It is a small library when compared to some of the neighboring towns,...More

Thank pattersonflower
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Michele the librarian in late aft & eve is outstanding. Knowledgeable of books and friendly. Always available and never distracted. Variety of books is excellent but they order within the system and get them quick. I visit several libraries around NY and this is very...More

Reviewed 30 June 2015

Friendly people and a beautiful old building that is just fun to look around in and pick out some books to read by the shore.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Fun way to kill an hour in an old style house type library. Fun fun fun. Got warm and read some news papers. Great place.

Thank rnash10419
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