Staff

Library Director
Laura Grunwerg

Assistant Director
Tonie Ann D'Angelo

Reference Services
Tonie Ann D'Angelo
Marybeth Darnobid
Laura Grunwerg

Theresa DeGraw (Head of Circulation)
Nicole Bermudez
Linda Kaufman

Technical Services
Theresa DeGraw

Children's + Young Adult Services
Marybeth Darnobid (Head of Youth Services)
Fran Roesemann
Nicole Bermudez

Manager of Programs + Public Relations
Barry Koch

Information Technology + Special Projects
Charlie Boone

Board of Trustees

2022 Meeting Schedule

The Board of Trustees of the Library meets at 7pm on the 4th Tuesday
of the month, except for December, July and August. Meetings are open
 for public comment at the opening and close of each session. Following
CoVid protocols, the Board is meeting in the Behringer Room on the main
level until further notice. Masks are required. Print copies of the Minutes
are also available at the Reference Desk, along with other documents.

Click on the date to read Minutes from the previous month's meeting

January 28
February 25
March 24
April 28
May 26
June 23 (election of new trustees if needed)
July/August no meetings
September 22
October 27
November 24
December no meeting

President
Samantha McCullagh

Vice President
Michael Andrea

Gerard P. Brady
Maria Ceci
Diana Colgan
Dan Danner
Sal Pagnani
Anton Selinger
Corinne Sletner

Treasurer
Joan Ready

Secretary
Maria A. Valentino

Purpose

The purpose of the Blauvelt Free Library is to provide its patrons with the latest
cultural creations, such as books, movies, and music. The library achieves this
through its own extensive collection, as well as through collaboration with its
partner libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System.

The Blauvelt Free Library aims to help all of its patrons with any research requests
they might have, through the expertise of our reference staff.

The Blauvelt Free Library serves as a community nexus, where patrons can meet,
collaborate, plan, and create using the resources that the library is uniquely positioned
to provide.

Mission Statement

The Blauvelt Free Library fosters enrichment, education,
and community engagement by providing access to, and
connecting the public with, intellectual, cultural, and
recreational resources both on site and through outreach
initiatives.

Goals

The goal of the Blauvelt Free Library is to provide the public up-to-date and accurate print and electronic reference resources, access to online information resources, and expert assistance in using all of these. The Blauvelt Free Library will encourage the joy of reading and provide programs that stimulate thinking, enhance knowledge, and improve the quality of leisure time.

Technology

Library users will have access to current information technology in an easily accessible format, both within the library and from external sites. The library will provide hardware and software that accesses information quickly and supports changing software interfaces. The library will continually identify and evaluate electronic services and resources, and provide a trained and knowledgable staff to instruct effective public use of all materials.

Services to Adults

The community will have access to a collection of current and popular materials, in various formats. Residents will have access to a variety of programs that will enhance leisure time, stimulate thought, and expand knowledge.

Services to Children

The library will provide children of all ages with an array of materials and a variety of programs that will foster a love of reading and intellectual inquiry.

Staffing

Library staff will be able to meet the changing and varied library services that are needed in the community. The library will provide regular, comprehensive, hands on training to the staff on existing or new products and materials, as they become available, in order to instruct the public in its effective use.

Facilities Planning

The library will, as funding and technology permits, expand the facility to meet increased population growth to provide adequate public space. It will evaluate all aspects of the existing facility, including accessibility and safety, and improve the library's physical appearance.