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New York State Assembly Skoufis ‘Checks Out’ Stony Point’s Rose Memorial Library
Posted July 25th, 2013

Rose Memorial Library Association Board Trustee George M. Mulligan of Stony Point (Right) joined Library Director Benjamin Reid (Left) and New York State Assemblyman James Skoufis on a tour of the 3,500 sq. ft. library on July 17th.

Rose Memorial Library Association Board Trustee George M. Mulligan of Stony Point (Right) joined Library Director Benjamin Reid (Left) and New York State Assemblyman James Skoufis on a tour of the 3,500 sq. ft. library on July 17th.

Stony Point, N.Y. – New York State Assemblyman James Skoufis (99th District) paid a visit to Stony Point’s Rose Memorial Library on July 17 to check out improvements to the 3,500 sq. ft. building located at 79 East Main Street and to learn about new programs and plans for the library, which has served the town since 1948.

Library Director Benjamin Reid and Board Trustee George M. Mulligan of Stony Point hosted the tour, which included a short walk east on Main Street to a 1.8-acre parcel of land owned by Rose Memorial Library Association for future expansion. Assemblyman Skoufis said he was impressed with the number of children’s, teen’s and adults’ programs the library provides practically every day, and complimented the Library and its Board of Trustees for having the wisdom and foresight to purchase the parcel of land when they did and negotiating a wonderful deal on behalf of the people of Stony Point.

“I’m amazed how the Rose Memorial Library has been able to serve a population that is triple that of when the library was built. I think libraries serve as focal points of their communities and I’m excited to learn that Stony Point will one day have a new, larger facility to better meet the needs of the community,” Assemblyman Skoufis said. “I look forward to supporting Rose Memorial in any way I can.”

After the tour, Assemblyman Skoufis met with the library’s Board of Trustees Robert C. B. Thomas, President, Jocelyn Wood, Vice President, Mary C. Curran, Secretary/Treasurer, Edith G. Barlow, Barnaby Joyce, Christine Miles and George M. Mulligan.

Rose Memorial Library serves the more than 15,000 residents of Stony Point. In 2012, the library welcomed nearly 7,000 residents to their public programs and shared more than 60,000 items with the community. Residents of Stony Point can register for a free library card by bringing one form of photo ID to the circulation desk. For more information visit the website www.rosememoriallibrary.org or call 845-786-2100, ext. 11. To receive a free electronic newsletter and ongoing news, email Library Director Benjamin Reid at breid@rcls.org. Library hours are Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays until after Labor Day. Follow the library on Twitter: @rosememorial.

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