About Us

Mission Statement:

The Amenia Free Library Association will be the center for information services within the Town of Amenia. We will endeavor to meet the needs of our patrons by providing books, media, and a public meeting place. Highly trained and committed employees, responsive to our patrons’ needs, will be the cornerstones of our success.


The Amenia Free Library is located at 3309 Route 343, between the traffic light and the basketball courts. Parking is available on the road or in our parking lot.
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Contact Us:

Amenia Free Library
3309 Route 343
P.O. Box 27
Amenia, New York 12501
Phone: (845) 373-8273

About the Library:

The Amenia Free Library Association was established on May 22, 1919, when the first by-laws were adopted.

On November 30, 1935, the Library signed a lease with the First Presbyterian Church of Amenia, which granted the Library use of the original parcel of the land, for one dollar a year. The Library purchased the parcel in 2014, in addition to a neighboring parcel a few years prior.

The present Library building was built on the original parcel with funds from the WPA (Works Progress Administration). Our Expansion and Renovation Project was completed in November 2021.

We are here to encourage people of all ages to enjoy reading and learning.

Board of Trustees:

Kevin Boyd, Robert Brady, Virginia Eschbach, Alan Gamble (President), Linda Gregory, Jennifer Knode, Mary Murphy, Maureen Sideris, and David Stanford.

Trustee Emerita:

Charlotte Murphy

The Board of Trustees meet on the second Monday of every month at 6:00pm, except for August and December, and the meeting is open to the public.


Victoria Herow

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