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Thank you for visiting our website! Please come and visit our lovely library too!

Sincerely, Maureen Garcia ~Director




Meets Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am-12pm

Everyone is Welcome!

New to the game?  Contact Maureen G. at 518-589-6324



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Wednesdays at 1:00pm


An Evening of Pottery with Susan Beecher

Susan Beecher is a nationally recognized local potter and Director of Programming at Sugar Maples Center for the Arts.

She is greatly influenced by the forests, streams and mountains of the Catskills. Her working methods and style attempt to carry on the folk traditions of the past, making pots that are beautiful, functional and lyrical.

Come join us for this

Summer art lecturer!

Friday, June 22nd at 6:00pm



Sunday, June 24th at 12:30pm at the Washington Irving Inn Price: $25 per person

Join us for a brunch — homemade by Stefania Jozic in this lovely setting!– and bid on a vast range of items in the silent auction. There is something for everyone! This year the Friends are once again encouraging attendees to feel free to wear HATS!!

This event is to support the on-going work of the Friends to supplement library services, raise public awareness, help to expand programs and promote use of the library. The Friends also sponsor programs to encourage the love of reading and the discovery of knowledge to our children.


Join us for an education program by the Alzheimer’s Association

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

Wednesday, June 27th from 11-12 pm

**Click on the poster to enlarge for details**



An Apple a Day Summer Program

An Apple A Day© is a universal literacy-based program that helps to build and reinforce resiliency skills for substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion in children in kindergarten through 4th grade. Children will focuses on the following concepts: (1) literacy; (2) personal sense of safety; (3) development of positive friendships; (4) self-esteem, self-respect, and self-efficacy; and (5) awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. To introduce each of these concepts, AAAD uses age-appropriate trade books, writing exercises, music, hands-on activities, role-playing, and brainstorming activities that engage the children in an interactive learning process.

This program will start Monday, June 25th at 10:30am

Help us be more prepared for this program by reserving your children’s place! Please reserve your space by calling/emailing the Mountain Top Library at 518-589-5707 /



Hosted by the Mountain Top Library& Hudson-Chatham Winery

Friday, June 29th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Hudson-Chatham Winery in Tannersville

Get your copy of “The Woman in the Window” by AJ Finn Available in Print, EBook & Audiobook format at the Mountain Top Library



Follow the Library to the Arboretum!

Saturdays — June 2nd, June 30th, July 21st, August 18th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am



Community Jam– Friday, July 6th from 7-10pm

The first Friday of every month at the Mountain Top Library

All ages welcome, no prior experience needed!

Bring instruments; some percussion instruments will be available for sharing

For more info Contact: Olympia 516-242-5206



CGCC Noncredit Course offered HERE!  at the Mountain Top Library

The Elements of Creative Writing

 This course will explore various elements that comprise the writing of fiction by providing discussions, exercises and writing experiences that address the following question: How do I develop a story that presents meaningful conflict with realistic characters who speak authentically to each other? It would be very helpful if participants bring to class an idea for a short story or novel, or an incomplete short story or novel they have been working on. Part of the course will allow opportunities for sharing suggestions to further develop ideas or further develop the work of participants.

Instructor: Russ Kratz, Ph.D

Fee: $72.00 Class Begins: July 10th for  4 Tuesdays **11:00 am – 1:00pm**

**Please note, there is a misprint in the CGCC course catalog on the time of this class***

Contact the office of Community Services of Columbia Greene Community College at 518-828-4181 ext. 3342 or visit the CGCC website for more information or to register.


Watercolors from Nature: Adult Painting Workshop With Patti Ferrara

Learn the basic techniques of watercolor brushstrokes, color, and methods creating beautiful original art using our natural environment as inspiration.


July 17th and 24th / August 7th and 14th from 4 to 6 pm

Space is limited for these sessions – Please reserve your space by calling/emailing the Mountain Top Library at 518-589-5707    /


New Additions to our OverDrive Ebook & Audiobook Collection for Mountain Top Library Patrons!  

OverDrive doesn’t have what you are looking for?? Let us know through OverDrive, or in person at the Library, and we may purchase it for you!



friends of the lib

 “The Friends of the Mountain Top Library” is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the library and keeping the love of reading alive in our community.  We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM in the Library and our activities include a book donation to the pre K and K classes of HTCSD Elementary School; the Dennis Lucas JR annual scholarship for best essay to a HTCSD Senior; our annual High Tea and Silent Auction; as well as several book and bake sales.

Membership is $10 for single and $20 for family.

 Please make checks payable to “The Friends of the Mountain Top Library,” PO Box 427, Tannersville NY, 12485 or drop off your membership fee at the Library. Please include your name, address and email with your check or cash for our records and mailing list for events and notifications.



Check out these weekly and biweekly FREE happenings as well…

DROP-IN CRAFTS Every Saturday

Get Crafty! Every Saturday from 10am to 5pm we offer a free kids craft!



ESL (English as a Second Language) every Monday 3:00PM

All are welcome! Please stop by if you are new to the area. No need to register beforehand.        


FREE Health Care Assistance at the Mountain Top Library by Appointment

Two different local agencies available to assist you with your health insurance needs

To schedule your appointment or for more information, visit or


Shop on AMAZON.COM and Help Support the Mountain Top Library!

Next time you shop online, visit

Choose “Mountain Top Library” as your charity organization and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to your favorite library!



Thank you to Stewart’s Shops and the Bank of Greene County for all of their support!

Pictures of our newly renovated library are up!

After eight years, our renovations are finally complete!

Pictures of our new renovation are online, and they can be found in our About Us section.

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Tannersville Website

Visit the highest incorporated village in the Catskills, and the home of our library:

Online Catalog Help Center

Check out the newly updated Online Catalog Help Center with new information and video guides for downloading eBooks and Audiobooks, Reading History, Advanced Searching and much more.

tumblebooksTumbleBooks are electronic versions of kids’ favorite picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !

Need to repair your car?

Wondering if your car has a recall? Get the full Chilton Manual for any car through our website! With your library card you get anytime, anywhere access for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.