Welcome to the Mountain Top Library!


Thank you for visiting our website, please come and visit our beautiful new library as well! We are very excited to be at this great new location and even more enthused about the ability to offer wonderful programs and classes now too. Just check out the list below to find out about Upcoming Events at the Mountain Top Library. You can also e-mail us to request to be placed on our e-mail mailing list: tanmttoplib@aol.com, this way you’ll always know what is going on. Want to get involved? Just ask how you can easily become a ‘Friend of the Mountain Top Library’. Thanks again for visiting, please come and see us soon, because the Mountain Top Library is truly ‘More than Books!’

Sincerely, Maureen Garcia, Library Director


We will be CLOSED Memorial Day

Monday May 30th 2016


Starting June 1st

will be open 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Saturday.


FRIENDS Bakeless Bake Sale Fundraising Event

A bit of news we have today A Bakeless Bake Sale is on the way. These busy days, with all at a crazy pace, The Friends will NOT be selling baked goods this year at the Rubber Duck Race!

So we’ve thought of a plan that’s truly grand And feel quite sure that you’ll understand… In an envelope please put the price Of a pie, or cake or something nice. That’s it! This is the end of our little tale, Help make a success of BAKELESS BAKE SALE!


Please make checks payable to:

Friends of the Mountain Top Library and mail to: PO Box 427 Tannersville NY 12485

(or drop off your donation and place in the “CAKE BOX” found in the LIBRARY!!)

Wishing you a Great Memorial Day Weekend~Enjoy all that there is to do on our Mountain Top!

PS: we’ll be back with our real goodies in November 



Sponsored by the Catskill Jazz Factory

23A Arts

Featuring pianist Juliana Han and violinist Wayne Lee

Han will present a lecture and performance that will educate her audience on the intricacies and nuances of Strauss’ Sonata in E-flat Major, ‘deconstructing’ the sounds for audiences to hear and interpet in a new way.

Friday June 3rd at 7:00PM



With Singer/Songstress Joanna Wallfisch

Sponsored by the Catskill Jazz Factory

23A Arts

Friday June 10th at 7:00PM

Joanna Wallfisch gives a sneak preview to her upcoming world debut retrospective of 1960’s songstresses at Music Mountain. BEYOND JONI will bridge the sounds and stories of folk and jazz improvisations, calling on Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judee Sill, Carole King, Lesley Gore, Laura Nyro and more. A unique and fresh revamping of the Great American Songbook but with a 1960’s songstress twist.




Our like-to-like self-help support group comforts and guides those who have lost a friend or loved one on their journey through grief to healing and a normal, productive and fulfilling life once again.

 Will meet every first Saturday of the Month at the Mountain Top Library

The next meeting is June 4th at 2:00 PM


Have you always wanted to know about Bee-Keeping?

Well, have we got a lecture for you…


At the Mountain Top Library, come and learn how bee-keeping is done!




A Partnership between the Mountain Top Library and Phoenicia Festival of the Voice

Come into the Mountain Top library and identify the Shakespearean play that matches our alphabet of dangling quotes. Feel free to ask a partner, but no computers or phone assistance please! The person (or persons) with the most correct answers will be eligible to win two complimentary tickets to a Main Stage event during the Shakespeare inspired 2016 Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, from August 4-7.

Contest ends June 15th      Winner announced June 20th


Peace Village Lecture Series




Thursday June 16th 6:00 -7:30PM

Nearly everyone recognizes a need for more patience in our lives!

Once we are born, the race is on. In a fast paced world like ours, living itself can be a chore. In our eagerness to accomplish our goals, we sometimes bring restlessness into every aspect of life.

We will explore the following 4 steps together:

Gain insights to understand the noble and valiant strength within. Learn to imbibe the light and powerful tool of patience. Develop you innate quality of peace.

This workshop is brought to you by the teachers at Peace Village Learning & Retreat Center, Haines Falls


Hike and Take Photos with  Local Award Winning Nature/Landscape Photographer Francis X. Driscoll


fran waterfall

Learn how to take better pictures and how I get those great shots. Hands on personal instruction. Each Hike limited to 10 people. Both will be easy hikes on State Marked Trails. Cost: $ 35.- / Person. To register contact Francis Driscoll at: Phone: 518-821-1339 or 734-5192. Email: francisxdriscoll@msn.com

7:30 AM. Meet at the Mountain Top Library 
8 AM – 12 Noon. Hike/Photograph on Location.  
1 PM – 4 PM. ”Lecture/Review Photos” at the Mountain Top Library 
Location: TBD. On the Mountain Top (Probably a Waterfall or Overlook).
Hiking shoes/boots and raincoats recommended. Tripod if you have one. Bring a snack and water.

June 4th. ”Basic Photo Hike And Lecture” Any level of experience and any type of camera is appropriate.

June 18th. ”Advanced Photography Hike and Lecture” Should be familiar with the operation of a ”SLR” or ”Mirrorless” Cameras. (Digital or Film).



Friday June 24th at 6:00PM

Please join us for an evening of music with the talented LISA KOVALIK .

Remember to bring your children. All are welcome!



Finding Butterflies!

Presented by Jerry Schneider

Learn the importance of leaving the screen and electronics behind, getting out into fields, and investigating places where butterflies find food and lay their eggs!

In addition, we will discuss differences between butterflies and moths, where to find butterflies and how to attract butterflies to our gardens. We will also learn interesting butterfly facts and behaviors– did you know butterflies taste with their feet?!

After the presentation, children will create their own butterfly tee shirt (heavy, 100% cotton). Children may purchase heavy cotton shirts for $4.00, or bring their own.

Friday July 29th at 3:30 PM


Nutritional Counseling & Support Group
Monthly Sessions

These sessions will serve as an ongoing resource for those who suffer chronic diseases related to diet including diabetes, heart disease, hyper-tension, and obesity.

Next Meeting TBA


Digital Story Building

This interactive series will blend technology and creativity for a fun and unique story time! 

Collaborative story making with digital tools is a playfully modern way to introduce children to narrative, allowing them to choose from a wide variety of settings, characters, and story events. Working as a group, we will build a colorful story from scratch and watch it come to life on the library walls!  

*Designed for children up to Kindergarten age


Next Storytime TBA



Check out these weekly and biweekly FREE happenings as well…

Computer Assistance every Wednesday 2:00-6:00PM

Have any questions about computers, information technology, or about your personal tech devices? Stop by and ask our very talented Patron Technology Assistant James Farley! Please make an appointment beforehand so that  he can better assist you — call or stop by the circulation desk to signup! 518-589-5707

Mahjong Club meets every Tuesday at 1:00PM

Let us know if you are interested in running your own game club!



ESL (English as a Second Language) every Monday 5:00-7:00PM

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

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: http://tannersvilleny.org/

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.