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


Public Outreach Meeting on the New Catskill Park Logo

Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00PM  Open to the public. No registration required.

 The Catskill Watershed Corporation received a NYS Catskill Park Smart Growth Implementation Grant to develop a system of signs for recreational resources in the greater Catskill Park region. Sign plans are currently being developed for the NYS Routes 23 and 23A, including secondary roads.

Local governments and stakeholder groups are encouraged to learn more about the project and contribute addition recreational sites for inclusion in these sign plans. 

The draft sign plan can be viewed at www.geniuslociplan.com under the Wayfinding Signs Project menu. Please contact Peter Manning for questions at geniuslociplan@gmail.com or 607-832-4413. (Snow Date Mar. 1)


STORY TIME at the Mountain Top Library!

Everyone is Welcome!

EVERY FRIDAY this February at 10:30 am


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Show Some LOVE for Your Library!!

Ask your representatives to stand up for an increase in library aid.

Contact your Legislators HERE

MHLS Legislators


Mountain Top Library Short Story Contest

**Adults and Kids Welcome to Participate!**

Participants will be given 3 words to write a short story or essay. Submissions can be as little as 50 words–but please no more than 500 words. The staff at the Mountain Top Library will read the submissions and decide the winners. One winner from the Junior category (13years of age and under) and one winner from the Adult category (14years and over) will be selected.

Please have your submissions in by Tuesday, February 28th. Include your name, age (only for the Junior category!), and phone number.

The winners will receive a bag of books of their choosing from our book sale—FREE!!


The Mountain Top Library is proud to present a Winter Bookworm Challenge!!

Each time you take out and read a book from the library you will receive a sticker when the book is read and returned.  Read and collect 10 stickers before winter ends on March 19, and you can choose from a number of great prizes!


 23Arts Initiative FREE Concert Series

Winter 2017 at the Mountain Top Library

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MARCH 10th Modern Gospel

With the Brianna Thomas Trio

MARCH 17th Les Belles Chansons Francaises

With Camille Bertault & Dan Tepfer

MARCH 24th Deconstructing Gershwin

With Steven Feifke, Barry Stephenson, & Martha DaSilva

FRIDAYS from 7PM to 8PM


Mountain Top Drum and Dance

Community Jam Friday, March 3rd from 7:00-10:00 PM

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 or Sonia 518-263-3709


CGCC Noncredit Course offered HERE! at the Mountain Top Library

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Taught by our very own Patron Technology Assistant James Farley

Basics of Microsoft Word Version 2010/2013 

This course is designed for students who want to learn the basics of Microsoft Word Version 2010 and/or 2013. Students will learn how to open Word, start a new document, and save the document to the My Documents folder. Participants will learn how to cut, copy, and paste text, change the color, style, and size of fonts. Projects will include how to create a simple poster, a sheet of address labels, and a short letter. Because this course will cover a great deal of material, students MUST know how to use the mouse and have a basic working knowledge of Windows.

Tuesday, April 4th and Thursday April 6th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM $28.00 FEE

 Visit CGCC to register: http://www.sunycgcc.edu/communityservices/NoncreditRegInfo.cfm


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…

LEGO CLUB! Every Tuesday 4:00PM to 5:00PM

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


Computer Assistance with our Patron Technology Assistant James Farley

Have any questions about computers, information technology, or about your personal tech devices? Please make an appointment beforehand so that  he can better assist you — call or stop by the circulation desk to signup! 518-589-5707


NUTRITION AT NOON meets Wednesday at 12PM

Support and information for weight management and nutrition related ailments


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.        


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 http://www.columbiahealthnet.org/programs/navigator/ or http://allianceforpositivehealth.org


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!


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.