October 1st- 31st

It’s time to blow off those ink pens and get your thinking caps on. Inktober is back with a new set of challenging prompts! Here is the official prompt list. Send us some of your creations and we’ll turn the newly reopened library & windows into a gallery of your creations! Tag us on social media @newlebanonlibrary or email them in! We’d love to see what you make!



The Poughkeepsie Public Library has created this amazing resource to help you learn more about becoming anti-racist. With different books suggestions, documentaries, informational videos and articles for all ages, parents & educators, if you are looking to be more informed about anti-racism, this is your one-stop shop. Knowledge is power so let’s educate ourselves!


The Library is holding in-person browsing appointments. You must call the library at 518-794-8844 to set up an appointment.

In-person appointment Hours are:

  • 11AM-5PM– Mondays-Fridays
  • 10:15-12:45PM on Saturdays

The public computers will also be open for use via appointment from:

  • 10-11AM, 1-2PM, 5:45PM–Monday-Wednesdays & Fridays
  • On Thursdays, Computer hours are 10-11AM, 1-2PM & 5:6:45PM

 *Curbside Services will also continue to be available. 

Hoopla is Here

Hoopla has arrived at the New Lebanon Libray! Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more with no wait lists! Follow this link: and set up your account with your library card. Your may borrow 4 items per month, and temporarily download items to watch later. There’s even an app for that! Hoopla has a little something for everyone!

Take the Census Online

You should be receiving a packet with how to do the Census in the mail, but you can do it yourself via phone (tel:844-330-2020) or online at:

It takes about 10 minutes to finish (max) and makes a huge difference in how funding is distributed to communities. Census responses mean funding for schools, roads, health care, emergency services, businesses, and more. Why wait? Take the census today!


Check one out!
Read what others in our community have written or sketched, add your own thoughts and creative energy, then return for the next person to enjoy.
Each journal has a theme. Some are serious, some fun, some are to write about your favorite books and genres. Three are ongoing fiction where each person will add to the story! There should be one for everyone! Join in the fun.Themes:

  • To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

  • Thrills & Chills (for fans of suspense & horror)

  • The Strangest Summer: What My Life was Like in Quarantine

  • A Sketchbook of Self Portraits

  • an ongoing story–Calvin

  • Places I’ve Travelled

  • Memories of New Lebanon

  • I Survived: a story from my life

  • Encouraging Words for Others

  • Adventures in Parenting


We’re making it easier for you to give with the option to donate online. You can now make a difference all year-long when you make a monthly gift to the New Lebanon Library! A monthly donation of $5 helps us purchase craft supplies for our art programs. Every dollar makes a difference and we make sure it goes back into the community that you love!


We all love to shop online. Now, when you shop online, you can also support your favorite non-profits! Use the link and select “New Lebanon Library”. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Library. Thank you for all that you do and we aim to continue serving you to the best of our abilities.

Job & Career Help

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