The New Lebanon Library is located at the corner of Tilden Road and Routes 20 / 22.
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New Lebanon Library
550 State Route 20
New Lebanon, New York 12125
Phone 518-794-8844

About the Library:

The New Lebanon Library has been in existence in one form or another since the early 19th century. Our roots can be traced to an illustrious beginning: the first free public Library in the United States, which was formed by Dr. Jesse Torrey in New Lebanon in 1804. The Library offers access to a wide variety of free programs for all ages, a diverse collection, and operates as a cultural center for the town of New Lebanon. We have a vibrant, active Board of Trustees and employ a full-time professional librarian as well as several part time staff and approximately 30 volunteers.

Board of Trustees:

Charles Weinstein, President
JoAnn Gavrity, Vice President
Britt Buckenroth, Secretary

Dianne Hobden, Treasurer

Carol Benson, Helen Burton, Robin Dropkin, Andrew Krahforst-Lang, Danny Lynch, Bill O’Neill, Tanya Ward, Jeremy Weis


Moriah Sears


Michelle Hoffman, Assistant Director
Ann Gainer, Children’s Librarian
Kristin Carson

Sarah Shook

Jeanne Tomlinson
Sarah Westwind

Library Budget

2020 Budget