April 12, 2023

This week's library view:: Guest Author and reader, Selah Flavius, autographed books for participants at the Ujima program on March 23rd.

Poetry Month

Tech Academy

Ramadan Mubarak


National Poetry Month

Spring Friends

Book Sales

Story Times and Activities for Youth

Classes and Activities

for Teens

Classes and Activities

for Adults

Technology Support

and Classes

The Chronogrammies

Friends Cafe

From the Local History Room: FDR

Franklin Delano Roosevelt with his mother Sara Delano

 April 12th is a date with very significant date in American history for multiple reasons. In 1861 the American Civil War began in Fort Sumter, SC. In 1981, the first shuttle was launched into space at Cape Canaveral. And perhaps most significant to us here in the Hudson Valley, in 1945, one of our most historic residents, then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, passed away in Warm Springs, Georgia.


     Franklin Delano Roosevelt resided in Hyde Park but had deep ties to Newburgh. His mother, Sara Delano, was born at Algonac, one of the family’s estates in the Town of Newburgh in 1854. Sara met her husband James Roosevelt at Algonac at a party celebrating Teddy Roosevelt’s graduation from Harvard. FDR spent many childhood summers at Algonac. After he married Eleanor, they spent some of their honeymoon here. Franklin’s aunt Annie Delano Hitch was a major philanthropist in Newburgh, perhaps most notably today as the benefactor and namesake of the Delano-Hitch Recreational Park.

The Delano family estate Algonac today

Curbside Pickup

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