On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019, Piermont voters will be asked to elect three trustees for the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. The vote will take place at the Library, 25 Flywheel Park West. Polls will be open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
At present there are three known candidates for three trustee positions:
- Danial Clark, who is seeking a third term
- Judith Epstein, who is running for a third full term
- Victoria Hertz, who is running for a first term
Any registered Piermont voter, however, may run for election as a trustee. Potential Candidates are required to submit a petition signed by twenty-five eligible Piermont voters. Blank petitions are available at the Library and must be returned to the Library by November 27th, 2018.
Among the candidates, Clark is a resident of Piermont for 26 years. He is a financial journalist having held positions at Fox Business, Reuters, Bloomberg and CNBC. Epstein, a retired teacher in the East Ramapo School District, is a longtime volunteer for the library and is currently the board president. She has lived in the Village for 18 years. Hertz has served as Executive Director and President of the Board of Trustees at the Edward Hopper House. She has also been an Exhibitions Registrar at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. She has lived in Piermont for four years.
The library’s holdings include new releases of adult and children’s books, movies, and music as well as e-books, digital audiobooks and downloadable music.
The library also offers a wide range of programs for toddlers and older children, a monthly free film showing, exhibits by local artists, book talks, game nights, local history exhibits, student art exhibitions, concerts, adult summer reading programs, mah jongg and canasta groups. Information about the library, its services and the election is available at www.piermontlibrary.org.
Library Activity Statistics, 2018-2019
- 1,647 Piermont residents – approximately 66 percent – hold library cards
- 207 programs offered with a total of 2,694 attending and an additional 2,434 people using our space for meetings
- 22,795 holdings circulated (17,662 physical items and 5,133 e-books, digital audiobooks and other digital content)
- 21,250 visitors to the library