The mission of the Ellenville Public Library & Museum is to provide resources, services and public programming of the highest possible quality to meet the ongoing informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs of our broadly diverse community. EPL&M is committed to preserving the past while pursuing technological innovations with which to best serve the current and future needs of our patrons and visitors.
Ellenville Public Library & Museum was chartered in 1893 as a school district library. Beginning with a collection of 1,000 books, the library has grown in size and stature, serving today as the informational and cultural center of our community. In 1966, the library’s charter and legal name were formally changed to include “and Museum”, reflecting our organization’s commitment to collecting, preserving and sharing our community’s local history. Currently, Ellenville Public Library & Museum is proud to serve over a total of over 20,000 patrons in the Ellenville School District, and the Towns of Wawarsing and Rochester; we now have nearly 50,000 print books.