Mission, Board & Policies

Mission Statement:
The Altamont Free Library is a state, town and village funded Library that provides for the informational, cultural, educational and recreational needs of patrons living within the stated area of the Library charter. To this end, the Library provides print and non-print materials, interlibrary loan and reference services, and programs to its users.

Board of Trustees:

Daniel Capuano, President

Christine Carpenter, Vice-President

Rachel Lane, Secretary

Elizabeth Searing, Treasurer

Trustees:   Amanda Beedle; Ronald Ginsburg; Richard Howie;  Paul Scilipoti; Melanie Shatynski.


Joseph P Burke, Director

Library Assistants: Ann Cartmell; Ann Gainer; Jo Ann Mulligan; Erika Peterson; Albert Rusch, Meg Seinberg-Hughes.

Board of Trustees Meetings

Regular meetings of the Altamont Free Library Board of Trustees are held on the third Monday of each month, except in July. The Annual Meeting of the Library Board is held immediately prior to the regular monthly meeting every January. Minutes of meetings are posted to our website and will be provided on request.

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates:

September 16, 2019 at 7pm

October 21, 2019 at 7pm

November 18, 2019 at 7pm

December 16, 2019 at 7pm

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 8pm
  • Wednesday: 9am to 8pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 8pm
  • Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday: 2pm to 5pm (yearround)

Holiday Schedule

Altamont Free Library will be closed the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day (Monday)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Altamont Free Library will close at 3pm on the following days:

  • Thanksgiving Eve
  • Christmas Eve *
  • New Year’s Eve*

*When these days fall on a Saturday, the library will close at its regular time of 1pm. When these days fall on a Sunday, the library will be closed.


Selection of Library Materials

Fax and Copier

Facilities Use

Display Case

Computer and Internet Use Policy


Patron Conduct Policy

AFL Discrimination and Harassment Policy

Whistleblower Policy

Whistleblower Form

Trustee Recruitment Policy

Record retention



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