About Us

Our Mission

To support and promote public libraries, public library development, and public library services in Rockland County, NY, among its members, the general public, and legislators.

To act as a forum for the exchange of ideas among the members of the Association.

To assume a leadership role in charting the course of future public library needs in Rockland County.

To foster cooperation between all individuals and organizations interested in the welfare of public libraries in Rockland County.

To promote cooperation among libraries in Rockland County.

Our Board

Marianne Gallagher, President

New City Library

220 North Main Street

New City, NY 10956

845-634-4997

Laura Wolven, Vice President

Finkelstein Memorial Library

24 Chestnut Street

Spring Valley, NY 10977

845-352-5700

​Annmarie McAnany, Secretary

Sloatsburg Public Library

1 Liberty Rock Road

Sloatsburg, NY 10974

845-753-2001

F. Anthony Hosmer, Treasurer

Rockland County BOCES

School Library System

131 N. Midland Avenue

Nyack, NY 10960

845-348-3500, Ext. 3596

James Mahoney, Member-at-Large

Rose Memorial Library

79 East Main Street

Stony Point, NY 10983

845-786-2100

Carol Connell Cannon, Member-at-Large

Suffern Free Library

210 Lafayette Avenue

Suffern, NY 10901

845-357-1237

Kathleen Sullivan, Adult Services Chair

Nyack Library

59 South Broadway

Nyack, NY 10960

845-358-3370



Emily Dowie, Teen Services Chair

Pearl River Public Library

80 Franklin Avenue

Pearl River, NY 10965

845-735-4084



Jennifer Daddio, Youth Services Chair

Pearl River Public Library

80 Franklin Avenue

Pearl River, NY 10965

845-735-4084



Pat Soto, Advocacy Chair

Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

10 West Ramapo Road

Garnerville, NY 10923

845-786-3800


Nancy Wendt, Customer Service Chair

Suffern Free Library

210 Lafayette Avenue

Suffern, NY 10901

845-357-1237


Chairs represent divisions of the Association. They are elected by the division members whom they represent. Their terms do not coincide with terms for directors and at-large members.