Photo courtesy of Wayne Beaumont
Grinnell Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Grinnell Library is to provide free access to a variety of informational materials, library services, and programs using its resources and those of the Mid-Hudson Library System, to meet the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community.
We do have notary services, free of charge, normally available on weekdays from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
- Only English language documents may be notarized.
- Valid photo identification is required.
- If the customer, document or circumstance of the request for Notary Service raises any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty, the Notary may, at her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary Service.
Thanks to a grant from the Mid-Hudson Library System, we are able to offer five wireless Internet hotspots to patrons with a valid library card in good standing – e.g. no outstanding debts, etc. Hotspots are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hotspots must be returned to a staff member at the Grinnell Library Circulation Desk during regular library hours. They may not be returned in the Book Drop or to another library. There are no renewals nor requests. There is a limit of one hotspot per family at any one time.
Microfilm Archive Collections
Grinnell Library owns microfilm of several local newspapers; please ask at the Circulation Desk for the rolls you wish to view.
January 1986 – March 1987
May 1987 – June 1987
January 1990 – October 2001
Southern Dutchess News:
Assorted issues from 1956, 1957, August 1957 – December 2011
Older Local Newspapers:
June 1910 – September 1928
February 1935 – June 1938
September 1928 – June 1936
Wappingers Falls Shopper:
November 1953 – August 1958
February 1939 – November 1939