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Community Engagement 

The Goshen Public Library & Historical Society is proud to be an active and contributing member of the Goshen Central School District community. The Library facilities community connections, citizen involvement, support for local non-profits, and thoughtful philanthropy. 

 

School Outreach 

The Library supports the school curriculum with reading lists and known homework and research assignments, assembles materials for teachers upon request, and provides space for tutoring and group study. The Library also engages with schools remotely as demonstrated below. 

  

Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School 

Youth Services librarians visit first-grade classrooms in the fall to encourage getting a library card visit the grades K-2 classrooms to promote participation in the summer reading program. 

 

Goshen Intermediate School 

Youth Services librarians visit the grades 3 – 5 classrooms to promote participation in the summer  

 

Goshen Science Olympiad Team 

The Library provides space for coaching and team meetings. 

reading program. 

Homeschooling Families?? 

 

Special Needs Storytime?? 

 

Civic Involvement and Philanthropy 

The Library actively advances the shared goals of an informed and philanthropic society by engaging with local and national organizations.  

 

Catholic Charities (Orange Sullivan Ulster) 

The Library is a stop on the self-guided Goshen Christmas House Tour, an annual fundraiser.  

 

Child Care Council of Orange County, Inc. 

The Library supports the Council’s annual children’s used book drive. 

 

Friends of Goshen Public Library & Historical Society 

Junior Friends of Goshen Public Library & Historical Society 

Partner with Library to provide outstanding lecture historical lecture series and teen programs. Also provide funding for the Library’s Museum pass program that provides admission and reduced admission to ten different museums and attractions. 

 

Goshen Chamber of Commerce 

The Library is a member of the Chamber and participates in Great America Weekend. 

 

Goshen Community Coalition 

The Library Director and a Board member volunteer with this organization dedicated to solving social, health, xxxx problems in Goshen. 

 

Goshen Senior Center 

Partner with Library around senior programs and issues.  

 

Keep it Moving  

Partnered to provided NARCAN training for the staff and community members. 

 

Norton & Christensen 

Trail Side Treats Creamery 

Sponsors of the annual Big Band Orchestra concert on the library lawn and patio.  

 

Orange County Department of Health 

The Library supported the efforts of the Orange County Department of Health to survey Orange County residents about health care in Orange County.  

 

Summer Reading Program Supporters 

The Library’s amazing summer reading programs would not be possible without support from the Friends of Goshen Public Library & Historical Society and these generous local businesses: 

  • Amore’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 
  • Goshen Car Wash  
  • Limoncello at the Orange Inn 
  • Stage Inn  
  • The Computer Guy 
  • Trailside Treats Creamery 
  • What’s the Scoop? 

 

Program Partnership 

The Library works closely with local organizations, health and wellness experts, and entrepreneurs, to present high quality community programming that entertains, informs, and educates.  

 

Access: Supports for Living 

Partnered with Library to provide programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as adult coloring classes and adaptive yoga and zumba classes. 

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension – Orange County Master Gardeners 

The Library partners with xxxx 

 

Cornerstone Theatre Arts 

The Library sponsors Shakespeare in the Park and other performances and educational programing provided by Cornerstone Theatre Arts.  

 

Goshen Historic Track and Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame 

Partnered with Library to deliver the multi-generational program, “Baseball in …” in summer 2022. 

 

Goshen Joint Parks & Rec 

Partnered with Library to deliver weekly Chess Club.  

 

Inspire 

Partnered with Library to provide programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as adult coloring classes and adaptive yoga and zumba classes. 

 

RCLS and Senator James Skoufis – Summer road trip ???? 

 

Community Home 

The Library is a shared community resource for hosting and promoting programs by and meetings of  local businesses and community organizations. Since all programs at the Library are free, they are accessible to all regardless of financial circumstances, making our programming space an important community asset. 

 

AARP 

The Library hosted three month-long AARP Tax-Aide Clinic offering free in-person assistance for filing federal and state income tax returns. 

 

Al-Anon “Let it Begin With Me” 

The Library provides meeting space. 

 

alzheimer’s association (Hudson Valley Chapter) 

 

Fiber Arts Council 

What are they 

 

Regina Hewitt 

Presents workshops on stress management and general health and well-being. 

 

Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties 

Presents programs on advance directives and other issues around aging.  

 

Noble Pies 

Presents unique cooking and healthy eating workshops. 

 

Orange County Department of Health 

The Library supported the efforts of the Orange County Department of Health to survey Orange County residents about health care in Orange County.  

 

Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause 

Provides therapy dogs for periodic visits to library for stress relief programming 

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