Library Hours

Mon: 10 - 5
Tues: 10 - 5
Wed: 10 - 5
Thurs: 10 - 8
Fri: 10 - 5
Sat: 10 - 4
Sun: 1 - 4

9091 Route 22
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Fax - 518-325-4105

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Gold Business Partners

Silver Business Partners

Bronze Business Partners

Alderwood Properties . Baldwin & Bloomstein Attorneys at Law LLC . Berkshire Pottery . Chad’s Hair Studio . Copake Lake Realty . Peter A. Gale Real Estate, LLC . Hill Landscaping . Hillsdale Country Realty . Holiday House Motel . Interiors by Timi II . Mettabee Farm . MRP Electric . Pattison, Koskey, Howe & Bucci . Poster Portfolio Ltd . The Right Angle Knife Sharpening Service . Joel A. Roberts, CPA . Francis Roche Attorney . Valley Energy.

Copper Business Partners

Adagio Spa . At the Kitchen Table Cooking School . Clean Sweep Chimney Service . CMS Cabinetry . Copake Auction Inc . Copake KOA . Juliette Crill, Attorney at Law . Scott Decker Construction LLC . Domaney’s Liquor . Four Brothers Pizza . Harry Garrett Tree Work . Gina’s K-9 Bed & Breakfast . Health in Motion . Hillsdale Barn Antiques . Hillsdale Healthcare . G. Leibovitz Restoration . MG Property Services LLC . Mirror Mirror Clothing Inc . Painting Plus . The Playyard . Poochini’s Pet Salon . Grace A Post Realty Inc. . Problem Wildlife – Exclusion/Removal . Sunset/Sunrise The Bed & Breakfast with a View . Taconic Valley Lawn & Garden . Van Alphen & Sons Auto Body.

Welcome to the Roeliff Jansen Community Library




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Library Advocate

The Roe Jan Community Library is an essential part of our community, as are libraries in communities all across New York State. Many essential services that the library uses and provides are paid for by state funds.

But Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget for this year cuts library aid by -4%. These cuts would leave library funding at year-2000 levels, and, for the eleventh consecutive year, would leave library funding far short of what Education Law mandates.

As a supporter and patron of the Roe Jan Library, TAKE ACTION NOW and tell the Governor and the Legislature that library aid should be INCREASED, not CUT. Click on the image above to learn how you can advocate for New York State libraries.
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2018 Community Dine Out

Please join us in supporting our local restaurants.

Click the image on the left for a printable flyer!


February 15 Thursday Swiss Hutte * / 3290 Rt. 23, Hillsdale
February 20 Tuesday Clock Tower Pub & Grill / 1682 County Rte 7A, Copake
February 26 Monday O’s Hillsdale Country Diner / 9276 Rt. 22, Hillsdale
February 28 Wednesday Bert’s Inn / 4221 Cty Rt. 7, Craryville
March 7 Wednesday Taconic Wayside Inn * / 108 Rt 344, Copake Falls
March 8 Thursday Dutch Treat (Breakfast-Lunch) / 1843 Rt. 23, Craryville
March 12 Monday The Greens at Copake Country Club * / 44 Golf Course Road, Copake Lake
March 22 Thursday CrossRoads Food Shop (Breakfast-Lunch) / 2642 Rt. 23, Hillsdale
March 26 Monday Four Brothers / 2828 Rt. 23, Hillsdale
March 29 Thursday John Andrews Restaurant * / 224 Rt. 23, South Egremont, MA
April 11 Wednesday The Pond * / 711 Rt. 3, Ancramdale
April 18 Wednesday Swiss Hutte * / 3290 Rt.23, Hillsdale

* Reservations Requested

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Columbia-Greene Classes @ Roe Jan Library

Digital Photography starts 2/21; Poetry starts 4/3
Space is limited. Register now.

Adding to its non-credit community classes this semester, the Columbia-Greene Community College has partnered with the Roeliff Jansen Community Library for the first time.

Spring courses offered at the Library will be the Basics of Digital Photography – an opportunity for anyone with a digital camera or even a smartphone to learn how to take better photos. And Poetry: The Art of the Marvelous, which will include examination of poetry in its various forms and styles as well as writing instruction.

For Full Details and How to Register Click HERE.
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PHOTOS of the event that was held Friday evening are viewable here. Our thanks to B. Docktor who took the photos.


Friends Book Shop

The Shop is open the first Saturday, with most books and media at a suggested donation of $1 to $2 per item. New material is on view each month.

Hours are from 10 am to 2 pm, location is in the lower level of the Roe Jan Library, 9091 Rte. 22, just south of the Rte. 23 intersection in Hillsdale.

Friends and Patrons can support the Library by donating for the Chocolate bars, Friends Cookie cookbook, and bumper stickers as well as shopping in the Book Shop.



Job Search Help

Fridays – 2:00 to 4:00

Get help using the internet to search for a job. Eleven people have found jobs in the last 2 years using the resources of the library! You can too. Help is available by appointment only between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on any Friday. Beth Gordon will provide assistance with searching for opportunities, tips on resumes and cover letters and advice on how and where to present your resume online. Bring your resume if you have one.

RJCL Business Partners

Check out and support the 70 local businesses and professionals who have made an investment in the community as supporters of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. Whether Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Copper, they recognize the value of the library to the community.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Join nearly 200 people in this community who volunteer for the library. We have immediate need for help in the library and serving on various project groups including the annual fundraiser celebration. To learn more click here.


Free Museum Passes Available

The Friends of Roe Jan Library offers eleven free museum passes for use at:

The Berkshire Museum
The Clark Art Institute
The FASNY Museum of Firefighting in Hudson
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
The Hancock Shaker Museum
Mass MoCA
The Mount – Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox, MA.
The Norman Rockwell
The USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum in Albany

All of the passes can be reserved or checked out at the Library for one day with a library card; only one museum pass per family per day. For more information call 325-4101.


CONTINUING EVENTS Mondays 8:00-9:30am – Yoga Conducted by Roberta Roll. Weekly yoga classes are suitable for beginners and more advanced students. $20 per class or $95 for a series of eight classes. A portion of the proceeds helps support Library programs.

First Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am – Friends of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library Meeting, Community Room.

Second Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library Trustees Meeting, Community Room.

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