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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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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.

Here is a calendar of dates the library will be closed in 2014.

For weather delays and closings, CLICK HERE

For a complete event schedule including ongoing programs, discussion groups etc. see CALENDAR tab above.
For a printable CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, click here.
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Dine Out for the Library
February, March & April

From February 25 through April 23, twelve local restaurants will donate 10% of their dinner (two restaurants will donate breakfast and lunch) totals from a given date to benefit children’s programs and community outreach. Our outreach programs include participation in Head Start at Taconic Hills School and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) at Our Lady of Hope in Copake Falls to engage families in the importance of reading.

Dates and participating restaurants follow. Unless otherwise indicated, the Dine Out event is during evening dinner hours.

February 25, Wednesday: Swiss Hutte - 3290 Rt. 23, Hillsdale

March 2, Monday: O’s Hillsdale Country Diner – 9276 Rt. 22, Hillsdale

March 6, Friday: Bert’s Inn – 4221 County Rt. 7, Craryville

March 9, Monday: Dutch Treat (Breakfast-Lunch) – Rt. 23, Craryville

March 16, Monday: The Greens at Copake Country Club – 44 Golf Course Road, Copake Lake

March 19, Thursday: Four Brothers – 2828 Rt. 23, Hillsdale

March 24, Tuesday: John Andrews Restaurant – 224 Hillsdale Rd., So. Egremont

March 25, Wednesday: CrossRoads Food Shop (Breakfast – Lunch) – 2642 Rt. 23, Hillsdale

March 28, Saturday: Mt. Washington House – 2627 Rt. 23, Hillsdale

April 1, Wednesday: The Pond – 711 Rt. 3, Ancramdale

April 8, Wednesday: Hillsdale House – 2654 Rt. 23 at Anthony Street, Hillsdale

April 15, Wednesday: Taconic Wayside Inn – 108 New York 344, Copake Falls

April 23, Thursday: Swiss Hutte – 3290 Rt. 23, Hillsdale

Saturday March 28, 5pm
Flutist Allison Kiger and Friends

Concert flutist Allison Kiger will perform with Jeffrey Ellenberger, on violin, viola, and mandolin, and Robert Tennen, on cello. The trio will perform works by Handel, Haydn, Bach, Telemann, Gliere and Villa-Lobos. More information here.

Saturday, April 4th 10:00-4:00 pm
Friends Roe Jan Library Open the Book Shop

Spring is coming…thoughts turn to our gardens and so, too, the book sale. Identifying, planning, planting and caring for…colorful gardening books are on the shelves to help and give inspiration. Genre of all other kinds plus new hard cover and trade fiction come in every month. Come and learn about McSweeney’s and Powell’s Indiespensables. Donations always accepted in the Donation Bin at the lower level. For more information call the library 325-4101

Saturday April 18 10am to 3pm

Community Volunteer Fair

20 local organizations – 100’s of ways YOU can help
Come learn how to get involved!

For residents of Ancram, Copake, Hillsdale and surrounding towns. Twenty organizations that serve Ancram, Copake, Hillsdale and Columbia County will have members at the Community Volunteer Fair to talk with prospective volunteers about opportunities to help out and get involved. Whether you are interested in an every week commitment or volunteering occasionally, whether you want to work with children, animals or those who are ill, whatever your skills, talents and interests, chances are you will find a volunteer opportunity that is right for you. Our communities rely on volunteers for so much. It’s time for you to get involved!

The Library is hosting the Fair as a way to aid local organizations during National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, a time to inspire and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. MORE INFORMATION HERE.

Participating Organizations:

    Area Fire Departments

    Camp Anne

    Clausson Raught Community Rescue Squad

    Columbia County Habitat for Humanity

    Columbia Land Conservancy

    Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA

    The Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene

    Copake Falls Day Committee

    Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market

    Friends of Taconic State Park

    Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association

    Hillsdale and Copake Summer Youth Programs

    Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley

    Newman Community Residence

    Roeliff Jansen Community Library

    Roeliff Jansen Historical Society

    Roeliff Jansen Park

    Taconic Hills Volunteer Program

Gala 2015

Saturday June 13, 2015 5pm to 7:30pm
Roeliff Jansen Park – Harvest Barn

The Sixth Annual Roeliff Jansen Community Library Gala, Party in the Park, will be held on June 13, 2015, in a new location. This year’s Gala will take place in the Harvest Barn at the Roe Jan Park – beautiful views, easy access, a new look, the perfect place to party on a June evening. Music by Cider Mountain.

Tickets, $100 each, are available online here and will be available at the library very soon.

Free Museum Passes Available

The Friends of Roe Jan Library offers six free museum passes for use with Mass MoCA, the Berkshire Museum, the Norman Rockwell, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting in Hudson, the Hancock Shaker Museums and The Mount – Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox, MA.
Each pass, except the Mount, offers two to four adult entrances, some child benefits and discounts on gift shops. At the Mount, with pass the admission is $10.00 for two adults (savings of $8.00/person), Kids & Teens free admission.  All of the passes can be reserved or checked out at the Library for one day with a library card. For more information call 325-4101.



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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