Elting Memorial Library, New Paltz

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The Elting Memorial Library is the public library that serves the residents of the village and town of New Paltz, New York. It is located at 93 Main Street (also NY 32 and 299) in the village's downtown area. In addition to a collection typical of most college town libraries, Elting's Haviland Heidgerd Historical Collection features "house books" that detail the history of local homes and buildings, including historic structures. Elting gained notoriety in 2007 for a videotaped ghost visit that became the most popular online video about New Paltz.

The library has been rumored to be haunted other times, especially once around one hundred years ago, in a dramatic tale where man was killed reading a suspense novel, leading him to haunt the library for over a year until finally leaving, although many insist they still encounter his spirit occasionally when they seem to be alone in the library.

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  • We have been frequenting this fine library since moving here 3 years ago. The collection is typical with an emphasis on fiction but also including non-fiction. There is a better than average...  more »
  • Besides your typical library, they have lots of DVD's you can borrow. I found out recently that you can get free passes for all the Mohonk locations if you have a library card. You need to plan your.....  more »
  • In the heart of New Paltz this library is a great resource to the community. The library has been through some renovation in 2006 but still has some aspects of antiquity (The library is over a century old) on the far end of the building is the thriller/mystery section, the last room on the left as it were. Pleasant staff, quiet study rooms, computer access, wide selection dvd rental. In the main foyer to the right of the bulletin board they have a few community binders full of available classes, professional services, and other community resources.
  • A nice sized,clean and comfortable library. Part of the mid hudson library system makes borrowing and returning nooks even easier, plus, your library card gives you access to borrowing books for your Kindle.

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