About Us


The Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library is located at the corner of Main Street and Dock Road and is across from the Milton Post Office. Parking is available on Main Street and in the Library parking lot which is accessible from Dock Road.
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Contact Us:

Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library
56-58 Main Street
Milton, NY 12547-0802
Phone 845-795-2200
Fax 845-795-1005


About the Library:

There has been a library in the hamlet of Milton since 1888. The current library building was constructed in 1924. The library was expanded in 1990 with the addition of the Hope Perkins Featherstone Annex. The Annex was designed by architect Frank Taylor to be an exact duplicate of the existing structure. The addition of the Annex has allowed the library to expand its collections and provide a large “community room” for public use.

As an essential and integral part of the community, the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library inspires lifelong learning, advances knowledge, encourages creative expression, and offers opportunities to explore new experiences and ideas. SHHFL supports the residents of and visitors to the Hudson Valley, the Town of Marlborough, and its hamlets, by providing access to information, education, and recreation.


Long Range Plan

Mission, Core Values, Vision Statement
2021-2026 Long-Range Strategic Plan

2023 Operating Budget


Annual Report(s) to the Community:

2022 Annual Report to the Community 
2021 Annual Report to the Community

Conflict of Interest
Challenge to Library Materials Policy


Board of Trustees:

About the Board of Trustees

Rosemary Wein, President
Maribeth King, Vice President
Ardis Ketterer, Chief Financial Officer
Sue Trapani, Secretary
Janice Appler
Sabrina Chesser
Maribeth King
Celeste Ricciardone
Patricia Walsh
Dr. Jennifer Wrage


How to Become a Library Trustee

Interested in serving on the library board? Here is some information you need to know.

There are 9 trustees who serve on a volunteer basis. There is no financial compensation. Terms of service are 3 years and may be renewed by a vote of the full board. When there is a vacancy, suggestions are made by our director and board members, and from a list of people who told us that they would like to volunteer. Candidates are interviewed by the executive committee who then make a recommendation for nomination to the full board. A formal vote is conducted at a regularly scheduled monthly board meeting.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact the library at 845-795-2200 if you are interested in serving.

The Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library Board of Trustees meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., January through October. In 2023, the November and December meetings are combined, and scheduled for Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 p.m. If members of the public wish to attend a board meeting, they are asked to call ahead (845-795-2200), so that adequate seating and materials may be provided.

Open Meetings

Staff Members

Lois Heiser Skelly, Director
Jane Canosa, Office Manager
Cindy Wright, Clerk
Jessica Cohen, Clerk

Sexual Harassment Policy
    Sexual Harassment Policy Addendum
Whistle Blower Policy
Workplace Safety Policy

The Board of Trustees of the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library provides equal employment opportuntiy for applicants and employees in every aspect of employment, and does not discriminate because of age, ancestry, color, disability, domicile, marital status, national origin, political preference, race, religion, gender or sexual preference. Employment opportunities are open to all qualified applicants based on experience, aptitude and ability. The same wage rate is paid to individuals for comparable work requiring comparable skills under comparable conditions.
      The Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library is staffed by a dedicated team of permanent part-time employees. The library adheres to all fair labor practices required by New York State, including minimum wage and sick leave. Staff members who work 20 hours or more per week also receive vacation time.
       All employees and board members must undergo Sexual Harassment Prevention training annually. In addition, the library board of trustees has approved several policies protecting the rights and safety of staff members.

Library Use Policies

Obtaining a Library Card and Borrowing Materials
Computer Resources/Internet Use
Accessibility Policy
Patron Behavior Policy