Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Branch Library

New Hours!

Monday – Friday: 1 – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 2 PM
Sunday: Closed

Note:

The Family Partnership Center’s main entrance is under construction. The new entrance is to the left of the construction wall.

Upcoming Events at Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Branch Library:

African Rag Doll Workshop
Registration required.
Same program content for both dates.

Friday, September 30, 3:30 pm. Register here.
Saturday, October 1, 11:30 am. Register here.

The National Black Doll Museum will lead this special program of doll-making based on the traditional art form rooted in 18th century African American culture. Participants will create their own three-dimensional figures used over centuries to enhance storytelling.

For children 6 years old and up (parent/guardian must participate).

Parent reading a book to her child at the new Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library

About Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Branch Library:

The branch is located in the Family Partnership Center at 29 North Hamilton Street, Room 224.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 1 PM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 2 PM
Sunday: Closed

The Family Partnership Center building was formerly Poughkeepsie High School and later Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School. The new branch will occupy the same space that housed the schools’ libraries. The branch will have a particular focus on early literacy as an important developmental step for children. This new library will be within walking distance of the area’s two elementary schools, Morse and Warring. The original African Roots Library collection that occupied this space is curated through a partnership between the Library Action Committee and the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.

The branch is named in honor of Sadie Peterson Delaney, who attended Poughkeepsie High School and was active in the Smith Metropolitan AME Zion Church. She went on to serve as Chief Librarian at the Veterans Administration Hospital Library in Tuskegee, Alabama, where her work in Bibliotherapy received international attention.

Learn more about Sadie Peterson Delaney via our Local History Blog or by visiting Dutchess County Historical Society‘s recording program about Sadie P. Delaney.

¡Ya está abierta la nueva sucursal de la biblioteca!

La Biblioteca Sucursal Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots está ubicada en el edificio del Family Partnership Center en 29 North Hamilton Street, segundo piso, oficina 224.

El horario de la sucursal es lunes-viernes: de 1 pm a 5 pm y sábado: de 10 am a 2 pm. Los programas irán aumentando en los próximos meses.

El edificio del Family Partnership Center anteriormente fue Poughkeepsie High School, y más tarde pasó a ser Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School. La nueva sucursal ocupará el mismo espacio que albergaba las bibliotecas de las escuelas. Esta sucursal se centrará especialmente en programas de alfabetización temprana como un paso importante en el desarrollo de los niños. La nueva biblioteca estará a poca distancia de las dos escuelas primarias de la zona, Morse y Warring. La colección original de la Biblioteca de Raíces Africanas que ocupó este espacio está curada a través de una asociación entre el Comité de Acción de la Biblioteca y el Distrito de Bibliotecas Públicas de Poughkeepsie.

La sucursal lleva el nombre en honor a Sadie Peterson Delaney, quien asistió a Poughkeepsie High School y fue feligrés activa en la Iglesia Smith Metropolitan AME Zion. Luego se desempeñó como Bibliotecaria Jefe en la Biblioteca del Hospital de la Administración de Veteranos en Tuskegee, Alabama, donde su trabajo en Biblioterapia recibió atención internacional.