MHLS strongly advises that all libraries have an independent review or audit done annually. The benefits of having an independent audit or review include:

  • Protects board members from liability
  • Indicates areas for improvement
  • Insures the library can face scrutiny by the public

For those libraries registered with as a charity with the NYS Office of the Attorney General you are subject to the financial reporting rules and financial thresholds found in N.Y. EXC. Law 7A § 172-b For more information see the NYS Office of the Attorney General’s web site.

Audit Tips:

Area CPAs:

Bailey Browne CPA
3 Neptune Road, Suite Q 15
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
*member library client: Beacon (school district public library)

Bogush + Grady
48 W Market ST
Rhinebeck 12572
*member library client: Rhinebeck (association library)

Cusack & Company, CPAs LLC
7 Airport Park Blvd
Latham, NY 12110
Telephone: (518) 786-3550
Fax: (518) 786-1538

* member library client: Heermance Memorial Library- Coxsackie (special district)

Foster & Schmalkuche, P.C. Certified Public Accountants
2135 Route 44-55
P.O. Box 300
Gardiner, NY 12525
*member library clients: New Paltz (association library); Rosendale (special district)

Timothy P. Hoolihan, CPA
Van Norstrand & Hoolihan CPAs P.C.
187 East Market Street #202
Rhinebeck, NY 12572-1727

PKHB – Pattison, Koskey, Howe & Bucci, CPAs. P.C.
Mary A. Kimball, CPA
465 Washington Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401
*member library clients: Elting Memorial Library, Hudson Area Library (Hudson Office), Hyde Park Free Library, Kingston Library, Roeliff Jansen Community Library (Valatie Office), Saugerties Public Library (Saugerties Office), Stone Ridge Public Library, Woodstock Public Library District

Nugent & Haeussler
101 Bracken Rd
Montgomery, NY 12549
*member library client: Marlboro (school district public library)

Pangia & Co.
2 Jefferson Plaza Suite 101
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
*member library client: Beekman (association library)

RBT (formally Vanacore DeBenedictus DiGovanni & Weddell, Rouis & Compnay, LLP, Sedore Hudson Valley CPAs)
2678 South Road, Beechwood Office Park, Suite 101
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
*member library client: Blodgett; Kingston (both are special district public libraries)

 Shallo, Galuschio & Bianchi
21 North Seventh Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Shepheard, Robert G Jr., CPA
488 Freedom Plains Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Michael Quis
1822 Route 6
Carmel, New York 10512.
*member library clients: Carmel (association library); Kent (municipal public library); Patterson (association library)

The Accounting Offices of Tom Fucito CPA
450 Main St.
Cairo, NY 12413
*member library client: Catskill (School District)

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