Library Association of Rockland County
New City, New York 10956
The Library Association of Rockland County (LARC) is an organization of library-oriented individuals and groups representing 17 public libraries of Rockland County, New York. Its mission is to promote library growth, cooperation and development in Rockland County. Members of LARC include library staff members from libraries, as well as trustees, friends of libraries, and other interested persons and organizations.
Rockland County is located north of the New Jersey-New York border, west of the Hudson River and south of Orange County. It is a county rich in history beginning with the settlement of the Munsees or Lenni Lenape Indians. In 1609, Henry Hudson sailed the great river later named in his honor and anchored near the area that is now Haverstraw. The region was settled primarily by the Dutch and many county place names reveal their Dutch origin.
The county has continued to contribute to the social, cultural and business history of the region including the American Revolution battle at Stony Point, the brick making industry at Haverstraw, the 20th century training sites for American infantry during World Wars I and II and the expansion of transportation with the building of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Eleven of the LARC member libraries collaborated to contribute materials from their respective local history collections to one digital collection.
Library Association of Rockland County is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.