Help the Roscoe Library

Help the Roscoe Library

The public library in Trout Town USA, aka Roscoe, New York, suffered extensive damage in the floods that hit the Delaware River Valley last June. Not only

The public library in Trout Town USA, aka Roscoe, New York, suffered extensive damage in the floods that hit the Delaware River Valley last June. Not only was the building that houses the Roscoe Free Library wrecked in the flooding, but the small library's book collection was all but destroyed as well.

A program is underway to replace the general-interest books--and a special call has been made to restore the library's collection of fly-fishing and angling titles. In particular, Judie Smith, the director of the Roscoe Free Library (and daughter of fly-tying notables Harry and Elise Darbee), hopes to replace some of the rare and out-of-print titles that were lost to the flood.

So far publishers Lyons, Stackpole, Amato, and Gibbs Smith have agreed to donate books from their catalogues. But if any readers can part with some out-of-print books that reference the history of Catskills fly-fishing and tying, the donation would be greatly appreciated.

Cash or book donations can be mailed to Roscoe Free Library at 85 Highland Avenue, P.O. Box 339, Roscoe, NY 12776.