1 Liberty Rock Road | Sloatsburg, NY 10974 | 845.753.2001 | sloatsburgpubliclibrary@gmail.com

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and information

As of Monday, August 17, the Sloatsburg Library is excited to announce it will re-open for patrons to browse for books, CD's and DVD's (for up to 30 minutes per visit). We will limit the number of patrons inside at any given time to adapt to NY State guidelines and all patrons (over the age of two) must have a working mask on their face to be in our building.

While we will be open for browsing in our main space, our children's room will continue to be closed (though all our children's materials will be made available upon request). In addition, there will be no seating available and food and drink are not permitted at the current time. 

Library computers will be available during open hours by appointment only and for a maximum of 30 minutes per day. Computer time will only be available with a reservation. There may be a limited browsing option for library materials during these appointments. Patrons waiting for computer appointments will be asked to wait outside the library. 

The library will dedicate special hours for seniors and immunocompromised patrons admittance only. These hours are as follows: 

Monday - Friday: 10am - 11am
Saturday: Noon - 1pm


Hours for the general public will be as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 1pm - 4pm
 

Call 845-753-2001 for more information. 

THE SLOATSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY IS OPEN FOR CURBSIDE SERVICE

We will also continue to offer curb-side pick-up service for any patrons who are more comfortable with that arrangement for the foreseeable future. Just call the library to reserve any materials and we will prepare them for easy pickup. There may be a limited browsing option for library materials during these appointments. Patrons can pick items up in the entryway of the Sloatsburg Library. Call 845-753-2001 for more information. 

The library will post additional information concerning mandatory wearing of masks and safe social distancing practices during reserved visiting hours. Please check our Facebook page for more regular programming and other updates. All items must be returned via the outside backdrop! All Library fines are waived at this time. Please call the library for any help finding and reserving materials. 

You can also reach out to us via email at sloatsburgpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

LIBRARY EXTENDED HOLDS

At this time, Sloatsburg patrons can put holds on items from the following RCLS libraries: Tuxedo, Suffern, Nanuet, Pearl River, Blauvelt, Tappan, Orangeburg, Spring Valley, Piermont, Palisades, and Nyack.

We celebrate our Sloatsburg 2020 Graduates!

From Sloatsburg Elementary School to Suffern Middle School and Suffern High School, this year’s graduates deserve an award for excellence. We are so proud of you!

WELCOME TO HOOPLA, a new digital service for our patrons.

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service brought that we've got for you! It allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!

Just find a title you like and click "borrow" and you're ready to enjoy it!
We provide you with 10 instant borrows each month! These digitial borrows will reset every month and you can borrow more than one title at a time.
Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours, and music titles are available for 7 days after you borrow. Enjoy!

We now have Pure Chat, which we've provided for patrons and the public so that you can get answers to your questions in real time. Just click on the chat box to the right, and let's talk!   
 

The Library’s physical collection is not available to the public until further notice. Patrons can access our vast digital collection, and other digital services, at the following links (those without a Sloatsburg Library card can opt for a temporary card at the Overdrive link):

Digital collections, ebooks, audiobooks, magazine, and even videos: https://rcls.overdrive.com

Research database: http://guides.rcls.org/slodatabases

Computer classes: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/subjects/office/

Homework Help: http://www.brainfuse.com/highEd/helpNow.asp?a_id=02AF22CA&ss=&r=

Career Center: http://www.brainfuse.com/JobNow/index.asp?a_id=C3B7E799&ss=&r=

To support our loyal patrons, the Library will be waiving fines during the period the pandemic impacts the community.

Look for updates and other Library information on our social media pages.

We thank our patrons for your understanding and patience.

For trusted information and updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including prevention tips and what to do if you are exhibiting symptoms, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For additional information, please see the link that was provided by the reference staff at Middletown Thrall Library: https://www.thrall.org/corona/?guide

Library Hours for the general public

Monday -Thursday
Friday
Saturday

10am - 7pm
11am - 5pm
1pm - 4pm

These hours may change; check back for updates as they happen.