2020 Virtual Summer Reading Program




July 6 – August 15 join us for our first ever virtual summer reading program! Stay home and go wherever your imagination takes you!

To register, send email to Patty at pkennedy@rcls.org with a parents name and the name and age of each child to be registered.

Once the program starts, you’ll receive email every Monday morning with a secret password and a link to a ZOOM meeting.  Each week there will also be a Goodie Bag available for Curbside pickup for each child enrolled in the program.  Bags can be picked up Tue-Thu 12:00-4:00, Friday 12:00-6:00, Saturday 10:00-3:00. Call the library before you come.

The password will give you access to special content on our website, for you to enjoy  whenever you want. We’ve partnered with Page Turner adventures for Week1. Program presenters will vary throughout the summer.

The link will let you access a weekly live event. Parents and children are welcome to join. The first live event will be Thursday July 9 at 4:00: Greetings from Miss Patty.





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Curbside Service begins Tuesday June 16

The library is still closed. But, the BOOKDROP IS OPEN.

BEGINNING JUNE 16, Curbside Service will be available the following hours:
12:00-4:00 Tue-Thu
12:00-6:00 Friday
10:00-3:00 Saturday


Ebooks, audio books, and videos are available to download from our website 24/7. Last month 370 Ebooks were borrowed through our website.

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Are you up for the challenge?

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Parallel Pandemic of disinformation

There’s a parallel pandemic of disinformation online with regards to the Coronavirus, and much of it is potentially very dangerous.

Better information can save lives, I encourage you to rely on your library to provide information you can trust so you can be better prepared  – inoculated, if you will – when confronting disinformation on or beyond the Web.

–Robert Teiss, Middletown Thrall Library, Reference Services

Novel Corona Virus Official Websites and More

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Board Meeting Wednesday June 10 at 7:15

Board meets June 10. Public is welcome!

The meeting will be held on ZOOM.  For the link to the meeting contact pkennedy@rcls.org or call 557-6258.

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Free e-Books for children

Visit this page from the New York City School System.
It’s full of free on-line books about COVID-19 just for kids.

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Need Help Borrowing e-books?

Let Libby Help! Libby is an app you can use to download e-books and audio books. It’s the simplest way to start reading digital material from your library. Don’t just take my word for it though, see for yourself.

How to use Libby    Get started now

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This is fun! Give it a try.  Escape from the Librarians Office.

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Rely on Consumer Reports

Log in to Consumer Reports using your library card number.

Go to CR’s Guide to the Coronavirus . Or find out how to make safer food choices during the pandemic.

Don’t have a library card? Contact Patty Kennedy.
Leave a message at 557-6258 or email pkennedy@rcls.org.

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We miss YOU!

We will re-open. We just don’t know when yet. The decision will be made when state and local authorities and the Ramapo Catskill Library System recommend that it’s safe for our patrons, staff, and volunteers.

Until then, check out our Digital Download Center by clicking the icon in the sidebar. Some titles may have a wait list. But if we own a copy, our patrons move to the front of the hold list!
Our most recent purchases include Dear Edward, Such a Fun Age, American Dirt and the Amazing Spider-Man. And there are lots of titles with no wait list.

If you don’t have a library card, you can sign up for a temporary card when you visit the Digital Download Center.

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