About Us


14 Proctor Road
Eldred, NY
next to the post office, across the street from Pecks Market
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Phone: (845)557-6258
FAX: (845)557-0578
email: eld@rcls.org

Curbside service is available. Call the library at 557-6258 and we’ll check out your requested items and place them on a cart on the front porch. Just grab and go!

New Years Day
Fourth of July

Board of Trustees

Laura Burrell
Joan Fergus
Shain Fishman
Kari Margolis
Sarah Mitchell
Leslie Rutkin
Karol Sundholm

Library Director
Patricia Kennedy


SHFL is a member of the Ramapo Catskill Library System.  An active RCLS library card is necessary to borrow items from the library.

If you live in the Town of Highland or the Town of Lumberland, you may apply for a free library card at our library with I.D. showing proof of residency OR I.D. and separate proof of residency.   Non residents may apply for a library card for an annual fee of $20.00. I.D. is required. The annual fee will be waived for anyone who donates $100 or more to the library. Our library card is accepted at all 47 libraries in RCLS.

Loan Periods / Fine Rates/Charges
Library accounts with a balance of $10.00 or more will be blocked (suspended).
Library accounts with items that are overdue more than 30 days cannot be used to checkout additional items.

Books — 14 day loan — no fines
DVDs — 7 day loan — $1.00 per day/cannot be renewed
Audio Books — 14 day loan — no fines
Magazines — 14 day loan — no fines
Childrens books — 14 day loan no fines

Museum Pass – 3 day loan – $10.00 fine per day

Lost books – Cost of replacement is set by the owning library

Damaged books – Cost of repair or replacement is set by the owning library

Lost library card – Replacement $5.00

Copy Machine/Printing
$.25 per copy (black & white)
$.50 per page (color)

FAX Machine
$.75 per page local
$1.50 per page long distance

Computer Use
We have 3 computers with Microsoft Office and Internet access available for public use.
Use of the computers is free to anyone with an RCLS library card.
There is a $1.00 per day charge for use of computer without a library card.

Our Wi-Fi and Internet Access has recently been upgraded to better serve our patrons needs. On your device search for available networks and select Sunshine Hall Library Public Wireless. No password is necessary.

2022 Proposed Budget/Annual Report to the Community

1 Response to About Us

  1. Carol Jensen Bliefernich says:

    I would like to be added to your email list. My email ie Cblief@yahoo.com.
    Thank you. Carol Bliefernich

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