Library Update, Trustee Election and Budget Vote info – May 8, 2020

For the health and safety of our community and staff, the Fallsburg Library is still closed until further notice.

The Fallsburg Library’s annual budget vote and trustee election is typically held the first Tuesday of June. We are happy to inform you that the Fallsburg Library Board of Trustees will NOT be seeking a tax levy increase for the Library’s FY 2020-2021 budget.

In accordance with Executive Order 202.26, the Fallsburg Library trustee election will be done by absentee ballot only and will be done in conjunction with the Fallsburg Central School District’s budget vote and trustee election on Tuesday June 9, 2020. Please keep an eye out in the Sullivan County Democrat for a legal notice with further information on how the election will be conducted.

There are 3 seats up for election as follows:

Seat of Judith Merone – 5 year term (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2025)

Seat of Renee Kates – 3 year term (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023 – to fill vacated seat of Carol Jenny Silverman)

Vacant seat – 3 year term (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023 – to fill vacated seat of Sonia Ward).

This year, due to COVID 19 restrictions, all candidates must self nominate and alert the Library Director at of their intent to be on the ballot no later than May 12, 2020 at 5:00pm. Candidates can email or mail (PO Box 730 South Fallsburg, NY 12779) their letter of intent, but it must be received by the Library Director before 5:00pm on May 12th. Candidates must inform the Library Director of which seat they are intending to run for. Candidates must be a qualified voter of the Fallsburg Central School District.

Due dates for all materials checked out have been extended to June 1, 2020 and no overdue fines are being assessed on materials.

Although the Library is still physically closed, you can access hundreds of free online resources 24/7 including e-books, e-magazines, downloadable videos, music and audiobooks, databases, and more – all you need is your library card.

Please email if you need assistance obtaining a library card and/or your pin number. You must be a resident of the Fallsburg Central School District to qualify.

We miss you all and cannot wait to be open again! Please keep in mind, as restrictions get lifted and we’re allowed to operate again, it will be in a very different manner than what we have all become used to. As we get closer to being able to open, we will provide more updates and information. Until then, be well!