Category: Library Info

We’re (sorta) REOPENING!

Starting Monday August 10, 2020 the Fallsburg Library will be opening for APPOINTMENT ONLY in person use for browsing and computer use. Please click on our Reopening Flyer for further information.

Please note, that most of our DVD covers have been placed behind the circulation desk in an effort to cut down on ‘touch points.’ Newer releases, and recently returned covers will be placed out for display for patrons to grab. If you are looking for a specific movie title, just ask the Library staff…we’ll look to see if we have it available!

Also, all of our extra seating has been removed from the library – chairs are only available to those using our internet computers. We’re aware that this is going to be a very different library experience than we all have become accustomed to, and we thank you for your continued support, understanding, and patience as we navigate this new territory.

Properly worn face coverings will be required for those over the age of 2 for those entering the library – these must be worn for your full time in the library.

We will continue curbside services for those who still aren’t comfortable walking through our doors, or for those who are unable to adhere to the face covering requirement due to a medical condition.

We can’t wait to see you!

Closings for Sidewalk Replacement

Please note that the Fallsburg Library will be completely CLOSED on Wednesday July 29th and Thursday July 30th for sidewalk replacement. We hope to reopen for curbside services on Friday July 31st. Please also note that there will be no access to the book drop during this time frame. Materials continue to be checked in ‘FINE FREE’ (after a 3 day quarantine) so you will NOT be charged overdue charges on materials that are returned late during this time period. Thank you for your continued understanding and support!


Be sure to check back later in the week as we make an announcement for appointment only, limited, in building use coming soon!

Library Board Reorganization Meeting Set

The Fallsburg Library Board of Trustees Reorganization meeting is scheduled for Monday July 13, 2020 at 5:15pm. The reorganization meeting is when the meeting schedule for the new fiscal year is set, as well as when new officers are elected.

A brief regular board meeting will follow the reorganization meeting.

June Board meeting 6/25 via Zoom

Please note, due to restrictions on public meetings due to COVID-19, the Fallsburg Library Board of Trustees’ meeting scheduled for June 25, 2020 at 5:15pm will be held online via Zoom beginning at 5:15pm. For the link and password to join the meeting, please email prior to 5:00pm on 6/25/2020.

Curbside Services Beginning June 15, 2020

We are working to reopen YOUR Library in a safe and efficient manner. Because the COVID-19 pandemic is every-changing, the following dates/times may change.

June 8 – Outside Book Drop remains open and staff will continue processing your returns. Please understand that items will be quarantined when received and may not be removed from your record immediately. Due dates for all materials currently checked out have been extended to June 30th, so no new fines will be placed on any materials currently out. Please be sure to get those materials returned by June 30th!

June 15 – Curbside services begin! Call us at (845) 436-6067 or email us at to place a hold!
PLEASE NOTE: For the next month or more, only items owned by our library will be available for holds.

June 22 – Online Catalog and the RCLS Gateway mobile app will begin to allow hold requests. You will be able to view our collection online and place holds for yourself (if you are a Fallsburg card holder). When your hold is available, we will notify you when your item(s) are ready to be picked up and to schedule a date/time for pickup. Please adhere to your pickup date/time so we can limit the amount of people picking up materials at one time.

If you are NOT a Fallsburg card holder, but see a Fallsburg item currently available on our shelf (i.e. it is NOT checked out, on hold, or listed as AVAIL-SOON) you can call or email us. We will pull the item and check it out to you and schedule a date/time for you to pick up the item. We only ask that you please return this item to our book drop when you have finished, to make it available to the next patron as quickly as possible.


Our Library Hours are being adjusted and will eventually return to “normal” hours.

Beginning June 15, Curbside services begin:
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: 11:30am-6pm

**Please note** We ask that you wear your mask when interacting with our staff – as we will be wearing our masks as well. Any library materials that you need to return, please place them in the book drop rather than hand them to staff.

We understand that these have been, and continue to be, very trying times. We are here to assist you in whatever way we can, as safely as we can. We thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Be sure to watch for information about our Summer Reading Program (which will take a virtual turn this year)!