Books to Help Children Understand COVID-19 - Now Available
Links Concerning COVID-19
If you want to be tested for COVID-19, please call (888) 364-3065 to make an appointment at Anthony Wayne Recreational Area Palisades parkway.
They are open from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM. An appointment is required. No walk-ins allowed. You must remain in your vehicle.
To our Valued Patrons,
On August 3rd, we will finally open for browsing by appointment! It will be one household in the library at a time and you can schedule your appointment online or over the phone at (845) 786-3060. To schedule an appointment to use the computer (up to 30 minutes each day) click here. For an appointment to come browse our collection (up to 15 minutes) click here. After you have scheduled your appointment, please call us to confirm your appointment slot. Curbside pickup is still available and is encouraged for anyone who is able to use it. Masks will be required at all times inside the library. We are able to provide curbside delivery for those who cannot or choose not to wear a mask.
If you're not able to come inside, you can place a hold online, call the library at 786-3060 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request items. You will be able to request items from the following libraries: Central Valley, Goshen, Haverstraw, Highland Falls, Highland Mills, Middletown, Monroe, New City, Stony Point, Thiells. Valley Cottage and West Nyack. You don't need to do anything special, the materials from these libraries will automatically pop up when you do a search. If an item you want is not available from any of these libraries, you can call a library not included in this list and request a curbside pickup from them directly. As usual, we will notify you when requested items are avavilable for pick-up.
We are continuing with the summer reading program tradition. Please sign up using ReadSquared. For adults and teens, we will have a raffle in early September. Just enter the books you have completed, each book counts as a raffle entry. For kids, we have numerous take home crafts and of course beads and reading tags (new this year).
If you have suggestions or requests, please let me know. Please stay safe. We hope to see you all soon.
Tomkins Cove Public Library
NYS Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
You can get information and importantly, request a test. To a testing site near you, here's what to expect:
1. Call, talk to the operators and give some general information about yourself, including your town
2. This info is passed along to the NYS Department of Health and they evaluate it
3. The DOH calls you back
4. If necessary, they then can direct you to the nearest testing center.
NYS Emotional Support line: 1-844-863-9314
Resources for addressing race and racism with young children
Talking to kids about race, from National Geographic, includes advice for very young children.
Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice, a toolkit from Teaching Tolerance that spans ages 2-17.
Your Age-by-Age Guide to Talking About Race, from 6 months to age 8, from Parents Magazine.
Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism, from the Anti-Defamation League.
How to Talk About Kids and Race from Brightly, by author and mother Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, full of studies, citations, and resources.
Thank you for joining the Tomkins Cove Library community!
In the following pages you will find much information about our library and the wide variety of services we have to offer. Whether it’s a story time for your toddler, the latest best seller, a dvd for family movie night, reference materials for student projects, or a downloadable e-book – the library is here for you. We have so much to share with you; thanks for being our patron.
The Mission of the Tomkins Cove Public Library is to provide our community with access to the highest quality materials, services, and programs as a source of information, education, entertainment, and cultural enrichment. The library enables people to expand their knowledge, encourages personal growth, and enhances the quality of life in our community.