Summer Reading 2020: Introducing READsquared
This summer, Tomkins Cove Library is excited to introduce our new online and app based summer reading program: the READsquared app. You will be able to participate in raffles, sign up for events, and earn points by logging the books that you have read.

Get started here!

The READsquared app is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services Program.

To our Valued Patrons, 

The Tomkins Cove Public Library is excited to offer curbside pickup of library materials.

Curbside service will be available by appointment Monday-Thursday 1:00 PM -9:00 PM, Friday 1:00 PM-6:00 PM and Saturday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. 

Beginning Monday, June 15, items can be placed on hold by telephone or email only.  Call to speak to a library staff member (845) 786-3060 or send your request via email to jlukas@rcls.org.  

To use the library catalog, go to www.tomkinscovelibrary.org, click on Library Services, then click on RCLS catalog. You can still call or email the library to request materials.

If you have requested specific items, we will check those items out to you and call you when they are ready to be picked up.  We will schedule a date and time for pickup.  At the allotted time, your items will put in a bag with your name on it and placed on the front steps.  If you are unable to pick up at the scheduled time, please call us to let us know.  If you are unable to walk to the front door, please inform us at the time you make your request.  When you arrive at your scheduled time, call us and a gloved and masked staff member will bring your items to your car and place it in your trunk.  

If you don’t know what you want (new DVD or new mystery for example) call and speak to a staff member.  We will be happy to help select items that will satisfy you.  

To keep the library staff safe we are employing no contact curbside service.  Please help us by maintaining your distance from staff and other patrons and wearing a mask.  

The Tomkins Cove Public Library staff members appreciate your consideration and patience. The library building will remain closed pending New York State executive orders.

A huge thank you to our sponsors who have generously supported our Summer Reading Program.

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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


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