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.
The READsquared app is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services Program.
Links Concerning COVID-19
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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.