Books to Help Children Understand COVID-19 - Now Available

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 click here. For an appointment to come browse our collection 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 jlukas@rcls.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 available for pick-up.

If you have suggestions or requests, please let me know.  Please stay safe.  We hope to see you all soon.


Janet Lukas
Library Director
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

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.


Our Mission


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.

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