Cornwall Library Newsletter Mid-June 2021
Cornwall Public Library
Picked for June!

The Library has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership
as the benefiting non-profit in the Hannaford Community Bag Program!

For the month of June 2021, Cornwall Public Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Hannaford store located at 2636 Rt. 32, New Windsor NY.

Please help support CPL
by purchasing a bag!
Outdoor, In-Person Programs

We are taking baby steps to provide limited outdoor in-person programs with COVID safety protocols.

The Battle of Midway was
presented on the outside portico
to a welcoming audience.

Please keep an eye on our
calendar as we move forward.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting (Virtual)
July 8

Check our website or door of the building for details on how to access the meeting.

All meetings are open to the public. Call for more info at 845-534-8282
or email
Access online research and tutorials via our website homepage. Click on "Research and Tutorials." Everything from research databases to Consumer Reports to Rosetta Stone and much more! Free with your Cornwall library card!
In-Person Services

We are now open for visits.
No appointment necessary. 

COVID safety measures
are still in place
and subject to change.

Please call or stop by
for more information.

Curbside service is still available.
For Adults
Virtual Creative Writers

Join a Zoom meeting of the Library’s Creative Writers Group.

Register via the Library's online calendar (only new members need to register).

Zoom links will be distributed on the Friday before the meeting. It will be a recurring link, usable for all Creative Writers’ meetings.
Outdoor Book Sale
June 19

$8 per bag

No appointments
are necessary.

Brought to you by the
Friends of Cornwall Library.
Book Chat & Chocolate
June 24
The Lions of Fifth Avenue
by Fiona Davis
Join the Hudson Valley’s sweetest book group for a virtual book discussion. eBooks and eAudiobooks are available on Libby.

Print books are available to pick up at
the Library.

Register via the Library's online calendar.

Zoom meeting invitations will be sent out to registrants on the day of the book club.
Out & About
Book Group
June 23
Anxious People
by Fredrik Backman

Just because we aren't yet Out & About doesn’t mean we can’t still have a great book club meeting!

Digital ebooks and audiobooks are available through Libby. Print books are available to pick up at the Library.

Register ahead here, pour yourself a drink, and join us for a virtual book discussion and more!

Zoom meeting invites will be emailed to registrants prior to the meeting on the day of the book club.
Member's Choice Book Club
July 7
The Killer Angels
by Michael Shaara

The Member’s Choice Book Club typically meets the first Wednesday of each month.

Register via the Library's online calendar.

Print books are available to pick up at
the Library.

The Zoom link will be emailed to those participating on the day of the meeting.
Searching For A Job?
Changing Careers?

Learn interview skill techniques with Interview Coach, Andy Maroney.

All job seekers welcome - first-time job seekers, career changers and recent job market re-entrants.

Get a free one-on-one virtual practice interview and feedback session.

To set up a virtual meeting appointment: email resume and contact phone number to
Virtual Mystery
Book Discussion
June 17
by Robert Galbraith

Join a Zoom meeting to discuss a mystery novel with fellow readers.

Register via the Library's online calendar.

Digital ebooks and audiobooks are available through Libby. Print books are available to pick up at the Library.

The Zoom link will be emailed to those participating on the day of the meeting.
Just Say Yes to
Fruits and Vegetables
Back to Basics 101
June 17

Monica Cieslak Morgan, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef and
JSY educator working with the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, combines her passion for cooking with her love of educating folks
on how to incorporate healthy food choices into their diets.

Free giveaways and recipes will be provided!
Register via the Library's online calendar starting June 1st.


COVID safety protocols
will be in place.

Common Sports Medicine Injuries
July 13

Join us as we partner with
Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall for a virtual seminar on Sports Medicine issues.

Dr. Wasik Ashraf, Medical Director of Sports Medicine at MSLC, will discuss common sports medicine injuries, their prevention and treatment options, including surgery.

Enjoy this seminar from the
comfort and privacy of your home.

Registration is open on June 17th here or call 845-568-2561.
Looking Ahead
History Matters: Tulsa 1921
July 6
Earl Miller presents on the
100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, also known as the
"Black Wall Street Massacre." 
Mr. Miller, whose grandfather pastored
one of the churches destroyed in the massacre, will examine the historical context of the atrocity while paying
respect to the lives, businesses
and homes destroyed.
Registration opens June 8th via
the Library's online calendar.
Zoom link will be provided
on the day of the program.
Oklahoma Historical Society/Getty Images
Travel in a Post-Covid World
July 7
As COVID restrictions lift and thoughts turn to travel
there is a lot of conflicting and confusing information.
Join us for an open conversation about safe travel plans
and your long awaited dream vacation.
Q&A style format presented by World Wide Travel of Cornwall.
Register online via the Library's online calendar starting June 14th
for in- person attendance on our outside portico limited to 15 attendees.
COVID safety protocols will be in place.
For Kids & Teens
Register for Summer Reading
to enjoy some “Tails & Tales” fun!

Hooray! It’s almost time again for the Summer Reading Program!!

This summer, we are pleased to announce the addition of some
outdoor, in-person events (go ahead and wag your tail happily).

We also have Summer Reading game boards with at-home challenges
that are tons of fun and will provide a great way to exercise
your reading muscles and stretch your creative powers.

Click here for more information on how your family can enjoy Summer Reading 2021.
Make it Monday
K - 5th Grade

Exercise your creative muscle every week this summer June 28th — August 23rd

Each Monday at 10am we will have a new craft project
prepared for curbside pickup at the library.

Materials are available on a first come, first served basis and while supplies last.
Photo Contest
Begins June 28
Ends on August 31
Grades 6 – 12

One winner will be chosen on September 3rd.

The prize is a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

See website for contest rules and entry form.
Dog Tales
July 5
6:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm or 6:45pm

Read to a furry friend from
Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause.

Grades K-12.

Please register via the
for a 15-minute time slot listed above

Registration begins one week
prior to the event.

Generously supported by the
Friends of Cornwall Library.
Teen Writers Strike Back
July 7

For grades 8-12.

Registration begins June 30

Zoom links will be sent to
registrants the day of the event.
Spring StoryWalk®
Attention Readers
of All Ages!

Join us for a Spring StoryWalk®. Enjoy a walk around the library grounds, stopping at each story panel to read a portion of If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson.

For added fun, see if you can complete the accompanying scavenger hunt located inside the little red house at the Library’s main entrance.
Family Storytime
July 6
9:00am and 10:00am

Enjoy an in-person
Family Story Time
at the Library
(outside, weather permitting).

Please register via the Library's online calendar
starting June 29 for the
time slot of your choice.

Space is limited.
For Everyone
Virtual Community
Health Education
in Partnership with
Montefiore St. Luke’s
Cornwall Hospital

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and to practice social distancing, the Cornwall Public Library has been unable to provide in-person health education to the community we serve. However, we remain committed to continual community engagement and education through virtual seminars and recorded presentations.

We are pleased to have a wonderful partnership with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and offer the following link to “DOC TALK,” a podcast presented by their staff. Click on this link and search topic of interest.
Protecting Your Finances
During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provides up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage your finances during this difficult time.

Below are links to information on options and deadlines for various relief, some as part of new legislation.

Congress passed legislation providing an additional $300 per week to all workers receiving unemployment benefits. The supplement begins after December 26, 2020, and ends on September 6, 2021.
Some homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage now have a little extra time to seek help.
Interest and monthly payments on federally-held loans are suspended through September 30, 2021.
The Library now subscribes to hoopla - a video streaming service that provides access to hundreds of thousands of digital items for free with your Cornwall Library card!

Visit to get started!

Patrons have a 5 item monthly limit for materials borrowed through hoopla. However, if 5 titles are not enough, in June, they have made extra items available that don't count toward your limit. To access these, look for items in the "Bonus Borrows" collection.

Let us know if you have any questions or need a library card! For more information, please visit our hoopla webpage.
Online Learning Through Coursera

The New York State Department of Labor is partnering with Coursera, the leading online training provider. Through Coursera, you will have access to nearly 4,000 programs across high-growth industries and can hone skills in data science, business, and technology. Many of these programs are pathways to certifications and can help elevate your career.
Digital eBooks & Audiobooks

While many of us stay at home, don’t forget that the Library offers many options for reading or listening to your favorite titles. The Libby App by Overdrive is one of the best options to access more than 10,000 ebooks and audiobooks.

Libby is compatible with many devices including Kindle, iPad and iPhone, Nook, Chromebook, Kobo, Android and Windows and is available in your phone’s App Store. If you don’t have a mobile device, you can access titles through Overdrive on your desktop computer. For more information, please visit:
Digital Magazines
through Overdrive
and Libby

Patrons can now access new titles through the Library's digital magazine app. Conde Nast Traveler, The Economist, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Wired are now available!

For more information on how to access digital magazines, please call the Library at 845-534-8282 or email