Cornwall Library Newsletter July 2021
It's nice to see that things are getting closer to normal. Here at the Cornwall Public Library, we are still wearing our masks while at work and still request that patrons wear masks.  
I am excited that Cornwall Public Library will be participating in the Fourth of July parade this year which steps off at 1 PM. The Library won't have a float in the parade but we will have a 1993 LeBaron convertible!! One of our Cornwall Library Friends (Cindy Topps) owns it. She has offered to be the chauffeur for the Cornwall Public Library in the parade. (I haven't ridden in a convertible since my husband owned an Oldsmobile 442 in the early 1980s! I drove it once, and it pretty much got away from me. That was how many times I drove it--once!) I am looking forward to being a passenger in Cindy's convertible. Brenda and I are planning to have a fun day with Cindy! Hope to see you all at the parade! 

Charlotte A. Dunaief
Library Director
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
August 8th
 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The rich history of Bannerman Island and the beautiful scenery
will provide you with a wonderfully enriching experience on this guided tour.

Plan to arrive in Beacon at 10:30am for an 11:00am departure.
Wear comfortable shoes due to rough terrain.
Returning at 1:30pm for this rain or shine adventure.

Ages 11 and up.

Bring food & drink as needed.

Register on the Library's online calendar starting June 30th.
Limited to the first 40 registrants.

$40.00pp (non-refundable) cash preferred or check payable to
"Friends of Cornwall Library" by July 27th.

If program fills up, contact the Library to be placed on a wait list.

Additional details will be provided to registrants.

Questions? Call 845-534-8282.
The Adult Summer Reading Challenge has begun!

There's lots of ways to participate, from submitting
book reviews online to visiting Main Street or taking a hike. 

Register online here and pick up or print a BINGO! card.

For more information, call or visit the library. Click here for more info.
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.
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 is open via the Library's online calendar.
A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the program.
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.

Registration is open via the Library's online calendar.

Print books are available to pick up at
the Library.

A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the program.
Create a Decorative Cutting Board
July 13
Join local crafters Luann and Joanne for a creative fun time!

All supplies provided as you create a decorative cutting board that will add a great accent to any kitchen.

Limited to 12 in-person attendees on the outside Library portico.

There is NO fee! Rain or Shine.

Registration opens June 24th via the Library's online calendar.

Please note, if program fills up, contact the Library to be placed on a wait list.
Virtual Book Chat & Chocolate
July 22
The Vineyard
at Painted Moon
by Susan Mallery
eBooks and eAudiobooks are available on Libby eAudiobooks are also available on hoopla.

Print books and CDs are available to pick up at the Library.

Registration is open via the Library's online calendar.

A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the program.
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
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.
Registration is open via the Library's online calendar for in-person attendance on our outside portico limited to 15 attendees.
COVID safety protocols will be in place.
Get Back in the Game
Common Sports Medicine Injuries
July 13

Join us as we partner with Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall for a virtual seminar on Sports Medicine, presented by Dr. Wasik Ashraf, Medical Director of Sports Medicine at MSLC.

Learn about prevention and treatment options for sports injuries.

Registration is open online here or call 845-568-2561.
Virtual Mystery
Book Discussion
July 15
The Temptation
of Forgiveness
by Donna Leon

Join a virtual meeting to discuss a mystery novel with fellow mystery lovers.

Registration opens July 8 via the Library's online calendar.

Digital ebooks and audiobooks are available through Libby or hoopla, or call the Library to place a hold on a hard copy.

A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the program.
Looking Ahead
'Summer on the Hudson'...Paint Night
August 10
5:15 PM

Local artist, Maureen Hart, will provide all supplies
at the Library's IN-PERSON paint night.

$10 non-refundable drop-off fee required to confirm registration by July 20th.

Online registration opens July 10 via
the Library's online calendar to the first 12 registrants.

Rain or shine on the outside portico.

Please note, if program fills up, contact the Library to be placed on a wait list.
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.
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.
Make it Monday
Grades K-5

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.
Teen Writers
Strike Back
Select Wednesdays
July 7, July 14,
July 21 & July 28

Grades 8-12

Please register via the Library's online calendar one week prior to each event.

Zoom links will be sent to
registrants the day of the event.
A Day at the
Worm Races
July 14

Grades K-5. Train, coach and race a worm.

Registration opens July 7 for a 30-minute time slot of your choice via the Library's online calendar.

In-person, outside, weather permitting.

Generously supported by the
Friends of Cornwall Library.
Teen Book Group
July 23
Everything Sad is Untrue (a true story)
by Daniel Nayeri

Grades 6-12

Register in-person when you pick up your copy of the book at the Library.

A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the program.
Book Break Book Group
August 5
Fortunately, the Milk
by Neil Gaiman

Grades 3 & 4

In-person, outside. Register in-person and pick up a copy of the book at the Library.
Family Storytime
Select Tuesdays
July 6, July 13,
July 20 & July 27
9:00am or 10:00am

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

Space is limited.

Please register via the Library's online calendar for the time slot of your choice one week prior to each event.
Dog Tales
Select Mondays
July 5, July 19,
August 2 & 16
6:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm or 6:45pm

Grades K-12

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

Please register for the date of your choice below via the Library's online calendar for a 15-minute time slot.

Registration begins one week prior to each event.

Generously supported by
the Friends of Cornwall Library.
PJ Story Time
Select Mondays
July 12 and July 26

Ages 3-5

Put on your PJs and join Pat Parker as she reads stories geared for 3 to 5-year-olds but all are welcome. In-person, outside, weather permitting.

Please register via the Library's online calendar.

Registration begins one week prior to each event.
Book Group
July 15
Snow Dance
by James Bruchac
& Joseph Bruchac

Grades K-2

In-person, outside. Register in-person and pick up a copy of the book at the Library.
Teen Trivia
For grades 6-12
July 29

Grades 6-12

Registration opens July 22 via the Library's online calendar.

A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the program.
Readzza Readzza
Book Group
August 12
When You Trap a Tiger
by Tae Keller

Grades 5-8

In-person, outside. Register in-person and pick up a copy of the book at the Library.
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.

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