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See our website for the latest updates to our hours of operation for all services.
Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-8pm
Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Due to Ulster County’s level of transmission rating of “high,” following CDC guidance, masks are required when visiting the Library for all patrons ages 2+.

Special accommodations by appointment.
Please note: The Library is currently unable to accept book donations. Please do not place book donations in our book drop or leave at our doors when the Library is closed.
Featured This Month
The Great Community Give Back
October Food Drive
As part of the Great Give Back this fall, the Marlboro Free Library will be collecting non-perishable food items during the month of October. All items will be donated to Marlboro's local food pantry. Non-perishable, non-expired food items can be dropped off at the Library during open hours from October 1-31.

The mission of the Great Give Back is to provide a day of opportunities for patrons of public libraries in New York State to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences.
*NEW* Craftsy Now Available!
Craftsy is now available on the Libby app! Craftsy offers crafting videos, tutorials and additional resources for creative makers. With more than 3,000 hours of content and over 1,300 courses from expert instructors, Craftsy allows users to bring quality crafting courses into their homes! Courses include sewing, baking, painting, woodworking, gardening & more!
Adult Programs
Participants must register prior to all programs.

Please register on our Events Calendar, or follow the program links below.
Medicare 101 Webinar
Saturday, October 2, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Monday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 pm
Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. This webinar will simplify the choices you need to make, and explain what Medicare means for you!

Registration is required.
Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.
MFL Walking Club
Tuesday mornings in October, 10:00-11:00 am
*Weather permitting*
Connect with the outdoors and talk with others as we try out a new trail each week in October.

Registration is required.
Virtual Author Talk:
Navy Veteran, Tommy Zurhellen
Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 pm
In the summer of 2019, Tommy Zurhellen walked 2,866 miles across America alone, to raise awareness of veteran suicide and veteran homelessness in our country. During his presentation, Zurhellen will discuss his journey and his exciting memoir, The Low Road: Walking the Walk for Veterans. 

Registration is required.
Registrants will receive a zoom link prior to the event.
Dark Side of Marlboro
Historical Walking Tour
Sunday, October 17, 6:30 pm
Sunday, October 24, 4:30 & 6:30 pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Marlboro Library
The Dark Side of Marlboro Annual Walking Tour is back with some old favorites and brand new stories!
Jail breaks, mobsters, murders, a con man on the run? It didn’t happen in Marlboro....Or did it?

Join us for a spooky walking tour through the village of Marlboro. Guides will take you through town to various historical sites and relate long forgotten tales unearthed in our local history collection and old newspapers.

In-person registration for this event is required. Spaces are limited. Tickets are $8 each and are available for purchase at the circulation desk.
Masks are required whenever social distancing is not possible.
Italian Café
Thursday, October 21, 7:00 pm
Join local resident and professor, Rosella Perrone, for a fun night of Italian language and culture in the Library’s community room. During this workshop, Rosella will teach attendees a few basic Italian phrases and will discuss and share popular Italian culture.
Rosella Perrone is a native Italian who moved to the US at the age of fifteen, and received her BA and MA in Italian Studies and Comparative Literature at CUNY Queens College. Registration is required.
Book Club
Wednesday, October 27, 7:00 pm
All are welcome to attend our Book Club! During October’s meeting, we will be discussing The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.

Book Club will meet in-person at the Library. If you are not comfortable meeting in-person, please email Lindsay at ljankovitz@marlborolibrary.org and she will set you up on Zoom.
Copies have been ordered and are available for pick-up. Registration is required.
More at the Library
Family Fall Festival & Used Book Sale
Saturday, October 16, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Join us for outdoor fun and games for the whole family including a fall story time, a special craft, a fall raffle basket, face painting and more! Halloween costumes are encouraged!

The Book Barn will be open for the last time before closing for the season, so stock up on your used books for the winter during the festival!

Tickets are $10 per family and are available at the circulation desk.
The rain date for this event will be Sunday, October 17, same time.
Masks are required whenever social distancing is not possible.
Book Barn - Used Books for Sale
Saturday, October 2 & October 16, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
*Weather permitting*
The Friends of the Marlboro Library's Book Barn is open the first and third Saturday of the month until October 16, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. This month will be your last chance to browse the Book Barn until next May!
The Book Barn sells good quality, used books to help benefit the Library.

*2021 HOURS*
Open October 2 & 16, 10 am – 2 pm

On days when the Book Barn is open, from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, visitors may purchase one bag of books (bag provided by the Friends group) for $5!
Podcast & Historical Walking Tour Now on Our Discover Marlboro App!
Hear stories of local history straight from your neighbors as they discuss their businesses, properties, and families on our Story of Marlborough podcast series!

For Kids:
Fall Children's Programs
Teen Craft Tuesdays
Tuesdays, 5:15-6:00 pm
(9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/16, 12/7)
For grades 7-12.

Spend your Tuesdays de-stressing with fun DIY craft projects. Click on the links below to sign up!

Children's programming questions?
Email taylor@marlborolibrary.org or leave a message for our children’s librarian at 845-236-7272 ext. 217
Children's Library Appointments
The children's section is available to browse during regular hours, or families can make an appointment with Ms. Taylor.

An appointment is not required unless you want to be sure the children’s librarian is available for assistance. For an appointment, contact Ms. Taylor at Taylor@marlborolibrary.org or 236-7272 ext. 217.
Coming Soon:
New Upcoming Adult Craft: Holly Brooch
Tuesday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Select Tuesdays this fall, the Library continues to host a series of craft nights featuring easy-to-make seasonal crafts for adults! On Tuesday, November 30, join us to craft a seasonal brooch perfect for your winter coat.
Craft sessions will be in-person in the community room, with a Take & Make option for those uncomfortable attending in-person. Registration before the deadline of November 22 is required for both options. Spaces are limited. Register online and select the craft format you’d prefer.
Medicare Counseling Appointments
with Ulster County Office for the Aging
Monday, November 8 & 15, & December 6, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
A representative from the Ulster County Office for the Aging will be at the Library to help those interested sign up for Medicare and choose a plan that best fits their lifestyles. Receive personalized counseling and help understanding the different plans available.
Appointments are required. Please call the Office for the Aging at 845-340-3456 to make an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accommodated.
Please make sure when booking your appointment that you specify that you would like to meet with Peggy at the Marlboro Free Library.
For Avid Readers!
For weekly reading recommendations, check out our blog, The Book Buzz.
Library Closed
Monday, October 11, 2021
in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
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Address: 1251 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542
Tel: (845)236-7272
Library Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-8pm
Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm