What's new this
OCTOBER
from your Library
Temporary Hours & Curbside Service Continue!
Open
The Library is offering limited in-person services in addition to our enhanced virtual offerings and curbside service.

Check for the latest updates on our website or our Facebook page!

In the meantime, call ahead, curbside service continues, and is encouraged!
Temporary Hours
*Please note these hours are subject to change.*
See our website for the latest updates to our hours of operation for all services.
Limited
In-Library Hours

Tues: 2-7pm
Wed-Fri: 11-3pm
Sat: 12-3pm
(closed Sun)
Computer Use Hours

Tues: 2-6:45pm
Wed-Fri: 11am-2:45pm
Sat: 12-2:45pm

One hour session per day with valid Library card, first come, first served.
Don't forget- Wifi is available from your car on Library grounds!

Temporary Curbside Pick-up Hours:

Mon-Tues: 2-8pm
Wed-Fri: 10-4pm
Sat: 11-4pm
(closed Sun)

Our book drop is open!
To ensure both our staff and community’s safety, and based on recommendations from the Mid-Hudson Library System, we will be quarantining all returns for 72 hours. You may notice a delay between the time you drop off an item and the time it comes off your account. 
Please note: the Library is not accepting book donations at this time. Please do not put book donations in our book drop.
Happening Now!
Votes for Women:
A Portrait of Persistence Exhibition
In the Library Community Room during temporary in-library hours
The Library invites you to a special exhibition in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence explores the complexity of the women’s suffrage movement and the relevance of its history to American’s lives today. This poster exhibition will also feature a local component, showcasing how Marlborough played a part in this narrative.
This poster exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.
Coming Soon!
Remote Printing with Princh!
We’re excited to soon offer Princh, a wireless printing solution that allows patrons to safely send prints from their mobile devices, laptops or home computers, to the Library for pick-up!
To begin printing from your mobile device, download the free Princh app, from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. You can also print from your laptop by visiting print.princh.com.
When using this app, you can pay by credit card ahead of time, or pay by cash at the circulation desk when you arrive to pick up your prints.
Virtual Programs
Join us online!
PLEASE NOTE:
For security purposes, participants must register prior to all online programs.

Please sign up on our Events Calendar, or follow the program links below.

Participants will be emailed a Zoom link the day of the event.
Adults!  Our craft kits continue this October! The Library is offering Take & Make Craft-to-Go Kits for a fun adult series that will allow patrons to explore new crafts at home!

Kit themes are still to be decided- so please check back on our website for updates!

(Children's craft kits also continue- click here to learn more about Kid's Take & Make!)
Shredder Truck Event
Friday, October 2, 9-11:00 a.m.
Residents of the Marlboro School District can protect themselves from identity theft and get rid of those old documents and folders all at one time! Bring them down to the Library to have them put in the shredder truck and destroyed safely in seconds. 
This event is first-come, first-served, with a three bag/box limit per person. The shredder truck will be parked in the Library side parking lot.

PROCEDURE:
To ensure social distancing, when arriving, please park in our side lot and place any bags/boxes next to your car. Staff will then bring them to the shredder truck. Please no early birds to allow us to safely set up and allow for the shredder truck to get positioned in our parking lot! 

Attendees must wear a mask when on Library property and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Acceptable Items for Shredding:
Paper (white or colored), file folders, staples and paper clips, plastic ID cards, credit cards, old checkbooks, empty prescription bottles, carbon paper, cds, dvds, and computer disks.
Unacceptable Items for Shredding:
Hazardous material, prescription bottles, syringes or needles, or any heavy metal objects such as nuts, bolts, metal plates, or hard drives.
*FOOD DRIVE*
The Great Give Back
October 5-17 During In-Library & Curbside Hours
Given the rise in food insecurity in our community over the past 6 months, as part of the Great Give Back, the Library will be focusing on collecting food to help feed our neighbors from October 5 to October 17. All items will be donated to Marlboro’s local food pantry at St. Mary’s Parish, where donations will be distributed to people in need in our community.
If you’d like to help, you can drop off nonperishable, non-expired food items at the Library from October 5 to October 17 during in-library and curbside hours. Please check our website for updated hours, as they are subject to change.

The Great Give Back is a day of participating in meaningful service oriented experiences. For more info, visit thegreatgiveback.org.
Local History Trivia Nights
Thursday, October 8 & 22, 7-7:30 p.m.
and November 5 & 19, 7-7:30 p.m.
Are you a local history buff or want to learn more about your town? Put your knowledge to the test and join us for our virtual local history trivia night!

Participate individually or make it a fun evening for your whole household.
Medicare 101 Webinar
Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 p.m.
Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? On Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm, join James Farnham, MS, MBA, licensed agent, virtually as he discusses the basics of Medicare. Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you.
This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you make better-informed decisions and explain what Medicare means for you! This free program is sponsored by the Ulster County Library Association. 
You must register in advance. 
 
Harvest Soup Virtual Cooking Class
with Holly Shelowitz
Thursday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.
Join Holly Shelowitz, Culinary Nutrition Educator and Nutrition Counselor, as she guides attendees step by step on how to create a delicious pot of soup, perfect for the cooler autumn days. Cook along or kick back and watch as Holly demonstrates the steps from her own kitchen!

This class will take place over Zoom.
There will be some preparation prior to class. Simply set up your phone/iPad/computer in the kitchen so you can cook along. If you plan to follow the steps, a list of supplies will be posted closer to the program date.

Registration is required, spaces are limited.
Attendees will be emailed a Zoom link the day of the program.
Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, October 28, 7-7:30 p.m.
All are welcome to attend our Virtual Book Club! Over Zoom, we will be discussing The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo.

Copies have been ordered and are available for pick up.
Dark Side of Marlboro Virtual Presentation
Thursday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
Registrants will be emailed a program link the day of the event.
Drownings, jailbreaks, murders, a spiritualist conman? It didn’t happen in Marlboro! …Or did it?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library’s Dark Side of Marlboro Walking Tour will be offered in a different format this year! Instead of our annual walking tour, participants may join us from the comfort of your own home on October 29 at 7:00 pm for a special online presentation given by our guides who have been giving the tour for the past three years. Registration required.
*AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME*
Dark Side of Marlboro Walking Tour
on Your Mobile Device!
The Friends of the Marlboro Free Library will also be offering their annual walking tour for free for a limited time through the Library’s new app, Discover Marlboro! The tour will be available from October 10 thru November 8.
Download the Discover Marlboro app at the Apple or Google Play store and get ready to hear spooky, long forgotten tales unearthed from the Library’s Local History Collection and from old newspapers!
Online Children's Programs
We have a full virtual programming schedule for kids this fall! Be sure to check back regularly as we update our schedule as well as for last minute special events!
Fall online children's programs are ongoing through December 12. Registration is required in order to participate.
Children's programming questions?
Email taylor@marlborolibrary.org. 
Children's Book Bundles
Book bundles for children are still available!

We know that half the fun of picking out children’s picture books is browsing and choosing ones with beautiful colors. Since it’s tough to do online or in a short time, you can either choose from pre-selected themes or have our Children’s Librarian, Ms. Taylor customize a bundle for you based on your child’s interests.

Themed bundles include:
Dinosaurs & Dragons; Princesses, Unicorns & Other Sparkly Things; Trucks, Cars & Things That Go; Pets; Sweet & Sentimental; and Ms. Taylor’s Favorites.

Call the Library or email taylor@marlborolibrary.org to choose your picks!
Children's Library Appointments
For safe browsing, families can make an appointment with Ms. Taylor by emailing her at taylor@marlborolibrary.org. As we have limited capacity, it is strongly encouraged that families schedule an appointment to ensure entry into the Library at a specific time.
Reminders
Library closed for Columbus Day
The Library will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day.
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Address: 1251 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542
Tel: (845)236-7272
Temporary In-Library hours:
Tues:  2-7pm
Wed-Fri:  11am-3pm
Sat:  12-3pm
(closed Sundays)

Temporary curbside hours:
Mon-Tues:  2-8pm
Wed-Fri:  10-4pm
Sat:  11-4pm
(closed Sundays)