Member of the Ramapo Catskill Library System
19 Closter Road, Palisades, NY 10964

Board of Trustees: Marjorie Galen, President; Margaret Cook, Vice President; Andrew Goffe, Treasurer; Paul Riccobono, Secretary; Sarah Buterbaugh; Marty Nealon; Kathryn Shattuck; Library Director: Maria Gagliardi. The next board meeting is Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 pm via Zoom and streamed live on Facebook.

The library is open to walk in visits. Masks must be worn and we are asking patrons to limit their browsing to 15 minutes and computer use to 30 minutes. We are open Monday through Thursday, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

We completed the steps set forth by the Green Business Partnership and in December we received GBP certifi- cation. Staff tracked travel, swapped out water bottles for a water dispenser, replaced fluorescent light fixtures with LEDs, and weighed garbage and recycled materials. The new HVAC system put the library on track to achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 2017 levels by 50%. To learn more about the Palisades Free Library's efforts visit our website to view the Green Business Partnership presentation.

There is still time to make a submission! Please join us in supporting the library by adding a favorite fam- ily recipe to the fourth edition of “Pots and Pans in Palisades.” Profits from the sale of the new edition will ensure the library will remain a community landmark and treasure for future generations. The previous editions of the “Pots and Pans” have become fascinating time capsules capturing the flavor of life in our little hamlet.

Send us a recipe, a high resolution digital photo of Palisades (past or present) or share information about your special culinary-related skill. Visit the Friends page of our website for more information. Email submissions to by March 7.

Registration is required. All programs are free and held remotely via Zoom.

The Chain that Saved the Colonies
Thursday, March 4, 7:00 pm on Zoom
Doc Bayne, local historian and educator, will share the history of the iron industry that started in 1736 at Sterling Forest, and how the Sterling Forge was used to create the Great Chain that was placed across the Hudson River at West Point to stop the British from invading the New England colonies.

Book Discussion
Thursdays, March 11 & April 8, 7:00 pm on Zoom
Join librarians and patrons from Palisades and Tappan for a lively book discussion on the second Thursday of the month. Titles TBD, but will be available to borrow as an ebook or audio book from Hoopla. Suggestions welcome!

Gentle Yoga and Chair Yoga
Laura Zaino, certified yoga instructor. New YouTube videos emailed every Friday.
Classes are perfect for beginners and suit all body types and ranges of movement.

Book Spine Poetry Contest
April is National Poetry Month! A book spine poem is a free verse poem created using the titles written on the spines of physical books by stacking the books on top of one another. Submit a photo of your creation with your name and age group (under 10, 10-17, 18+) to April 1-25. Voting will take place online April 26-29. Prizes will be awarded to the best submissions from each age group, with winners announced April 30.

Registration is required. All programs are free and held remotely via Zoom.

Pajama Storytime; Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
Shh… it's time to wind down before a good night of sleep! Join Miss Carly live on Zoom for Pajama Storytime. Grab your comfiest pajamas and your favorite stuffed animals to listen to a bedtime story together.

Move & Groove with Miss Jolie
Wednesdays 3/17, 3/24/ 3/31 & 4/7, 10:30 am Join us on Zoom for silliness, stories, music, and fun! Miss Jolie brings a twist to classic children's music in addition to original interactive songs. Singing, dancing, clapping, snapping, and stomping are highly encouraged! Jolie performs with her ukulele along with other musical instruments and props.

Book Bundles! Having trouble finding books that excite your kids? Fear no more! Miss Carly will research and select the perfect books for your child based on their reading level and interests. Just answer the questions on the google form on our website and we will leave your book bundle in the vestibule for pick-up. From board books to chapter books - we have you covered!

Take and Make Childrens' and Teens' Craft Kits Check our calendar for the latest craft. Registration required.