Palisades Free Library News: March 2022

Volunteers and Thrift Shop Donations Net Library $7,230
We are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who commit time to the Tappan Zee Thrift Shop. Volunteer hours and donations made on the library’s behalf exceeded our 2021 partnership goals and had the added benefit of keeping many household items and clothing from our landfills.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers whose contributions totaled 460 hours for the year: Marlene Barba, Debbie Firestone, Lillian Gunther, Nicole Miele, Charlene Palmer, Helena Power, and Fatima Sabovic. A note of special thanks to our retired children’s librarian and tireless volunteer, Lillian Gunther, who contributed over 150 hours of her time last year.

If you haven’t already, visit the Shop and get acquainted. Shop manager Christie and the volunteers host a fun experience every time you visit this unique, eclectic store. Hours are flexible and they love to work with teens too (think community service hours…). And don’t forget, it’s a great place to donate gently used clothing and small household items. IT ALL MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Contact the library for more information or Christie at the Shop (454 Piermont Ave, Piermont) to discuss volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE REGISTER for programs at For full descriptions of programs visit our website.

Check the library calendar for March events relating to the 4th Annual SOCSD K-5 Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) Program.

Storytime Fun: Mondays at 10:30 am | Children's Room Join Kate each week for stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft! For ages 0 - 5. Masks are required for children 2 and older.

Art Heist Escape Room: By appointment, March 1 - 31 | Community Room | Ages 8+

Take & Make Book Jacket Clipboards: Thursday, March 3 | Pickup in vestibule | Ages 4+

Take & Make St. Patrick's Day Pops: Tuesday, March 15 | Pickup in vestibule | Ages 4+

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: On Zoom | Mon- day, March 21, 7:00 pm | Ages 12 - 18

Earn an hour of community service: Move & Groove with Miss Jolie. Tuesday, March 29 | Tappan Library Community Room, 10:30 am | Ages 1-6 with caregiver Sing and stomp with Miss Jolie and her ukulele! Co-sponsored by Tappan Library.

Take & Make Morse Code Bracelets: Thursday, March 10 | Pick up in vestibule

Take & Make Paper Bowl: Thursday, March 31 | Pick up in Vestibule

Orangetown's Food Scrap Recycling Program: On Zoom | Wednesday, March 9, 2:00 pm

Soulmates & Strangers Book Launch: On Zoom (In person TBD) | Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 pm: Join Palisades author Judy Umlas in conversation with librarian Emily Nevill to celebrate the launch of Judy's latest book.

Small Space Gardening with Tony Bracco of Bracco Farms: On Zoom | Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 pm

Gentle Yoga and Chair Yoga: On Zoom | Every Friday

Laura Zaino, certified yoga instructor leads New YouTube videos emailed every Friday.

Classes are perfect for beginners and suit all body types and ranges of movement.

Palisades Free Library • Member of the Ramapo Catskill Library System
19 Closter Road • Palisades, NY 10964
Phone: 845-359-0136 • Fax: 845-359-6124 • E-mail:
Masks must be worn at all times in the building.
Open Monday through Thursday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm,
Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
Closed Good Friday, April 15 and Easter Sunday, April 17.

Board of Trustees: Marjorie Galen, President; Andrew Goffe, Treasurer; Paul Riccobono, Secretary; Sarah Buterbaugh; Kris Haberman; Marty Nealon; Kathryn Shattuck; Library Director: Maria Gagliardi. The next board meeting is Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm in person, at the library.
All meetings are open to the public.