From the Library Director:
The library staff continues to serve Palisades patrons during our library building closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our dedicated team is ready to answer your questions via email or phone, provide virtual notary service, and online programming through our blog, recorded story times, and online book club. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will open our physical collection to circulation. We thank all our patrons for their ongoing support of our library and staff during this unprecedented time in our history and we look forward to seeing you again in person, in our beautiful library.

Online Assistance and Programming:
Library staff can be reached by email at pal@rcls. org anytime, or by phone at 845-359-0136, Monday through Friday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Need a notary? Please contact Head of Circulation Debbie Firestone at Please check the library’s online calendar for the latest virtual program offerings or sign up for the library’s e-newsletter and get library program info and news delivered right to your inbox (visit the Join Our Mailing List page to sign up). Check us out on Facebook and Instagram.

Library at Home:
Language learning with Rosetta Stone; full access to articles and product reviews from Consumer Reports Online; an extensive collection of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, and more for all ages from Overdrive/Libby, Kanopy, and Hoopla; the library has so much to offer from the comfort and safety of home (see info below). Grab your library card and visit to get started. Don’t have a library card? Visit our website to sign up for one today using our quick and easyonline application. Questions about using our online resources? Call or email the library. We’re always happy to help!

Hoopla: Check out eBooks/audiobooks, movies (including at-home fitness videos), TV shows, music, comics, and content curated just for kids, with no wait lists and no overdue fines! Download the Hoopla app onto your phone, tablet, or smart TV, or access the website on your home computer. You can even listen to audiobooks and music from Hoopla on your Alexa device. The Library has doubled the monthly credit limit, from 5 to 10.

Kanopy: Check out an extensive collection of foreign, classic, and documentary films and TV shows, plus educational and entertainment videos geared toward children on Kanopy Kids. There are no waiting lists, and no overdue fines (films check out for 3 days)! Download the Kanopy app onto your phone, tablet, or smart TV, or access the website on your home computer. The Library has doubled the monthly credit limit, from 5 to 10.

Overdrive/Libby: Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and movies for all ages on your favorite mobile device or eReader (also works in your car with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto), or access the website from your home computer. You may have to wait for more popular titles, but items go back automatically at the end of the loan period, so no need to worry about overdue fines, and there’s no monthly limit on the number of items you can check out.

Other Online Resources: Please visit the Library’s homepage for links to Rosetta Stone (language learning); Consumer Reports Online (articles and reviews); Niche Academy (technology video tutorials); NoveList (book information and reading suggestions); A to Z Databases (business and people search), all accessible for free with your Palisades Free Library card.

Palisades Free Library • 19 Closter Road • Palisades, NY 10964
Phone: 845-359-0136 • Fax: 845-359-6124 • E-mail:

Due to the recommendations from New York State regarding COVID-19, the Library building is closed to the public until further notice. Please check the website for regular updates.

Member of the Ramapo Catskill Library System and ANSER Network

Board of Trustees: Marjorie Galen, President; Christopher Keywork, Treasurer; Jen Citrolo, Secretary; Margaret Cook; Suzanna Frosch; John Guzewich; Sarah Buterbaugh; Paul Riccobono; Kathryn Shattuck; Library Director: Maria Gagliardi