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Suffern Library has started Curbside Pickup by appointment only. Place your holds using the Library's Catalog.
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Virtual Events

Various Hours Apply

Most Services are Now Available while the Building Remains Closed

  1. Return your materials Mon & Thurs 7am-7pm; Tues/Wed/Fri 7am-5pm; Sat 10am-5pm (Closed July 4)
  2. Place holds on items using the Library’s Catalog. You will receive an email or phone call letting you know when your materials are ready for pick up.
  3. Curbside Pickup: when the items you have reserved are ready to be picked up, you can call us at (845) 357-1237 to schedule the pick up. By appointment only.
  4. Reference Questions/General Questions: Mon-Fri from 10am-5pm.
  5. Notary services are available by appointment only. Call (845) 357-1237.
  6. Some Museum Passes are available. Call (845) 357-1237 to reserve a pass.
  7. Adult, Teen, and Children’s Programs are available virtually. Check the Calendar of Events below for registration information.

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The Library sends out a weekly email, usually on Fridays, with our upcoming events, digital resources, news and more. If you would like to join our email list, please fill out the Newsletter Signup form here.

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Summer Reading for Teens and Children

Teen Summer Reading Club

Teen Story-Writing Workshop #2: Monday, July 6 at 7pm

Teen Sound Editing Event: Wednesday, July 8 at 7pm

Children’s Summer Reading Club: Register online. Watch this video that explains how it will be done online.

Summer Reading Celebration with the Uncle Brothers Band: Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4

Fourth of July Barbecue Storytime with Miss Jennifer: July 4 & 5

Monday, July 6, 13, 20, 27


Imagine Your Story: How to Write Your Book By the End of the Summer

Adults – Imagine Your Story! Join 5-time bestselling author Jamie Novak for a three-part series on Zoom for this mini-writer’s group. Come with an idea, or a partial idea and she will give you the steps to move forward to complete your story. She will also give you an overview of the publishing process. There will be “homework” between sessions to help you move along in your writing.

Register online.

Thursday, July 9


Susan Affronti Discusses her Latest Novel

Suffern’s own Susan Affronti returns to Suffern Free Library for a virtual talk about the writing process and her novels published under her pseudonym Elizabeth Flaherty. She’s also excited to give you a sneak preview of her latest novel “The Prophecy” which is set for an August 2020 release.

Register online.

Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31

Gentle Yoga with Marla

Marla is back! Each week, you will receive a new video with the yoga class for the week. You can then do the class as many times as you would like at your own pace. You must register online in order to receive the videos. Register once for all four sessions.

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Online Databases

Explore Suffern Library's many databases! Learn a new language, take free classes, read world newspapers, research genealogy...and so much more!

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Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room use is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Meeting rooms are available to groups and organizations in the community for informational, educational, recreational, civic and cultural meetings. Please read the policy carefully to see if your group qualifies for the use of our space. If you have any questions, contact us either by email or by calling (845) 357-1237.

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Always Available eBooks

Want to download an eBook TODAY? Freading has thousands of eBooks to choose from and they are always available! You can download from Freading onto any eReader including the Kindle Fire (except the basic Kindle, sorry).

Technology at Suffern Library

eBooks, eAudio, Videos

We have THOUSANDS of books, including the most popular bestsellers! If a book is not available, you can place it on hold and you will be notified when it is available to download. These books can be downloaded onto all popular eBook Readers.

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Movies, Music, Audiobooks, eBooks & More

Instantly stream or temporarily download music, eBooks, comics, audiobooks, television episodes and movies! You can access hoopla via your computer, tablet or smartphone. Just download the free hoopla digital mobile app.

Download Magazines

Try RBdigital! Get popular magazines delivered directly to your phone, iPad, computer, tablet, etc. Once you download the magazines, they are YOURS TO KEEP!

Book Sales

Book Sales and Book Sale Donations are temporarily suspended. Please do not leave books outside the library. All donations left outside will be discarded.

Suffern Library holds six book sales each year. Upcoming 2020 sales are on:

  • October 16 & 17 (Preview on October 15)
  • December 4 & 5

*Preview Sales are for Suffern and Sloatsburg library cardholders only.

Need Help?

Our staff is here to help. Feel free to contact us via email. We continue to answer reference questions via email at askus@suffernfreelibrary.org.