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The Library is open for curbside pickup only. Call (845) 357-1237 to schedule your pickup. The Library will not be providing library services on Nov. 3 & 4.
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210 Lafayette Ave., Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-5pm

COVID-19 Update & Upcoming Virtual Events

Update Oct. 26

COVID-19 Update (October 26, 2020)

The Library will be CLOSED for Library Services on Nov. 3 (open for voting only), and CLOSED for deep cleaning on Nov. 4. We will re-open for curbside pickup on Nov. 5.

Due to uptick in COVID-19 cases in Ramapo/Suffern, the Library will offer  CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY.

  • Curbside Pickup will be available Mon-Thurs 10am-6:45pm; Fri & Sat 10am – 4:45pm. The Library remains closed on Sundays. Call (845) 357-1237 to schedule your pick up.
  • Faxing, printing, copying and notary public services are available by appointment only.
  • All returns must be made to the automated drive-thru book drop. You may return materials Mon-Thurs 7am-7pm; Fri & Sat 7am-5pm. (We will NOT be accepting returns on Nov. 3 & 4.)

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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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Children’s Storytime, Crafts, and More!

Halloween Storytime with Miss Jennifer: Fri & Sat, Oct. 30 & 31

Miss Barbara and Strega Nona: Tues & Wed, Nov. 3 & 4

Paper Turkey Craft for K and Up: Wednesday, Nov. 4

Monday, Nov. 9


Improving Your Life Through Meditation

In this fast-paced, stressful world we live in, is there a way to decompress, recharge and experience peacefulness? Explore the power of meditation with Arlene Samsel to transform our lives and find the joy and serenity we are longing for.  Join us for this virtual program via Zoom.

Register online

Tuesday, Nov. 10


World War II and New York City

New Yorkers did not suffer the devastation experienced by citizens of London, Moscow, Berlin, or Tokyo during World War II. But New York City was a center of activity and contributed disproportionately to the final victory. New York produced everything from battleships to brassieres and periscopes to penicillin, and more than three million troops and over 63 million tons of supplies passed through New York Harbor en route to the battlefield. Join us for this virtual presentation by the New York Historical Society.

Register online.

Friday, Nov. 13


Brooklyn Bridge = Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Bridge represented the change from rural to urban America and symbolized modern America.  Brooklyn Heights was the first commuter suburb in the United States.  Brooklyn Heights has some of the most outstanding brownstones in New York City.  Marty Schneit will talk about the first great battle in the American Revolution which occurred at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn known as the Battle of Brooklyn.  

Register online.

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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. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, all 2020 book sales have been suspended. Check back next year for a list of 2021 book sale dates.

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.