From the Fallsburg Library: May 2021

From the Fallsburg Library
by Amanda Letohic and Kelly Wells

May is finally here and normally we would be talking about our budget vote and Trustee election, which is typically held the first Tuesday in June. This year, however, we have no Trustee seats up for election and for the third year in a row, we are NOT asking for a tax levy increase. Therefore, there will be no budget vote or Trustee election. We worked really hard this year to ensure no tax levy increase, as we know many are still struggling from the fallout of the pandemic. We hope that you and your families stay healthy and stay positive as we try to move past this pandemic.
We are also pleased to announce that we are no longer quarantining returned library materials – based on the CDC’s latest studies indicating COVID-19 transmission from surface contact is EXTREMELY unlikely. We are still checking materials in “fine free,” and will continue to do so through the end of June – so if you have an item that you forgot you took out, it’s not too late to return it! Get it to us before the end of June and there will be no fines associated with its extended stay in your home!
Another baby step toward normal is our DVD covers are out for browsing once again. You may recall that we had to remove all of our bins for browsing to try and cut down on touch points in the library, but all of the bins are back out for you to flip through. Please note, that as of this writing, we are still doing in-building appointments for 30 minutes only – so call today to set up your appointment.
We are still offering our “Craft Kits to Go!” Be sure to check our Facebook page, or request to be added to our email list, to see what the latest offering is. You can call Miss Amanda at 845-436-6067 ext. 102, or email her at to see about reserving your kit today. Just please be sure to pick up your kit(s) if you reserve one – you could be keeping someone else from making a fun craft otherwise, as a limited number of kits are made.
No library card? No problem! Just give us a call or send us an email, and we’ll let you know what we need from you to get a card set up. For a Fallsburg Library card you must live within the Fallsburg Central School District – if you do not and you are unsure of what library is your “home” library, give us a call and we can direct you to the right library.
Stay up to date with the latest library updates by following our Facebook page or visiting our website, As always, thank you for continued support and patience. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your support. Be well!