Board Meeting

  • LIBRARY HOURS

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, New York 10977

Applying Online for a Library Card

Finkelstein Memorial Library is proud to introduce our online library card application process. Please use the link to fill out your information. You will receive an email with your library card number from fmlcirc@rcls.org 
 

This card is currently good for some databases and downloadable platforms offered by Finkelstein Memorial Library and Ramapo Catskill Library System. Hoopla and Freading are not currently offered with this temporary account. You will not be able to check out physical materials when we reopen until you obtain your physical card.

Please claim your physical card when the Library reopens, no later than October 1, 2020. You will need to present photo ID and proof of residence to receive your card. Please see our website for a full list and check back for updates. On the possibility the library opens after August 1, the October 1 date will be pushed back to 2 months after the library opened. All cards not picked up by that date will be deactivated.

Virtual Programs

Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation

  • Thursday May 28, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Life is full of anxieties and stress, now perhaps more than ever before. Come to this workshop to learn how you can calm your body and mind by sitting in meditation. Find a place of happiness and peace within ourselves to reduce our anxiety, and fortify against the stresses of life. Please join Dr. Andrew Vidich, long time meditator for this informative lecture. There will even be a chance to meditate. 

Virtual Live Yoga for Adults

  • Instructor: Carolyn Iannone, RYT-200
  • Tuesdays, June: 9, 16, 23
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Yoga is the union of breathing and mindful movement known to strengthen, energize, release stress and tension, and bring balance to your mind and body. All levels are welcome. Check with your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program. Zoom joining information will be communicated to the registered and it cannot be shared with others. Recording is strictly prohibited. Please enter 10 minutes prior. Class will be Closed and Locked punctually at the start hour.

The Wall Street Crash of 1929

  • Presenter: Rick Feingold
  • Tuesday, June 2
  • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Join 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of the hour
  • Join Zoom Meeting Here

Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University

In 1929 most stock investors believed the market would rise forever. Economist Irving Fisher proclaimed, “Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” The October 1929 crash brought the Roaring Twenties to a shuddering halt. Unemployment would rise to 25% and the Great Depression that followed would last 12 years. But not all investors would lose. Jesse Livermore nicknamed The Boy Plunger bet against the market and would earn 100 million dollars from the crash of 1929.

One Night Only for Teens!

DIY Mask Making

  • Tuesday, May 12
  • 7:00 PM
  • Contact our teen librarian Dianne (daimone@rcls.org) for more info & a login link!

The Pandemic & College Admissions:What Has Changed and What Hasn't  

  • Tuesday, May 19
  • 7:00 PM
  • C2 of Nanuet will offer guidance on the college admissions process in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in this live webinar. Students & parents can register below and we will email them the link to attend. 
  • Click Here to Register

Ongoing Programs for Teens

Teen Advisory Board

  • Every Thursday, May 12
  • 7:00 PM
  • Contact our teen librarian Dianne (daimone@rcls.org) for more info & a login link!

Beyond Books

  • Once a month on Tuesdays
  • 7:00 PM
  • Contact our teen librarian Dianne (daimone@rcls.org) for more info & a login link!

Teen Anime Club

  • Every Other Tuesday
  • 7:00 PM
  • Contact our Youth Services Librarian Jessica (jgordon@rcls.org) for more info & a login link!

Bring Home Finkelstein Library

All you need is your library card to sign up! Click the button on the side to register with Kanopy and start streaming!

Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. Kanopy partners with public libraries and universities to bring you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablets and online.

Kids & Teens Stuck Inside Guide

Check out our Kids and Teens stuck inside guide by our Youth Service Department! Click the button below and watch our video!

Our Services

Borrow, Reserve, Renew

Learn about the library rules and find out how to find, borrow and renew literature.

Scan, Print, Photocopy

At our library we have copy machines, scanners, faxes and printers to accommodate your printing needs.

Study & Meeting Spaces

Need a room to study or hold a small meeting? Learn about your community spaces.

Free Museum Passes

The Library offers FREE guest passes or tickets to several museums to some of the best museums in the world!

Free Tax Assistance 2020

The Library offers a free walk-in tax preparation assistance and resources for the upcoming 2020 tax season.

Computer Classes

The library offers free tutorial classes from learning the basics, typing, using Microsoft Office programs and more!

Defensive Driving Classes

Keep yourself and your family safe! Defensive driving courses are offered through the year at the library!

English/Citizenship Classes

We offer classes that will help you understand what it takes to become a U.S. citizen.

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