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  • Appointment Needed to Pickup items.

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  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, New York 10977
  • Phone Service Hours
  • Monday – Thursday / 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Friday / 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday / 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Department Contacts
  • Circulation: 845-352-5700 ext 250
  • Youth Service Department: 845-352-5700 ext 237
  • Adult Services:845-352-5700 ext 244

If you have any questions please call our staff! Our phone services are available.

  • Lobby Pickup Hours
  • By appointment only. Please call circulation.
  • Monday – Thursday / 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Friday / 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday / 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Keeping Our Community Safe
  • Once materials are returned, we will quarantine them for 3 days. The materials may remain on your account longer pending library closures and when the whole bin is moved into quarantine. Items from the off site book drops will be checked in the following Saturday. All items will be checked in without fines throughout August, with the possibility to extend.
  • Library News
  • Online Hold Changes & Picking Up Library Cards
  • 1. Place a hold on an item online or by telephone with Adult Services ext. 244 or Youth Services ext. 237.
    We are returning to the Ramapo Catskills Library System (RCLS) August 1.
  • 2. A circulation staff member will contact you to schedule a pickup time.
    Please adhere to your appointment time and only approach the Pickup Window when directed to come forward.
    There will be signs, markings on the ground, and security available to help navigate this new and temporary procedure.
    Keeping with COVID-19 procedures, you will need to wear a mask on while collecting your materials.
  • 3. Come with your photo ID and proof of residence! To take out material and get your card, you will need to complete the library card applications.
    For students at Spring Valley High School and East Ramapo High School, a school ID from this past year is all you will need.
    During this unique time, if you can not bring a print out of your proof of residence, you may show staff the forms on your phone or reply to this email with those documents.
    These documents must match your address on the application. Photo identification must be present at the window and be up to date.
  • 4. Is this card for your child? They will need to be present to claim their card. Proper identification is needed for them.
    Either a valid birth certificate (no photo copies), current East Ramapo Central School District Bus Pass or registration papers such as report card with child's name. If child is enrolled in a school outside of ERCSD, a report card can be used if it has the child's name AND address.
  • Returning Your Library Materials
  • Look for an OPEN sign on any book drop. There is a mail slot on the wall next to the main entrance to place books as well. Book drops at Wesley Hills Village Hall, Eugene Levy Memorial Park, and Hillcrest Shopping Center are only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • WARNING : DO NOT LEAVE ANY LIBRARY MATERIALS OUTSIDE THE DROP BOXES.
  • Any material that is stolen or damaged by the elements because they were left outside a drop box will be charged to the borrowing patron. If the box is full, please hold on to your materials and return again another time. ALL ITEMS WILL BE CHECKED IN WITHOUT FINES THROUGHOUT AUGUST, WITH THE POSSIBILITY TO EXTEND. Thank you.
  • Please place AV material in the specific AV drop books. Dropping these materials in the same box as a book subjects it to damage. We appreciate your assistance in keeping our materials in the best possible condition. AV material include: DVDs, video games, music CDs, books on CDs, and audio book kits.

Virtual Programs

Live Zoom Yoga for Adults

Instructor: Carolyn Iannone, RYT-200
Tuesdays - July 14, 21, 28 / August 4
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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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.

Live Zoom - Yoga for Adults-Session 2

Instructor: Carolyn Iannone, RYT-200
Tuesdays - August 18, 25, September 1
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Join 10 minutes prior to the start hour)
Virtual Private Zoom Room

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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. Class will be Closed and Locked punctually at the start hour.

Live Zoom Zumba® for Adults

Licensed instructor: Nicole Russodivito
Thursdays / July 16, 23, 30 / August 6
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Participants should be capable of moderate aerobic exercise. Check with your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program. Wear sneakers, have a water bottle and towel

Live Zoom Zumba® for Adults - Session 2

Licensed instructor: Nicole Russodivito
Thursdays / August 20, 27
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Participants should be capable of moderate aerobic exercise. Check with your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program. Wear sneakers, have a water bottle and towel.

Live Zoom - Overcoming Stress in Difficult Times through Meditation

Instructor: Nirav Sheth, long time meditator, Biomedical Engineer
Wednesday, August 19
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Private Zoom Room

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We are living in a time that feels often confusing and stressful. People are more anxious and there is a struggle to find ways to stay positive and true to our inner core. Incorporating meditation in our lives can be the change that can make a big difference in our life. By tapping into the power of Meditation we can learn a powerful technique that is life changing. Please join Nirav Sheth long time meditator.

Free Virtual Evening English Classes
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Low level class for Spanish Speakers

Starts July 13th & ends August 19th
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Books, if available, will not exceed $33.00)
For more information contact
Ana Díaz (845)-825-6141
Gricelda Serrano (845)-323-3665

Multilevel Class and Intermediate class

Starts July 14th & ends August 20th
Tuesdays & Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Books, if available, will not exceed $33.00)
For more information contact
Ana Díaz (845)-825-6141
Gricelda Serrano (845)-323-3665

Live Zoom - Manhattan Bridges

Presenter: Kevin Woyce is an author, photographer, and lecturer, specializing in regional American history.
Wednesday, August 26
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Join 10-15 minutes prior, Room will be locked at 7pm)
Virtual Private Zoom Room

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Manhattan’s first bridge, the wooden King’s Bridge, opened in 1693. Today, twenty bridges link the island to the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, and to New Jersey. Kevin will tell the stories of how and why the most famous bridges were built, including the High Bridge of the Croton Aqueduct, the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro, and Triborough Bridges, and the George Washington Bridge. The program is illustrated with original photographs and historic images of Manhattan’s iconic bridges—past and present—and of the city they helped to shape. Q&A will follow the presentation.

Live Zoom - Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Presenter: Jody Addeo, MPA, Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter
Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Join 10 minutes prior to the start hour)
Virtual Private Zoom Room

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At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits associated with healthy aging: Cognitive activity, exercise, diet/nutrition and social engagement. In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do — steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area.

Live Zoom - Ziegfeld Girls: An illustrated Lecture

Presenter: Marty Schneit
Monday, August 24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Join 10-15 minutes prior, Room will be locked at 7pm)
Virtual Private Zoom Room

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The Ziegfeld Follies ran from 1907 to 1931. Florenz Ziegfeld glorified the American Girl and made her a symbol of the modern independent woman. Florenz Ziegfeld was instrumental in bringing women to the center of society. The Ziegfeld Girl became an American Institution. Marty will talk about the following individuals: Irving Berlin, AnnaHeld, Justine Johnston, Ann Pennington, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Fanny Brice, Joseph Urban and Ruth Etting. The following songs will be a part of the lecture: My Man, A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody, and Love Me or Leave Me. Q&A will follow the presentation.

Live Zoom Concert - Summer Dreams: The Music of Summertime

Performer: David Podles, Violinist, PhD in Music
Sunday, August 30, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Join 10-15 minutes prior to the start hour)
Virtual Private Zoom Room

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Bringing the playfulness of the Summer season right to you! Acclaimed Concert International Violinist Dr. David Podles will showcase composers who pay homage to this romantic, languid but exciting time of year. Travel with him on the boardwalk and perhaps even see a rainbow in the blue skies, enjoying the wistful thoughts that Summer creates in all of us. This program includes timeless pieces/songs such as Vivaldi Seasons: Summer, Over the Rainbow, Summertime, Let's Twist Again, Blue Skies, Summer of 42, Last Summer Rose, Summer Breeze plus more! Pop, classical and jazz genres are covered in this concert.

Live Zoom - Meditation for Personal and Global Healing

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Vidich, long time meditator for this informative lecture
Wednesday, September 23
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Join 10 minutes prior to the start hour)
Virtual Private Zoom Room

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Meditation is much more than a simple tool for helping people reduce stress, or improve our physical, and emotional well-being. Meditation can be a powerful personal and global healing process. In this presentation Dr. Andrew Vidich an educator, author, and an international speaker who has been meditating for over 40 years will present a simple yet powerful meditation technique that can positively transform one's inner self. Through meditation each of us can experience a healing of the body mind and spirit. There will even be a chance to try this time-tested technique out.

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I Can Make a Difference Manual

Our Head of Youth Services shares a special message with the community, about the new “I Can Make a Difference Manual” (the Library’s social justice/anti-racism guide for kids and teens) coming soon, followed by highlighting some fantastic books for kids and teens by black authors.  

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