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Sharing in Place: Your 2020 Pandemic Story

We are launching a new oral history project to capture in real time how people are living during the 2020 pandemic. We hope you will share your experiences so future generations can look back and have a greater understanding of what it was like to live through this extraordinary time.

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Summer Reading Begins!

It’s that time of year again, and even though the library building remains closed to the public, we’re excited to bring you a great lineup of summer reading programs this year! For more information about all our virtual events, and for updates and information on how to sign up for fun activities, read great books, and win prizes all summer long, just visit our Summer Reading page!

In this time of national and international protest against injustice, inequality, and violence against Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color, the Desmond-Fish Public Library is committed to providing services, resources, and programs that uphold all libraries’ core values of democracy, diversity, and social responsibility. In keeping with these values, the Board of Trustees of the Desmond-Fish Public Library supports the statement of the American Library Association condemning systemic racism and social injustice.

Library staff have re-dedicated our efforts to building our shared collection with work that reflects the experiences of BIPOC communities, created by diverse authors and artists. Please stay tuned for more information and recommendations. In the meantime, we recommend these reading lists for patrons interested in engaging further with social justice issues.

NYPL Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List

Boston Public Library Race, Social Justice, and Civil Rights Guide

Poughkeepsie Library Antiracist Starter Kit

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The Desmond-Fish Public Library is committed to the health and safety of our community. After careful consideration and, in keeping with mandates by NY State Government, we will be closed to the public until further notice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Limited curbside and delivery services will resume the week of June 15th.

For more information about the library’s response and for reliable and up-to-date information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please visit our resources page.

Wed 15

Social Quiztancing

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 16
Fri 17
Mon 20

Zooming Babies and Books

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am