Come, sit, stay

With unrestrained and unrestricted delight we announce the reopening of a fully operational Hastings Public Library on Monday, June 28th.

This marks the return of computer access, unlimited browsing, in-person services, and a smattering of programs. The Village’s premier resource revived.

Indoors, masks continue to be required for anyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status. All seating has been reconfigured to allow for social distancing.

Masks are not required on the Library deck or on terraces and grounds surrounding the building.

These policies will be revisited in August; sooner should conditions warrant.

As we resume routine checkouts and returns, contactless pickup of materials will still be available; please call ahead (914-478-3307) for held items to be placed on the cart in the vestibule.

Visit hastingslibrary.org for summer hours, updates on programs, reading recommendations, and other news of potential interest.

The Library staff, trustees, and Friends have jumped through virtual hoops and cleared some very real obstacles to conquer the isolation of the past 15 months. But absent the vital thrum and steady pace of patrons, the occasional commotion in the picture-book room, and live audiences’ rapt attention and resounding applause, the Library has been a mostly listless space, longing for community.

Please come by. Browse, read, linger, log on. Celebrate the return of this cherished institution, a place to unwind, to work, to connect, or, as E.B. White wrote, “to get in out of the rain.” What a simple, wonderful reintroduction to the world we’ve missed.

Welcome back, everyone.

The Hastings-on-Hudson Library Board

Library Director, Debbie Quinn