55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-6614

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-6614

Library News

Quilt Raffle!

The Friends of the Library have two quilts (“Butterflies” and “Flower Basket”) on display which will be raffled off during Ferry Festa on October 1st at 8pm at the corner of Main and Cedar Street.

See the quilts & buy tickets at the library! Write your name, address, and telephone number on the tickets you are purchasing.

1 Ticket – $1 / 6 Tickets – $5 / 12 Tickets – $10 / 24 Tickets – $20

Museum Passes & More!

 

The Library offers passes to Storm King Art Center and soon we will be adding passes to the Neuberger museum and Katonah Museum of Art. They are free to check out and will give you free entry to the museums. Call us at 231-3056. You must be a DFPL card holder and your account must be in good standing. Passes are checked out for 1 week, overdue fees will be charged for late returns.

These passes are made possible thanks to the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library

 

Meet Erik Carlson, our new Library Director!

Erik started working in libraries as a Summer intern at WLS in 2006. In 2011 Erik started working in the White Plains Public Library in order to build a teen audience for an upcoming renovation that included a teen room. When the room opened, it was a huge success and was packed with teenagers! The teen room at WPPL became an important place for many teens in the area. Some of them spent a lot of time after school socializing, playing video games, attending programs, and sometimes doing homework there.

Earlier this year Erik applied for the Executive Director position at DFPL. He is very excited about working in Dobbs Ferry and bringing some of his ideas to a new library!

Other than libraries and makerspaces, Erik likes to play tennis, hike, ski and snowboard, ride a motorcycle, and watch soccer (Leeds United and NYCFC are his favorite teams). He looks forward to meeting and working with the community. His door is open, when he is at work, so come by and introduce yourselves.

Upcoming Programs

Chess Club in the Community Room

Chess Club in the Community Room

Thursday, August 18

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq.

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, August 22

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join special guest leader Marjorie Winter to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Program will be outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will be in the Community Room.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, August 29

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join special guest leader Marjorie Winter to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Program will be outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will be in the Community Room.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Tuesday, September 6

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Occurring the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm EST – both live in person & simulcast on Zoom for anyone who wants to perform or watch, but can’t make it physically – our Comedy Open Mics follow a traditional format, where comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old ones, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform.
INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+
Pre-registration REQUIRED for first timers —> Email TDeery@wlsmail.org.
Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the day before each month’s mic to everyone already on the performer & audience list.
For more info about our comedy nights, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, September 12

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Program will be outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will be in the Community Room.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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LEGO Club: Summer Reading Edition

LEGO Club: Summer Reading Edition

Wednesday, August 17

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open to ages 3 and up.

We’ll start off with some lovely under-the-sea and pirate read-alouds and then build what we read out of LEGOs. We might even have a pirate ship battle!

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Chess Club in the Community Room

Chess Club in the Community Room

Thursday, August 18

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq.

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Outdoor Ice Cream Party Finale with Penny Lick Ice Cream in the Library Plaza

Outdoor Ice Cream Party Finale with Penny Lick Ice Cream in the Library Plaza

Friday, August 19

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All Ages

Celebrate all your hard work by indulging in some ice-cold treats provided by Penny Lick Ice Cream of Hastings-on-Hudson! Anyone who has logged even one minute of reading or one program attendance this summer can attend.

Registration recommended but not required – email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, August 21

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, August 28

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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LEGO Club: Summer Reading Edition

LEGO Club: Summer Reading Edition

Wednesday, August 17

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open to ages 3 and up.

We’ll start off with some lovely under-the-sea and pirate read-alouds and then build what we read out of LEGOs. We might even have a pirate ship battle!

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 500 points for your online summer reading game logs!

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Chess Club in the Community Room

Chess Club in the Community Room

Thursday, August 18

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq.

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Preschool Storytime in person in the Community Room

Preschool Storytime in person in the Community Room

Thursday, August 18

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ages 3-6

Join Ms. Gina for seasonal storytimes!

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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Outdoor Ice Cream Party Finale with Penny Lick Ice Cream in the Library Plaza

Outdoor Ice Cream Party Finale with Penny Lick Ice Cream in the Library Plaza

Friday, August 19

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All Ages

Celebrate all your hard work by indulging in some ice-cold treats provided by Penny Lick Ice Cream of Hastings-on-Hudson! Anyone who has logged even one minute of reading or one program attendance this summer can attend.

Registration recommended but not required – email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Paper Bag Pirates - Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Paper Bag Pirates – Limited Supply / Contact the Library to schedule a pick up

Saturday, August 20

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home – supplies are limited!

This Week’s Craft – Paper Bag Pirates

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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