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

Are you Hot? Stay Cool at the DFPL!

  • Sit in the air-conditioned Library
  • Masks required in the Children’s Room, recommended elsewhere in the Library
  • Restrooms Available
  • Hours May-September:
    • Monday & Wednesday 10am-8pm
    • Tuesday & Thursday 10am-6pm
    • Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
    • Closed Sundays & Federal Holidays

Empire Pass is Here!

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library, we now have two Empire Passes! Each pass admits one-day admission for one vehicle. Click here for borrowing information.

Miss Gina’s Wishes Came True!

DFPL Children’s Librarian Gina Elbert, right, was the happy recipient of two brand new, easy-to-roll book carts supplied by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library. Mary McNamara, Friends President, was on hand to celebrate their arrival. Join the celebration by suggesting names for our new buddies!

The Friends of the Library are constantly coming up with fun ways to support our library.  Join them today and help make us the best library anywhere!

Upcoming Programs

Rivertowns Pride at the Waterfront

Rivertowns Pride at the Waterfront

Saturday, June 25

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Visit our table at Rivertowns Pride down at Waterfront Park to do a quick craft and learn about all of our LGBTQ+ books!

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, June 27

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

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Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Tuesday, July 5

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.
Our Summer dates are: Tuesday, July 5th • Tuesday, August 2nd • Tuesday, September 6th
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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Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park (FREE)

Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park (FREE)

Saturday, July 9

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your lawn chairs and join us under the stars for another FREE Stand Up Comedy Showcase (intended for 18+) down at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park’s Concert Stage! 

featuring comedians Tim Deery, Allen Enlow, Debbie Bazza, Dave Vadala, Jilberto Soto, Ruthy Ferrera

Please pre-register with dobref@wlsmail.org to sign up (max 4 people/sign up).

show starts 7pm EST • open lawn seating area mask/social distance recommendations as per CDC guidelines 

FURTHER INFO…
donations
While the event is FREE, we will gladly accept ca$h donations for the performers (who are doing this event free for the library) on behalf of the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.
weather (updated ?/??/22)
TBD
backup location
If the weather is not looking good or the Dobbs Ferry Rec. Department needs the space to host what was a rained-out July 4th fireworks show the previous Saturday, our backup location will be our Community Room at the library, which can fit up to 75 people if no COVID restrictions are in place.
transportation
address: RR Station 11 Station Plaza Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

If you are driving in, our Village and Police Department were gracious enough to allow us free parking from 6pm-9:30pm at the Waterfront Park lot for the event, so just park where you can find a space, no special tag necessary.

For any arriving by rail, the park is located right next to the Dobbs Ferry Metro North Hudson Line train stop.
seating
The show will begin promptly at 7pm and run til roughly 9pm.  It is an open lawn seating area, so it is recommended you arrive by 6:30pm, as there are no assigned spaces.  We recommend bringing lawn chairs to sit in.  You are welcome to bring a picnic blanket, but keep in mind the ground could be cold or wet and your view may be obstructed by others who bring chairs.  We will not be providing seating.  
Please check in with our staff when you arrive with the last name/first name of the party who signed up, so that we can keep track of who came and have contact info if necessary.  
masking/social distancing
For face mask/social distance recommendations, please refer to the current CDC guidelines. We will not be policing mask wearing or seating distance.
food + drink
Hudson Social has some great food & drink and is located right across the parking lot.  Please keep in mind that seating gets tight, especially on the weekends, so make reservations if you plan on going (914) 478-3634.  There are also a number of great spots nearby to grab a bite and a brew before or after the show.
restrooms
The public restrooms at the park are open and a short walk north of the concert stage.  
filming 
This event may be filmed.  Being as such, there is a chance that you could wind up in the recording at any given point.  If this is an issue for you, we recommend that you not attend, as we will not be able edit around individual preferences.
these showcases are part of our Comedy on the Hudson Programming

BIO’S
Tim Deery


Tim is a performer, producer, and bookman, along with having been a salesman, mailman, and dozens of others, man.

He made up his own major (Performance Art) in college and they still let him graduate!  Since, his performances have included solo & sketch shows in Philadelphia, the Hudson Valley, and NYC, opening for Aziz Ansari, The Whitest Kids U’ Know, and more.  His film work includes starring roles in music videos for Wolf Face, Thomas Patrick Maguire, and Garrett Shore’s dramatic short The Matthew Principle.

As a Librarian Assistant for DFPL, Tim has run 6 Stand Up Comedy Showcases, 37 Comedy Open Mic’s, 3 FerryCon‘s, 3 Local Filmmakers Spotlight‘s, and 74 Cult Classic Movie Night‘s, which, if you’re keeping count, requires a lot of fingers & toes.

Allen Enlow


Allen is an actor, comedian, impressionist, singer, father, and some day hopes to be a functioning adult.

As an actor he has done 1 on 1 scenes with James Gandolfini in THE SOPRANOS and Rami Malek in MR ROBOT. One of these three went on to win an Oscar.

As a Stand-Up Comic, Big Al has opened for Soupy Sales & Joel Grey. He’s appeared on The Joan Lunden Show and headlined in Atlantic City. He also followed Andy Kaufman & Sam Kinison at three in the morning in New York City showcase clubs and lived to tell about it.

Allen has appeared on Broadway but didn’t know it; and Bette Midler “loved” him as a singing sportscaster in a musical that played slightly around the corner from Broadway.

Debbie Bazza


Debbie is a housewife and mother, a goal incessantly encouraged by her family. She’s raised two daughters and survived three marriages, experiences she weaves into her comedy with her signature style.

Debbie can work with all audience groups, including churches, fundraisers, clubs, and was a finalist on ABC’s The View’s “Most Hilarious Housewife Contest.” She is happily doing her stand-up, acting and working as a host.

Dave Vadala

Dave is a stage chewing Boston comic who’s performed in places like: The Comedy Studio (Bos), Flappers (LA), Broadway Comedy Club (NY,) and The Tiny Cupboard (NY).

He was awarded ‘Critics Choice,’ in the 2021 New York Comedy Fringe Festival (where he also won best of the fest!) and has also performed on many festivals including the Fingerlakes Music, Comedy & Cannabis Festival, and the The Big Apple Comedy Festival. Dave’s humor is somewhat limited by his intelligence but in some cases… super charged.

Jilberto Soto


Jilberto is a comic from Seattle who recently moved to NYC. He is corporate professional snob during the day and just a snob at night. His sexual and racial (Mexican) comedic style have often been referred to as personal yet embarrassing, by his older brother.

He performed his debut show “Even God Knew I was Gay and Butterfly” around different fringes (London, Seattle, Brighton, Chicago, Edinburgh) and hosts the popular I Hope This Ages Well podcast.

“He was born to be a comic.” – Chicago Fringe

Ruthy Ferrera

Ruthy Ferrera was born and raised in The Bronx in her mother’s friend’s Living Room, giving her automatic bragging rights to say she was born to entertain.  Ruthy is of Dominican descent and has the perfect command of the “Spanglish” language.

Also, when there was no such thing as direct deposit, Ruthy used to stuff Howard Stern’s paycheck in envelopes when she was employed at then, 92.3 K-ROCK radio station in Manhattan, back in the early 90’s?  Ruthy Ferrera was also the 1st comedian to open the new Copacabana after 40 years of comedy in the iconic venue.  Ruthy can be seen performing at many clubs in NYC.  Don’t be afraid to follow Ruthy on Facebook or IG.  Visit her website at: https://www.ruthyferrera.com/

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, July 11

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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Rivertowns Pride at the Waterfront

Rivertowns Pride at the Waterfront

Saturday, June 25

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Visit our table at Rivertowns Pride down at Waterfront Park to do a quick craft and learn about all of our LGBTQ+ books!

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Children’s Summer Reading Game

Children’s Summer Reading Game

Sunday, June 26

All Day

Summer Reading is June 27 through August 19!

Read under the sea and learn about everything in and on the ocean! You can earn points and prizes by reading books and coming to our events. Everyone who participates will get a ticket to our outdoor ice cream party in August!

This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating if your child is between the ages of 3 and 12. (Younger kids might want to take on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge; unfortunately, there is no teen summer reading game this year, but there are a couple of programs open to them. Look farther down in this newsletter for information for all age groups!)

This year we’re doing a points-based system. Earn 10 points for every minute you read and 500 points for every program you attend. For every 1000 points you earn, you can come to the library and pick out a prize!

All in-person programs will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for the entire program.

Have questions? Email our children’s librarian, Ms. Gina, at dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call her up at (914) 693-6615, or drop by the library to talk to her anytime!

Sign up for the Game here

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Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children's Room

Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 26

All Day

Pick up a sheet, find all the pictures and get a prize from the Librarian!  Pictures will be changed in August.

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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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, June 26

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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Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children's Room

Summer Reading Board Game: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 26

All Day

The Summer Reading Board Game is Back!  Answer trivia questions and roll your way toward a brand new book that you can take home by playing the Summer Reading Board Game in the Children’s Room!

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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

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

Saturday, June 25

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 Plate Llamas

Call 693-6614 to schedule a pick up time.

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Rivertowns Pride at the Waterfront

Rivertowns Pride at the Waterfront

Saturday, June 25

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages

Visit our table at Rivertowns Pride down at Waterfront Park to do a quick craft and learn about all of our LGBTQ+ books!

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Children’s Summer Reading Game

Children’s Summer Reading Game

Sunday, June 26

All Day

Summer Reading is June 27 through August 19!

Read under the sea and learn about everything in and on the ocean! You can earn points and prizes by reading books and coming to our events. Everyone who participates will get a ticket to our outdoor ice cream party in August!

This page will tell you everything you need to know about participating if your child is between the ages of 3 and 12. (Younger kids might want to take on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge; unfortunately, there is no teen summer reading game this year, but there are a couple of programs open to them. Look farther down in this newsletter for information for all age groups!)

This year we’re doing a points-based system. Earn 10 points for every minute you read and 500 points for every program you attend. For every 1000 points you earn, you can come to the library and pick out a prize!

All in-person programs will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for the entire program.

Have questions? Email our children’s librarian, Ms. Gina, at dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call her up at (914) 693-6615, or drop by the library to talk to her anytime!

Sign up for the Game here

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Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children's Room

Pirate Scavenger Hunt: all Summer in the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 26

All Day

Pick up a sheet, find all the pictures and get a prize from the Librarian!  Pictures will be changed in August.

Open to all ages.

email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for more details and to play!

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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, June 26

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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