Top-of-the-Stairs Gallery

The Orangeburg Library is proud to present “Hidden Talents,” a surprising Art Show with unusual works of art created by the Staff and Board of Trustees and their families. The show can be seen at the library’s Top-of-the-Stairs Gallery from July 5 to September 9.

The concept for “Hidden Talents” was born at a Staff Holiday Party in December, where Children’s Librarian, Angela Krajcar, suggested a Staff Art Show and everyone present volunteered to participate. But the complete surprise was the unique and diverse works of art that were assembled on the due date. Director, William Langham, chronicled one of his favorite walks in a photograph and Research Librarian, Cheryl McNeil, created pocketbooks from her husband’s old trousers. Library Management Chief, Libby Andreopoulos, exhibited costumes of the Cowardly Lion and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, that she had created for her grandchildren. Also on display are original thought-provoking poems, a woodburned plaque of a beloved pet, needlepoint racing horses, linoleum cuts, collages, sketches in ink and charcoal and a variety of digital photographs.
library patrons and visitors are welcome to view the “Hidden Talents” Top-of-the-Stairs exhibit which is accessible by elevator, if assistance is required.


Orangeburg Library will be closed Wednesday July 4th, 2012

Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday  10 AM - 9 PM
Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Closed Sundays from July 1st until September 2nd, 2012.


SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL: 2012 Oscar-Winning Sleepers

The Orangeburg Library is featuring Oscar-nominated films on the following Wednesdays at 1:30 PM. Each offers performances that are remarkable from directors with a light and subtly humorous touch. See them for the first time, or take a second look at what you might have missed.


Wednesday, September 12    Please click here for registration.
Largely autobiographical, writer and director Michael Mills, tells the story of a straight son who is emotionally reeling from two bits of knowledge learned simultaneously: that his father is gay and is dying of cancer. In an Oscar-winning performance, Christopher Plummer, heads a brilliant
cast that connects mothers and fathers, parents and children, sons and lovers and even men and their dogs. The Jack Russell steals the show!
Rated R – 105 minutes

Discussion to follow ...



Tickets for these shows will be available
2 weeks before program date.
The Libraries of S. Orangetown have teamed together to bring you a special selection of programs this summer. Please register at your home library for each of these programs. Due to limited space for some of the programs, we are limiting some of the programs to children only.
Thursday, June 28 @ 7PM    Stretch the Silly Man

A fun filled show with comedy, tons of audience participation, magic & puppetry. Program will be held at the Tappan Zee H.S. Auditorium. Grades K-5 Families welcomed.

Monday, July 9 @ 7 PM   Science-telling: Dragons and Dreams
Program will be at The Esplanade in Palisades, Grades K-5

Monday, July 16 @ 7 PM  Close Encounters with Birds of Prey
Would you like to see a golden eagle, a peregrine falcon or perhaps, a sawwhet owl? If so, join us to see six live raptors and spend a magical hour gaining a greater appreciation of raptors of the northeast presented by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center. Program will be at the Orangeburg Library. Grades K-6.

Wednesday, July 25 @ 11 AM  Marcia, the Musical Moose,
This interactive show is filled with music, magic and puppets. This program will be at The Manse Barn in Tappan. Parents/caregivers are required to stay. Ages 3-5

Monday, July 30 @ 7 PM   The Snakeman
See and learn about snakes from all over the world. This program will be at the Blauvelt Library. Grades K-5
Thursday, August 6 @ 7 PM   Will Shaw Show

Performer, Will Shaw, will delight you with his comedy, magic, juggling, tricks and award-winning cabaret performance. Families are welcome Program will be held at the Tappan Zee H.S. Auditorium., Grades K-5

11th Annual Adult Summer Reading Raffle

Beginning July 2, the Orangeburg Library is sponsoring an Adult Reading Raffle. Here’s how it works. Fill out a short book review form. Put it in our drawing box at the reference desk to win weekly gift cards. You may enter as many times as you like. The theme for this year’s Adult Summer Reading Program is “Between the Covers.”

Dream Big Read

The Mighty 5 Libraries of South Orangetown present the 2012 Summer Reading Club programs and events for kids and teens! Please click here for the complete schedule of events. Hard copies are available at the Mighty 5 Libraries: Blauvelt, Orangeburg, Palisades, Piermont, Tappan.


New Book Reviews Blog!

Librarians love to buy books and read them! Visit the new blog of your Adult Services  Librarian, Cheryl, to get reviews on some of the newest books on our shelves. Please click  here!


Online registration for the Teen Summer Reading Program.

Online registration for the Teen Summer Reading Program. Teens between 6th-12th grades  and living in South Orangetown, NY. Participants must have an active  library card from  Blauvelt, Palisades, Piermont, Orangeburg or Tappan Libraries. Please  click  here!      


Tips for placing holds


I know the catalog can be tricky and there are often multiple records for one title.  If you are looking for a popular book like The Hunger Games or Fifty Shades series, it’s best to limit your search to your home library and then place your hold.

Each library gives hold priority to their patrons.  That means if you go to a library that is not your home library and place a hold, you will be skipped over by all their patrons.  This also means that they will not send out an item if there are holds at their library.  You will have to wait until their list is complete until they will fill your hold.  You will wait for a very long time for some books.

Most libraries will not loan new materials to other libraries for at least 3-6 months.  They want to give their patrons a chance to read new material before sending out to other libraries.  You can tell which ones will send items out.  On the record, under material type it will have “ILL OK”.  If they won’t send it out, it’ll have “Local holds only”.

If it looks like the library doesn’t own a certain title or if you have any questions about searching that catalog, ask a librarian.  We are here to help.