9.18.20 - 10.6.20   vol. 16

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The Pelham Library Welcomes Kindergartners to Come Get Their First Library Cards as the Library Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its Opening

The library building is now open to patrons during limited hours for browsing and checking out materials. They will also continue to provide contact-free, curbside pickup and encourage patrons to place holds through the online catalog instead of in person or by calling 914-738-1234. The reference desk is also available by phone during regular hours. All programs continue online, including book clubs for adults, story time and coding classes for kids. In person notarization is by appointment only.


Browsing Access

Monday 3 to 7 pm

Tuesday 10 am to 2 pm

Wednesday 10 am to 2 pm

Thursday 3 pm to 7 pm

Friday 10 am to 2 pm

Saturday 10 am to 2 pm


Curbside Services

Monday 1 to 7 pm

Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm

Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm

Thursday 1 to 7 pm

Friday 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm


Pelham Library Welcomes All Incoming Kindergartners to Get Their First Library Card!

K-Day is Pelham’s annual rite of welcoming incoming kindergartners to the library to get their first library card. This year the library has expanded this family event from through September 30 to promote social distancing. Parents must register in advance and pick a date and time to visit the library to have the child sign the card, pick up a goodie bag, and have their picture taken if they choose. Adults can get a card too if they need one.


Coding Classes for Kids on Zoom

Mondays and Thursdays, 3-5 pm

Volunteer instructor Julia Thompson will continue to offer coding classes for any child in 1st through 5th grade on Zoom. The beginners class, which meets on Mondays, introduces children to Scratch programming. Children who have learned Scratch can move up to the Python on Thursdays. Email children’s librarian Mr. Oz at ocotochang@wlsmail.org to register and get the link to join.


The Friends of the Town of Pelham Library Raised Private Funds to Build the Library Then Gave It to the Town 25 Years Ago

Did you know that Pelham’s library used to be housed in the basement of Hutchinson School, until a dedicated group of community leaders launched a 10-year campaign to renovate an former church on the corner of Colonial Avenue and Wolfs Lane? 25 years ago, the doors of that converted church building opened as the first new library in New York State in more than 50 years.


Combatting Election Disinformation Seminar on Zoom

Wed. Sept. 30, 7pm

Former journalist Andy Katell hosts a one-hour tutorial on how to tell what election information can be trusted and how to combat disinformation (deliberate distortion that’s intended to mislead.) This session will meet on Zoom and is co-hosted by the Mamaroneck Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Westchester. To register, visit

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoc-2rqjsuGtw6pYkJuwv-XFpt5zK7TIYy. The session is non-partisan, free and open to all.


“Getting Started With Ravelry”: An Introduction to the Knit and Crochet Website and Community

Fri., Sept. 25, 4 pm

If you are looking to pick up your needles or hook this fall, join Library Director Patricia Perito for an overview of Ravelry, the knit and crochet social networking site and Internet tool. On Ravelry, makers can get free patterns, organize their projects and ask for help from others. This event will cover mainly the “labor space” and be held on Zoom. Email pelhamlibrary@wlsmail.org for the secure link to enter.


“Demystifying Medicare” Program Now Available Online

With the Medicare open enrollment period coming up from October 15 to December 7, you can access an audio version of Julie Woodward’s comprehensive presentation on Medicare here, along with important handouts that can be downloaded. Woodward is also available for free one-on-one consulting by emailing her at sbicmedia@gmail.com or leaving a message on the Westchester Seniors Speaking Out hotline at 914-231-3236.


Prepare Estate Planning Documents, Contacts, and Court Filings From Home With Nuwav

The Library offers patrons the ability to create documents customized for the State of New York through the Nuwav portal. This service is available free to Pelham patrons with a valid library card. Although Nuwav is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice, these forms are valid when completed correctly and used appropriately. Directions for logging are at