Palisades Free Library Website

Survey Results
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Annual Report to New York State
2014 Report

Palisades Free Library Bylaws

Mission Statement

The Palisades Free Library enjoys a unique relationship with the hamlet of Palisades as a vibrant cultural landmark. The library’s mission is to promote, support and sustain this relationship through its work as a public resource for education, information, and enlightenment. It will continue to promote intellectual freedom and public discourse, as it adapts to the changing cultural and intellectual needs of its citizens. The Palisades Free Library endeavors to fulfill its mission through responsible governance, ensuring a consistent and durable future for itself and for the residents of Palisades.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees October 8, 2014

Gifts and Donations Policy
The library acknowledges the great importance of gifts and donations to the Library’s future development and growth. The Library welcomes gifts of money, library materials, furnishings, or real property. If you are interested in making a donation to the Library, please click the following link to view the full policy:

Gifts and Donations Policy
Community Meeting Room
The Palisades Free Library Community Meeting Room may be reserved for use by non-profit organizations. Individuals may use the room for studying when it is not scheduled for other purposes.

Meeting Room Policy and Application (print form)

Meeting Room Policy and Application (online form)

The Community Meeting Room may also be used for exhibits or displays. All local residents, organizations, collectors and amateur artists are invited to come forward and apply for consideration.

Exhibit and Display Policy

Please contact Maria Gagliardi to reserve the room or for more information: 845-359-0136
Programming Policy
The purpose of programs at the Palisades Free Library is to fulfill the Library’s mission as a public resource for education, enlightenment, and public discourse. Please click the following link to view the full policy:

Programming Policy
Security Camera Policy
In the interest of maintaining a safe and secure environment for the public and staff members, and to ensure the security of collections and facilities, the Palisades Free Library will utilize video recording equipment. Please click the following link to view the full policy:

Security Camera Policy
Meeting Minutes
Below are the most up to date minutes of the meetings of the library board of trustees.
About Us
The Palisades Free Library is an Association Library  and has been chartered by the New York State Department of Education.  The library contracts with the Town of Orangetown to provide public library services to its citizens.  The library is a member of the Ramapo Catskill Library System which is a cooperative of libraries that share materials through interlibrary loan.
We issue library cards to residents of Palisades and Sparkill.  Our programs may be limited by age group but are open to residents from all areas.  Registration is usually required.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday, 11am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm
Sundays 1pm - 5pm
(Closed Summer Sundays)
Board of Trustees
Library Staff