Governor Cuomo has put New York State “on pause. ” Now in effect, 100% of the non-essential workforce must stay home.  This includes the library staff.  The Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library will be closed until the governor gives permission to libraries to resume service.  Fines for this period will be waived. 

All in-person services, programs and meetings have been suspended.   E-mailing us at is your best communication option.

You can make use of our on-line services, and help dispel “cabin fever.”  Please visit for further details and to check out all our online streaming entertainment, educational and database(s) services.  Take a look at the Ulster County Infoportal by clicking the icon.  This site describes the on-line services, and has some quick tutorials on how to get started streaming movies through Kanopy and Acorn, for instance.

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The Ulster County Department of Health Hotline number is 845-340-3150