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Basketball tournament will raise funds for kids fighting cancer: Dec. 7

The Woodridge Kiwanis Foundation and the Town of Fallsburg Youth Commission are hosting a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament 2-6 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 7, to raise funds for students in the Fallsburg Central School District as they continue their fight against leukemia.
The tournament is open to players from all local school districts of all ages and skill levels.
It is $15 for per team to register.
To register your team of three players fill out this tournament registration form.
The tournament will be held at Fallsburg High School, 115 Brickman Road, Fallsburg.  Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adult and $3 for students ($2 for Fallsburg CSD students).

Middle School collecting for Toys for Tots through Dec. 13

Liberty Middle School is proud to be a donation site for Toys for Tots!
Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off in the Middle School lobby during school hours now through Friday, Dec. 13.
Families who need assistance from Toys for Tots can get more information and register at www.toysfortots.org. 

Liberty Public Library’s Winter Story Time: Wednesdays through Feb. 12

The Liberty Public Library’s Winter Story Time  will begin Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Story Time is for active, younger children with lots of movement, rhymes, finger-plays, puppets, songs and dancing, mixed in with engaging picture books.  All ages – babies, toddlers, and preschoolers – are welcome.  Come and help build early reading readiness skills for your child, make friends, network with other parents and have a great time!
This Winter Story Time is 10:45 a.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 12 (There is no Story Time Dec. 25 or Jan. 1). It is held in our temporary location at 111 Sullivan Ave, Suites 1-3, Ferndale.
For more information, call 845-292-6070

Liberty Public Library seeking part-time assistant

The Liberty Public Library is seeking an energetic, creative, and caring person to fill a part-time Library Assistant for Children’s Services position.  Responsibilities include creating and implementing children’s programs; providing circulation services; answering basic reference questions; creating promotional flyers and newsletters, and maintaining/expanding social media presence.  The work requires basic knowledge of children’s literature, computer proficiency, and ability to conduct programming with small and large groups of children.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate’s Degree plus two years’ experience working with youth. Candidates must pass a civil service exam.  The application deadline for the exam is Dec. 11.  Visit https://sullivan-portal.mycivilservice.com/exams for more information. Starting pay rate is  $17 per hour (negotiable depending on experience).
Email your cover letter, resume, and list of three references to libjobs@rcls.org.  For more information call the library at 845-292-6070.

Supportive Connections


Dispute Resolution Center

100 North St.,  Monticello
845-343-8082
Provides mediation, education, training and consultation throughout Sullivan County. DRC’s mission is to promote the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Friends and Advocates for Mental Health

14 Pelton St., Monticello
845-794-1029
Advocacy organization focusing to expand opportunities and quality of life for  people with mental illness.

Independent Living Inc.

14 Pelton St.,  Monticello
845-794-3322
Advocacy and service organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities located in Newburgh, Middletown and Monticello. Weekly Stress Workshops offered for free.

Safe Passage Domestic Violence Program

100 North St., Monticello
845-292-5700
Creating safety, reclaiming equality, pursuing justice.

Sullivan County Children and Family Services

16 Community Lane, Liberty
845-292-0100
Child support enforcement, temporary assistant programs, medical assistant programs, and more.

United Way 211

Dial 211 for confidential multilingual assistance finding  health and human services information.

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

Suite 302, Monticello
845-794-7582
Provides youth and their families with intensive support in their homes, school and community.

Food Pantries


National Hunger Hotline

845-794-2604
Connect callers with emergency food providers in their community.

Cornell Cooperative Extension 

64 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty
845-292-6180
Partners with assistance programs to help the community access food resources.

Soul Food Café

United Methodist Church, 170 N. Main St., Liberty
845-292-6243
Soul Food Cafe, 5-6 p.m.  Mondays

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Interfaith Council

24 Chestnut St., Liberty
845- 292-4626
Dinner 5:45-6:15 p.m.  Wednesdays

St. Peter’s Church

262 North Main St., Liberty
845-292-4525
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday

Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless

9 Monticello St., Monticello
845-794-2604
Provides breakfast and lunch 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday .

Vine and Branch Church

2535 State Route 52, Liberty
845-292-5227
The Fruit Cellar food pantry is open 1-3 p.m. every third Sunday.

Crisis Services


Child Abuse Hotline

800-342-3720

Poison Control 

800-222-1222 or text “POISON” to 797979

RISE (Rape Intervention Services & Education)

68 Harris Bushville Road, Harris
845-794-3300
A 24/7 crisis hotline for survivors of sexual abuse. RISE offers support groups, counselling and advocacy in both legal and medical matters.