5-6 Cottage Row
Lily Dale, NY
Hours: Daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Located on Cottage Row, facing the Auditorium and Melrose Park, the Marion H. Skidmore Library houses the largest collection of Spiritualist books in the world. A reading room is available for public use, and we have thousands of rare books and unique titles to choose from. Please be advised that due to the nature of the materials in our collections, the Marion H. Skidmore Library is a NON-CIRCULATING research library. To schedule a research appointment or for more information, please contact our Librarian.
“Village of Spirits” – A video about the history of Lily Dale and its evolution into a place of pilgrimage, growth, and reflection for the modern Spiritualist community, shown at 11:30 am daily in the meeting room downstairs.
“Lily Dale: A Place of Harmony and Reflection” – A short video featuring images of the Lily Dale grounds, shown at 2:00 pm daily in the meeting room downstairs.
NEW FOR THE 2015 SEASON
Spiritualist Briefs – Casual, informal, short presentations and lectures about topics within the history, science, and philosophy of Spiritualism. Topics and presenters change weekly, so be sure to see our Librarian for details! Presentations are every Tuesday at 3:30 pm in the meeting room downstairs.
|July 7||Spiritualism & the Suffrage Movement||Mandi Shepp, MLS|
|July 14||Mediumship vs Psychic Ability||Dr Susan B. Barnes & Chris DeSerio|
|July 21||Spiritualism vs Spiritism||Dr Susan B Barnes|
|July 28||The Library Beyond the Veil||Mandi Shepp, MLS|
|August 4||History of Healing||Mandi Shepp, MLS|
|August 11||Messages in Flowers||Chris DeSerio & Mandi Shepp, MLS|
|August 18||Messages in Tea||Chris DeSerio & Mandi Shepp, MLS|
|August 25||Victorian Mourning 101||Mandi Shepp, MLS|
If you have any questions, feel free to stop in and ask during our regular hours, or call us at (716)595-8721 x2001. You can also contact us via Facebook, tweet us on Twitter @LilyDaleLibrary, or email our Librarian directly.
For reference inquiries, contact via email is preferred.
- Marion H. Skidmore Library Facebook Page
- Marion H. Skidmore Library on Twitter
- Marion H. Skidmore Library on Instagram
- Contact the Librarian
- Click here to search our Rare Books and Stacks database.