The Putnam Valley Free Library is located in Putnam
County in upstate New York (about 45 miles north of New York
City). The Library provides a broad range of materials to serve the
needs of the entire community - from the youngest child to the oldest adult
and from the casual reader to the serious information seeker. We
welcome your visit and encourage you to stop by frequently. - This page was last updated on January 14. 1998.
Hours of Operation
- Monday to Thursday: 9 AM to 9 PM
- Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
- Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Children's Story Hours
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM
In addition to reference materials, current best sellers, large print
books, books on tape, and a large selection of videos, we offer:
- Full text of periodical articles and the New
- Abrams Art Collection.
- McKinney's Laws of New York.
- Price Waterhouse International Business Directory.
- Access to the resources of the Mid-Hudson Library System and the Southeastern
New York Library Resources Council.
- Meeting rooms for community groups.
- 55 Alive safe driving course (call 528-6504).
- Duplicate bridge games every Tuesday evening (call 528-4436)
|Most books -
|New books -
|Books on tape -
Most books can be renewed simply by calling the Library (528-3242) before
the due date.
|Adult books -
|Children's books -
|Reserve books -
How to Obtain a Library Card
Come to the Library and fill out an application or call the Library (528-3242)
and we will send you an application.
|Assistant Director -
|Circulation Librarian -
|Children's Librarian -
|Library Assistant -
|Children's Assistant -
|Technical Services -
|Circulation Clerk -
Support for the Library
Over the last six decades, the Putnam Valley Library has experienced
tremendous growth. We have gone from humble beginnings in Mrs. Rhea Johnson's
kitchen on Church Road to our own building and community center on Oscawana
Lake Road. In 1996, we purchased computers, through a grant, for an in-house
circulation system and for patron records. Our objective is to have this
system working by mid-1997 ... which will be our 60th
In addition, we will continue to purchase as many new books, videos,
magazines, and audio tapes as our budget allows. We will also continue special
programs for all patrons.
However, we need your help! Your support
in any of the following ways would be extremely appreciated:
- Dontations to our annual fund drive.
- Memorial donations.
- Donations of your services.
The Putnam Valley Library Staff and Board of Trustees thank you for your
past support and look forward to serving you in the future.
Libraries and Library Resources
on the Internet
In our part of New York
- Garrison: Desmond-Fish
- Mahopac Library
The Field Library
- Somers Library
- Yorktown: John
C. Hart Memorial Library
Elsewhere in New York State
- HYTELNET - Library
Catalogs: USA: New York - A list of libraries in New York (mostly colleges).
- New York Public Library
- New York State Library
Elsewhere on a national level
- Library of Congress
Public Library Servers Database - A searchable list of libraries with
web pages on the Internet.
Public Libraries on the WWW
Library organizations and systems
- American Library Association
- IPL List
of Professional Library Organizations
- Mid-Hudson Library System
York Library Association
- Ramapo Catskill
- SEbridge (Southeastern New York Library
- Westchester Library System
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Please send your questions or comments about this page to
Pat D. Bellino at [email protected]
Charles Hill at [email protected].