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

Weekly Hours

Children's Story Hours


In addition to reference materials, current best sellers, large print books, books on tape, and a large selection of videos, we offer:


Most books - 4 weeks
New books - 2 weeks
Videos - 3 days
Books on tape - 7 days
Magazines - 7 days

Most books can be renewed simply by calling the Library (528-3242) before the due date.

Overdue Charges

Per Day
per Item
Maximum Charge
per Item
Adult books - 10 cents $2
Children's books - 5 cents $1
Videos - $1 $10
Reserve books - 25 cents $4

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.

Library Staff

Director - Emily Rose
Assistant Director -
Circulation Librarian - Joan Stubbs
Children's Librarian - Vickie Yurus
Library Assistant - Merideth Mergel
Children's Assistant - Carol Gardner
Technical Services - Lucille Carlucci
Circulation Clerk - Beverly Janove

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 anniversary year.

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:

The Putnam Valley Library Staff and Board of Trustees thank you for your past support and look forward to serving you in the future.

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Please send your questions or comments about this page to
Pat D. Bellino at [email protected] or
Charles Hill at [email protected].