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Library Closed 1/17/18

The library will be closed on Wednesday, January 17  due to inclement weather.

Please be safe.  Thank you.


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Mindful Filmmaking and Storytelling

Join Elyse Neiman Seiter, Emmy-award winning TV producer and the founder of, a non-profit initiative producing films on hope, health, and healing, as she guides us in preserving our fondest memories in meaningful ways.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please call or visit the library to reserve your spot asap.

Visit for more information about this organization.

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Get Your Passport at the Library!

The Library is becoming an official Passport Acceptance Unit.  You may pick up the forms needed for a new passport or a renewal, and submit your paperwork at the Library along with the appropriate payment.  We will be kicking off the new service with a Passport Fair on Saturday, August 26th — if you don’t already have a passport, there’s no better time than now, and no better place than the Putnam Valley Library to get one!

Lemonade Stand-ing for the Library!

Maya Sanzl (l); Library Director Marjorie Federici (r)

8-year-old Maya Sanzl is a Library Hero!  She raised some $100 for our Library with a lemonade stand at home, and then during our chess event on July 8th.  Lots of lemony love to you, Maya!

Hoopla is here!

Digital Movies, Music, Books, Audio and More – Instantly Available – 24/7 – Free with your Library Card!

We are excited to announce that beginning July 1, the library will be adding hoopla digital: a new digital media service through which you may access and enjoy over half a million titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. All in one location, from your computer, tablet or Smartphone!

With hoopla, there are no hold lists, no extra apps or accounts needed or special steps to use it.

It just works!

On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, in either the app or on a computer, all borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the internet by streaming. We really love this service. It is easy to use and provides our library patrons instant access (again, with no waiting!!) to any titles they want. As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to 10 titles per month.

To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from your Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, you may visit


While we are waiting for the “river that runs through it” to run a little less in speed and volume so that the first phase of the reconstruction of the vehicular bridge can begin, we’ve reopened the north entrance to the parking lot.
Be careful – there is still construction equipment taking up part of the parking lot.
We are anxiously awaiting the next phase of construction, which will be the diversion of the waterway, a significant engineering feat.
In the meantime, parking is less restricted, the entrance and exit are both available, and the Library is open for business.  Come take a walk across the new pedestrian bridge and see all the wonderful changes inside.
We are truly celebrating the New Putnam Valley Library!


Browsing for movies and music has never been easier!
Come in and borrow a DVD or two, and music CDs in the newly reorganized media room.