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Old Bridge, New Bridge

Woo-hoo! The old vehicular bridge is gone, the culvert is in — we’re making great progress.

Watch this space for more info coming soon, we’ll be holding a grand bridge opening celebration!

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Construction Begins August 14th!

Construction on the vehicular bridge begins — at last!  Plan on a disruption in the parking beginning Monday, August 14th and lasting approximately a month — weather willing.

Yes, parking will be inconvenient, with only half of the current front lot available, and the entrance/exit only on the south side, but when all is said and done — there will be a new bridge and access to the rear parking lot — and this phase of our major library upgrade will be complete.

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!

Llamas at the Llibrary

Debbi💖, Licorice and Groucho (not really, Allison our Children’s Librarian is anything but!) stopped by the Library today (July 15th)for storytime and ice cream.  It was ground vegetation and grass for the alpaca and llama who enjoyed that, their summer haircuts, and all the kids.  Thanks to Debbi💗 and Licorice’s “parents,” Gail and Michael Bennett.

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!