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Putnam Valley, please mark your calendars!

The library’s annual meeting will take place Monday, October 7 at 7 p.m.

Learn about:
* The State of the Library
* The Library’s ballot proposition (the “414 vote”)
* Vote for open seats on the Board of Trustees

Interested in becoming a Trustee? Please contact with questions. We also have the application to run for election available on our website and at the front desk.

Update: Book Club Picks!

Read It & Watch Book Club
Wednesday, Sept. 18 & 25 | 7 p.m.
No registration required
Ages 16+

Join us for Read It & Watch, a book club to satisfy the book nerd AND the film buff in you! Please read The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon for our September meetings on 9/18 (movie screening) and 9/25 (book + movie discussion). We have several copies at the front desk available for your convenience, so stop in and pick your copy up today! See you there!


Book Club
Thursday, Oct. 3 | 7 p.m.
No registration required

September’s Book Club pick is News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. with book suggestions for next month and an open mind for discussion!

We have afternoon AND evening Mahjong this week!

Play Mahjong at the Putnam Valley Library! This program includes an introduction to the game and basic instruction. Experienced players are also welcome! Please bring your own set and cards if you have them.

Afternoon Mahjong
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 & 24 | 2 p.m.
Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 15 & 22 | 2 p.m.
No registration required
All ages and skill levels

Evening Mahjong
Wednesday, Sept. 11 | 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 17 | 7-9 p.m.
No registration required
All ages and skill levels

Medicare 101
Thursday, Sept. 12 | 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 25 | 5:30 p.m.
No registration required
Come to one or both

Are you ready for Medicare open enrollment, coming in October? Join us for a free seminar with Aaron Beverley to learn about Medicare basics and have your specific Medicare questions answered.

About the Presenter:
Aaron Beverley is one of the Managing Partners of The Sage Largesse Endeavor, a local, full-service financial firm that has been helping seniors with Medicare for 10 years. Visit for more info.

Run for Election to the Board of Trustees!

At the Library’s Annual Meeting on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7 p.m.,elections will be held for four open seats on the Board of Trustees.


If you are interested in running, please fill out this form (link will open in a new tab) and return it to by Monday, September 30.


To be eligible to serve as a volunteer Trustee, with a five-year term of office, you must

  • Have a Library card in good standing (no outstanding fines) for at least 60 days prior to the election
  • Be a resident of Putnam Valley over the age of 18
  • Not be a first-degree relative of a current employee of the Library
  • Be able to attend meetings once a month and not miss more than three meetings a year


Residents of Putnam Valley over the age of 18 (bring proof of age and residence) may vote at the meeting.

We have a very active Board whose primary responsibility is overseeing the financial and institutional health of this organization.

Questions?  Email

Sit, Roll Over & READ
Wednesday, August 7 | 4 – 5 p.m.
Registration required; 15-minute sessions by appointment only
Ages 6-10

A volunteer from Therapy Dogs International will visit our library twice a month to give children the opportunity to gain confidence and improve reading skills by reading aloud to therapy dog Sunny Boy, a friendly Golden Retriever! Sunny Boy’s last date for the summer will be Wednesday, August 7, but he will be returning in the fall on Wednesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 25.

Join us for Putnam Valley’s 2nd Annual Community Read!

Join the discussion! The next meeting will be Sunday, July 14th at 2pm at the Putnam Valley Library. No sign-up necessary; all meetings are open to everyone!

This year, Putnam Valley will be reading Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. She realizes that there are almost no men in town. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit her own “Siete Magníficos” to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over. With compassion and humor, Urrea offers a fresh take on the hero’s journey and explores how we may not be as different from each other as we might think.

The Putnam Valley Library would like to recognize Sarah Steiner, Esq. and the Eshe Fund for their generous grant to the Library. This grant will help create a Makerspace and fund the Library’s increasing efforts to provide STEAM programs for students and patrons.

We are now a pick-up site for Field Goods!

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