Our library remains closed, but for the month of May we are offering a variety of virtual programs that you can enjoy from home. Click here to access a pdf of this calendar.
Join us for the Putnam Valley Community Read! The online discussion will take place on Zoom on Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m., and will have a guest appearance from the author of “Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum”, Michael McCreary. Audiobook and eBook copies are available on Overdrive, hoopla, and the Libby app.
Registration is required to access this online discussion, and you can register here.
Suddenly finding yourself homeschooling your kids? TumbleBooks is offering free access to their resources, including math for grades K-6, teen books for grades 7-12, audiobooks for all ages, and romance novels, through the end of August and you don’t even need a library card! Click the direct links below and enter the login information (username and password) to gain access to these great online resources.
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s ebook database (also available through the Apple app store if you would like to use your library card)
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.TeenBookCloud.com – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.RomanceBookCloud.com – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Please remember the library has many digital services available to you for free, such as e-books and e-audiobooks; streaming movies and TV; and digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines. Links to these services are provided below.
- E-books (available through hoopla, OverDrive, & Libby)
- Audiobooks (available through hoopla, OverDrive, & Libby)
- Movies (available through hoopla)
- TV (available through hoopla)
- Newspapers (available through HomeAccess)
- Magazines (available through HomeAccess)
- Free Language Classes (available through Mango Languages)
- Access to 500+ courses (available through Universal Class)
Lake Peekskill resident Harris Mandel passed away suddenly last week. A dedicated former library trustee (and regular library patron), Mr. Mandel, along with his wife Bobby, was an active board member who helped with financial planning for the library, as well as at our book sales. He also designed our old library logo which you see here, and created a street map of Lake Peekskill, which we still use in the library.
Over the years, Mr. Mandel crafted various items from wood for the library to sell at fundraisers, including toaster tongs, bookstands for holding a book open, and a set of giant legos we raffled off. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.
It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing of George Olsen, a longtime resident Lake Peekskill, who died peacefully on October 8th at the age of 84.
George was born in Hanover, Germany and served in the US Army as a paratrooper. In addition to working for Valad Electric for 50 years, George was a long-time councilman and a dedicated community volunteer. He served for years as Treasurer and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Putnam Valley Library. We’ll miss him tremendously, and we extend our condolences to his wife Betty, his children Erik and Georgette, and his three grandchildren: Heather, Melanie, and Steven.
Congratulations to our newly elected trustees: Ginger Lefurgy, Marilyn Power, Paula Sims, and Terry Raskyn! Thank you to all who voted and attended the Annual Board of Trustees meeting last night. The next Board of Trustees meeting is Monday, Oct. 28 at 6:15 p.m. and it’s open to the public!
We are now a pick-up site for Field Goods!
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