Click the image to view a full-size, printable PDF of the June 2019 program calendar. Calendar is subject to change; please sign up for our email newsletter for the most up-to-date program information.

Check Out the Latest Bestselling Titles

Public Library Catalog

Get the books you want faster!
Click on the link above, log into your account,
and request any books you just can’t wait to read.
We’ll call you when it arrives!

Free Concert: Thursday at 7 p.m.!

Sponsored by Friends of the Putnam Valley Library:
New York Photosongs

Thursday, June 20 | 7 p.m.
Registration required
All ages

Hear the amazing true stories behind some of New York’s most iconic and obscure photographs through a series of handcrafted original folk tunes. Armed with his guitar, inspiring 4’x5′ photographs, and 15 years as a public school educator, award-winning songwriter John John Brown will shine a light on some of the most interesting New Yorkers who’ve walked before us.

KnitWits: Summer Dates!

See summer dates below!
No registration required
All ages and skill levels welcome

Want to learn the basics of knitting or just come and chat while you knit or crochet? Join the KnitWits Knitting Circle! Please bring your own knitting materials if you have them, and thank you to all who have generously donated knitting materials.

Saturday, June 8 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 13 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 10 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Pick up your copy today!

Join us for a new type of book club: one that satisfies the book nerd AND the film buff in you!
Read it & Watch Book Club
Starts Wednesday, July 24 | Meets monthly on the last two Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Free; ages 16+
How it works:
1. Read the chosen book on your own.
2. Second-to-last Wednesday of the month @ 7 p.m.: Meet at the library for popcorn and a screening of the book’s film adaptation.
3. Last Wednesday of the month @ 7 p.m.: Meet at the library for a discussion of the book and the film.
Let’s kick things off with A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: winner of the Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Pick up your copy today!

If you have any questions, please call (845) 528-3242 or email

Click here for a printable PDF version of the flyer.


Sign Up Today!

Introduction to Project Drawdown
Wednesday, June 19 | 7-9 p.m.
Registration required
All ages

Join us for a workshop facilitated by Joseph Montuori, Educator and Sustainability Advocate, about Project Drawdown, the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.

Humanity has the means at hand. Nothing new needs to be invented. Our work is to accelerate the knowledge and growth of what’s possible. Learn more about Project DRAWDOWN and meet others in our community who want to actively work towards making a difference.

Rainbow Family Story Time
Saturday, June 22 | 11 a.m.
No registration required
All ages

Celebrate Pride Month with us with a special story time and craft for all ages!

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

Pick up your book this week and get ready to join the discussion! Groups will be meeting at 8 different locations in town between July 8 and August 2. Stay tuned for meeting dates and locations.

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.

Mahjong: Starting Next Week!



June 4, 11, 18 & 25

Registration required
All ages & skill levels welcome

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.

Recommendations for Black History Month

Click below to view a list of our recommendations to celebrate Black History Month, all available in our collection. Each title is linked to its MHLS Catalog listing so you can easily find and request the title you are interested in. Head over to our Instagram for highlighted content and more information about Black History Month all month long.

Continue reading ‘Recommendations for Black History Month’

Miss Carol is retiring after almost 26 years at the Putnam Valley Library. Her last scheduled days are this week: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Stop by to say goodbye!

Can’t make it? We’ll be happy to pass along your cards and notes, and we’d love to hear your stories and memories.

Thank you, Miss Carol!

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.