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Tonight at 5 p.m.!


Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? Now’s your chance! Join us tonight at 5 p.m. for KnitWits and learn how to knit, or work on your own project in the company of other knitters and crocheters.

Let’s Talk!

What’s important to you? What do you value about living here? What changes would you like to see in our community?

Join us for Community Conversations, a series of informal, “kitchen table” discussions for you to share your aspirations, concerns, and personal views for our community.

Please RSVP for the date that works best for you by calling us at (845) 528-3242, visiting us, or emailing

Tuesday, April 23
12:30 p.m.
Putnam Valley Library
30 Oscawana Lake Rd.
Putnam Valley, NY


Thursday, April 25
6:30 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Rd.
Putnam Valley, NY


Monday, May 6
5:00 p.m.
Brookside Grille
1 Oscawana Lake Rd.
Putnam Valley, NY


Saturday, May 18
10:30 a.m.
Lake Dinner (previously the Lakeside Deli)
129 Lake Dr.
Lake Peekskill, NY


Friday, June 7
10:30 a.m.
Putnam Valley Senior Center
117 Town Park Ln.
Putnam Valley, NY


Starting April 3!

Is your child nervous about reading? A volunteer from Therapy Dogs International will visit every other Wednesday to give children the opportunity to gain confidence and improve reading skills by reading aloud to therapy dog Sunny Boy, a 19-month-old Golden Retriever!

Every other Wednesday starting April 3 | 4-5 p.m.
Registration required; 15-minute sessions by appointment only. Sessions are limited to one 15-minute session per child per day
Ages 6-10

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.

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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.

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

Sign up for Field Goods to get a delightful variety of fresh and healthy, sustainably-grown produce and artisan products. Field Goods offers Fruit and Vegetable Bag subscriptions as well as a la carte local produce items, bread, cheese, eggs, pasta, salad, yogurt, and more from over 60 small farms and producers. Orders start at just $16.
New customers save $10! Sign up now at and email with the code REALFOOD10 for your $10 credit.

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Take free DMV practice tests today!



The Putnam Valley Library is pleased to announce a partnership with to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials, and is useful for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test. Also available are motorcycle and CDL practice tests. También disponible en español.
To get started, click here or on the image above.