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Passport Day
Saturday, Dec. 14 | 12-4 p.m.
No appointment necessary

Our Passport Acceptance Agents will be on hand to process your applications. Please note: we do not take passport photos here and you will need to bring them with you.

We have forms available. See for what you need to bring and to print forms that you can fill out.

Questions? Email

Cookie Swap & Ugly Sweater Party!
Wednesday, Dec. 18 | 6 p.m.
Registration required
Please bring at least two dozen cookies to share!

Here’s your chance to test drive that ugly holiday sweater you’re going to wear to all the family parties, while also trying out some of your neighbors’ holiday cookie recipes! Wear your ugliest, most festive holiday sweater and bring with you two dozen (or more!) cookies to swap and share at this family-friendly event.

Please bring a copy of your cookie recipe to share!

Join a knitting community at the library!


Saturday, Dec. 14 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 17 | 5-6:30 p.m.


Join us for a knitting circle for beginner knitters and expert knitters alike! New to knitting? We can teach you how! Expert knitter? Join us to chat while you work on your own project. We are also looking for someone who knows how to crochet who can assist those interested in crocheting.

All ages & skill levels welcome
Some materials may be available for new knitters, but otherwise please bring your own yarn and needles.

Sit, Roll Over & READ
Wednesday, Dec. 18 | 5-6 p.m.
Registration required; 15-minute sessions by appointment only

Help your child build their confidence and improve their reading skills by signing them up today to read aloud to Sunny Boy!

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!

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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