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Putnam County libraries negotiated a subscription to the Ancestry Library database. However, this subscription does not permit access from home. Visit the library to discover your family history.

  • Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases.
  • Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources such as federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records; family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.


As you are aware, the Town of Putnam Valley closed the vehicular bridge to cars and trucks. While the vehicular bridge has been closed to traffic, it has always been open as a walkway to access the Library.

According to the structural engineer, the existing wood covered pedestrian bridge should no longer be used. In order to maintain access to the Library, the pedestrian bridge will be built first. Once that bridge is complete, work will begin on the vehicular bridge.

You may have seen equipment in front of the pedestrian bridge, including a concrete delivery for the construction of one of the footings. Currently, there is a backhoe in the parking lot , which will be used to dig the area for another footing.

As the work proceeds, the steel beams which will support the pedestrian bridge will be delivered and a crane will lift them into place.

We ask for your patience as we work on these exterior construction projects. An area of the parking lot may be closed off for brief periods. Please observe the construction signs and barriers for the safety of you and your family.

Community Room

Did you know that you can rent our Community Room for your next event? For information about the room and the rental fee, please contact the Library Director, 845-528-3242.