Library access updates!

Library Access: Beginning September 21st


Please remember masks are required for everyone, except children 24 months and younger.


WHAT: Public Access means we’re open to the public without an appointment for adult browsing, computer use, or faxing/copying.

(Please note: Children’s access is still appointment only.) 

WHERE: We are still limited to 6 people on the 1st floor at any one time. Please only enter through the side door.

 WHEN: 12-5pm on Tuesday & Fridays.

MORE DETAILS: Computer use, browsing, and fax/copy time will be limited. Staff will be happy to let you know your allotted time based on conditions that day.

MASKS are still required by all visitors for the duration of your visit, from when you park until you leave


By Appointment: Children’s/Teen Browsing


Register for your appointment HERE or call the library at (845) 528-3242 to make an appointment during the following hours:


Tuesdays: 12-4pm  

Wednesdays: 4pm-7:30pm

Fridays: 12-4:30pn

Saturdays: 11-3:30pm


And Curbside Pickup Continues! 

Know exactly what you want? Use our Contactless Curbside Pickup!

Simply place your requests online. Visit or to search the catalog.

Staff will contact you when your items are ready for pickup.

Need help? Please email us at or call us at 845-528-3242.


Our curbside pickup hours are:

Monday: 10-3pm

Tuesday: 10-5pm

Wednesday: 3-8pm

Thursday:  Closed

Friday:  10-5pm

Saturday:  10-4pm

Putnam SPCA:

Putnam Humane Society:

Westchester SPCA:


Halloween drive-thru trick n’ treat!


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Swing by the library for a mixed bag of treats! In response to the increased risk in our community, the library offers this safe alternative for youth not to miss out on Halloween! Library staff will hand out a bag of candy for each child in the car. Between noon and 3 pm, pull up and ‘pop’ your trunk or open a window if you are comfortable, but please remain in your car. Costumes are optional, but masks are required. A big thank you to Friends of the Putnam Valley Library for the candy donation.

Access TumbleBooks for FREE with or without a library card!

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. – K-6 children’s ebook database (also available through the Apple app store if you would like to use your library card)
Direct Link:
Username: tumble735
Password: books – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 – all ages audio book database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Access the library at home!

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.

For up-to-date information on the status of Coronavirus in Putnam County, please visit this link.

In Memory of Harris Mandel

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!

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.