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The final installment of Rose Christmas’ Metaphysical Studies program series has been RESCHEDULED until next Tuesday, April 24 at 6:00PM.  Please also note that this program is for adults only. Thank you for your understanding!

Did you miss the first Passport Day? Well you have another chance!

Come to the Putnam Valley Library on May 5 between 11:00AM and 4:00PM to have your applications processed by our very own Passport Acceptance Agents!

You can print your forms at home or they will available at the library. Visit for forms and a list of what you will need to bring to Passport Day. No appointments are necessary!

Please note that at this time, the Putnam Valley Library does not take passport photos, but a list of where you can and cannot have your photos taken can be found here:

Questions? Email

Nature Painting


Saturday, May 19 at 11:00AM

Practice your artistic abilities and even learn some new skills as we prepare for a Putnam Valley art show in June! Local artist Regina Gelfer will join us as we venture outside to be inspired by nature!

Experienced and novice artists are welcome. Please come dressed for the weather, art supplies will be provided.

This event is free, but donations are appreciated. All ages welcome!

***Registration is required, call or visit the library to reserve your space.

(845) 528-3242

Job Posting – Senior Library Assistant/Circulation

The Putnam Valley Library is seeking a Senior Library Assistant to act as a proactive and responsive team leader for the following shifts.

  • Monday  12-5
  • Tuesday & Wednesday 2-7
  • Saturday 10-4

This position requires standing, stooping and lifting as well as some supervisory responsibilities.  Computer and phone skills a must.  Salary is $12.50/hr.

We need a single person to cover all of these shifts.

Please send your resume and cover letter to by May 1, 2018.

You may also fax us at 845-528-3297

No calls please.

Interviews will not be scheduled until after all resumes are received.

Click here for a more comprehensive job description.


This Saturday, April 14 at 10:00 AM, author and Palisades Park expert will be at the library to discuss his book, Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories, courtesy of the Putnam Valley Historical Society. This event is free and there is no need to register. Hope to see you there!

Click the graphic above to go to the Facebook page for this event!


Meet the artist!

Steve Mones currently has a collection of photography hanging in the community room until April 28 and will be here at the library for a meet-and-greet on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00PM!

All sales will go directly to Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Light refreshments will be served.


Hope to see you there!


We’re having a Paint-n-Sip party! Come join us (and on Friday, April 6 at 5:00PM in the community room! You don’t need to be a master painter to participate, although you do need to register and be 21 or older.

Please remember to BYOB and have fun!! Supplies will be provided, and a sample of what you may be painting is shown here.

Call or visit the library to secure your space!
(845) 528-3242

30 Oscawana Lake Road

Putnam Valley, NY 10579

Putnam Valley Community Read: A Man Called Ove

Click the graphic to go to the Facebook event for the Putnam Valley Community Read!


Fredrik Backman’s first novel is a heartwarming story filled with humor and sadness. Ove, at first glance, is bitter and difficult. As we read on we learn both the source of his grief and how he became the principled man he is. We bear witness to his heart opening in the most unlikely situations. Seeing the world through Ove’s eyes will provide a jumping-off point for some great discussions about life and community.

Copies of A Man Called Ove are still available to borrow from the Putnam Valley Library and a free download of the audiobook is available from

There will be 4 in-person discussion dates at varying locations (listed below), and online discussions will be announced. Come to one or come to all!

Sunday, April 8: Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
Tuesday, April 10: Reform Temple of Putnam Valley
Sunday, April 15: Putnam Valley Library
Thursday, April 19: Putnam Valley HS Library
(845) 528-3242

Join us tonight, Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00PM in the community room for another installment of the Metaphysical Studies program series with Rose Christmas!


Rose will be taking us on a mystical journey of self-discovery using metaphysical methodologies such as numerology, crystals and spirit guides. There are only 4 more program sessions, so come to one or all!


Dates are as follows (all at 6:00pm):

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Hope to see you there!


(845) 528-3242

30 Oscawana Lake Road

Putnam Valley, NY 10579