Click the image to view a full-size, printable PDF of the September 2018 program calendar!

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Run for Election to the Board of Trustees!

At the Library Board’s annual meeting on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:00-8:00PM, elections will be held for three open seats on the Board of Trustees.


If you are interested in running, please fill out this form (link will open in a new tab) and return it to before Monday, October 1, 2018.


Eligibility requirements

You must

  • Have a Library card in good standing (no outstanding fines) for at least 60 days prior to the election
  • Be a resident of Putnam Valley over the age of 18
  • Not be a first-degree relative of a current employee of the Library
  • Be able to attend meetings once a month and not miss more than three meetings a year
Trustees are responsible for the fiscal and overall health of the Library, and oversee all aspects of the budget and operations, ensuring that the Library is serving the Town to the best of its abilities.
The Putnam Valley Library currently operates under quite lean budgeting – and we are always looking for creative ways to raise money, get grants, and do the best we can with the little we have!
Above all, Trustees must care about the Library’s mission.

Wednesdays at 4:30!


Join us for our weekly Afternoon Storytime in the Community room for children ages 5 and up (with caregiver). When the weather allows, we might also go outside for storytime. No registration required. Come dressed to get messy!

Missed the PVMS Summer Reading Launch Party?

No worries, we’ve got you covered!

Ms. Mangiere, Putnam Valley Middle School Assistant Principal, was here to talk about the middle school summer reading program. We went on a tour of the library, had library card sign-ups and talked about the digital services that we offer at the Putnam Valley Library. Click here for the presentation about the digital services.

If you have any questions, please call or visit the library, and while you’re here, find out which fantastic beast is your summer reading book on our bulletin board!

Learn technology, creative, and business skills for free with your library card on any device, anywhere with!
Click below to find out how to sign in using your Putnam Valley Library card.

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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.

The Friends of the Putnam Valley Library Present:

Click this image for Museum Pass FAQ!

The Putnam Valley Library is now offering museum passes to a wide selection of museums, including HVCCA in Peekskill, NY and museums that are a part of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association ( We also have discount passes for the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT!


For FAQ, click on the image above.

List of museums:

New York State museums

New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania museums

Some restrictions may apply so visit for more information about individual museums (hours, rates, etc.).


For more information regarding the museum passes themselves, call or visit the library.

Phone: (845) 528-3242

30 Oscawana Lake Road

Putnam Valley, NY 10579


Please fill out our quick 3-question survey about the Museum Pass Program!

Create your own user feedback survey

Passport and Notary Services

The Putnam Valley library is offering Passport Acceptance and Notary Public Services by appointment.

For Passport Acceptance Service appointment scheduling please email  Do not include any personal information in your email.  This is only for scheduling purposes.

For Notary Public Service appointment scheduling please email Do not include any personal information in your email.  This is only for scheduling purposes.

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