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Track your summer reading on ReadSquared. Register here and when you’re all done, show your certificate of completion to the front desk staff and pick a prize! There are programs for all ages, even adults! Register today and start tracking!

Saturday morning!

The Edukated Fleas: Uke from Scratch!
Saturday, July 20 | 11 a.m.
Registration required
Ages 8 to adult; no experience necessary

Did you know that playing an instrument can help strengthen your brain and make you happier? Join us on Saturday at 11 a.m. for your chance to learn how to play the ukulele at this FREE hands-on workshop with The Edukated Fleas, sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam Valley Library. Learn how to play the ukulele with Wendy and Greg from the Edukated Fleas – they’ll take you through a beginner’s lesson that’ll have you strumming along like a pro in no time!

No experience is necessary and ukuleles will be provided, but you can also bring your own.

Sound Explorers with Matthew Cantello: Sound in Space
Monday, July 22 | 4 p.m
Registration required
Ages 4+

If a star falls in space, will you hear it? Explore the properties of sound in space with Matthew Cantello through listening, playing, building, and moving! We’ll also examine anti-gravity movement, and have a Universal Jam!

Medicare 101
Thursday, July 11 | 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14 | 6 p.m.
Monday, August 19 | 3 p.m.
No registration required
Come to one or all

Are you ready for Medicare open enrollment, coming in October? Join us for a free seminar with Aaron Beverley to learn about Medicare basics and have your specific Medicare questions answered.

About the Presenter:
Aaron Beverley is one of the Managing Partners of The Sage Largesse Endeavor, a local, full-service financial firm that has been helping seniors with Medicare for 10 years. Visit for more info.

Starting Monday, July 8

Starting Monday, July 8, kids and teens 18 and younger will be able to receive free lunches at the library on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. until Friday, August 30. No paperwork and no sign-ups necessary! All you have to do is show up!

Summer Reading Challenges aren’t just for kids anymore!

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version of our Summer Reading Bingo card! You can also pick one up at the front desk!

Read books and fill out a bingo card from JULY 1 – AUGUST 30.

If you complete a row, column, or diagonal, you will be entered to win prizes!


  1. All book versions are game. Yes! You can count listening to an audiobook!
  2. No double-dipping! A book title only counts once.
  3. Fill out your titles, name, and phone number on the corresponding blank card on the second page and return to the front desk by Friday, August 30.

Visit, Overdrive, or the Mid Hudson Library catalog to start filling out your bingo card today!

Tuesday, July 2 | 2-4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9 & 16 | 7-9 p.m.
No registration required
All ages and skill levels

Play Mahjong at the Putnam Valley Library! This program includes an introduction to the game and basic instruction. Experienced players are also welcome!

Please bring your own set and cards if you have them.

KnitWits: Summer Dates!

See summer dates below!
No registration required
All ages and skill levels welcome

Want to learn the basics of knitting or just come and chat while you knit or crochet? Join the KnitWits Knitting Circle! Please bring your own knitting materials if you have them, and thank you to all who have generously donated knitting materials.

Saturday, June 8 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 13 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 10 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Pick up your copy today!

Join us for a new type of book club: one that satisfies the book nerd AND the film buff in you!
Read it & Watch Book Club
Starts Wednesday, July 24 | Meets monthly on the last two Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Free; ages 16+
How it works:
1. Read the chosen book on your own.
2. Second-to-last Wednesday of the month @ 7 p.m.: Meet at the library for popcorn and a screening of the book’s film adaptation.
3. Last Wednesday of the month @ 7 p.m.: Meet at the library for a discussion of the book and the film.
Let’s kick things off with A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: winner of the Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Pick up your copy today!

If you have any questions, please call (845) 528-3242 or email

Click here for a printable PDF version of the flyer.


Join us for Putnam Valley’s 2nd Annual Community Read!

Join the discussion! The next meeting will be Sunday, July 14th at 2pm at the Putnam Valley Library. No sign-up necessary; all meetings are open to everyone!

This year, Putnam Valley will be reading Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. She realizes that there are almost no men in town. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit her own “Siete Magníficos” to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over. With compassion and humor, Urrea offers a fresh take on the hero’s journey and explores how we may not be as different from each other as we might think.