Look who’s taken up residence on the Pedestrian Bridge!

Shhh!  (It’s a library, after all…)  Mama bird is nesting in the rafters of our new pedestrian bridge.  Fledglings tbd.  What books do you think this family might enjoy?

**Memorial Day**

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.  

See you Tuesday morning!

ACCESS/PARKING

While we are waiting for the “river that runs through it” to run a little less in speed and volume so that the first phase of the reconstruction of the vehicular bridge can begin, we’ve reopened the north entrance to the parking lot.
 
Be careful – there is still construction equipment taking up part of the parking lot.
 
We are anxiously awaiting the next phase of construction, which will be the diversion of the waterway, a significant engineering feat.
 
In the meantime, parking is less restricted, the entrance and exit are both available, and the Library is open for business.  Come take a walk across the new pedestrian bridge and see all the wonderful changes inside.
 
We are truly celebrating the New Putnam Valley Library!

COME IN AND SEE OUR NEW MEDIA ROOM

 
Browsing for movies and music has never been easier!
Come in and borrow a DVD or two, and music CDs in the newly reorganized media room.

Ancestry.com Available for FREE at the Library

Available on our Library computers, FREE access to: Ancestry.com
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.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The pedestrian bridge is OPEN!  Thanks to the wonderful team led by Civil Engineers Bill Frank and Dan Fritzsche who led this project, much of which was accomplished with donations and volunteers.

 Just in time for the beginning of work on the Vehicular Bridge:

The tree trimming starts Phase I of the project, which will secure the stream bank. Then, the very difficult task of diverting the stream will occur, a phase made all the more difficult because of the volume and velocity of the water because of snow melt and heavy rains.

 

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.