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Join us tomorrow night at 7 p.m. for Book Club! We will discuss “The Address” by Fiona Davis and then select a book to read and discuss at our January meeting. Hope to see you there!

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.

Election Results

Please join us in welcoming the three new members of the Putnam Valley Library Board of Trustees: Janet Dolot, Leslie Martin, and Anthony Williams!

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to vote, listen to the candidates and ask questions.

We’re excited for the future!

From the Library Board of Trustees:


Condolences to the families of Emily Rose, former Library Director, who worked for years for the Putnam Valley Community.


Our deepest sympathies to the family of Sandy McKechnie, a former Board Member and President of the Library Board who died this past summer.


Our sincerest love to the family of Roger Backus, who died this past week.  Roger was one of the good guys, who for years, fought for and supported the Putnam Valley Library. He was a big man with a big heart and he will be missed.



Please welcome our new Interim Director Dede Farabaugh.  She has recently replaced Marjorie Federici, who has left for personal reasons on Family Leave.  We wish you and your family better times.

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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.
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The Friends of the Putnam Valley Library Present:

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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!

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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.