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10 am – 5 pm

Tuesday-Thursday:

12 pm – 7 pm

Saturday:

10 am – 4 pm

 

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Book Donations

We need book donations!Thank you for thinking of us, but we do have some donation guidelines.  Please review the guidelines and contact director@olivefreelibrary.org with any questions.  Also, please do not leave books on our porch.  All donations need to be...

2021 Community Survey Results

In October 2021, we asked the Olive Free Library community to let us know how we can better serve them by filling out the OFL 2021 Community Survey. Ninety-two of you responded—thank you!

Meet Libby

OverDrive is going away, so now is the time to make the move to the Libby AppWhat is Libby? Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them...

Behind the Scenes

BEHIND THE SCENES:   A show of works by the Olive Library Exhibition Committee The Olive Free Library Association is very pleased to present the exhibition Behind the Scenes showcasing the works of the members of the Olive Free Library Exhibition Committee who...

Museum Room Exhibit

New Exhibit: Life Before the ReservoirTravel back in time and discover what Olive was like before the Ashokan Reservoir was built.  Come see what our first schools were like, how people made their living, and what the local towns and buildings looked like before we...

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Search for items in the Mid-Hudson Library System catalog, check your due dates, renew your books and DVDs

Events & Programs

Ongoing online & in-person programs including yoga, ukulele and special events

Online Resources

Your library card gives you access to streaming services, creativebug classes, and so much more

Donate

Even small donations help maintain the Olive Free Library as a vital part of the community now and in the future

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Get a Card

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New Books

Fiction, mysteries, large print, non-fiction, kids books and more

Library of Things

We loan out so much more than books! Check out a fishing pole, a ukulele, a Chromebook or medical equipment

Book Club

We have a couple clubs to choose from. Find more information here!

Friends of the Library

A volunteer group who benefit the library by raising money, providing volunteers, and raising community awareness

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Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program
Jun 26 – Aug 13 all-day
Come in and sign up for the Summer Reading Program. We have Reading sheets for teens and kids, as well as adults. Kids can earn prizes and raffle tickets for our end of the program[...]
Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Jul 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the Catskill Ukulele Group for an in-person uke jam. All skill levels are welcome to join! The library has ukes to loan for beginners who want to try it out.  Call us for more[...]
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Jul 4 all-day
 
Toddler Storytime 10:30 am
Toddler Storytime
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Story time is a great way to get your little ones out of the house, get some new books and make some friends. Each week we have a new theme and will have crafts[...]
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Kathy, from home with our virtual yoga class. $6 per class and payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494). You are[...]
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Virtual yoga with Kathy is a great way to keep moving, from home. $6 per class, payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY[...]
IN Person Yoga with Kathy 10:30 am
IN Person Yoga with Kathy
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Yoga with Kathy is back. No need to REGISTER for this class series, just show up when you can. Each class is $6 and can be paid for at the time of the class. Call[...]
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Summer Movie Matinee 2:00 pm
Summer Movie Matinee
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come Join us for our Summer Movie Matinee, Thursdays at 2 p.m. Check the website for all the details!
Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
Jul 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
We have a new Mahjong group meeting weekly on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. For all level of players, beginner to experienced!
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Jul 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the Catskill Ukulele Group for an in-person uke jam. All skill levels are welcome to join! The library has ukes to loan for beginners who want to try it out.  Call us for more[...]
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Lighthouse Painting- Adults 12:00 pm
Lighthouse Painting- Adults
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Want your own decorative lighthouse? Come and paint your own! All supplies are provided. VERY Limited availability, please sign up in advance. Sign up at the front desk or call 845-657-2482.    
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Toddler Storytime 10:30 am
Toddler Storytime
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Story time is a great way to get your little ones out of the house, get some new books and make some friends. Each week we have a new theme and will have crafts[...]
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Kathy, from home with our virtual yoga class. $6 per class and payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494). You are[...]
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Craft-ernoons at the library! 3:00 pm
Craft-ernoons at the library!
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come and do some fun crafts at the library. Kids of all ages can join, little ones may need parental assistance. From 3-5 or until supplies are gone… no need to sign up! July 12-[...]
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Virtual yoga with Kathy is a great way to keep moving, from home. $6 per class, payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY[...]
IN Person Yoga with Kathy 10:30 am
IN Person Yoga with Kathy
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Yoga with Kathy is back. No need to REGISTER for this class series, just show up when you can. Each class is $6 and can be paid for at the time of the class. Call[...]
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Summer Movie Matinee 2:00 pm
Summer Movie Matinee
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come Join us for our Summer Movie Matinee, Thursdays at 2 p.m. Check the website for all the details!
Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
Jul 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
We have a new Mahjong group meeting weekly on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. For all level of players, beginner to experienced!
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Jul 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the Catskill Ukulele Group for an in-person uke jam. All skill levels are welcome to join! The library has ukes to loan for beginners who want to try it out.  Call us for more[...]
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Virtual Book Club 4:00 pm
Virtual Book Club
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Our book club reads from all genres and has lively discussions! Join us for a great read and a fantastic chat. This book club meets virtually. Sign up here to get the link! June 18,[...]
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Toddler Storytime 10:30 am
Toddler Storytime
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Story time is a great way to get your little ones out of the house, get some new books and make some friends. Each week we have a new theme and will have crafts[...]
International Mystery Book Club 2:00 pm
International Mystery Book Club
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Henrietta to discuss all things Mystery! The Mystery Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 2 p.m. Check out our website for more details: https://www.olivefreelibrary.org/book-groups/    
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Kathy, from home with our virtual yoga class. $6 per class and payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494). You are[...]
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Craft-ernoons at the library! 3:00 pm
Craft-ernoons at the library!
Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come and do some fun crafts at the library. Kids of all ages can join, little ones may need parental assistance. From 3-5 or until supplies are gone… no need to sign up! July 12-[...]
Hudson Valley Hives- Beekeeping Support Group 5:45 pm
Hudson Valley Hives- Beekeeping Support Group
Jul 19 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Hudson Valley Hives for all sorts of beekeeping topics and support. Meetings are in person unless otherwise noted. For more information: https://hvhives.com/  
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Virtual yoga with Kathy is a great way to keep moving, from home. $6 per class, payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY[...]
IN Person Yoga with Kathy 10:30 am
IN Person Yoga with Kathy
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Yoga with Kathy is back. No need to REGISTER for this class series, just show up when you can. Each class is $6 and can be paid for at the time of the class. Call[...]
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Summer Movie Matinee 2:00 pm
Summer Movie Matinee
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come Join us for our Summer Movie Matinee, Thursdays at 2 p.m. Check the website for all the details!
Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
Jul 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
We have a new Mahjong group meeting weekly on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. For all level of players, beginner to experienced!
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Jul 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the Catskill Ukulele Group for an in-person uke jam. All skill levels are welcome to join! The library has ukes to loan for beginners who want to try it out.  Call us for more[...]
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Toddler Storytime 10:30 am
Toddler Storytime
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Story time is a great way to get your little ones out of the house, get some new books and make some friends. Each week we have a new theme and will have crafts[...]
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Kathy, from home with our virtual yoga class. $6 per class and payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494). You are[...]
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Craft-ernoons at the library! 3:00 pm
Craft-ernoons at the library!
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come and do some fun crafts at the library. Kids of all ages can join, little ones may need parental assistance. From 3-5 or until supplies are gone… no need to sign up! July 12-[...]
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Virtual yoga with Kathy is a great way to keep moving, from home. $6 per class, payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY[...]
IN Person Yoga with Kathy 10:30 am
IN Person Yoga with Kathy
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Yoga with Kathy is back. No need to REGISTER for this class series, just show up when you can. Each class is $6 and can be paid for at the time of the class. Call[...]
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Summer Movie Matinee 2:00 pm
Summer Movie Matinee
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come Join us for our Summer Movie Matinee, Thursdays at 2 p.m. Check the website for all the details!
Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
Jul 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
We have a new Mahjong group meeting weekly on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. For all level of players, beginner to experienced!
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Kids Sewing Camp 10:00 am
Kids Sewing Camp
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our OFL Director, Chrissy, will be teaching all attendees how to make various projects during this two day “camp.” Bring snacks as needed, but all other supplies are provided. Kids should attend BOTH days in[...]
Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Jul 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the Catskill Ukulele Group for an in-person uke jam. All skill levels are welcome to join! The library has ukes to loan for beginners who want to try it out.  Call us for more[...]
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Our Native Pollinators 10:30 am
Our Native Pollinators
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Rob Overton is a second-generation beekeeper. He has been keeping bees for over 45 years and resides in the Town of Olive. He learned beekeeping from his father, Bob, who was a sideliner beekeeper with[...]
Sewing for Teens 11:00 am
Sewing for Teens
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Are you interested in sewing? We have sewing machines you can use and all the supplies you will need to design and create your own lounge (pajama) pants. Our Director Chrissy will help you each[...]
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Library Hours

Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

4033 Rt 28-A
(PO Box 59 Mailing Address)
West Shokan, NY 12494

Phone: 845-657-2482

Fax: 845-657-2664

helpdesk@olivefreelibrary.org

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