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10 am – 5 pm

Tuesday-Thursday:

12 pm – 7 pm

Saturday:

10 am – 4 pm

 

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Museum Room Exhibit

Our Lost Community: Life Before the Reservoir.    Travel 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...

Art Exhibition – Skin Deep

Olive Free LibrarySkin DeepSKIN DEEP A Show of Works by Artists of ColorThe Olive Free Library Association is very pleased to present the exhibition SKIN DEEP showcasing the works of twelve regional artists of color. The show, curated by Nathalie Andrews and Elaine...

Food Fight!

Join us for the 2nd annual Ulster County Food Fight!  As part of the Great Give Back, Ulster County libraries are holding a food collection contest from September 1 - October 16.  The common goal is to fill up the shelves of local food pantries and to put an end to...

Book Donations

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

2021 Community Survey

Your input is so important to us!     How can we best serve you? We need your input! Please consider filling out the 2021 OFL Community Survey and be entered for a chance to win an OFL canvas bag

Your continued support makes all the difference.

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

Online Events & Programs

Ongoing online programs including yoga, singing, tarot + special events

Online Resources

Your library card gives you access to streaming services, Tutor.com, 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

Our book club meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Friends of the Library

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

Calendar
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Ulster County Food Fight 10:00 am
Ulster County Food Fight
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm
Ulster County Food Fight
Libraries in Ulster County are competing to see which one can collect the most food for their area Food Pantries! This is one of the ways that we are giving back to the community that[...]
Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Oct 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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Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
We will be having our Storytime, rain or shine. Crafts to Take & Make at home will be available each week Masks will be required in the children’s area, per library policy.  
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suggested donation of $4 per class.  Payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494).  We understand that this is a difficult time for[...]
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Suggested donation of $4 per class.  Payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494).  We understand that this is a difficult time for[...]
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Oct 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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Library Closed
Library Closed
Oct 11 all-day
Library is closed for Columbus Day.
Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
We will be having our Storytime, rain or shine. Crafts to Take & Make at home will be available each week Masks will be required in the children’s area, per library policy.  
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suggested donation of $4 per class.  Payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494).  We understand that this is a difficult time for[...]
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Suggested donation of $4 per class.  Payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494).  We understand that this is a difficult time for[...]
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Oct 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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The Wonderful World of Bats 1:00 pm
The Wonderful World of Bats
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join presenter, Jerry Schneider, for a presentation of the great things that bats do for all of us. Great for families and all those who are interested in BATS! Bring a light colored t-shirt to[...]
Book Club 4:00 pm
Book Club
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join the Olive Free Library Book Club! The third Saturday of each month. Check the Book Groups – Olive Free Library page out for details and updates! October 16: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah[...]
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Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
We will be having our Storytime, rain or shine. Crafts to Take & Make at home will be available each week Masks will be required in the children’s area, per library policy.  
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suggested donation of $4 per class.  Payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494).  We understand that this is a difficult time for[...]
VIRTUAL Hudson Valley Hives- Beekeeping Support Group 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Hudson Valley Hives- Beekeeping Support Group
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Hudson Valley Hives for all sorts of beekeeping topics and support. For more information: https://hvhives.com/ To Join the meeting: Video and Screen Sharing: Online meeting ID: beeimprovement Online meeting link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/beeimprovement Conference Call: Dial-in[...]
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Suggested donation of $4 per class.  Payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494).  We understand that this is a difficult time for[...]
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Oct 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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Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
We will be having our Storytime, rain or shine. Crafts to Take & Make at home will be available each week Masks will be required in the children’s area, per library policy.  
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suggested donation of $4 per class.  Payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494).  We understand that this is a difficult time for[...]
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Suggested donation of $4 per class.  Payment can be made by PayPal or by check mailed to the library (PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494).  We understand that this is a difficult time for[...]
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VIRTUAL- Seven Wonders of the Universe 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL- Seven Wonders of the Universe
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is a virtual presentation on ZOOM, in conjunction with other area libraries. Joe is a former meteorologist and currently an associate astronomer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium, discusses seven celestial objects which we might call,[...]
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Oct 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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Halloween Crafts for Kids 10:00 am
Halloween Crafts for Kids
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Halloween Crafts for Kids
Come in and make a foam Halloween face mask or take a kit home to do on your own! Available beginning 10/30. Below is an example!
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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

Join Rondout Valley Organics

The library is now a drop off location for Rondout Valley Organics. This is a group of local farms in the Rondout Valley who produce a variety of organic foods and food products. The pick up days are Friday, 1-5 or Saturday, 10-4.

You must become a member and add money to your account to have food delivered. Membership is $50 per year. Please note that you can start your account with as little as $50 in addition to your membership. Their website is “Farm to City” a site that handles the online commerce part for Rondout Valley Organics. There will be much, much more produce to choose from during the growing season.

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