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Tuesday-Thursday:

12 pm – 7 pm

Saturday:

10 am – 4 pm

 

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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...

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!

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...

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...

Call for Art

Olive Free LibraryCall for ArtPANDEMONIUM – 5th Annual Small Works ShowNovember 19, 2022 – January 7, 2023Curated by Nathalie Andrews and Elaine RalstonThe Olive Free Library Association will be presenting its 5th Annual Small Works Show, this year titled...

Hudson Valley Watercolors

Olive Free Library’s Exhibitions Hudson Valley Watercolors curated by Staats Fasoldt The Olive Free Library Association is very pleased to present the exhibition Hudson Valley Watercolors showcasing the works of 24 Hudson Valley artists who have dedicated all or a...

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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

Bring a photo ID with your local address and start borrowing books, DVDs, and get access to online resources

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

Calendar
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Ulster County Food Fight – Food Collection for local Food Pantries
Ulster County Food Fight – Food Collection for local Food Pantries
Sep 1 – Oct 15 all-day
Ulster County Food Fight - Food Collection for local Food Pantries
Please bring in unexpired, non perishables for our local food pantries. As part of the Great Give Back, Ulster County libraries are holding a food collection contest. The common goal is to fill up the[...]
Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 5 all-day
 
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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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Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
Sep 8 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 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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Olive Day
Olive Day
Sep 10 all-day
Join the Town of Olive at Davis Park for the Annual Olive Day events!
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Drop off clothing for the clothing swap
Toddler Storytime 10:30 am
Toddler Storytime
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 14 @ 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
Sep 14 @ 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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Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
Sep 15 @ 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
Sep 16 @ 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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Clothing swap- Swap, Don’t Shop! 12:00 pm
Clothing swap- Swap, Don’t Shop!
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Clothing swap- Swap, Don't Shop!
Please bring your gently used, but no longer needed items to the Olive Free Library between September 13-15th and then come back to shop on Saturday September 17th. You can donate items if you have[...]
Virtual Book Club 4:00 pm
Virtual Book Club
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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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Hudson Valley Hives- Beekeeping Support Group 5:45 pm
Hudson Valley Hives- Beekeeping Support Group
Sep 20 @ 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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OFL Board Meetings 6:30 pm
OFL Board Meetings
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meetings The Olive Free Library Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s community room, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public.
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Homeschool Get Together 1:00 pm
Homeschool Get Together
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Calling all homeschooling families! Come in and meet other friends who homeschool too. We will have a few experiments for the kids to try out, books for checking out and plenty of space for all[...]
Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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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Sew on & Sew Forth 11:00 am
Sew on & Sew Forth
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come and join Chrissy and other friends in creating the project of the month: Coasters Bring your own machine or use one of ours. This is a free class and all supplies are supplied… but[...]
Hudson Valley Watercolors Art Opening 3:00 pm
Hudson Valley Watercolors Art Opening
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hudson Valley Watercolors Art Opening
 
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Toddler Storytime 10:30 am
Toddler Storytime
Sep 26 @ 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,[...]
Kids Sewing- Library bag 1:00 pm
Kids Sewing- Library bag
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Chrissy will help to guide you in the building of your own library bag. Large enough, but small enough to carry library books home! Ages 8 & up. Please sign up in advance, 845-657-2482. Space[...]
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Tai Chi Classes for seniors 12:30 pm
Tai Chi Classes for seniors
Sep 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
What is tai chi? Tai chi is a slow, rhythmic, and graceful exercise that promotes good health & overall well being. What are the benefits? Increase strength, flexibility, and mobility Improve posture and balance Reduction[...]
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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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Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
Sep 29 @ 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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Tai Chi Classes for seniors 12:30 pm
Tai Chi Classes for seniors
Sep 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
What is tai chi? Tai chi is a slow, rhythmic, and graceful exercise that promotes good health & overall well being. What are the benefits? Increase strength, flexibility, and mobility Improve posture and balance Reduction[...]
Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Sep 30 @ 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[...]

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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