OLIVE FREE LIBRARY

Monday-Wednesday-Friday:

10 am – 5 pm

Tuesday-Thursday:

12 pm – 7 pm

Saturday:

10 am – 4 pm

 

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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

FRESH AIR – 5th Annual Juried Summer Group Show   Juried by Jenny Nelson, a well-known Hudson Valley artist July 23 – September 10, 2022The Olive Free Library Association will be presenting its 5th annual summer group show, Fresh Air, this year juried by...

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...

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...

Book Fair

The Olive Free Library will host an early-summer Book Fair on Saturday, June 4th, from 10 am to 4 pm that includes live music, food, kids’ activities, and a book and plant sale. The Friends of the Olive Free Library, Staff, and  Board of Directors have organized to...

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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

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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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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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Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 4 @ 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[...]
IN Person Yoga with Kathy 10:30 am
IN Person Yoga with Kathy
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Yoga with Kathy is back. PLEASE REGISTER for this class series. Call the Olive Free Library to sign up, 845-657-2482.  
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Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
May 5 @ 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
May 6 @ 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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Master Gardener Series: Native plants 11:00 am
Master Gardener Series: Native plants
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
We are delighted to have a Master Gardener, Cecily Frazier, from Cornell Cooperative extension, to present a series on native plants. Our first session will discuss what a native plant is, why they are important[...]
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Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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
May 11 @ 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[...]
IN Person Yoga with Kathy 10:30 am
IN Person Yoga with Kathy
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Yoga with Kathy is back. PLEASE REGISTER for this class series. Call the Olive Free Library to sign up, 845-657-2482.  
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Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
May 12 @ 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
May 13 @ 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
May 16 @ 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.  
International Mystery Book Club 2:00 pm
International Mystery Book Club
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 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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Hudson Valley Hives- Beekeeping Support Group 5:45 pm
Hudson Valley Hives- Beekeeping Support Group
May 17 @ 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
May 18 @ 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[...]
IN Person Yoga with Kathy 10:30 am
IN Person Yoga with Kathy
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Yoga with Kathy is back. PLEASE REGISTER for this class series. Call the Olive Free Library to sign up, 845-657-2482.  
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Movie Matinee 2:00 pm
Movie Matinee
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come and watch good movies, laugh a little, eat popcorn… have fun! Suggested $2 donation- 3rd Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.
Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
May 19 @ 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
May 20 @ 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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Ashokan Cathedral Gorge Hike 10:00 am
Ashokan Cathedral Gorge Hike
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us at the Ashokan Center for a fantastic hike to Cathedral gorge. Please bring water and bug spray as needed. We will meet at the Ashokan Center promptly at 9:45 a.m. and the begins[...]
Art Opening: Behind the Scenes 2:00 pm
Art Opening: Behind the Scenes
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Opening: Behind the Scenes
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 have since the summer of 2017[...]
Virtual Book Club 4:00 pm
Virtual Book Club
May 21 @ 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! April 16,[...]
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Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 25 @ 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[...]
IN Person Yoga with Kathy 10:30 am
IN Person Yoga with Kathy
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Yoga with Kathy is back. PLEASE REGISTER for this class series. Call the Olive Free Library to sign up, 845-657-2482.  
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Mahjong 3:30 pm
Mahjong
May 26 @ 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
May 27 @ 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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Eudemonia Concert 4:00 pm
Eudemonia Concert
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Eudemonia Concert
Eudemonia: Known for their colorful and nuanced performances of new compositions and traditional repertoire, this trio of charismatic performers engages audiences with equal parts laughter and sensitivity. Suggested donation of $15
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Library Closed
Library Closed
May 30 all-day
 
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
May 30 @ 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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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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