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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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!

Shifting the Energy

SHIFTING THE ENERGYThe Olive Free Library Association is very pleased to present the exhibition Shifting the Energy showcasing the works of twelve retired art educators from the Hudson Valley. The show, curated by Linda Schultz will run from January 22 through March...

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...

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...

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...

Your continued support makes all the difference.

Your Account

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

Subscribe

Sign up to receive our email newsletter twice a month, with all the latest info on library news and programs

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

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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Library Closed
Library Closed
Dec 31 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day
Happy New Year’s! The library will be closed, see you Monday!
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Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 5 @ 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
Jan 5 @ 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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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 12 @ 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
Jan 12 @ 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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Games! 2:00 pm
Games!
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come and socialize, play games, puzzles or whatever you like! A warm cozy place to go with friends! 2nd Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Jan 14 @ 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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Intro to Beekeeping 10:00 am
Intro to Beekeeping
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2022HVHFlyer Full Day FREE Intensive Seminar Designed for beginners. Great refresher for all beekeepers. No knowledge of beekeeping is necessary! Sign up HERE!
Book Club 4:00 pm
Book Club
Jan 15 @ 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. January 15, 2022: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris February 19, 2022:[...]
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Jan 17 all-day
 
Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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.
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Jan 21 @ 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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Lego Building 11:00 am
Lego Building
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for our Lego building club! Saturdays at 11 a.m.— our meeting dates for the Winter & Spring will be January 22, February 19, March 19, April 30 & May 14.   No need[...]
Wet-On-Wet Watercolor Workshop 1:00 pm
Wet-On-Wet Watercolor Workshop
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come paint, spray water, drip and splatter paint and have a great time exploring “wet on wet” watercolor painting techniques with professional watercolor artist Mira Fink. Something magical and unpredictable happens when you apply paint[...]
Art Opening: Shifting the Energy 3:00 pm
Art Opening: Shifting the Energy
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Art Opening: Shifting the Energy
  January 22 – March 5, 2022: Shifting the Energy, a show of works by Hudson Valley retired art educators curated by Linda Schultz Art Opening Saturday, Jan. 22 from 3-5 p.m.
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Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This months discussion will be A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee.
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 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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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 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[...]

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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