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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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 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!

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...

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...

Small is Beautiful

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL4th Annual Small Works ShowThe Olive Free Library Association is pleased to present its 4th Annual Small Works Show featuring 38 regional Hudson Valley artists displaying 71 works. The exhibition, titled Small is Beautiful will take place in the...

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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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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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Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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 Tech Tuesday: How to use HOOPLA & Libby 2:00 pm
VIRTUAL Tech Tuesday: How to use HOOPLA & Libby
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Would you like to see how HOOPLA and Libby can help you? Did you know that there are 1000’s of resources at your fingertips without leaving your home? Christine can show you how to use[...]
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Nov 3 @ 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
Nov 3 @ 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
Nov 5 @ 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
Nov 8 @ 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
Nov 8 @ 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
Nov 10 @ 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
Nov 10 @ 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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Library Closed
Library Closed
Nov 11 all-day
The library will be closed today in honor of Veteran’s Day. See you Friday. Thank you for your service!
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Nov 12 @ 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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Family Portraits 10:00 am
Family Portraits
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Family Portraits FREE! Sign up for a free family portrait at the Olive Free Library. Call to sign up for a time slot. 845-657-2482
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Storytime 10:30 am
Storytime
Nov 15 @ 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
Nov 15 @ 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
Nov 15 @ 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 Tech Tuesday: How to Create a Website 2:00 pm
VIRTUAL Tech Tuesday: How to Create a Website
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Are you Interested in creating your own website? Here is THE beginner class for you. Christine will help you understand the language and get the results you want. Please sign up by calling the Olive[...]
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VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy 9:00 am
VIRTUAL Gentle Yoga with Kathy
Nov 17 @ 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
Nov 17 @ 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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VIRTUAL- Seven Wonders of the Universe 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL- Seven Wonders of the Universe
Nov 18 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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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Book Club 4:00 pm
Book Club
Nov 20 @ 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
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov 24 @ 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
Nov 24 @ 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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Library Closed
Library Closed
Nov 25 – Nov 26 all-day
Happy Thanksgiving! The library is closed, see you on Saturday.
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Catskill Ukulele Group 2:30 pm
Catskill Ukulele Group
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 29 @ 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
Nov 29 @ 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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Tech Tuesday: Using Facebook for business 2:00 pm
Tech Tuesday: Using Facebook for business
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The world of Facebook can be a bit confusing, especially if you are attempting to create business with it! Christine will be here to teach you the ins and outs of Facebook for business!  [...]

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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