JLPL temporary library cards are available during the COVID-19 closure
The Josephine-Louise Public Library is a member of the Ramapo-Catskill Library System (RCLS). The JLPL Catalog is accessible through the RCLS portal. Clicking on the links below will bring you to our page on RCLS. Simply click the logo at the top of their page to return here.
As a member of the Ramapo-Catskill Library System, the JLPL has access to many online resources and databases including Magazines, Encyclopedias, Language Aids and Genealogy Tools. Access to all of these resources are paid by the Library. For more information and to access the entire list of Databases, use the links below.
We also offer Faxing, Photocopies, Free WiFi, Computers to access the Internet, Designated Children’s Computers, and Out of System loans.
We even have Walden’s original newspapers online. Click Here for access to digitized content.
All these and more are available. Use the navigation bar at the top for details and access.
Tell us what you want to read and we will choose up to 5 titles for you to pick up at the Library by filling. out this form. For more information, call 778-7621, Ext. 1512.
We are happy to announce that we are open by appointment only and for curbside pickup. Call us at (845) 778-7621 to schedule a 30-minute appointment or pickup time. The online catalog is now available for placing your holds. For assistance with placing holds or...
Curbside Service - Place materials on hold one of two ways (must have an active library card) Using the online catalog Calling the library at (845)778-7621 Wait for notification that your items are ready. Make sure your method of communication is up to date (e-mail,...
Library Hours and Closings
Monday – Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 15 – Presidents Day
Friday, April 2 – Good Friday: Closing at 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 29 and Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day Weekend
Monday, July 5 – Independence Day observance
Saturday, September 4 and Monday, September 6 – Labor Day Weekend
Monday, October 11 – Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11 – Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Eve: Closing at 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 – Thanksgiving
Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve: Closing at 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Friday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve: Closing at 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 1, 2022 – New Year’s Day
Traveling North on Rt. 208 (from I-84), turn left on Scofield St., up a steep hill and down, the library is about 3 blocks on the left.
Traveling West on Rt. 52 Main St. (from Newburgh), turn left on Orchard St. (1st street after the traffic light), you will be facing the library entrance (about one block down Orchard).
The library/police station/municipal building are located in a triangle formed by Scofield, Orchard, and Walnut Streets.
Ginny Neidermier, Library Director
Lisa Hewel, Circulation and Technology
Beth Balogh, Children’s Services
Abby WIlliams, Teen Services
Phone: (845) 778-7621
Fax: (845) 778-1946
Here are a few of our favorite books. For a bigger list of popular books, visit our RCLS Page.
This week's NYT Fiction Best Sellers List
This week's NYT Nonfiction Best Sellers List
The Josephine-Louise Public Library circulates more than 84,000 items per year to residents of the Village of Walden and many residents of the Town of Montgomery. The library receives over 61,400 visits a year, and conducts more than 40,400 reference transactions. Join us at the Library and support our goal to provide materials and services to help meet the diverse educational, professional, and recreational needs of the community.
Donations accepted in memory of loved ones, to commemorate and honor a special person or event, or just in general.
Please contact the library for more information.
Monday – Thursday: 10am-8pm