JLPL temporary library cards are available during the COVID-19 closure

Corona Virus Update

Library is Open by Appointment Only. Call us to schedule an appointment during regular business hours.

Black History Month program

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.

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eBook Collection

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.

More Information and Access to RCLS Databases 

Databases A-Z

Popular Services

Come visit us at the library to take advantage of many useful resources beyond our vast media collection. Need a library card? Museum Passes?

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.

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Adult book grab bag!

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.

COVID Reopening Status

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

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,...

Quick Info

Library Hours and Closings

Temporary hours:

Monday – Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

2021 Closings:

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

Directions

​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. 

Contact Info

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
Email: wal@rcls.org

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Staff Picks

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

THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett
THE SCORPION’S TAIL by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
NEIGHBORS by Danielle Steel
STAR WARS: LIGHT OF THE JEDI by Charles Soule
THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by VE Schwab
ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Fredrik Backman
THE RETURN by Nicholas Sparks
A TIME FOR MERCY by John Grisham
READY PLAYER TWO by Ernest Cline
HAMNET by Maggie O
OUTLAWED by Anna North
DEADLY CROSS by James Patterson
THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley

This week's NYT Nonfiction Best Sellers List

UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle
CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson
ONE VOTE AWAY by Ted Cruz
KILLING CRAZY HORSE by Bill O
IS THIS ANYTHING? by Jerry Seinfeld
RAGE by Bob Woodward
HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST by Ibram X Kendi

Get Involved

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.

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

5 Scofield St.
Walden, NY 12586
(845) 778-7621
wal@rcls.org

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