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Mahjong Club

Toddler Story Time

Baby Rhyme Time

Birds of the South; Rescheduled from May 16

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Magic the Gathering Club

Birding the Beautiful South

Classic Movie Night: On the Waterfront

Holiday Closings: Memorial Day

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.

Quick Info

Library Hours and Closings
Library Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

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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Program update: due to a severe weather storm warning, tonight's program "Birding the Beautiful South" with Mr. Bill Fiero has been postponed until THURSDAY, May 19, 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and join us for a virtual trip through Ecuador and the Peruvian border! Questions? Call us at (845)778-7621. ... See MoreSee Less
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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

22 SECONDS by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black
RUN, ROSE, RUN by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
DREAM TOWN by David Baldacci
THE HOMEWRECKERS by Mary Kay Andrews
THE PARIS APARTMENT by Lucy Foley
SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Emily St. John Mandel
THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig
THE INVESTIGATOR by John Sandford
THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave
LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus
ONE ITALIAN SUMMER by Rebecca Serle
BEAUTIFUL by Danielle Steel
CITY ON FIRE by Don Winslow
REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES by Shel Van Pelt

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

Holiday Closings

JANUARY            1 - New Year's Day (Saturday)

                          17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday)

FEBRUARY      21 - Presidents Day (Monday)

APRIL               15 - Good Friday (Close at 3 p.m.)

MAY                  28 - Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday)

                          30 - Memorial Day (Monday)

JUNE                 20 - for Juneteenth (Monday)

JULY                    4  - Independence Day (Monday)

SEPTEMBER      3 - Labor Day Weekend (Saturday)

                            5 - Labor Day (Monday)

OCTOBER         10 - Columbus Day (Monday)

NOVEMBER       11 - Veterans Day (Friday)

                            23 - Thanksgiving Eve (Wed.; close at 3 p.m.)

                            24 - Thanksgiving (Thursday)

                            25 - Day after Thanksgiving (Friday)

DECEMBER        24 - Christmas Eve (Saturday)

                             25 - Christmas (Sunday)

                             31 - New Year's Eve (Sat.; close at 2 p.m.)

JANUARY 2023     1 - New Year's Day(Sunday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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