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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



​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
Beth Balogh, Children’s Services
Abby WIlliams, Teen Services

Phone: (845) 778-7621
Fax: (845) 778-1946
Email: wal@rcls.org

February Calendar

February Art Club

Lego Club

Healthy Living Series

Owl Prowl

Winter Story Time

Baby Rhyme Time

Book Talk

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.

Access The Main Collection

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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Due to the freezing temps & windy forecast alerts for this Saturday, 2/4/23, we will re-schedule our Owl Prowl for Saturday, 2/18/23. Please share! ... 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

Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The House of Wolves by James Patterson and Mike Lupica
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
How to Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
The House In the Pines by Ana Reyes
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
The Boys From Biloxi by John Grisham
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Fairy Tale by Stephen King
Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
The Shards by Bret Easton Ellis
Without A Trace by Danielle Steel
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

This week's NYT Nonfiction Best Sellers List

UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle
CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson
IS THIS ANYTHING? by Jerry Seinfeld
RAGE by Bob Woodward

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

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