Local History

The Walden library houses a small uncatalogued local history collection that can be accessed by appointment only. Included in this collection are some reference titles about Walden and its surrounding communities, some yearbooks and other documents, and the Citizen Herald newspaper on CD-ROM.

To make an appointment, please call (845) 778-7621, or email wal@rcls.org. Please note that the Citizen Herald CD-ROMs are not searchable by keyword, only by date. We are not able to search for names, places, events, etc. by name.


In addition, digital content of the Citizen Herald newspaper from 1926 to 1972 can be accessed through the library’s Web site.
To search the Citizen Herald database, click here.

For more information regarding local history beyond the library’s collection, please visit the Jacob T. Walden House website

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

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