The Great Give Back was a great success, we have a wonderful and supportive community!

Thank you to all of the businesses and people who donated money and food for the dinner: Hannaford, Bread Alone, Stewart's Shops and the Sofranko family. And a special thank you to Lisa for playing piano and Adrianne for singing!

We collected over a hundred food items for our local food pantries.



Medicare Open Enrollment help!

Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m.

Bob Curran will be here to help you make the right choices for your healthcare.

You must make an appointment for this FREE help. Call 845-340-3456 to schedule.

Kate McGloughlin's Requiem for Ashokan, The Story Told in Landscape

The show will run from November 16, 2019 through January 4, 2020.

Nov. 23rd at 2 p.m.- Tell the Story designed for children 6 and up. Program will include storytelling, scavenger hunt and simple book arts project to “Tell the Story” of her family’s life and exodus from the Olive City before it became The Ashokan Reservoir.

Nov. 30 2-4 p.m.- Kate will be joined by April M. Beisaw, LeAnne Avery, and Adam Bosch, to discuss, among other things, the DEP land acquisition program and its effect on the historical/ecological culture of the Town of Olive, and the need to protect both the watershed, as well as certain historical sites in Olive.






Insurance Navigator

Tuesday, December 3 11 a.m.

Need help choosing the best insurance plans for you? Jennifer Bradford will be here to help you make the best choices for your needs. Call 1-800-453-4666 to set up an appointment!

Email 101

Thursday, December 5,  1 p.m.

This class will give you the ability and confidence to create a Gmail account, create and reply to emails and much more.

Prerequisite: This class is for beginners, but you must be comfortable using a keyboard and mouse. Target audience: Adults 50+

Please call to reserve your spot,  657-2482.

This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library's Adult Literacy Library Services grant program.

Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, December 14
10-4 p.m.

Our Annual craft fair is returning! We will have wood items, pottery, fiber arts, photography, jewelry and more! Come and shop locally and get all of your holiday gifts!

Holiday Wine Tasting

Tuesday, December 17
6:30 p.m.

Lauren Mowery will be here to talk with us about Italian Wines and we will taste as we go!

Please call to reserve your spot,  657-2482. Must be 21.


Library Hours

Monday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

4033 Rt 28-A
(PO Box 59 Mailing Address)
West Shokan, NY 12494
Phone: 845-657-2482
Fax: 845-657-2664


New Books

Did you know that the library purchases brand new fiction, mystery, and non-fiction books each week?



Mondays at 9 a.m.

Yoga Classes

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class

Mondays, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.

Story Hour

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Tai Chi

Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - Beginner Class

Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - Intermediate Class

Singing Circle

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.

Catskill Ukulele Group

Every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m

Thursday Night Movies

Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

8 Speaker Surround Sound!

See the schedule

430 club

Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Visit our 430 Club Page here!


Knit for Charity

First Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.

My Friend Rag Doll

Second Tuesday of every other month, 10:00 a.m. (opposite months of Community Quilting)

Dungeons & Dragons

Every Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. 

International Mystery Book Club

Third Monday of each month, 12:30 p.m.

Beekeeping Support Group

Third Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m.

No meetings in November, December, or January

Book Discussion Club

Third Saturday of each month, 4:00 p.m.

Lego Projects

Fourth Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m.


Join Rondout Valley Organics

The library is now a drop off location for Rondout Valley Organics. This is a group of local farms in the Rondout Valley who produce a variety of organic foods and food products. The pick up days are Friday, 1-5 or Saturday, 10-4.

You must become a member and add money to your account to have food delivered. Membership is $50 per year. Please note that you can start your account with as little as $50 in addition to your membership. Here is a LINK to the website. The website is “Farm to City” a site that handles the online commerce part for Rondout Valley Organics. There will be much, much more produce to choose from during the growing season.