Holiday Fair & Craft Show

Saturday, December 14
10:00 - 4:00 p.m.

We are looking for vendors for our annual Holiday Fair & Craft Show. Click below to sign up online or email for a paper application or call the library, 845-657-2482. Application and booth fee are due by November 1st.



September is Library Card Sign up Month

Sept. 1 - 30th

Come and sign up for a library card or renew your existing card and you will be entered in a raffle to win a prize!

Cathedral Gorge Hike

Saturday, September 21
10:00 a.m.

Hike through an old Eastern Hemlock forest along the Esopus Creek and explore the natural and social history of the region!  This is a family-friendly hike. Space is limited and registration is required.
This hike is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Please call or email to reserve your spot, limited space is available, 845-657-2482 or



Saturday, September 21 2-4 p.m.

The Olive Free Library Association is pleased to present an exhibition titled Selected Works by regional artist Ron DeNitto. The show runs from September 21 to November 2, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 21, from 2 to 4 pm. Also scheduled is an Artist Talk on Saturday, October 12 at 2:30 pm at the Olive Free Library where the artist will speak in-depth about his work.



Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, Sept. 24th 3 p.m.

Tech Tuesday is back and Christine is here to help you with your technology questions.

Please call to reserve your spot,  657-2482 or email





Computer Basics

October 3 at 1 p.m.

Christine can teach you the basics for your computer. FREE! Paper and digital materials provided, no computer needed.

Call 657-2482 to register.

Local history Hike

October 5 at 10 a.m.

Please join Marty in a local history hike around the High Point Mountain Area.

Please call to register for this free hike, 657-2482.

Artist Talk with Ron Denitto

October 12 at 2:30 p.m.

The artist, Ron DeNitto, will speak in-depth about his work and what inspires him!


The Great Giveback- Community Dinner

October 19 at 5 p.m.

The mission of The Great Give Back is to provide a day of opportunities for the patrons of the Public Libraries of New York State to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences.

Please join us for a free dinner and entertainment... bring canned/boxed food items for our local food pantries!

Please call to register 657-2482.

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?


BOOM Dance

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 4:30 p.m.

Visit our 430 Club Page here!


Knit for Charity

First Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.

Community Quilting

Second Tuesday of every other month, 10:00 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.

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.