Thank you to all of the  families that came to our SRP Make Your Own Party! We had  an "out of this world" time and got to meet Rascal from the Hudson Valley Renegades!

Adults have until Sept. 1st to complete their BINGO boards! Don't forget to get your tickets!



CPR for Friends and Family

Tuesday, August 20 at 6:00 pm

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This FREE course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Call 845-657-2482 to register.

Mushroom Hike with John Michelotti

Friday, August 23rd 4 p.m.

We will join John on a walk through our local area and discover an impressive variety of mushrooms. We will be meeting at the library and then carpool to the hike location, generally rain or shine.

Limited Space Call 845-657-2482 to register or email

Harp Concert

"It's Elemental": Songs to the Earth and All Beings

Saturday, August 24  at 2 pm

Julia Haines is a life-long musician, weaves together classical, traditional, improvisation and contemporary influences to create radiant music. She loves making music in many styles and shares her extensive repertoire of songs every week at the Olive Free Library Singing Circle.

$12 suggested donation




Olive Day

Saturday, Sept. 7th

Race, Frog Jumping Contest, Penny Social, Music, Food, Vendors, Classic Car Show and More!


Meditation class with the Zen Mountain Monastery

Tuesday, Sept. 17th 6 p.m.

Come and take part in our Week Of Peace at the library. The International Day of Peace is September 21st.


Please call to reserve your spot in the Meditation class, 657-2482.


Cathedral Gorge Hike

Saturday, Sept. 21st 10 a.m.

Hike takes place at the Ashokan Center and is sponsored by the CWC. Family friendly.

Please call to reserve your spot, Limited space is available 657-2482.


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.


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?


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 6:00 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 11:00 a.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.