Job Opening–Part Time Library Clerk

The library is seeking a part-time library clerk to perform routine circulation desk duties and other tasks to support the functions of the library. Library staff are friendly, patient, reliable and customer-service-oriented. 15-20 hours per week. Computer proficiency a must. Applicants must be comfortable with a wide range of software, hardware and operating systems and be prepared to help patrons with technology.

Please email a letter of interest and resume (pdf) to:

Katie Scott-Childress

No phone calls or in-person applications please.

Thursday, October 8, 6:00 p.m., Thursday Night Movie: Avengers: Age of Ultron(PG-13)

“When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.” Rotten Tomatoes rates this movie 74% Fresh. avengers

Saturday, October 10, 10:30 p.m. Reading with Rover!

Come practice reading to a therapy dog! For children of all ages.

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Monday, October 12, 3:00 p.m., Family Matinee: Monkey Kingdom (G)

Rated 94% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Disney Nature’s Monkey Kingdom has breathtaking footage of primates in the wild and should please animal lovers of all ages. Mark Linfield’s nature documentary follows the struggles of a young monkey mother to care for and raise her new baby in the wilds of Southern Asia. monkey kingdom2

Tuesday, October 13, 10-2, Community Sewing Circle

sewingBring your sewing machine and a bag lunch and work with others to create quilts for children in need. Learn sewing tips, and make some new friends. Please contact the library to find out additional tools to bring such as rotary cutter and mat.


2015 Community Survey Results

The results of our community survey, conducted in December 2014 and January 2015 can be found here.


Pollinator Flower Report

We took some pictures of the 4-H kids planting our pollinator garden in early May, and then got some pictures on Monday, June 29, what progress!

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UPDATE: A Beehive for Olive Free Library!

Local Boy Scout, Blake Overton, is building an observation beehive for the library thanks to many donations raised in the past year. He is now in the construction phase of the project. Below is a picture of the main part of hives so far, minus the kiosk.  You can visit his website and learn more about the project here.



Hiking Near the Library

There are many hiking opportunities near the library, including the Kenape Brook/Ashokan High Point trail. You can access trail maps, including USGS topographical maps on Ulster County’s REConnect website. Click on Trails and Routes and check the boxes for trail heads and hiking trails and the trails will appear in red.

For those who like to explore the woods without a trail, you can also get a permit to hike in the Ashokan Reservoir property across from the library by applying to the DEP. There is a link to the application here.

Please take safety precautions before heading into the woods. Get hiking safety tips here.

Seeds of change

Please help use expand our pollinator garden. As you deadhead your rudbeckia and echninacea flowers, save them for the library. They are full of seeds that we can use to spread in the hillside next to the road. We can also use milkweed seeds. This beautiful video says it all.

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