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.

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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Children’s Story Hour, Tuesdays 10 a.m.

Join us for our rollicking children’s story hour of books, crafts, singing, music and movement.

2015 Holiday Closing Schedule

Thursday, January 1, New Year’s Day

Monday, May 25,  Memorial Day

Saturday, July 4, Independence Day

Monday, September 7, Labor Day

Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, Thanksgiving

Friday, December 25 and Saturday, December 26, Christmas

Thursday, December 31, New Year’s Eve

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