Please take the Olive Free Library survey!

The board of directors and library staff want to know what you want from your public library. This survey is aimed at residents in the Town of Olive and others who use the Olive Free Library.  We appreciate your feedback!

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Saturday, December 20, 11:30-3:30, Parent’s Day Out!

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Parents can get some holiday errands done while kids have a fun day of activities at the library. We will lead the kids in games, crafts, snacks, and a movie. This program is for children ages 6 and up. Space is limited and preregistration by December 17 is required.

Saturday, December 20, 1:30 p.m., Holiday Movie Matinee

Call the library for the title of this elfish movie.  Rated PG

A Beehive for Olive Free Library!

A local boy scout, Blake Overton, is creating an observation beehive for the library! You can visit his website and learn more about the project here.

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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.

Groups at Olive Library

Children’s Story Hour: Every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m

MMM Craft Group:  Meets downstairs on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September-June.

Homeschoolers Study Group: Meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m

Ukelele Group:  Every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Scrabble Group:  Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 1 p.m.

Knitting: Every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.

Yoga: Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m., Thursday evenings at 7 p.m, Saturdays at 10 a.m.

AA:  Every Friday evening downstairs at 7:30 p.m.

Tongore Garden Club: Meets monthly on the second Thursday from April through December.

2014 Holiday Closing Schedule

Wednesday, January 1, New Year’s Day

Monday, May 26,  Memorial Day

Friday, July 4, Independence Day

Monday, September 1, Labor Day

Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26, Christmas

Wednesday, December 31, New Year’s Eve