Saturday, November 28, 11:00 a.m., A, B, Cs, and Ds of Medicare Seminar

In this free and informative seminar we will discuss:
Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C), Medicare Supplement Plans (AARP), Part D Prescription Plans, LIS (Low Income Subsidy) and EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage). medicare

Saturday, November 28, 2:00 p.m., Family Matinee: Shaun the Sheep (PG)

Rated 99% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.shaun the sheep

Holiday Fair, Saturday December 12!

Vendor applications are available here now, or come by the library to pick one up.

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Job Opening at Library

The library is seeking one or two part-time library clerks to perform routine circulation desk duties and other tasks to support the functions of this dynamic community library. The candidate must be friendly, patient, reliable and customer-service oriented. One or two positions, 10-30 hours per week, must be available to work one or two weeknights until 8 p.m. and every other Saturday, 10-4. Computer proficiency is required. Applicants must be comfortable with a 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.

November & December Beekeeping Group

The Beekeeping group will not meet in November or December due to the holidays but make sure to spread the word about the Intro to Beekeeping workshops.  This is a free two day workshop on everything bees.  Saturdays, January 9 & 16, 10-3 (1 hour break for lunch).  Call the library to sign up for the workshops or visit  for more information and to sign up.


December Movies

Thursday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m., Mr. Holmes (PG)



Thursday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m.  Ant-Man


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.