Upcoming Events
06/20/2019
4:30 PM: Book Discussion:Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
06/20/2019
6:30 PM: Walllkill Valley Railroad, Part I: From Birth to New York Central
06/22/2019
11:00 AM: Car Care Clinc with Larry Kraus
06/22/2019
12:00 PM: Tech Help
06/24/2019
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
06/27/2019
6:30 PM: Mystery Book Discussion: The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
06/29/2019
12:00 PM: Tech Help
07/01/2019
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
07/01/2019
2:00 PM: Moon Monday Matinee: 2001: A Space Odyssey
07/02/2019
11:00 AM: SRP Kickoff!
07/02/2019
4:30 PM: Lego Club for grades K-5
07/02/2019
5:30 PM: Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
07/03/2019
7:30 PM: Library Board of Trustees meeting
07/04/2019
: Library closed: Independence Day
07/06/2019
11:00 AM: Tail Waggin' Tutors with Vidal
07/06/2019
11:00 AM: Chess Club
07/06/2019
12:00 PM: Tech Help
07/08/2019
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
07/08/2019
2:00 PM: Moon Monday Matinee: The Martian
07/08/2019
6:00 PM: Classic Movie Night: The Blob (not rated)
07/09/2019
10:30 AM: Bright Stars: ages 2-3
07/09/2019
2:00 PM: Moonwalkin' Martians: ages 7-11
07/09/2019
4:30 PM: Lego Club for grades K-5
07/09/2019
6:00 PM: Space Sand Art Terrariums
07/10/2019
2:00 PM: Stellar Stars SRP: ages 4-6
07/10/2019
4:30 PM: Art for Kids ages 5 and older
07/11/2019
10:30 AM: Baby Rhyme Time SRP: ages 0-3
07/11/2019
6:00 PM: Moon Button Collage
07/11/2019
6:30 PM: All-Occasion Card Stamping Craft
07/11/2019
6:30 PM: Purls and Chains Club
07/13/2019
12:00 PM: Tech Help
07/13/2019
12:00 PM: Tea Time Book Talk
07/15/2019
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
07/15/2019
2:00 PM: Moon Monday Matinee: Mars Needs Moms
07/16/2019
10:30 AM: Bright Stars: ages 2-3
07/16/2019
2:00 PM: Moonwalkin' Martians: ages 7-11
07/16/2019
6:30 PM: Author Visit: Todd Strasser
07/17/2019
2:00 PM: Stellar Stars SRP: ages 4-6
07/17/2019
6:00 PM: Out of This World Wines
07/18/2019
10:30 AM: Baby Rhyme Time SRP: ages 0-3
07/18/2019
2:00 PM: Celebrate Woodstock Family Program
07/20/2019
12:00 PM: Tech Help
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Library History

The Josephine-Louise Public Library was founded as a circulating library club in 1896 by a group of Walden residents which included Louise Bradley, daughter of Walden's resident manufacturer and U.S. Congressman, Colonel Thomas W. Bradley. The library was chartered in 1900 by the New York State Department of Regents, and incorporated in 1910. Colonel Bradley provided funding for a centrally located village hall, with the promise of a permanent home for the library. The library moved to this permanent home - its present location at 5 Scofield Street - in 1916. It was named Josephine-Louise Public Library after Colonel Bradley's wife, Josephine and daughter, Louise. An expansion project, adding a second floor and children's area to the library, was completed in 1998.

Today, the Josephine-Louise Public Library circulates more than 84,219 items per year to residents of the Village of Walden and many residents of the Town of Montgomery. The library receives over 61,464 visits a year, and conducts more than 40,486 reference transactions. The goal of the library is to provide materials and services to help meet the diverse educational, professional, and recreational needs of the community.