Upcoming Events
09/24/2018
: Preschool Story Time and Baby Rhyme Time registration begins
09/24/2018
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
09/25/2018
10:00 AM: National Voter Registration Day
09/25/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
09/27/2018
6:30 PM: Mystery Book Discussion
09/28/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/01/2018
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/01/2018
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/02/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/02/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/02/2018
4:30 PM: Lego Club for grades K-5
10/03/2018
7:30 PM: Library Board of Trustees meeting
10/05/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/05/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/08/2018
: Library closed: Columbus Day
10/08/2018
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/08/2018
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/09/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/09/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/10/2018
4:30 PM: Lego Club for grades K-5
10/11/2018
10:30 AM: Baby Rhyme Time for under age 2 1/2
10/12/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/12/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/13/2018
11:00 AM: Learn American Sign Language
10/15/2018
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/15/2018
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/16/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/16/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/18/2018
10:30 AM: Baby Rhyme Time for under age 2 1/2
10/19/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/19/2018
3:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/22/2018
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/22/2018
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
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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.