30+ languages available to you with your Library card

    Port Jervis Free Library offers free access to Rosetta Stone, a leading provider of online services designed to help people master a new language.
    Rosetta Stone is based on the idea that everyone has the ability to learn a new language. This service offers libraries and their patrons the proven immersion method that more than 20,000 schools have trusted for more than 20 years.

    Rosetta Stone language-learning unlocks that potential with instant feedback, fun activities and expert guidance to keep you engaged and motivated. With a simple log-in through the Library, you can: 
    • Learn at your own pace on almost any device with the mobile app.
    • Interact with software that tracks your progress and automatically adjusts to your learning needs.
    • Take core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.



    Get ready to join our two brand new yoga classes at the library. Adult Chair Yoga will be offered on Mondays at 1:30-2:10PM. Adult Yoga for Strength will be offered on Thursdays at 1:30-2:10PM. Classes begin on September 7th. Attend one class or both classes. Bring your own yoga mat or towel. Wear comfortable clothing. Free classes. No registration. Instructor: Olivia Huang. 

  • Featured Artist @ the Library


    "ART ABOUT TOWN" - Sponsored by the River Valley Artists Guild

    We are happy t
    o announce that Patty Koch is the featured artist for "Art About Town" at the Port Jervis Free Library.  Her artwork is a show of expressive oil on canvas themed artwork.  Her art will be on display in the Community Room at the library through December. 

    Patty is a self-taught artist with nearly 50 years of art experience.  She
    started working on cartoon at a young age, then continued taking watercolor workshops with the late Matilde Grech.   Lately she has been working in oils on canvas. 

    Stop by the library and spend some time viewing Patty's work.  You won't be disappointed!


  • High School Equivalency (HSE) classes @ the Library

    Starting on January 16, 2018

    High School Equivalency (HSE) classes now available through The Hub
    This course is designed for students who have not completed high school to help them prepare for the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion).  The curriculum is based on Common Core State Standards and includes 120 hours of instruction.  The goal of the course is to provide sufficient foundational and conceptual skills so that students can pass the TASC Math subtest, partake in pre-college courses, enhance their initial college placement scores, and matriculate to college.
    *Pre-registration is mandatory*
    Class begins on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 and concludes April 2018


    Wednesday 5:00-7:30 PM
    Saturday 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

    General Studies
    Monday and Tuesday
    5:00-7:30 PM

    Class meets downstairs in the Community Room of the Port Jervis Free Library
    TUITION:  $12, payable by Money Order to SUNY Orange
    To register, call 845-856-7313 ext. 5 or email thehub@portjervislibrary.org.
    A copy of photo ID is required for class registration.

  • LOOKING FOR A JOB? Sign Up for One-on-One Job Consultations

    Call 845-856-7313 x 6 to register

    Participants will meet one-on-one with a Career Development Counselor at the Port Jervis Free Library. In a one-hour session, specific and practical ideas will be shared on creating a job-ready resume, removing barriers to employment, and acing the interview.  Career Development Counselor, Ann Marie Buckley is a consultant with experience in helping job seekers polish their skills to enter the work force.
    One-on-one, one hour-long individual consultations will be available on Monday,
    March 12 from 4:30PM to 7:30PM, Tuesday, April 10 from 4:30PM to 7:30PM and on Thursday, May 17 from 4:30PM to 7:30PM
    .  An appointment is required.  To register for a one-hour job consultation session, please call the Port Jervis Free Library at (845) 856-7313 x 6.

Library closed for President's Day

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Port Jervis Free Library will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 for Presidents Day. The library will re-open on Tuesday, February 20, 1018 at 10:00AM. No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred while we are closed. Your checked out items will be due the next day that the library is open.


Library Closed for Staff Development Day

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Port Jervis Free Library will be closed on Friday, March 9, 2018 all day for Staff Development Day.  The library will re-open on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00AM. No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  Your checked out items will be due the next day that the library is open.


Construction @ the Library

New Roof for the Library

Please excuse our appearance while we are under construction at the library. The library roofing project has begun as the construction company sets up the scaffolding around the perimeter of the building. Please be extra careful as the scaffolding does protrude out onto the driveway where cars are traveling. The scaffolding also covers the sidewalk on the driveway side, making it unusable for pedestrians, so please be careful when walking from the back parking lot and around the scaffolding. Some of our library parking spaces in the back of building are also unavailable due to materials being stored in the back parking lot. Thank you for your continued patience during construction.


When visiting the library, please park only in the designated Library Parking Lots or on Pike Street.

Persons parking in the VA Health Clinic or Orange County parking lot behind 150 Pike Street will be subject to ticketing and towing at the owner's expense.  We appreciate your cooperation.