• STEPHEN CRANE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT @ THE LIBRARY

    Continuing to promote local history as part of the community’s tourism enhancement goals, the Port Jervis Free Library announces the opening of a permanent photographic exhibit on famed 1890s author, Stephen Crane.

    Conceived, sponsored, and curated by local Crane authority, Robert Eurich, owner of the community-oriented PortJervisNY.com website, the exhibit primarily uses photos from the archives of the Minisink Valley Historical Society to tell Crane’s story though images of Port Jervis as he would have known it.

    In commemoration of Crane’s 145th birthday, the exhibit opened to the public on November 1, 2016 and is available for viewing anytime during the library’s normal business hours.

     

  • LEARN A LANGUAGE WITH ROSETTA STONE

    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 STARTED TODAY!

  • LIBRARY'S NEW ONLINE BOOK CLUB - JOIN TODAY!

    Why You Should Join the Port Jervis Free Library's Online Book Club? Let me tell you why…it’s fun, it's free and you don’t have to leave your house!

    If you or someone you know is interested in joining, please feel free to email Caitlyn for more information at ctreuting@rcls.org.


  • Our Library Receives $10,980 NYS Public Library Construction Grant

    The New York State Education Department and New York State Library announced recently that the Port Jervis Free Library has been awarded a grant of $10,980 for a new handicap door and improvements to the back parking lot. 
     
    A special thanks to NYS Senator John Bonacic and our NYS Assemblymen Karl Brabenec for their support of this project. Their effective leadership on the state level benefits our community, especially when competing for limited public library construction funds. 
     
    The new handicap door was installed in 2016 and the work on the back parking lot will start in summer 2017.
     
     

  • GEOCACHING AT THE PORT JERVIS FREE LIBRARY



    Today's libraries are not just for books, computers and magazines – the Port Jervis Free Library now has its own geocache!  In geocaching, participants obtain the location of a geocache from a geocaching website www.geocaching.com, use a GPS to arrive in the area of the cache, and then follow clues or simply hunt for the cache.   There are nearly 500 caches waiting to be found within a 10 mile radius of our public library alone! 

    Libraries and geocaching seem to be made for each other.  First, and I believe most importantly, they create a means of uniting the virtual and the real worlds, allowing people to explore both the library building and its resources. Second, they engage people and create community through real life experiences, such as the sudden discovery of a new idea or place that can be transformative. Third, they have a wide appeal across age groups and allow for family or team co-operation and interaction. 

    Come by the Port Jervis Free Library and give the sport of Geocaching a try!

     

  • BRAND NEW ITEM TO CHECK OUT @ THE LIBRARY


    Brooklyn Botanic GardenAsk us about borrowing passes to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. One pass is good for 2 adults and all accompanying children under 17. Check it out today with your library card!
     

  • NEW YOGA CLASSES AT THE LIBRARY

    BEGINS SEPTEMBER 7!

    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. 



  • Friends of the Library "End of Summer Book Sale"

    Through September 30

    The Friends of the Port Jervis Free Library are having an End of Summer book sale in the Book Cellar (lower level of the library) through September 30. All adult hardcover books and all children's books are 1/2 off. All fiction paperbacks are 10 for $1.00. Stop by today to get some great deals!

  • Featured Artist @ the Library

    PATTY KOCH: MY EXPRESSIONS!

    "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!

     



Library's 125th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1PM - 4PM

Celebrate the library's 125th Anniversary today.  The celebration included programs for all ages including: self-guided library tours, art show, live music, door prizes and give aways, edible book cake contest, book birthday party for kids, and refreshments.




 

ATTENTION LIBRARY PATRONS

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.