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!


  • The Year I Rode My Snowmobile to the North Pole

    Thursday, December 14 @ 6:30-7:30 PM

    Imagine a world where the existence of Santa Clause is unknown! Now, imagine a brave, young boy take on the responsibility of proving that the magic of Santa is as real as you and me! Is Santa a real being? He exists! Right? Well, let's find out in the new book, "The Year I Rode My Snowmobile to the North Pole" written by Kevin Rifflard Sr. and his daughter Jessy Lynn. All are welcome to attend this holiday event. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

  • Sock Drive @ the Library

    December 1 - 23, 2017

    Did you know socks are the number one requested item in homeless shelters? Join us during the month of December by donating to our sock drive and together we can help those in need. All socks collected will be given to the Warming Station.


  • 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.

Holiday Closings 2017

The library will be closed on Monday, December 25 for Christmas and on Monday, January 1 for New Year's.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred. Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.


Food for Fines

December 1 through December 23

Our Library has started their annual "Food for Fines" program. The program aims at giving back to the community around the holiday season, while giving residents a chance to clear their library fines. The food drive starts the week of December 4 and lasts until December 23. 

For each food item brought into the library, patron’s fine will be reduced by $1.00, up to $10.00 maximum.  Food must be unopened, not damaged, and not past expiration date.  Non-Perishable items only. Food will be accepted for LATE fines only!  We will not accept food donations for payment of damaged or lost items.  All the food raised will then be donated to a local food pantry.

You can also help the homeless animals at the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark and reduce your overdue fines at the same time.  We’ll be collecting dog and cat food (both canned and dry), and dog and cat treats. In exchange for your donation, we’ll reduce your overdue fines.  For each pet food item brought into the library, the patron’s fine will be reduced by $1.00, up to $10.00 maximum.  Pet food will be accepted for LATE fines only!  We will not
accept pet food donations for payment of damaged or lost items.  All pet food raised will be donated to the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deepark.

The Food for Fines program is very popular and people like to be able to give to someone else and they also like to get rid of their fines in an easy way, inexpensive way. So this holiday season the library is looking to combat local hunger, one overdue book at a time.


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.