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Library Closed for the Easter Holiday
Friday, April 18 at 2:00 PM and Saturday, April 19 all day

In observance of the Easter Holiday, the Port Jervis Free Library will be closing on Friday, April 18 at 2:00 PM and closed all day on Saturday, April 19. We will re-open on Monday, April 21. When the library is closed, no materials will be due, no fines will be charged, and no holds will expire.

Celebrate National Library Week
April 13 - 19, 2014

Attention Port Jervis Free Library cardholders
Effective February 26, 2014
The Thrall Public Library District of Middletown and Wallkill has instituted a restriction for ALL Port Jervis Free Library cardholders when borrowing items from their library. The following resolution will become effective immediately:

Restrict the patrons of Port Jervis Free Library from borrowing any of Thrall Public Library District of Middletown and Wallkill's audiovisual or print materials that are less than one year old.

Please note that these restrictions do not apply when borrowing materials from your home library, the Port Jervis Free Library, located at 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY.

As always, thank you for your continued patronage!

Beverly Arlequeeuw, Director

Read to Shaeley "The Reading Dog"
May 10 and June 14
Kids, dogs, and books. . . what a great relationship! One Saturday each month Shaeley, "The Reading Dog” will accompany her owner/handler, Cindy Toussaint to volunteer their time with the children at the Port Jervis Free Library. It is a great way for beginning readers or reluctant readers to gain confidence and improve their reading skills in a very friendly, nonjudgmental manner. Please stop by the library on the following Saturdays between 1:00-300PM and read to Shaeley "The Reading Dog” - May 10, and June 15. This is a free program for children in grades K-5. For more information, please call the library at 845-856-7313.
Tax Forms Available at the Library
Federal and New York state tax forms are now available in the Reference Room at the Port Jervis Free Library.
The library has the commonly requested forms, including:
  • Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ (with instruction booklets) 
  • Earned Income Credit
  • Child and Dependent Care Expenses
  • Itemized Deductions, and others
  • If the library is out of a particular form or patrons needs a hard-to-find form, they can print any form from the three-ring notebook or the IRS website. The cost to print at the library is 20 cents per page.

    For other Federal forms, visit For other New York State forms, visit

    The library does not offer tax advice or interpretations of instructions.

    String Trio of New York Concert
    Thursday, May 8 @ 7:00 PM
    The String Trio of New York, an internationally known chamber jazz group of acoustic violin, guitar and bass, will be presenting a concert on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Port Jervis Free Library. This is a free concert. All are welcome to attend.

    Critics have called the award-winning String Trio of New York "one of the finest avant-garde chamber jazz groups around.” Since their founding in 1977, they have been regulars at jazz festivals such as Ravinia and Newport and have been featured on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition and PRI's International Concerts.

    This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties."

    Get Your New York City Public Library Card
    Most people in Orange County may not be aware that anyone who lives, works or goes to school anywhere in New York (yes, anywhere in the state) can get a New York City public library card and download ebooks and audio books from the New York City library system without ever having to step foot in New York City.

    Simply go to, click on "Using the Library," and then click on "Get a Library Card." Provide the requested information and within weeks you will be sent your New York City library card. You can then go on the New York Public Library web site and download ebooks and audio books just like you do in our own Ramapo Catskill Library System. Now you have both library systems at your fingertips!

    ATTENTION All Local Artists
    Are you an artist and wish you had a place to display your artwork? The Port Jervis Free Library Art Gallery in our new Community Room might be that place to showcase your work. Contact the Library at 845-856-7313 if you are interested in displaying your work. The exhibits will change every 4-6 weeks. Please note: The sale of the art works at the library is to be handled by the artist and the buyer. The library will not be involved in the sale of art works.