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Friend's Books By the Bagful Sale - President's Week Sale
February 13 - February 28, 2015
Prices "Chopped" -- Only $3.00 per bag!
1. Purchase bag for $3.00 at the main desk.
2. Go to the book cellar on the lower level.
3. Fill up with your choice of books, DVDs & videos.
4. Find your favorite reading spot and enjoy!

Thank you for supporting your local public library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Jervis Free Library.

Irish Music Concert at the Port Jervis Free Library
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
To celebrate all things Irish, the Port Jervis Free Library will present a concert by The Parting Glass Band on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. The concert features traditional and contemporary Irish music performed by Al Gessner on button accordion, flute, and vocals; Patti Gessner on tin whistle, vocals, and percussion; and Kevin McComb on guitar and vocals. Al Gessner has played with such groups as Green Velvet and The Bearded Lady, and has done many sessions with Jim and Mary Coogen, fellow performers of Irish music. He is the owner of Alís Music Shop in Port Jervis. A teacher, pianist, and the wife of Al, Patti Gessner has sung Irish music her whole life. McComb works as a brass and string repairman whose roots are in Gospel. He did a stint with various rock bands, including the Irish rock group Emish.

FREE Tax Preparation Service for New York Seniors & Low Income Residents

For the first time, the Port Jervis Free Library is able to offer FREE tax preparation services to  New York residents through the AARP Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service. This program has a particular focus on preparing taxes for those ages 60 and older and low- to moderate-income residents in New York. 


Saturday, February 14, 2015 - from 10:30AM-3:30PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - from 10:30AM-3:30PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - from 10:30AM-3:30PM
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - from 10:30AM-3:30PM

Saturday, April 11 - from 10:30AM-3:30PM

Tax-payers are asked to bring the following records to the site:

  • photo identification
  • Social Security card (and cards for any dependents)
  • a copy of last yearís return
  • all tax-related forms received, such as W-2s from each employer, 1099Rs for pension or annuities, Social Security 1099, or other 1099 for interest or dividends
  • unemployment compensation statements
  • state income tax refund statement
  • documentation relating to any tax adjustments or credits you may be entitled to such as tuition statements, child and dependent care expenses, real estate taxes, car excise tax, mortgage interest, charitable donations, home energy efficiency item purchases, and year-end statements from investment accounts

Cruise through your driver's permit test!
In Partnership with Ramapo Catskill Library System offers free DMV permit practice tests, as well as tips for getting or renewing your driver's license! Check it out today!  Start Your FREE NY Permit Practice Test Now! Click on the banner to get started.

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.