Our Children's Services Staff miss our tiny patrons. So, to make sure that no one misses out, they have created a take home version of story time. Bringing together all the best parts of this program, these specially curated kits include 5 books (picked to order), 1 music CD, 1 themed craft project, an early literacy activity and early literacy tips & tricks.

    Call 845-856-7313 ext 4 for more details and to reserve your kit.
    (active PJFL library card needed to check out items)


    Genre Neutral - Virtual YA Book
    Month-long discussion | Virtual Meeting 4th Thursday
    Genre-Neutral is a 13+ YA book club, with no age cap, and a mission to read outside of the box. Our Teen Services Staff has created a discussion board, on GoodReads.com, to facilitate a month long discussion. Missed the discussion, or just wanna talk more, join our end of month virtual meeting.

    Reserve your copy of this month's book online
    Read via Libby or Overdrive | Download the audiobook

  • Celebrate National Super Hero Day with Spider-Man and Captain America. Join us for a fun and interactive story time, and don't forget to wear your favorite super hero costume.
    Open to all ages
    Registration required
    Online: https://forms.gle/CEG8RTCCVFmW3442A

  • Are you interested in working with Crystals? Are you unsure of what to do with them, how to use them, how to clean them, how to activate them?? 

    During this workshop we will journey inward as a way for us to connect with our higher selves and learn to trust and honor the intuitive guidance we can offer ourselves when working with our crystals. Through guided meditation, journaling, we will embark on an adventure of connecting ourselves to Crystal energies.

    This workshop will be led by Janine, a crystal channel,  certified crystal healer, sound healer, Reiki master, intuitive and the owner of Earthly Treasures.

    All participants will receive a satchel of crystals as a gift for attending.

    Registration required to attend.

  • Before there was television, there were artists: Currier and Ives, Norman Rockwell, J. C. Leyendecker, and others. Their illustrations, featured in magazines across the country, exercised an enormous influence on the hearts and minds and expectations of the American people - perhaps even on some of those in the Presidents' College public, whom we hope will join us for Professor Cardella-Tedesco's illuminating presentation.
    ELAINE CARDELLA-TEDESCO is an illustrator who teaches Editorial Illustration at the Hartford Art School. She also teaches at her own art school in New York and is an advocate for homeless teens. She is currently working on a series called, Behind Closed Doors for Domestic Violence Awareness.
    Call 845-856-7313


The Port Jervis Free Library is seeking candidates for one library trustee position for a five-year term, beginning on July 1, 2021. Candidates are required to be registered voters residing in the Port Jervis School City District. The Library Board consists of 5 trustees and must attend monthly board meetings and contribute their expertise to benefit the Library and the served community

Interested parties should contact the library at 845-856-7313 x 6 or email the library at ptj@rcls.org. Candidate petitions are due at the library on May 20, 2021.
Residents of Port Jervis will vote for the trustee as part of the annual trustee election and budget vote to be held at the Port Jervis Free Library on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 12pm - 8pm. The Port Jervis Free Library, located at 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis NY, provides materials, programs, and services to the residents of Port Jervis.

Covid-19 Services

Please note services are subject to availability based social distancing standards and safety for both patrons and staff

     Covid-19 has changed the world we live in. The Port Jervis Free Library is doing everything possible to make our services available to the community in a safe manner. Altough our doors are not open to the public at this time, library staff is still hard at work. We are using this time to update our collection, make renovations and upgrades, and we have trasnsitioned to completly virtual programs. 

Visit our Library Services page for more information

In house services are now available curbside. SImply call to make a curbside appointment for copying, printing and faxing, pick-up of books and crafts, as well as library card pick-up. 
Many services are also available online. 
Library card signup
Program Registration
Virtual Programs
and more.