Blauvelt Free Library

This Week's Events

2 - 3PM 

Preschool StoryCraft
with Janet 

Wed + Thurs
May 27 + 28
5:30 - 8:30PM 

Defensive Driving
Evening Class 

2 - 3PM 

Preschool Storycraft
with Dolores 

Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences. ♦ Sylvia Plath

Rail Trail Update May 2015

On March 6, 2015,  the New York State Department of Transportation began construction on a 1.6 mile extension of the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail from South Greenbush Rd. at Lowe's Home Center to the library. Overgrowth was cleared and mulched back into the bed. In April, truckloads of soil and gravel were spread and rolled between Western Highway and Mountainview Avenue, while the lower half of the trail south of Mountainview was surveyed. May brought updating of the drainage system behind the library, which had been overgrown for decades resulting in a stagnant swamp. Mid-May, new piping, manholes and storm drains are currently being installed along the 200-foot terminus behind the library. Construction for this section of the trail is scheduled for completion by mid-July. During September through November, a prefab bridge will be laid over the CSX rail line below Mountainview Ave. When completed, in the summer of 2016, the trail will allow foot and bike passage from the library to the Orangeburg Library, through the center of Sparkill NY, ending at Oak Tree Road in Tappan, a distance of 5.6 miles.

Rosetta Stone now Available

We're happy to announce a partnership between our library and the language learning experts at Rosetta Stone. Offering 30 lanuages including Spanish, French, Chinese, and Arabic, Rosetta Stone works right inside your browser without downloading anything. We recommend that you use a microphone to take advantage of the speech-recognition capabilities of the course, which will listen to and grade your pronunciation of foreign words.

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Click the Rosetta Stone Logo to get started; use your email address as your username and a password of your choice.


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