Blauvelt Free Library

This Week's Events


Magic Tree House
Chat + Game

Fri Sep 4

Movie + Popcorn:

Fri Sep 11

Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Private Tour + Lunch

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. ♦ Mark Twain

Summer Reading 2015

Please encourage your child or teen to join our summer reading programs! Reading during the summer helps them to maintain and increase their skills. Check out our Mighty 5 Libraries collaborative flyer with all the South Orangetown library programs! Please call Marybeth with any questions.

Please join us for our opening program for grades K through 5! It will be on Tuesday night, 6/23 @ 7pm in St. Catharine’s Church Gymnasium. Hope to see you there!

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.


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