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Western Roundup Yard Sale 2020

​Drowning in clutter after a long winter? Why not join the Western High- way Roundup, our 8th annual hamlet-wide, home-site yard sale for Blauvelt residents. Simply register, fill out a handy merchandise form, trot out your goods and watch “yard sailors” appear on your street.

The Blauvelt Free Library publicizes the weekend with emails and posters, in newspapers, on Facebook, Craigslist, and several yard sale websites. We provide a Yard Sale Lawn Sign (available for pickup by the end of March) and create a Yard Sale Treasure Map - a useful link between seller and buyer - cross-referencing your location with a chart listing your merchandise. Printed copies are available at the library by Friday, May 1st, with weekend updates pinned to the top of our Facebook page, and hosted on our website,

So get out the tables, get the kids involved, and enjoy Happy Deals!

Only Blauvelt addresses qualify to vend (Got a friend in the hamlet? Ask them to let you display with them!) | Registration ends Monday, April 27 | Call 845 359 -2811 or email to sign up If you haven’t hosted a yard sale before and need advice, just ask us | Sellers situated off main streets can benefit by getting neighbors involved, as yard salers are attracted to clusters of homes | No fee to participate | By request, leftover items can be picked up on Monday, May 4th by Green-Drop for The Order of the Purple Heart — helping disabled veterans and their families.

US Census Bureau Recruiting in the Library

The Census Bureau has recruiters in the library lobby every Wednesday from 12:30 - 1:30 pm through March 18 to answer questions about part-time, temporary field work in South Orangetown. People who have not been reached via the mail, or have not responded in kind or by email still need to be counted to ensure our local area is granted federal, state and local funds that are available based on population. The numbers can also affect how many Congressional positions are assigned to a given district.

Field reps enjoy flexible hours, competitive pay, and weekly paychecks. Most positions run from May through mid July. The Bureau makes every effort to ensure that those hired are able to work in the areas in which they live.

Toastmasters Meeting Rescheduled to February 24

Rockland Toastmasters normally meet at the Blauvelt Free Library on the first and third Monday of the month. However, this month's second meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, February 24 due to the library's Presidents' Day closure on February 17.

The 2020 U. S. Census

The Blauvelt Free Library is proud to support the 2020 United States Census by providing resources, both online (see bottom of page) and onsite at the library. We will also provide computers and WiFi*.  

If you have questions, please take a look at our CENSUS INFO PAGE, stop by or give us a call at 845-359-2811. Although we cannot legally help you complete the questionnaire, our Reference staff can help with general questions and information or point you in the right direction.

* Please note our wireless network is OPEN and therefore not secure. You are welcome to use your own devices, but do so at your own risk.

Five Books

Five Books has asked well over 1,000 authors, academics and public figures to recommend the best five books in their field – and to explain their choices in an interview. These lists have been created by readers using their interactive tool. Browse them all or make your own!

How to find a lost or stolen cellphone

Ever wonder what might happen if you lost your smart phone or worse, had it stolen?  There are actually a few things you can do to help locate your phone -- all from your computer (or borrowed smart phone / device that connects to the Internet). Click HERE to learn more.  

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