This Week's Events

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

Contact Info and Resources while we're Closed

We will be available on a limited basis for questions, comments, or just to talk. We have also compiled some Adult and Children's resources for you to enjoy while we are social distancing.  

Please click HERE

Get Free Access to Tumblebook Online Library Databases while the library is closed

TumbleBook Online Library has generously provided free, unlimited access to their complete database of children's and teens eBooks -- and associated databases of Audiobooks -- for all ages of Blauvelt Free Library patrons through August 31, 2020. You may read (or listen to) as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no checkouts, holds or lengthy downloads, and books are available instantly.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they love. TumbleBook Library takes existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. You can read it or have it read to you.

Use these links for immediate free access to the TumbleBook databases:

CLICK for TumbleBook Library of K-6 eBooks

CLICK for Tumble Math Library of K-6 Math eBooks

CLICK for Teen BookCloud library of grades 7 - 12 eBooks

TumbleBook's associated Online Libraries also include AUDIOBOOKS:

CLICK for Audio BookCloud library of audiobooks for ALL AGES

CLICK for Romance BookCloud Library of steamy Romance audiobooks

Our Library will now be closed until the non-essential workforce ban is lifted

Based on Governor Cuomo's order, all non-essential business are shut down, effective immediately. Unfortunately, this means we can only offer limited personalized service such as curbside service or home delivery since there is no one allowed in the building. If you care to leave a message, we are monitoring phones and our bookdrop which remains open. And of course, we are not charging fines on any materials. There are free paperback books in bins outside the front door (unless it is raining). Check our website for updates. And please, please be safe. This too shall pass.

To visit our Facebook page, click HERE for resources, activities and diversions.

For South Orangetown Central School District updates, click HERE
For Coronavirus updates for Rockland County, click HERE
From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, click HERE
Resources for Social Distancing from our library consortium, RCLS, click HERE

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.

Why the Blauvelt Free Library Is Not Joining the Other South Orangetown Central School District Libraries in their Plan to Consolidate and Form a Special District

Some of you may have heard about a plan to combine the libraries in our school district into a single entity with each existing library building becoming a branch of the new organization. The Blauvelt Free Library is opposed to this consolidation because we will lose our autonomy as a non-profit and would have to adopt a civil service model, which would limit our ability to provide the personalized, responsive (and sometimes miraculous) services that are a hallmark of our library. Please click HERE for a more detailed statement and to gain a better understanding of our position. -- Laura Grunwerg, Library Director

Hamlet-wide Yard Sale | May 2 + 3, 2020

​Drowning in clutter after a long winter? Why not join the Western Highway 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, www.facebook.com/BlauveltFreeLibrary and hosted on this 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 27th | Call 845 359 - 2811 or email bkoch@rcls.org 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

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