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Library Software Upgrade

Library Software Upgrade

Patrons will not be able to log into Aspen or the RCLS Go app
during this time.

NOTE: To allow for the transition to our new system,
            the Blauvelt Free Library will be closing at
            4:00 PM on Thursday, August 1 and reopening
            at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 5.

We ask that you do not return items to the drop box during the period we are closed. The Blauvelt Free Library will not be assessing late fees during the time we are closed. We appreciate your cooperation!

E-ZPass® Sold Here!

E-ZPass  On-the-Go

Stop by the Blauvelt Free Library for an E-ZPass® tag during the hours listed below!

$25 cash or check. For more info click here.

E-ZPass Purchase hours

Mondays 9am - 6pm
Tuesdays 9am - 8pm
Wednesdays 9am - 8pm
Thursdays 9am - 5pm
Fridays 9am - 5pm
Judge Blauvelt's Friday Walking Club

We like to think that if Judge Cornelius Isaac Blauvelt were around today, he would enjoy a nice walk on the former bed of the Erie Railroad tracks that ran by his front door (the back of our building) in the 1850's. The walking club we founded in his name in 2022 shoves off every Friday at 9:30 am (weather permitting) and takes one hour to complete.

We leave from the Blauvelt Free Library and walk southeast to the crossing at Orangeburg Rd., but one can start from the other direction at the Orangeburg Library. This is an accommodation to those who might prefer to walk the "uphill" leg from Orangeburg first, and experience an easier "downhill" return on the way back from Blauvelt. Although the rise is very gradual, it is noticeable; every individual can make their own choice of starting point, though the friendly atmosphere created by the larger group is an considerable attraction.

The walk does not take place in inclement weather. Call us at (845) 359-2811 if there is a question in your mind on any given Friday. Ask to be put on the event mailing list to be advised whenever a cancellation or starting time change is effected.

Please register HERE

Quick Assist Remote Tech Support

If your computer runs Windows versions 7 through 11, we can offer you remote help for some technical issues via a program called Quick Assist that is already installed on your computer (it is part of Windows). Quick Assist allows a remote user to view or take control of your computer using a code that is emailed to you. If you are looking for help with technical matters related to your desktop computer or laptop, please email Emmanuel at epena@rcls.org to set up a time to connect remotely and troubleshoot your problems away!

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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Programs & Resources

  Mango Languages  
    Mango Languages  

  Niche Academy
     Tutorials for many
  online library services

  E-ZPass
  E-ZPass® On-the-Go

  Hopper Presentation
       Edward Hopper
         presentation

One Hamlet, Many Blauvelts and the library at the heart of it all
       One Hamlet,
     Many Blauvelts
and the library at the heart of it all