All library programs have been cancelled until Sunday, March 31, 2020. We hope to continue programming in April, but this may change due to COVID-19 virus and how this plays out in the next couple weeks. Please check back for further information.
Thank you for your patience!
Design a holiday card from a variety of materials!
Children's room | Drop-in | All ages
Buddha, the library cat will be visiting for this afternoon until closing.
If you are planning a visit, please advise us if you have a cat allergy,
and we will sequester Buddha in our second floor office suite.
Our Ragdoll Cat "Buddha" is visiting from 3:30 - 5pm today
as per special request of the Ragdoll Cat Lovers Group.
He is in the Director's office if you would like to visit
NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FULL. WAITING LIST ONLY. Master Storyteller, Jonathan Kruk has regaled metro area audiences with American and British folktales for over thirty years. His venerable Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Old Dutch Church in Tarrytown remains an annual must-see.
Now, the Friends of the Blauvelt Free Library bring this popular raconteur to our side of the river for an evening of humbug with his delightful rendition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Jim Keyes sets the musical mood on keyboard, and the 19th century ambiance of Judge Cornelius Blauvelt's homestead (aka the Blauvelt Free Library), serves as the perfect backdrop for this tale of greed, ghosts and the Yuletide redemption of a lost soul.
FREE but space is very limited and registration required
Refreshments after the show
Comedy + magic with audience participation
Registration required | Limit 30 | Community room
The late Hagop Chakrian was an Armenian-American fine artist who left hundreds of Modigliani inspired figure paintings and lithographs -- so many that they fill a warehouse. His family wants his legacy to endure and will be sharing his collection of oil paintings, watercolors and prints by offering them free to the public. Visit the Community Room between 12 - 4pm to take home an original piece of art or two.
The Blauvelt Community Yard Sale: a Harbinger of Spring
The BLAUVELT YARD SALE happens at homes all over Blauvelt on a Saturday and Sunday in May, from 9am to 4pm. Individual home's hours may vary -- some have abbreviated hours, some do their sale only on Saturday or Sunday. There is no rain date, and residents are free to cancel an individual sale at any time. We try to avoid dates on which competing events are scheduled at local churches and civic groups, so we pick the most “available” weekend in May and announce it in our Spring newsletter, out on March 1. This event usually features 30 locations or more in Blauvelt. Each home displays a teal and orange BLAUVELT YARD SALE lawn sign in front of their house.
Sale locations are easily found with the YARD SALE TREASURE MAP produced by Blauvelt Free Library and available on May 1st online at > blauveltfreelibrary.org or in print at the Library, located at 541 Western Highway in Blauvelt.
The map has dots where the houses are located, along with the addresses. On the reverse is a merchandise listing. Sellers tell us about the type of stuff they have to sell, so you can work out a route that gets you to the ones most likely to offer what you want. Blauvelt is under 5 square miles, so you should be able to cruise the sales over the course of a day.
Sale locations are easily found with the YARD SALE TREASURE MAP produced by Blauvelt Free Library and available on this website several days before the sale or in print at the Library, located at 541 Western Highway, Blauvelt. Later versions of the map supersede the initial printing, but it can still be used to plan a route in advance for out of towners.
We locate an outdoor map display by our front door on Friday night, previous, so the maps can be retrieved 24/7 during Yard Sale Weekend. The most up-to-date version online is always found on our Facebook page, revised to the minute, at https://www.facebook.com/BlauveltFreeLibrary.
The map has dots and addresses where the houses are located. On the reverse there’s a merchandise listing gleaned from information collected from sellers about the type of stuff they have to sell, so you can work out a route that gets you to the ones most likely to offer what you want. Blauvelt has an area of under 5 square miles, So navigating it is quick, despite the sometimes gerrymandering road network.
Each year, Blauvelt residents are encouraged to call, email or stop by the library to register after March 1. Participation is free. They get a lawn sign, a sales kit and benefit from online and print advertising throughout the Hudson Valley. We advertise in newspapers, on yard sale sites, and on tag sale Facebook pages within a 100 mile radius from Blauvelt.
In addition, the library can help a Blauvelt resident promote an individual yard sale anytime during the year, utilizing our email and Facebook reach.
Call Barry at 845 359-2811 for more information.
Join The Turtles of Western Highway and the Hudson Valley Humane Society with experts and special turtle guests when they launch the annual snapping turtle egg-laying season in Blauvelt.
Have fun and support The Turtles at a Meet-n-Greet Fundraiser at Bailey's Smokehouse on Saturday, April 8th from 6pm -- includes a buffet dinner, cash bar and entertainment by Tony Mrocka, a popular Medium. For more info or to volunteer, visit The Turtles of Western Highway Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/whturtles/.
Meet Blauvelt's own pet pig when he comes to visit the library for a meet-and-greet!
All ages welcome | Behringer Room | Drop-in
Blauvelt Free Library | 541 Western Highway Blauvelt, NY 10913 | 845 359 2811
Mon - Thurs 9 - 9 | Friday 9 - 5 | Sat 11 - 5 | Sun 1 - 5
Closed Sundays in the Summer