Upcoming Events
03/29/2017
10:30 AM: Story Time for ages 3-5
03/29/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
03/30/2017
3:00 PM: CANCELED: Movie: Waking Ned Devine (PG)
03/30/2017
6:30 PM: Wind Chime Craft
04/01/2017
11:00 AM: Tail Waggin' Tutors
04/01/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
04/03/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
04/03/2017
5:00 PM: Tail Waggin' Tutors
04/04/2017
4:30 PM: Lego Club for ages 5 and older
04/05/2017
10:30 AM: Story Time for ages 3-5
04/05/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
04/05/2017
7:30 PM: Board of Trustees meeting
04/06/2017
6:30 PM: Easter Stamping Craft
04/08/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
04/10/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
04/11/2017
3:00 PM: Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)
04/12/2017
10:30 AM: Story Time for ages 3-5
04/12/2017
4:30 PM: Lego Club for grades K-5
04/12/2017
4:30 PM: Art for Kids ages 5 and older
04/12/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
04/13/2017
6:00 PM: One-Stroke Painting: Jewelry Box
04/13/2017
6:30 PM: Hudson Valley Knitting Group
04/14/2017
10:00 AM: Library closing at 3 p.m.
04/15/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
04/17/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
04/18/2017
10:30 AM: Toddler Time for ages 2-3
04/19/2017
10:30 AM: Story Time for ages 3-5
04/19/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
04/20/2017
6:30 PM: New Travel Adventures with Bill Fiero
04/21/2017
11:30 AM: Brian Floca, children's book author and illustrator
04/22/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
04/24/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
04/25/2017
10:30 AM: Toddler Time for ages 2-3
04/26/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
04/27/2017
6:30 PM: Color Your World Adult Coloring Club
04/27/2017
6:30 PM: Hudson Valley Knitting Group
04/28/2017
4:00 PM: Book Discussion and Craft: Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
04/29/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
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Library History

The Josephine-Louise Public Library was founded as a circulating library club in 1896 by a group of Walden residents which included Louise Bradley, daughter of Walden's resident manufacturer and U.S. Congressman, Colonel Thomas W. Bradley. The library was chartered in 1900 by the New York State Department of Regents, and incorporated in 1910. Colonel Bradley provided funding for a centrally located village hall, with the promise of a permanent home for the library. The library moved to this permanent home - its present location at 5 Scofield Street - in 1916. It was named Josephine-Louise Public Library after Colonel Bradley's wife, Josephine and daughter, Louise. An expansion project, adding a second floor and children's area to the library, was completed in 1998.

Today, the Josephine-Louise Public Library circulates more than 84,219 items per year to residents of the Village of Walden and many residents of the Town of Montgomery. The library receives over 61,464 visits a year, and conducts more than 40,486 reference transactions. The goal of the library is to provide materials and services to help meet the diverse educational, professional, and recreational needs of the community.