Upcoming Events
07/22/2019
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
07/22/2019
2:00 PM: CANCELED: Moon Monday Matinee: Apollo 13
07/23/2019
10:30 AM: Bright Stars: ages 2-3
07/23/2019
2:00 PM: Moonwalkin' Martians: ages 7-11
07/23/2019
6:00 PM: Glow-in-the-Dark Painting Party
07/24/2019
2:00 PM: Stellar Stars SRP: ages 4-6
07/25/2019
10:30 AM: Baby Rhyme Time SRP: ages 0-3
07/25/2019
6:30 PM: Mystery Book Discussion: Crossing Places
07/25/2019
6:30 PM: Cosmic Coloring
07/27/2019
11:00 AM: Learn American Sign Language
07/27/2019
12:00 PM: Tech Help
07/29/2019
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
07/29/2019
2:00 PM: Moon Monday Matinee: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
07/30/2019
10:30 AM: Bright Stars: ages 2-3
07/30/2019
2:00 PM: Moonwalkin' Martians: ages 7-11
07/30/2019
6:00 PM: Space Trivia
07/31/2019
2:00 PM: Stellar Stars SRP: ages 4-6
08/01/2019
: Summer Reading Programs end
08/01/2019
10:30 AM: Baby Rhyme Time SRP: ages 0-3
08/01/2019
2:00 PM: Ice Cream Party/Face Painting
08/01/2019
6:00 PM: Moon Button Collage
08/08/2019
10:30 AM: Baby Rhyme Time SRP: ages 0-3
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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.