Upcoming Events
05/27/2017
: Library closed: Memorial Day
05/29/2017
: Library closed: Memorial Day
05/31/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
06/01/2017
10:30 AM: Baby Rhyme Time for ages 0-2
06/01/2017
6:30 PM: Dad and Grad Stamping Craft
06/03/2017
11:00 AM: Tail Waggin' Tutors
06/03/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
06/05/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
06/05/2017
5:00 PM: Tail Waggin' Tutors
06/06/2017
4:30 PM: Lego Club for ages 5 and older
06/07/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
06/07/2017
7:30 PM: Board of Trustees meeting
06/08/2017
10:30 AM: Baby Rhyme Time for ages 0-2
06/08/2017
6:30 PM: Hudson Valley Knitting Group
06/10/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
06/12/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
06/14/2017
4:30 PM: Art for Kids ages 5 and older
06/14/2017
4:30 PM: Lego Club for grades K-5
06/14/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
06/15/2017
10:30 AM: Baby Rhyme Time for ages 0-2
06/15/2017
6:30 PM: Color Your World: Adult Coloring Club
06/17/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
06/19/2017
: SRP registration opens
06/19/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
06/21/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
06/22/2017
4:30 PM: Book discussion and craft: The Hidden Gallery
06/22/2017
6:00 PM: Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13)
06/22/2017
6:30 PM: Hudson Valley Knitting Group
06/24/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
06/26/2017
: SRP Registration opens: Baby Rhyme Time
06/26/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
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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.