Upcoming Events
11/14/2019
10:30 AM: English/Spanish Story Time
11/14/2019
6:00 PM: Flat Felting Craft
11/16/2019
10:00 AM: Tech Help
11/18/2019
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
11/18/2019
6:30 PM: Author Christopher Di Cesare
11/19/2019
10:30 AM: Story Time for ages 2 1/2 and older
11/19/2019
6:00 PM: Classic Movie Night: The Wizard of Oz (not rated)
11/21/2019
10:30 AM: English/Spanish Story Time
11/21/2019
6:30 PM: Mystery Book Discussion: The Cove
11/23/2019
10:00 AM: Tech Help
11/25/2019
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
11/26/2019
10:30 AM: Story Time for ages 2 1/2 and older
11/27/2019
6:00 PM: Library closing at 6 p.m.
11/28/2019
: Library closed: Thanksgiving Day
11/29/2019
: Library closed: Thanksgiving
11/30/2019
10:00 AM: Tech Help
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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.