Upcoming Events
09/25/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
09/26/2017
10:30 AM: Toddler Time for ages 2-3
09/26/2017
4:30 PM: Children's author event: Laura L. Thompson
09/27/2017
1:00 PM: Fall Story Time for ages 4-5
09/27/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
09/28/2017
6:30 PM: Basic Astronomy
09/28/2017
6:30 PM: Hudson Valley Knitting Group
09/28/2017
6:30 PM: OrangeREADS Book Discussion: The Underground Railroad
09/30/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/02/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/03/2017
10:30 AM: Toddler Time for ages 2-3
10/04/2017
1:00 PM: Fall Story Time for ages 4-5
10/04/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
10/04/2017
7:30 PM: Board of Trustees meeting
10/07/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/09/2017
: Library closed: Columbus Day
10/09/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/10/2017
10:30 AM: Toddler Time for ages 2-3
10/11/2017
1:00 PM: Fall Story Time for ages 4-5
10/11/2017
4:30 PM: Art for Kids ages 5 and older
10/11/2017
4:30 PM: Lego Club for grades K-5
10/11/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
10/12/2017
6:30 PM: Hudson Valley Knitting Group
10/14/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/16/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/17/2017
10:30 AM: Toddler Time for ages 2-3
10/18/2017
1:00 PM: Fall Story Time for ages 4-5
10/18/2017
6:00 PM: Mahjong Club
10/21/2017
12:00 PM: Tech Tutor
10/23/2017
9:00 AM: Mahjong Club
10/25/2017
6:00 PM: 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.