Blauvelt Free Library

This Week's Events

10AM or 11:15AM

Gentle Tai Chi

10:15AM or 11:15AM

Twist + Shout
10 Months to 3 years

4:30 - 6PM

Knitting with Arlene
ages 10 + up

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators. ♦ Stephen Fry

Summer Reading 2015 Success!

We would like to congratulate all our participants in the 2015 Summer
Reading Program for reading over 1900 books. 235 children and 22
teens joined the program, with 165 children and 19 teens returning to
log their reads. Our readers gave over 210 book reports and each
received a small prize. We would also like to thank our volunteer Gladys
for her enthusiasm and encouragement of the children. Great job!

Rail Trail Update May 2015

On March 6, 2015,  the New York State Department of Transportation began construction on a 1.6 mile extension of the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail from South Greenbush Rd. at Lowe's Home Center to the library. Overgrowth was cleared and mulched back into the bed. In April, truckloads of soil and gravel were spread and rolled between Western Highway and Mountainview Avenue, while the lower half of the trail south of Mountainview was surveyed. May brought updating of the drainage system behind the library, which had been overgrown for decades resulting in a stagnant swamp. Mid-May, new piping, manholes and storm drains are currently being installed along the 200-foot terminus behind the library. Construction for this section of the trail is scheduled for completion by mid-July. During September through November, a prefab bridge will be laid over the CSX rail line below Mountainview Ave. When completed, in the summer of 2016, the trail will allow foot and bike passage from the library to the Orangeburg Library, through the center of Sparkill NY, ending at Oak Tree Road in Tappan, a distance of 5.6 miles.


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