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Library to Host a Blood Drive
Thursday, June 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Port Jervis Free Library in partnership with the New York Blood Center will host a blood drive on Thursday, June 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The blood drive will be held downstairs in the library’s Community Room. 

New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency and is asking for the public to help replenish the blood supply before the start of summer.  Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season and NYBC is asking for help to rebuild the blood supply, and encourage those who can give to donate at scheduled blood drives or centers nearby.

Your lifesaving blood donations help treat cancer patients, traumatic accident and burn victims, newborn babies and mothers delivering babies, patients undergoing surgery, and many more. On average, hip replacement surgery typically uses one unit of blood, while a cardiac bypass patient may use two units, and a liver transplant can require some six units!
Any healthy individual aged 17 through 75 and weighing at least 110 pounds, in good physical health and has not given blood in the past eight weeks can donate blood. Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating, and must bring a driver’s license or two other forms of ID to check-in.  All blood types are desired and needed, especially Types O- and O+.

Walk-in donors are welcome.  For additional information about how to donate or to schedule an appointment, please call the Port Jervis Free Library at 845-856-7313.

Library Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2016
In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Monday, May 30.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred. We will reopen the library on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 AM. Visit us at where we are always open.
Friends Books-By-The-Bag Sale
May 26 through June 11
Visit our used booksale room and take advantage of this book sale.  All the books you can pack in a bag for $3.00.  Purchase the bags at the front circulation desk.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Jervis Free Library. 

Annual Vote @ the Library
Thursday, June 9 @ 12:00-8:00PM
The Annual Vote for the Port Jervis Free Library’s 2016/2017 Operating Budget and Trustee Election will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2015.  The vote will take place at the Library at 138 Pike Street in Port Jervis, NY. Polls open at 12:00-8:00 p.m. Our public hearing meeting to discuss the proposed budget will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
INCOME                    CURRENT                            PROPOSED
                                    (FYE 2015/16)                      (FYE 2016/17)
Taxes                         $ 995,000                              $ 998,770
Library Charges       $   29,100                               $   32,750
Gifts                            $        350                               $        350
Grants                        $   14,750                               $   22,250
Fund Balance          $   25,100                               $   63,280

TOTAL:                       $1,064,300                            $1,117,400
Salaries/Benefits     $ 729,900                              $ 806,000
Services/Materials   $ 112,350                              $ 120,000
Bldg Maintenance   $   81,500                               $   47,500
Operating Expense $   56,300                               $   56,800
Contract Services    $   84,250                               $   87,100

TOTAL:                       $1,064,300                            $1,117,400
Residents of the Port Jervis City School District who are registered to vote may participate in this election. Voter registration forms can be requested at the Library, Department of Motor Vehicles, and the School District Office Voting by Absentee Ballot can be requested at the Library. For Information, call 845-856-7313.
Music Concert with String Trio of New York
Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 PM - Reference Room
The Port Jervis Free Library is hosting a concert featuring “The String Trio of New York,” an internationally known chamber jazz group of acoustic violin, guitar and bass, on Thursday, June 2 at 6:30PM. Critics have called the award-winning String Trio of New York “one of the finest avant-garde chamber jazz groups around.” Since their founding in 1977, they have been regulars at jazz festivals such as Ravinia and Newport and have been featured on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition and PRI’s International Concerts. This is a free program.  All ages are welcome to attend.  Call the Port Jervis Free Library at 845-856-7313 for more details.  This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties."
Author Visit with Linda Zimmermann
Thursday, June 9 at 6:30PM - Community Room
Linda Zimmermann, author of MYSTERIOUS STONE SITES, and more than twenty other books, will discuss stone sites in the Hudson Valley of New York and northern New Jersey on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30PM. Copies of her book will be available to purchase for $15 each.

There are mysteries in the woods of the Hudson Valley of New York and northern New Jersey. There are stone sites that are assumed to be the work of colonial farmers, but author and researcher Linda Zimmermann has found compelling evidence that disputes this misconception. Zimmermann explores stone chambers, perched boulders, standing stones, and massive walls that may just be unique historical treasures that must be studied and preserved. Could they be the work of Native Americans or Pre-Columbian voyagers?  Attend this presentation to find out the mysteries behind these stone sites.  This is a free program.  All ages are welcome to attend.  Refreshments served.