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Program Highlight


The Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library are running two, free Summer Reading programs during Summer 2024. By offering weekly craft packs, in-person activities, and prizes we hope to encourage children to come in, browse our collection and order books within the Mid-Hudson Library System.

Youth Spaces

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 while using the library. For more information, please see Child & Vulnerable Adult Policy.

The Youth Rooms are on the ground floor of the Catskill Public Library and toward the back of the Palenville Branch Library. Adults are not permitted to loiter in the Youth Rooms without an accompanying child.

The Teen Spaces are located on the main floor of the Catskill Public Library and in the hall of the Palenville Branch Library.

Youth Collections

Here you’ll find our collections of Early/Easy Readers, Juvenile, and Young Adult materials. Fiction and non-fiction, magazines, DVDs, videogames, audiobooks and music CDs are available for borrowing. Additionally, in-library-use items, including our boardgame collection, reference materials, and computer stations are available for youth use. Youth who wish to borrow from the Library of Things collection must first have a parent, caregiver, or guardian sign an agreement form.

Please note that the Catskill and Palenville Branch Libraries do not and will not age-restrict any library materials or resources. Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians who wish to monitor their children’s library use must accompany their children to the library.

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Catskill Public Library

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 11am-6:30pm
Wednesday: 11am-6:30pm
Thursday: 11am-6:30pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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Palenville Branch Library

Monday: 9am-12pm
Tuesday: 11am-5pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: CLOSED