Paws to Read to Wilson

Every other Monday @ 4:00pm-5:00pm in the library/East Room

Next Session: October 28, 2019

Improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of Wilson, a certified therapy dog. They can read a book aloud to Wilson to make them more confident in reading.

Free. For elementary to middle school students. Home-schooled students are welcome. Children must sign up for 10 minute time slots if they would like to read to Wilson. You can call to sign up with the library.

Preschool Story Hour with Miss Penny

Tuesdays at 10:30am starting October 1st

(There will be no storytime on Tuesday, October 8th)

Join Miss Penny for reading, singing, and crafting fun!

Free. For preschoolers. Happens in the East Room.

Homework Club

Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm starting October 9, 2019

Come do your homework after school with Circulation Manager, Mandy who will be here to help you!


Drop-in or sign up at the desk. All ages. Happens in the East Room.

EnviromentalSTEAM with Bard CCE

Mondays October 7 – November 4, 2019 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

(Will not be happening Monday, October 14, 2019)

Come join us and The Bard Center for Civic Engagement in exciting science and art-related workshops. The theme we will focus on is the environment and its preservation. Hosted by Yuval Elbaz.

Free. For ages 6+. Space is limited, must sign up. Parental supervision required.

Halloween: A Haunted History

Friday, October 18, 6:00pm

Author Kevin Woyce will be here to explore the strange history of Halloween, including origins of the Jack O’Lantern and other seasonal traditions.

Free. Ages 16 and up.

The Great Give Back: Pet Adoption Event

Saturday, October 19th, 10:00am-2:00pm

The Library is participating in The Great Give Back this year, and our friends from AnimalKind will be here with some of their rescued animals looking for their new best friends!

Donations of pet food, cat litter, and toys are encouraged and very welcome!

Coffee, donuts and adoptable fur-friends!

FrankenToys & Stuffed Animal Taxidermy

Friday, October 25, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm

It’s ALIVE! Come make monstrous creations just like Dr. Frankenstein.

Call for donations of old/broken toys and stuffed animals. Feel free to bring your own! Disclaimer: We will be using hot glue guns. Parental supervision required.

Ages: 9 and up. Contact library to register. Drop-ins are welcome.

Write Your Own Obituary: a lighthearted look at a heavy topic

Monday, October 28th & Monday, November 4th at 5:30pm

Here’s your chance to write YOUR story the way YOU want in this 2-session workshop! Registration encouraged, drop-ins are very welcome.



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The Tivoli Free Library provides quality programs and materials to the people of Tivoli and surrounding communities. Situated in the historic Watts dePeyster Firemans Hall, in the heart of the village, the library is just west of the shops and restaurants. The building is also home to the Village offices and court.

Museum Passes

The following museum passes can be checked out for 4-days and must be returned to the Tivoli Free Library. You need a valid Mid-Hudson System Library Card in good standing. Available at Circulation Desk – please call to check availability; first come, first served! At this time, the pass can not be reserved. Call or stop by for more info!

Olana Museum House Tour Pass

Olana is a 250-acre artist-designed landscape with a Persian-inspired house at its summit, embracing unrivaled panoramic views of the vast Hudson River Valley. Reservations for house tours tours only are highly recommended and can be made by calling Olana at: (518) 828-0135.


USS Slater Museum Pass

We also have a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) to: USS Slater, a WWII Destroyer Escort located in Downtown Albany, NY. Call (518) 431-1943 for more info. This is the only Destroyer Escort still afloat, a National Historic Landmark. USS Slater

Contact Info:

Address: 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Mailing Address: PO Box 400, Tivoli, NY 12583 Phone: (845) 757-3771 Email: