Toddler Time and Pre-K Stories at the Library

The library will soon be starting 2 six week programs for young children. The Toddler Time group is for ages 18 months-36 months, and includes parent participation. It is held on Thursdays from 10:45 a.m-11:15 a.m. Registration begins on Monday September 8th, and the 6 week session begins on September 18th. The Pre-K Stories group is for children ages 3-5 1/2 years old, who are more independent, and do not require parental supervision. This group meets on Mondays from 10:45 a.m-11:30 a.m OR on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m – 1:45 p.m. Registration also begins on Monday, September 8th, and classes will begin on September 15th for the Monday group, and September 16th for the Tuesday group. You can register in person, call the library at 845-635-8460, or email to sign up. We hope to see you there!

Free College Planning Class

It’s never too soon to start planning for college. A college planning class, “How To Pay For College Without Going Broke”, will be held at the library on Saturday September 27th, 2014. The session runs from 10:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. This will be a great informative class for high school students or their parents to attend. The class will include helpful information about financial aid and student loans. Please call 845-635-8460 or email to register for the class.

Introduction to Birding

If you are interested in nature, wildlife, and birds, than this program is for you! The Waterman Bird Club is coming to the library to lead a birding expedition on Saturday, October 4th from 10:30 a.m till 12:00 p.m. Birding can be done at any time of the year, from inside your home, while out on a walk, or even when stuck in traffic. During this program, you will learn how to use binoculars, and how to spot birds. If you have your own binoculars, please bring them. We will have a few pairs to share. After a brief introduction, we will take a short walk to see how many bird species we can find. Ages 5-100 are welcome! Please call the library at 845-635-8460, or email to register.

Yard Sale

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure! Do you have lots of things around the house that you’ve been meaning to sell? The Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library are once again holding a yard sale to raise funds for the library. The yard sale will be held on Saturday, October 11th, 2014, at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall. Registration is $25.00 per space. Head over to the library to reserve your spot!

Defensive Driving Course

The library is pleased to announce that we are once again hosting a defensive driving course. The course will be held at the library on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m -4:00 p.m. The fee for the course is $40.00. It is suggested that you bring a bag lunch. To enroll, please call Peter Khan at 845-380-4806, or 845-787-2180. You can also check out for more information.

Enjoy a Reiki Session and Help Raise Money for the Library

Reiki is a form of healing energy within us and all around us. A Reiki practitioner helps focus this energy during a session for the highest good of the person receiving the healing. A Reiki session facilitates deep relaxation which supports and encourages the body’s natural healing process. Join us Saturday, September 20th, from 12-2pm with Susan Olin-Dabrowski, Reiki Master/Teacher for a session and to help raise money for the library. Sessions are 1/2 hour. $20.00/Table Session. $15.00/Chair Session. Appointments are necessary and payment is due when making the appointment. Spots fill up fast so please come to the library to sign up as soon as possible.

Teen Geek Help

Need help downloading an eBook?Trying to establish an email, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media account? Having trouble with your tablet? Get the help you need at the library! Thanks to a grant from Dutchess County, the library now offers individualized technology assistance from our resident “teen geek”. Call the Pleasant Valley Library at (845)-635-8460 to schedule an appointment, and remember to bring along your device!

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Book Discussion Group

It’s been mentioned before, but bears repeating.  The Book Discussion Group meets on the Third Wednesday of every month from 7-8 pm. Check out our events calendar for a listing of which titles have been picked for discussion.

Meditation Group

The library offers a FREE monthly meditation group led by certified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master Susan Olin-Dabrowski.  First time and experienced meditators are welcome.  Meditation can help manage stress and improve quality of life.  No registration is necessary, walk-ins are welcome.  The group will meet the last Tuesday of every month.