Adult Volunteers Wanted!

Want to make a difference in your community? Love the library and wish to help out? We’re looking for passionate adults to help us out with various tasks in our library!
Some duties could include: shelving, pulling holds, sorting books for the Book Sales, unloading our donation shed.
Volunteers must have the ability to bend and lift [books are heavy and some shelves are low!] and attention to alphabetical detail.
Interested? Ask for a volunteer application at the desk and when an opening matches your interests, we’ll give you a call!

They’re Baaaack – Dutchess Paranormal Investigators

Curious about the paranormal? Have you had any unusual paranormal experiences? Then this is the program for you!
Join us on Monday, October 16th at 6:30pm as Joe Lyons, Co-Founder and Lead Investigator of the Dutchess Paranormal Investigators, discusses what he and his team do, shows us the equipment they use, and reveals evidence from some of their local investigations.

Registration is now CLOSED as the program is full.

Defensive Driving Course

The Library is hosting a Defensive Driving Course on Saturday, October 21st from 10am to 4pm. Why should you take this course? You can save 10% on your vehicle liability, collision, and personal injury protection (PIP) insurance premiums for three years and may reduce up to four points on your driving record.

To sign up, you MUST contact Instructor Peter Khan at 845-380-4806.
The library cannot accept registration for this program.
A $40 fee is due the day of the class. Please bring a pen, paper, and a bag lunch.

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Molly the Therapy Dog

Molly is back!
Do you have a child that’s a shy reader? Molly the Therapy Dog comes to the library every other week to help children that are not comfortable reading or being around dogs feel more relaxed. She loves when kids who love animals come to read to her, even if they are already comfortable readers. Come meet Molly in our Children’s section from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 24th. No registration required!

Eleanor Roosevelt: Triumphs and Tragedies

Many remember Eleanor Roosevelt’s distinguished career in two parts: First Lady of the United States and ‘First Lady of the World’. Her work at the United Nations along with the social and political contributions she made are clearly documented. Please join us on Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30pm as Jeffrey S. Urbin, Education Specialist at the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, details some of the behind the scenes forces that shaped Mrs. Roosevelt into our longest serving and most actively involved First Lady.

Registration is required. Please register on our calendar, call the library at 635-8460, or email to save your seat.

PV Library HUGE Autumn Book Sale!

Pleasant Valley Library HUGE Autumn Book Sale!
Friday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 5th
at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street

Friday, November 3rd 6pm to 9pm (Preview Sale – $5 admission)
Saturday, November 4th 8:30am to 7pm (Dollar Day! Most items only $1!)
Sunday, November 5th 9am to 2pm (Bag Sale – $5 per bag)
Free Books 2:15pm to 3:30pm (Sunday ONLY)

** Volunteers are needed for set-up and tear-down. Please call the library for details: 845-635-8460 **

Afternoon Meditation Group

We now offer an afternoon session of our popular Meditation Group. This session will meet on the second Thursday of every month at 1pm. This is 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.

We’re on Instagram!

 The Pleasant Valley Library is now on Instagram!Follow us for a glimpse behind the scenes, book recommendations, and much more. Have you taken a great photo in the library? Do you have an adorable photo of your kids reading library books? Email your photo to and we’ll feature your photo on our account!
Click here to follow us!

The library is now a Field Goods pickup location!

Want to support the library building fund and the local farming community? Consider joining Field Goods! This organization works closely with Hudson Valley farms to deliver fresh, local fruits and vegetables to the library where you can pick them up on Thursdays. The library building fund gets $1.00 for every bag you order. You can set up an account for either weekly or bi-weekly delivery and you can suspend it at any time. Visit the Field Goods website for more information.


Ongoing Book Sale

The Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library have an ongoing Book Sale of donated items in the Library’s Front Room.
All books, DVD’s, CD’s and audiobooks are only $1!