Library Closed at 1:30 on Monday

The Pleasant Valley Library closed at 1:30 on Monday the 26th due to an impending storm. Please remember to stay safe. No items are due back on any days we close for inclement weather but if you happen to be in the area and would like to return your items anyway, please feel free to use the book drop, even for normally prohibited items (dvds, wii, etc).

Support the Library and Enjoy Great Food!

The Crooked Rooster has generously offered to help out our library! If you eat at their restaurant any Monday during the month of January, 10% of your bill will be donated towards the Pleasant Valley Library Building Fund. This is a great way to help us work towards our goal of expanding our building, and you get to eat wonderful food at the same time.

The Crooked Rooster is located on Rt. 55 between Noxon and Overlook Road. For GPS users, the address is 399 Manchester Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. They are open on Monday thru Friday from 11-7, and Saturday from 11-4. You can call them at 845-204-9900, or check out their menu at Tell them the library sent you!

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Identity Theft Program

You’ve heard the headlines, and maybe even been a victim yourself. If you are interested in learning about identity theft, and ways to protect yourself against this crime, join us at the library! The program will be held on Thursday, January 29th from 6:30 p.m-8:00 p.m. Investigator Timothy Milone of the NYSP Troop K’s Computer Crimes Unit will be teaching you about Identity Fraud, Phishing, and Scams, as well as how to protect yourself from these situations. Call the library at 845-635-8460, or email to sign up for the program.


Seasonal Super Saturdays!

Come to the library on the first Saturday of February and March to make and take home themed craft projects. Join us Saturday, February 7th , and March, 7th from 11 a.m – 1 p.m. Drop in when you can between those hours, and make a craft with us. No signup is necessary. Children ages 4-12 are welcome.

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Donations Needed!

The Pleasant Valley Library is looking for donated materials! We are accepting any books, CDs, DVDs, and video games, as long as they are in good condition and working order. You can drop off your donations in the library’s donation bin when the library is closed, or bring them inside when we are open. Some donations are put into circulation, while others are placed for sale in the library, or as part of our huge spring and fall book sales. Any donations are greatly appreciated!


Clean Lego Donations Needed!

The library is asking for clean Lego donations for our new future Lego club. We will accept all clean Legos except for Duplos; we have plenty of those. Thank you!


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.