Seasonal Super Saturdays!

Come to the library on the first Saturday of March to make and take home themed craft projects. Join us Saturday, 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.


Defensive Driving Course

The library is hosting a Defensive Driving Course again! The course is DMV NYS approved, and can lower your insurance by as much as 10%, or take up to 4 points off your license. The cost of the course is $40.00, with a portion of that cost going to support the library. If you attend, please bring a bag lunch. To enroll, contact the certified instructor, Peter Khan. He can be reached at 845-380-4806, or 845-787-2180. Check out for more information.


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.

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