Summer Reading Brochure

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Registration for our summer crafts, activities, and reading programs is now available online!
Please check our calendar to see what’s available! Classes fill up quickly- the calendar will state that they are full. Be sure to check July AND August; some crafts have multiple dates. One may be full, but the other can have open spaces!
Here’s a preview of the craft activities we’ll be doing this summer!
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Teen Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for energetic teens ages 14 to 18 to help us with our summer reading programs and other library duties this summer. Do you need community service hours for a school program such as National Honor Society? Why not get your hours in here!
Teens will need to commit to at least one day a week for most weeks of the summer. If you’re interested in helping us out, please visit our TEENS page and download an application! They can be dropped off at the library anytime we’re open.

‘Build a Better World’ Photo Contest!

Between June 21st and June 28th, submit your best “Build a Better World” photo. Show us how you are making the world a better place- whether by cleaning up trash, planting a garden, or volunteering your time. Any photo that shows how you are helping to improve the world will be considered. Photos may be featured on our Instagram account and the best photo will win a $10 Adams gift card!
Submit your photos to with your name and phone number to enter the contest.

Finding Your Balance to Achieve Your Life Goals

Do you want more out of work and life? Are you happy with how you are spending your time? Join us on Monday, June 26th  at 6:30pm when Life Coach Susan Piro will discuss:
– clarifying where you are
– determining your goals
– creating a strategy of where you want to be
– setting up actions to reach those goals

Registration is required; please stop by, call the library at 845-635-8460, or register using our calendar to reserve your spot!

The Art of Treasure Hunting (Metal Detecting)

Ever been curious about metal detecting? This program on Thursday, July 13th at 6:30pm will review various aspects of metal detecting such as how to get started, where you can hunt, what you are likely to find, and the benefits of metal detecting. The presenters will bring in some displays of their finds and go over the various tools of the trade. Some metal detecting literature will be provided as well as an interactive activity which will involve using a probe/pinpointer in sand trays to find buried treasure.
This presentation is for ages 14 and up.

Registration is required for this program. Please click here to register online, call us at 845-635-8460, or email

Afternoon Meditation Group

We now offer an afternoon session of our popular Meditation Group. This session will meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm during July and August. 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!

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! 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!