Library Fire Anniversary Reception

Please join us…
In recognition of your generous support on this one year anniversary of the fire that damaged our library, we invite you to a reception at the Pleasant Valley Library on Wednesday, November 20th at 5:30pm. We hope you will join us as we remember this event and meet with the friends and neighbors who have helped us along.
Light refreshments will be served.



Holiday Raffle Tree!

Our awesome Holiday Raffle Tree is back! One lucky winner will receive:
– $100 in cash
– $100 in lottery tickets
– this beautiful fiberoptic tabletop tree

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10! The drawing will be held Friday, December 13th.
Proceeds will go to the PV Library Building Fund. The winner does not need to be present to win.

Fandom Friday: Downton Abbey

One Friday each month, we’re going to celebrate a different fandom. This month is…Downton Abbey! Come to the library on Friday, November 22nd at 6pm and celebrate this elegant show. We’ll have different teas to try with scones, and you can make a teacup candle! We encourage you to dress in your Downton best. This program is open to ages 13 and older, and adults are encouraged to attend.
Registration is required. Please sign up online, give us a call at 845-635-8460, or stop by the library to reserve your spot.

Crafternoon: Autumn Yarn Wreath

Come to the library on Saturday, November 23rd at 12pm to make an autumn themed yarn wreath! The library with provide the foam wreath and yarn, but you are welcome to bring your own supplies. This program is for anyone between the ages of 13 and 103.
Registration is required. Please register online, stop by the library, or give us a call at 845-635-8460 to reserve your seat!

Dungeons and Dragons!

Ever wanted to enter the world of Dungeons and Dragons? Join our new Dungeons and Dragons game night! No previous experience is necessary. New players are welcome to come and learn how to play in a safe, non-judgmental environment! This group will meet on Monday, November 25th, from 6pm to 8pm.
Players must be at least 8 years old, and parents must accompany their children under age 11.
No registration is necessary, just come and play!

Library Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
None of our items will be due back on these days.
We will reopen at 10am on Saturday the 30th.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

Polar Express Readings

The Polar Express will be stopping at the Library again this year!
Bring the kids to the library on Saturday, December 7th for a special reading of ‘The Polar Express’ by a real train conductor in full uniform! Afterwards, we will be serving hot cocoa! Each child also gets a very special gift to take home. There will be two readings- one at 10:30am and one at 12:00pm.
Registration is NOT required! Please just come by for this special, magical event!

Local Author Event – Thomas Albrecht

Tom Albrecht grew up here in Pleasant Valley, NY and has spent over 32 years in the Air Force as he continues to serve his country. His passion for writing led him to write “Shepherd’s Salvation – Rise of Humanity” which is a riveting sci-fi containing events of biblical proportions. During his talk he will discuss his challenges in writing a novel and getting it on the shelves at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and retail stores. He will also offer advice to those seeking to expand their writing talents and will be open to questions during the talk. For those interested, a limited supply of books will be available to purchase.
Registration is required. Please reserve your seat online, give us a call at 845-635-8460, or stop by the library to reserve your seat.

Chess Club

The Pleasant Valley Library will be offering a drop-in Chess Club! The group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6pm in the library meeting room. Our next session is December 12th! No registration is required! All ages and skill levels are welcome to come meet local chess enthusiasts. We ask that you bring your own chess sets if you have them, though some will be provided.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Robert at

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 sort book donations!
Volunteers must have the ability to bend and lift [books are heavy and some shelves are low!] and attention to alphabetical detail.
Interested? You can download an application here– just print, complete, and return it to us! Or stop by the library and ask for a volunteer application at the desk.