Movie Night – Pan

On Friday, February 12th at 6:00 p.m the library will be showing the movie Pan! We ask that you try and arrive a little before 6:00 because the rest of the library will be closing at that time. All ages are welcome, but young children must be supervised by a parent or guardian. The program will be held in the Pleasant Valley Library in the upstairs meeting room. Popcorn will be served! Please call 845-635-8460, sign up online here, or email to sign up and reserve your spot.


Hidden Treasures of the Catskills

Come to the library and learn about the hidden treasures of the Catskills with local author, Anthony Musso on Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m. New York’s Catskill Mountains region is a popular destination, but its history as a booming summer resort (beginning in the 19th century) stimulated the construction of a number of structures that now serve as remnants of an earlier time. Join Tony as he discusses a variety of sites that remain under the mainstream tourist destination radar and are true “hidden treasures”. Registration for this program is required. To sign up, call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or sign up online here.


Alzheimer’s Disease Program – Know the 10 Signs

Come to the library on Wednesday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m to learn about Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting a program on the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavior changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives people a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies, and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Registration for this program is required. To register, sign up at the library, call 845-635-8460, email, or sign up online here.


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!

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.

Dutchess County Job Resource Center:

Dutchess County Job Resource Center: Online access to help with finding a job & developing your career. Includes resumé & interviewing tips, job & career resources for veterans, practical answers to common questions about finding a job & more. Also, the library has individual appointments with job coaches on the last Friday of every month. Call that week to sign up for a time slot.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !

Need to repair your car?

Wondering if your car has a recall? Get the full Chilton Manual for any car through our website! With your library card you get anytime, anywhere access for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.

Welcome message from the Director!

Welcome message from the Director:
Congratulations on joining the Pleasant Valley Library community. In the following pages you will find much information about your library and the services we can offer you. Whether it’s a story time for your toddler, the latest best seller, a dvd for family movie night, reference materials for student projects or a downloadable book – the library is here for you. There is so much the library has to offer; thanks for being our patron.