The Duchess and the Deadly Garden

Please join us on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30pm when a Master Gardener volunteer (from the Cornell Cooperative extension Dutchess County) will take us on a tour of England’s third most visited garden, located at Alnwick Castle. This garden boasts grand water features, labyrinths, orchards, and its highlight- the Poison Garden!
Registration is required for this program. Please call the library at 635-8460, register using our calendar, or email

Hey Kids! We need your help!

Do you like to read? Are you going into 6th through 9th grade in the fall? Want to read eight awesome books this summer, and prep to battle other libraries in September? We have openings for our Battle of the Books group!

What is Battle of the Books? It’s a national Summer Reading Program for middle school students. We will meet every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm from July 5th through August 30th. The library will provide you with the eight required reading books, and then you’ll meet once a week to prep for the epic trivia battle against other local libraries at DCC in September.

Sounds pretty awesome, huh?
Please contact our Children’s Librarian, Mrs. P,
for more information and to sign up!

Summer Reading Program Registration!

Summer Reading & Program Registration Begins!

Join us on Wednesday, June 21st from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Sign up for our summer reading programs, events, and activities, and enjoy a pizza party! This year’s theme is Build a Better World.

Our Summer Reading Programs:
Ages 3 to 11 – Six weeks of cool prizes, just for reading at home!
Ages 12 and up – Snack Packs and Barnes & Noble gift card drawings each week

NEW! Afternoon Meditation Group

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

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 your quality of life.  No registration is necessary, walk-ins are welcome.  The group will meet the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.