National Coloring Book Day

Come to the library on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m to celebrate National Coloring Book Day! Why should kids have all the fun? Coloring is great for adults too! Come and release your creative side in a relaxed and kid-free environment. No need to bring anything-we will have all the supplies you need. To register, call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or sign up online here.


Lego Create and Display

Come to the library on Saturday, August 6th from 11:00 a.m -12:30 p.m to make a Lego display! The theme for August is “A Day at the Beach!” All children are encouraged to come in swimwear! This program is open to children ages 6 and up. Sign up is necessary, and registration is limited to 12 due to lack of space. After the Lego creations are complete, they will be put on display at the library. Sign up at the library, or by calling 845-635-8460, emailing, or on our calendar here.


History of the Town of Pleasant Valley

Join us on Wednesday, August 10th at 7:00 p.m as we present a 30 minute movie narrated by former town historian, Olive Doty. Olive shares her vast knowledge of Pleasant Valley with personal pictures of the town as it once was, historical information about the town, and witty anecdotes peppered throughout! If you love our town and it’s heritage, this presentation is perfect for you! Registration for this event is required. To sign up, call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or sign up on our website here.


Summer Registration For Programs

Our summer registration is now open! Come to the library at any time and sign up for our awesome crafts and activities. We have tons of free programs for children to participate in this summer. Children and teens can also pick up their packets for our 6-week long summer reading program and start reading for prizes. The first day children will be able to get prizes will be July 5th. Teens will be able to enter raffles for snack packs and a Barnes & Noble gift card each week. Adults can join in the fun with the adult summer reading program and enter weekly drawings for gift bags and Barnes and Noble gift cards. No registration is necessary for adults. For more information, call the library at 845-635-8460. Click here for a list of all our summer activities for kids. They are also listed on our calendar. See you at the library!


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.