BOOKSALE in front room

For the month of October all hardcover fiction and children’s books in our front sale room are 2 for $1! Come check out what we have to offer.


Movie Night – The Magnificent Seven (1960)

On Friday, November 4th at 6:00 p.m, the library will be showing The Magnificent Seven! This is part of the Big Read program. Please be advised the movie is rated R. We ask that you try and arrive a little before 6:00 because the rest of the library will be closing at that time. 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 on our website, or email to sign up and reserve your spot.


Pinata Extravaganza!

Come to the library on Saturday, November 5th and Tuesday November 8th from 11:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m to make your own Pinata. This program will be split into two parts. Children will make their pinatas on Saturday and paint them after they have dried on Tuesday. Children must attend both days for a finished project. Children ages 8 and up can make a balloon pinata with paper mache and colorfully paint them when they dry a few days later. After the pinatas are complete, children can fill them with candy! Registration for this program is required. Call the library at 845-635-8460, sign up online here, or email to register.


History of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge

Come learn about the history of the Poughkeepsie railroad bridge! On Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30 the library will be hosting a slide presentation explaining the history of the bridge. This includes why the bridge was so important to the Industrial Revolution, the planning stages right after the Civil War, its construction, the fire that demolished it, and the transformation of the wreckage into the Walkway over the Hudson. Registration for this program is required. Please call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or sign up on our website here.


Huge Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library have scheduled their HUGE Fall Book Sale for the weekend of November 11th. Almost 25,000 books, CDs, and DVDs will be available for purchase at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street (Route 44). Anyone who brings a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry will receive a free book!

Sale dates:Friday, November 11th with a preview sale from 6PM – 9PM. There is a $5 admission fee for the preview sale only.
-Saturday (11/12) the sale runs from 8:30AM – 7PM with free admission. Kids books and pocket sized paperbacks start at five for $1 and adult books, CDs & DVDS are five for $5.
-Sunday (11/13) is giant $5 bag sale from 9AM – 2PM. Books are free (donations appreciated) after 2PM on Sunday.

Veterans will receive free admission to the preview sale on Friday, or a free book on Saturday or Sunday with military I.D. For more information call the Library at (845) 635-8460.


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.


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 quality of life.  No registration is necessary, walk-ins are welcome.  The group will meet the last Tuesday of every month.