A Library Update

We’ve been so busy getting ready to reopen, we don’t want you to think we’ve forgotten about the kids! We are now looking for help replacing our children’s craft supplies! Miss Julie lost all of her crafts in the fire, and we are hoping to rebuild our collection as soon as possible! If you are interested, you can purchase items off of our Amazon Wishlist to be sent directly to us. We ask that you only purchase items from this list so that we can keep track of what we have received- personal physical donations of craft supplies cannot be accepted at this time. Thank you so much!

Also, in case you missed it, there is a new Katie the T-Rex video out!

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting book donations!
Please bring them to the former karate studio at 2B Maggiacomo Lane, located between Amore Pizza and Cotter’s Wine and Liquors, during any of the times listed below.
*We must insist that you do not bring any donations to the former market that will be the temporary library- it is under construction and we are not working out of there. Donations MUST be brought to the former karate studio during the times listed. Also, please do not drop donations at any other local businesses or leave them outside.*
Thank you so much for your donations to help rebuild our library collection!
Monday, January 14th from 10am – 3pm and 5:30p – 7:30pm
Tuesday, January 15th from 10am – 3pm and 5:30p – 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 16th from 10am – 3pm and 5:30p – 7:30pm
Thursday, January 17th from 10am – 3pm and 5:30p – 7:30pm
Friday, January 18th 10am – 3pm
Saturday, January 19th 10am – 3pm

If you would like to donate to the library, please click below:

Please check the Building Update tab above to stay up to date with the library! We will be posting every few days with what is going on.
Latest Update: 01/02/19

Spectrum News did an video interview with us about how we are handling reopening after the fire and processing donations. You may view it here.

While we may be temporarily closed, you can still access books online!
OverDrive is a fantastic resource for eBooks and eAudiobooks. Using your library card, you can download materials straight to your phone or tablet. You will need to have an email address and password in your library record to get started. If you are unsure if you’ve provided this information already, please contact any other library in the MidHudson System and ask them to check for you. To get started with OverDrive, please click here or download the Libby app from the App Store on your device.

Sebco Books has also graciously donated an online database of children’s books for our patrons to use for free! These eBooks do not require downloading and can be viewed right on the webpage. For instructions on how to access this database, please go to the Kids tab above.

The Pleasant Valley Library has won Hudson Valley Parent Magazine’s Spirit of Giving Sweepstakes! Many thanks to everyone who nominated us to win $500 worth of children’s books. We are so humbled and excited to receive this generous gift. You can read the article, including numerous comments from those who nominated us, on the HV Parent Magazine website.

News Articles Regarding the Fire

We have compiled a list of the news articles regarding the fire at the library:

Pleasant Valley Free Library Regroups After Fire – Library Journal, November 29th
NYLA Disaster Relief Fund to Benefit Pleasant Valley Library – NYLA
Library Will Recover From Fire with Community Help – Poughkeepsie Journal, November 16
Community Rallies in Support of Pleasant Valley Free Library – Poughkeepsie Journal, November 8
Community Organizes Fundraising for Fire-Ravaged Library – MidHudson Valley Patch, November 8
Historic Pleasant Valley Library Burns, Voters Approve Referendum to Increase Town Funding – MidHudson News, November 7
Here’s How You Can Help the Pleasant Valley Library – WRRV, November 7
‘Heartbreaking’ Fire Destroys Pleasant Valley Library – Poughkeepsie Journal, November 6
Pleasant Valley Library Fire Causes Delays in Morning Commute – WRRV, November 6
Two-Alarm Fire Damages Pleasant Valley Library, Route 44 Remains Closed – Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice, November 6
Fire Damages Pleasant Valley Library Tuesday – MidHudson Valley Patch, November 6
Fire Damages Pleasant Valley Library – Daily Freeman, November 6

In Stitches – Drop-In Crochet Group

We love to crochet and have so much fun, we want to share with everybody! We meet every Tuesday at 12:30pm in the front room. If you want to learn how to crochet, we will teach you! If you’re working on a project and need help, we can help you! Or, just bring a project and sit and chat and laugh with us!!

No registration necessary, just drop in!

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 Front Room of the library. Our next session is November 8th! 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 wogglenut@earthlink.net

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 out with various tasks in our library!
Some duties could include: shelving, pulling holds, sorting books for the Book Sales, unloading our donation shed.
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. When an opening matches your interests, we’ll give you a call!

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 plvfreelibrary@gmail.com 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 Fridays. 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!