Shop at AmazonSmile for the holidays and help the library!

This holiday season, don’t forget to shop at AmazonSmile! If you go to and sign in to your Amazon account like normal, you can select the Pleasant Valley Library as a charity to donate to. After that, just shop on Amazon like you normally would, and the library will receive .5% of your purchase price! Every little bit helps, and this is a very easy way to help out the library this holiday season. If you have more questions about, check out for more information about the program.


Seasonal Super Saturdays!

Come to the library on the first Saturdays of January and February to make and take home themed craft projects. Join us Saturday, January 3rd, and Saturday, February 7th from 11 a.m – 1 p.m. Drop in when you can between those hours, and make a craft with us. No signup is necessary. Children ages 4-12 are welcome.

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Children Program Registration

Registration for the PreK Storytime and Toddler Time classes will begin on Monday, January 5th. The PreK Storytime is for children aged 3-5 years, and no parent presence is necessary. The session runs for 6 weeks and meets Mondays from 10:45 a.m-11:30 a.m. Toddler Time is for children ages 18-36 months with parent participation. It is on Thursday mornings from 10:45 a.m-11:15a.m. Call 845-635-8460, email, or sign up at the library to reserve a spot for your child.


Identity Theft Program

You’ve heard the headlines, and maybe even been a victim yourself. If you are interested in learning about identity theft, and ways to protect yourself against this crime, join us at the library! The program will be rescheduled for a later date after the holidays. Investigator Timothy Milone of the NYSP Troop K’s Computer Crimes Unit will be teaching you about Identity Fraud, Phishing, and Scams, as well as how to protect yourself from these situations. Call the library at 845-635-8460, or email to sign up for the program.


Clean Lego Donations Needed!

The library is asking for clean Lego donations for our new future Lego club. We will accept all clean Legos except for Duplos; we have plenty of those. Thank you!


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! Thanks to a grant from Dutchess County, 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.