Open For Curbside Mon-Fri 10-6!

The library is pleased to announce that we will be open for In Lobby Pickup starting Tuesday the 2nd of June! Our hours for at least the month of June will be

Monday-Friday from 10-6.

Information changes fast, and what’s true today may not be true tomorrow, as I’m sure this experience has taught us all! So for now, there is currently no delivery system and no holds system. You must call the library at 845-635-8460 during open hours (10-6). We will check out to you the materials that you want (up to 10) and select a time slot for pickup. The items will be located right inside the lobby. You Cannot, By Law, enter past the pickup table in Phase 1!

We will also be accepting returns and donations. There will be a shopping cart for returned items right next to the pickup table (materials will be quarantined for 24 hours) and donations can be left in the front brick corner behind the drop box outside. There will be NO FINES on ANY items returned in the Month of June, regardless of when they were checked out.

We are so happy and excited to be able to help you again!

Noah’s Ark FREE Book Launch Party

Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop is hosting a FREE! Virtual Launch Party & Story Reading by Award-Winning Children’s Author, Tracie Main!
Plus prizes and giveaways for Hailey Unicorn’s Magic Words Book Launch Party!
Tuesday, June 2nd @ 7pm EDT
Follow along on this fairytale adventure between the most unimaginable of friends: a unicorn, dragon, dinosaur, and horse. Everyone will be chanting along, “I am special, one-of-a-kind, and born to shine!”  This whimsical fairytale adventure helps kids of all ages to BELIEVE in themselves, and embrace their uniqueness.
This FREE virtual Book Launch Party will feature an exclusive reading by award-winning children’s author, Tracie Main, followed by a few special activities and live Q & A. Plus, you can win an author-signed copy of the book & plush character, receive special discounts and more!

Registration is required! Please click here to register; you will be sent a confirmation email with the link to the Zoom party.

Online Art Gallery

Our Adult Online Art Gallery is available by clicking here.
Our Children’s Online Art Gallery is available here.

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted!
We really miss being able to showcase local artists so we are making an online art gallery- one for kids and one for adults. We are still looking for submissions, so keep creating!
E-mail us 1 or 2 examples of your art so we can add it to our gallery. Please include your name and town (kids, 1st name only please). Send your entries to pleasantvalleylibrary@yahoo.com. We can’t wait to showcase your art!

FREE General Support Parent Group

Caregiver Programming: Free General Parent Support Group*
• For Parents of children 0-5 years old • Thursdays, 1:00 pm, June 4 – July 9 over Zoom

Registration Required
 Click here to sign up online or email children@pawlinglibrary.org for assistance

We have joined Pawling Library and others in our region to offer these programs with experienced therapist and support group leader, Stephanie Sandler, PH D, LMHC of Becoming Mental Health Counseling, and other area libraries to provide caregivers a supportive space for themselves. Join a community of parents dealing with the unexpected hurdles of parenting young children during the Coronavirus epidemic together. During a time of increased isolation, finding ways to connect with other parents and families with common experiences can be refreshing and beneficial. This program is participant driven, and it is recommended for optimal support that participants attend as regularly as they are able. However, interested caregivers are welcome to attend as few or as many as they can. All participants must adhere to group guidelines and norms to maintain a comfortable, welcoming, and safe atmosphere for all.

*This support group is not considered a therapeutic support group. Though led by a mental health professional with experience in supporting parents and families, this support group does not take the place of personalized mental l health treatment, and should not be treated as such.

NEW! CreativeBug Digital Resource

CreativeBug is an amazing digital resource for crafters of all mediums! They offer free videos, tutorials, and patterns for a wide array of crafts and hobbies. All you need is your library card to get started!

Virtual Medicare 101 Program

Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? Join this virtual program on Wednesday, July 1st from 6-8pm. Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. Review and compare what services are covered/not covered under Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Detail the costs associated with medical and drug insurance. Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans.  This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you make more well-informed decisions and explain what Medicare means for you! This is an educational event.

You must register in advance for this educational event by clicking the link below. At the registration page, please fill in your first name only and leave your last name blank.

 Please register at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NJ8jgHX-QPCItsZTL6bLwA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Digital Resources – Updated Constantly!

We know this is a crazy, uncertain time for us all. Please know that your library is always here for you – even if we aren’t physically open.
We’ve been hard at work finding all of the amazing online resources available to you and your family!

Please check out our Kids & Teens page for links to some fantastic educational websites and services to keep your littles learning and entertained.
We’ve also been updating our Digital Services page to include information about the various resources a library card offers you.

And as always, please keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates.
Stay safe, stay well.

April 1st is Census Day

April 1st is officially Census Day, but you can fill out your form until the end of July.
You should have received a letter in the mail with a unique code for your address. Lost, misplaced, or didn’t get one? No worries! You can visit the Census website and fill it out without the code. Completing the census is a crucial task we all do to help make sure our community receives the proper funding.