It’s 10am on Monday, February 11th and we are happy to announce that we are OFFICIALLY OPEN!
We are so excited to be back and available for the community. We are still accepting donations during our open hours, and be sure to browse our ever-growing booksale! All proceeds benefit the Library’s rebuilding efforts.
Please bear with us as we get up and running at 100%. We don’t have all of our usual services available at the moment, but are still working tirelessly to provide our patrons with everything we used to. For now, you can place holds to be picked up at our temp location (3 Maggiacomo Lane, next to Dollar General), come use our public computers, and most importantly check out items! We may not have the collection we used to, but thanks to the generosity of our community we’ve been able to add thousands of new items, all donated by you!
Come down, say hello, and check out the new space! We can’t wait to see you!

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!

FDR Book Auction

The Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library are auctioning off a signed, dated and numbered copy of “Records of the Town of Hyde Park” by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to help raise funds to rebuild the library recently devastated by fire.

There were only 100 copies of this rare piece of local history printed, each of which was personally numbered and signed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The book donated to the library by a patron and up for auction is numbered 66. Roosevelt’s signature in bold ink is on the page opposite the title page and dated 1928. Later that year, Roosevelt would be elected Governor of New York State and four years later President of the United States.

In 1927, among his many other duties and interests, FDR was the Town Historian for Hyde Park. He had left politics for a while after becoming partly paralyzed by polio in 1921. By the late 1920’s he had recovered enough to think about running for office again. But before his started his campaign for Governor of New York, he completed compiling and editing Records of the Town of Hyde Park. The FDR Library and the Dutchess Country Historical Society each hold one of the few other copies that have survived.

If you are interested in bidding on this once in a lifetime find, please submit your bid to The current bid is $2500. Bids will be taken until the end of February. The book is on display at the temporary library location generously donated by Herb Redl at 3 Maggiacomo Lane in Pleasant Valley. The winning high bid will be considered a donation to the library rebuilding fund.

Mardi Gras Dinner & Dance

Mardi Gras Dinner & Dance, hosted by Pleasant Valley Knights of Columbus. Come to St. Stanislaus Church at 7pm on Saturday, March 7th for an amazing night of dinner and dancing, all benefiting the Pleasant Valley Free Library! RSVP by February 26th to 845-635-2951. Tickets are $25 per person. BYOB. Prizes to be awarded!

Tales from the Hudson Valley: Stories for a Cause

Clinton Community Library Presents “Tales from the Hudson Valley: Stories for a Cause”This is a live storytelling event and fundraiser to benefit the Pleasant Valley Free Library. Suggestion donation is $10. Join us on Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm at Clinton Town Hall (1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck NY 12572) to hear four storytellers relate true stories of adventure, humor, and life lessons. Lauren Letellier from the Ancram Opera House will host this community evening. After the presentation, attendees are welcome to join the storytellers for a reception at the adjacent Clinton Community Library.

Children’s Program Registration

Children’s program registration will begin on Monday, March 4th and will run until Saturday, March 9th. The registration will be for Pre-K Storytime and Toddler Time.
Toddler Time is for children ages 18-36 months that can participate with parental assistance. Children and parents will listen to stories and do simple crafts together. Classes run for 6 weeks. The Monday session is from 11am to 11:30am and will begin on March 11th. *There will be no class on April 15th.*
Pre-K Stories is for independent children ages 3-5 years; no parent presence necessary. Children will listen to picture books and do themed crafts. The session runs for 6 weeks.  The Tuesday session is from 11am to 11:45am and will begin on March 12th. The Thursday session is from 1pm to 1:45pm and will begin on March 14th. *There will be no classes on April 16th or 18th.*

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 and we’ll feature your photo on our account!
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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 your quality of life.  No registration is necessary, walk-ins are welcome.  The group will meet the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.