Battle of the Books Team Members Needed!

If you like to read and enjoy competitive trivia games, Battle of the Books is for you!
We need tweens and teens to join our Middle School and *NEW* High School BoB teams! Our Middle School team is for tweens entering 6th through 9th grade this fall. Our new High School team is for teens entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall. To view the rules and the books we will be reading this summer please click for the Middle School list, and here for the High School list. If you have any questions or are interested in joining our team, please contact Miss Julie at the library!

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. Our next session is May 24th! 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

Library Closed – Memorial Day Weekend

The library will be closed from Saturday, May 26th through Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day Weekend.
None of our items will be due back on these days.
We will reopen at 10am on Tuesday, May 29th.

Have a happy and safe weekend!

Movie Night – Early Man

Join us on Friday, June 1st at 6pm for a showing of Early Man! All ages can attend this program, but parents of children under the age of 10 must stay with their children at all times. The programs will be held in the library’s upstairs meeting room. Free popcorn will be served!
Registration is required. Please call us at 845-635-8460 or register online to reserve your seat!

Empire Explorer: Hudson Valley History

On Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30pm, join us at the library to listen to Seth Colegrove as he talks about historical places in the Hudson Valley. Through the use of historical photos and aerial photography, we’ll explore some of the Hudson Valley’s hidden historical places. Topics will include local legends, forgotten ruins, historic homes, and the captivating stories around them. Empire Explorer is the passion project of Hudson Valley native Seth Colegrove.
Registration is required for this program.
Please use our online registration form or give us a call at 845-635-8460.

Introduction to Baby Sitting Course

Babysitters have the responsibility of caring for children and making important decisions while they are in charge. Parents entrust their child with the babysitter, therefore, it is crucial he or she knows the basics of child care.
In this Introduction to Babysitting Course, participants will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children (including diaper changing). A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course and certificates will be distributed.
The instructor is a Kindergarten teacher. She holds three teacher certifications including Early Childhood, General Education, and Special Education along with a Master’s Degree in Literacy.

This course will be held on Saturday, June 16th from 10:30am to 2:30pm and is for ages 11 and upPlease bring a bag lunch, pen, and paper. Drinks will be provided.
Registration is required. Please use our online registration form, call the library at 845-635-8460, or stop by the reserve your child’s spot!

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

The library will be offering a yoga class on the 1st Thursday at 6:30pm and 2nd Wednesday at 5pm of each month, taught by a local yoga instructor. Beginners slow vinyasa flow is a floor/mat yoga that coordinates breath with movement through different variations of postures. It’s a great way to balance, strengthen and stretch the body. Modifications for posture will be implemented if necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

June’s classes will be held on Thursday June 7th at 6:30pm and Wednesday June 13th at 5pm.
Registration is now open!

Registration will now open on the 20th of every month for the next month’s classes. (Should the 20th fall on a day the library is closed, we will open registration on our next open business day.) In order to reserve your spot, you MUST come to the library and leave a $10 deposit (cash or check ONLY). Online and phone registrations are no longer available. Upon completion of the class, your deposit will be returned.

Teen Volunteers Needed!

Do you have community service hours to do for school, honor society, confirmation, government class, etc? Just want to give back to the community? The library offers teen volunteering opportunities for teens ages 14 to 18 during the summer months only.

Teens need to be able to commit to volunteering at least once a week, for the majority of weeks during the summer.
The library routinely receives more applications than there are volunteer opportunities. Please understand that the submission of an application does not guarantee a spot.
Please click here to download the Teen Volunteer Application, or stop by the library to pick one up!
Once it’s completed, you can return the application to us any time we’re open.

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.