The Library will be closed on Wednesday due to inclement weather,and Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. No items are due back or will be charged on those days, but if you would like to use the book return near the handicapped entrance you can. We will reopen Saturday at 10. Happy holidays and stay safe.

Family Movie Night- Come and watch Frozen!

The library will be having a movie night on Friday, December 5th. We will be showing Frozen, and will start the movie at 6:00 p.m. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Popcorn will be served! Please call 845-635-8460, or email to sign up and reserve your spot.


Seasonal Super Saturdays For Kids!

On December 6th, it will be Seasonal Super Saturday at the library. From 11 a.m – 1p.m, kids ages 4-12 are welcome to stop by the library and make themed craft projects that they get to take home. No sign up is necessary.


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 on Tuesday, December 9th from 6:30 p.m-8:00 p.m. 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.