Come to the library on Saturday, October 1st from 11:00 a.m -12:30 p.m to make a Lego display! The theme for October is “Fantastic Fall Colors!” This program is open to children ages 6 and up. Sign up is necessary, and registration is limited to 12 due to lack of space. After the Lego creations are complete, they will be put on display at the library. Sign up at the library, or by calling 845-635-8460, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or on our calendar here.
On Friday, October 7th at 6:00 p.m, the library will be showing The Jungle Book! (the 2016 edition). We ask that you try and arrive a little before 6:00 because the rest of the library will be closing at that time. All ages are welcome, but young children must be supervised by a parent or guardian. The program will be held in the Pleasant Valley Library in the upstairs meeting room. Popcorn will be served! Please call 845-635-8460, sign up online here, or email email@example.com to sign up and reserve your spot.
Want to support the library building fund and the local farming community? Consider joining Field Goods! This organization works closely with Hudson Valley farms to deliver fresh, local fruits and vegetables to the library where you can pick them up on Thursdays. The library building fund gets $1.00 for every bag you order. You can set up an account for either weekly or bi-weekly delivery and you can suspend it at any time. Visit the Field Goods website for more information.
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!
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.
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.
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: 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. Also, the library has individual appointments with job coaches on the last Friday of every month. Call that week to sign up for a time slot.
Wondering if your car has a recall? Get the full Chilton Manual for any car through our website! With your library card you get anytime, anywhere access for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.
Welcome message from the Director:
Congratulations on joining the Pleasant Valley Library community. In the following pages you will find much information about your library and the services we can offer you. Whether it’s a story time for your toddler, the latest best seller, a dvd for family movie night, reference materials for student projects or a downloadable book – the library is here for you. There is so much the library has to offer; thanks for being our patron.