Closing early January 23rd

This library will be closing at 5:00 today (January 23rd), due to the inclement weather. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have items (including DVDs) to return, they can be returned in our outside drop box. Stay safe!

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! Click here to follow us!

Setting the Record Straight with Anthony Musso

Come and learn about the music and careers of recording artists from the 1950s and early 1960s…in their own words! Join local author, Anthony Musso on Wednesday, January 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 as he discusses his quest to dispel countless inaccuracies of recording artists from the 50s and 60s. These are the accurate stories told to Tony by the artists themselves! Registration for this program is required. Call 845-635-8460, email or sign up online here.

Franklin Roosevelt and Dutchess County

Before he was governor of New York State, before he was President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt was a citizen of Dutchess County. The library will be hosting the program “Franklin Roosevelt and Dutchess County” on Tuesday, January 31st from 6:30 – 8:00. Jeffrey S. Urbin, Education Specialist at the Roosevelt Presidental Library and Museum, will explore the lessons FDR learned from the people and the land, and what he brought to the place he loved and called home. Registration for this program is required. Please call 845-635-8460, email, or sign up online here.

Lego Program

Come to the library on Saturday, February 4th from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm to make a Lego display! The theme for February is “What do you love?”. 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, call 845– 635-8460,  e-mail or register online here.

Love your library! Planning Board Meeting 2/14

On Tuesday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall, there will be a planning board meeting. We need YOU to come and show your support for the library! This is a public hearing to decide on our library expansion project. This is necessary final step in the approval process before we can begin to apply for grants and seek big donations. Please note that only residents of the town will be allowed to speak on our behalf, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come and support us anyway. The more the merrier!

The library is now a Field Goods pickup location!

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.


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 quality of life.  No registration is necessary, walk-ins are welcome.  The group will meet the last Tuesday of every month.