Summer Registration

Registration for our popular summer programs has begun! Sign up sheets are in the front room throughout the month for those classes with spots remaining. No registration will be done online for most of these classes. Registration can be done online for the 6 week reading classes, the magic show, and Sciencetellers program . Please check our calendar of events for class listings, or download the brochure. Please be aware that if you sign up for a program that ends up having a wait list, and do not attend that program without notifying the library beforehand, you will be charged a $1.00 fee.


Movie Night – McFarland USA

Come to the library for a screening of McFarland U.S.A on Friday, July 10th at 6:00 p.m! We ask that you arrive a little early because the rest of the library will be closing at 6. All ages are welcome, but young children must be supervised by a parent or guardian. The festivities 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 on our website, or email to sign up and reserve your spot.


Backyard Chickens 101

On Monday, July 13th from 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m, the library will be holding Backyard Chickens 101. Come and listen to Jennifer Fimbel, the Cornell Cooperative Extension Senior Resource Agricultural Educator, as she talks about everything you want to know about raising chickens on a small scale. Topics covered will include chickens from egg to maturity, maintenance, and more. This realistic program will get you started, provide answers to your questions, and give you with some resources to get started with your own small flock. To register, call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or sign up online.


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.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !

Need to repair your car?

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.