Help #SaveIMLS

We’ve just found out how devastating the federal plan to cut library funding will be for us. There is at least $210 million in federal library funding on the budget-cutter’s chopping block. We need YOUR HELP to reach out to the library champions in Congress to save it. Action is needed by April 3rd!

We MUST save federal library funding and IMLS!  If not you and your fellow library lovers, who?  If not right now, when?

Encourage your representatives
to sign the “Dear Appropriator” letters to save the LSTA and IAL.

The ALA has pre-drafted a letter for you to send to your local representatives through their site.

Rather try making a phone call? The ALA also offers a script and all of the phone numbers for your representatives. Please call now!

LEGO Create & Display

Come to the library on Saturday, April 1st from 11:00am – 12:30pm to make a Lego display! The theme for April is “Just Joking!”. 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 on our calendar.

Speak Up for Your Library and Community!

Due to continued concerns over parking spaces, the library’s expansion project has been continued by the Planning Board for another month. The next meeting will be on Monday, April 10th at 7pm. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are encouraging all of our patrons to come out and speak up on our behalf. We appreciate those of you who have come out to the last two meetings and told the Planning Board how much your library means to you and the community. We hope that you will come out again and help convince the Planning Board and your neighbors how much an expanded and accessible library will improve Pleasant Valley.

If you cannot make it to this meeting, please consider mailing a letter of support to the Planning Board NOW so that it will be received before the meeting. It can be addressed:
Attention: Planning Board
1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley NY 12569

Smitten with Succulents!

Little time to fuss over plants? These loveable babies might be for you! On Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30pm, a Master Gardener volunteer (from Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County) will show how these plants are easy to grow, require little care or water, use small spaces, and come in an amazing variety of colors, sizes, and shapes!

Registration is required. Please call the library, use our calendar, or email to save your spot!

HUGE Spring Book Sale!

Pleasant Valley Library HUGE Spring Book Sale!
Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23
at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street

Friday, April 21st 6pm to 9pm (Preview Sale – $5 admission)
Saturday, April 22nd 8:30am to 7pm (Dollar Day! Most items only $1!)
Sunday, April 23rd 9am to 2pm (Bag Sale – $5 with coupon)
Free Books 2:15pm to 3:30pm (Sunday ONLY)

** Volunteers are needed for set-up and tear-down. Please call the library for details: 845-635-8460 **
**Donations Needed!**
Please bring your good condition books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, and video games to the library!

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!

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.


Ongoing Book Sale

The Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library have an ongoing Book Sale of donated items in the Library’s Front Room.
All books, DVD’s, CD’s and audiobooks are only $1!

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.