Summer Registration Is OPEN!

Our summer registration is now open! Come to the library at any time and sign up for our awesome crafts and activities. We have tons of free programs for children to participate in this summer. Children and teens can also pick up their packets for our 6-week long summer reading program and start reading for prizes. The first day children will be able to get prizes will be July 5th. Teens will be able to enter raffles for snack packs and a Barnes & Noble gift card each week. Adults can join in the fun with the adult summer reading program and enter weekly drawings for gift bags and Barnes and Noble gift cards. No registration is necessary for adults. For more information, call the library at 845-635-8460. Click here for a list of all our summer activities for kids. They are also listed on our calendar. See you at the library!


Movie Night – Zootopia

On Friday, July 8th at 6:00 p.m, the library will be showing Zootopia! 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! Registration for this program will open on June 22nd. Please call 845-635-8460, sign up online on our website here, or email to sign up and reserve your spot.


Eleanor Roosevelt: Challenges and Triumphs

On Tuesday, July 12th from 7:00 – 8:30, local author Anthony Musso will be at the Pleasant Valley Library to talk about Eleanor Roosevelt. Despite the fame and admiration that she earned during her public life, Eleanor Roosevelt was a victim of berating, mockery, criticism, and extramarital affairs from many of the people closest to her. As a child, she was filled with insecurity and overwhelming shyness, which stifled her public persona. Learn how she conquered the demons facing her to become one of the most beloved leaders in the history of the United States. To register for this program, call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or sign up online here.


Pleasant Valley Library Online Book Group

The Pleasant Valley Library is now on Goodreads! The library is starting a new online book club for people who love books but can’t find time to go to monthly meetings. Now you can enjoy great discussions about wonderful books on your own time. Check out the club here . The book for June is Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel


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!

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. 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.

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.