The library is closed for the Memorial Weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday. Nothing checked out from us is due back on these days. There is a drop box where all items may be returned if you wish, including dvds and games. If you wish to try online renewal, click on the catalog link and enter your card number and make up a pin#. You will be asked to enter it twice. If you’ve forgotten your pin and never gave us your email, we cannot assist you at this time. See you Tuesday and have a safe holiday.

Lyme Disease Program

Come to the library on June 1st from 6:30 p.m- 8:30 p.m to learn about Lyme Disease with Dr. David Connell. Learn about the complex disease during this informational seminar. Topics will include: how the disease is contracted, symptoms, co-infection, types of treatment avaliable, how to find relief in a natural effective way, and how to start feeling better NOW! Registration for this program is required. Please call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or sign up on our calendar.


Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Program

On Wednesday, June 8th from 6:30- 8:30 p.m, Dr. David Connell will be talking about Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at the library. During this informative seminar the topics being covered will include: symptoms, risk factors, causes, and how to get relief in a natural effective way. Registration for this program is required. Please call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or sign up on our calendar here.


Movie Night – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

On Friday, June 10th at 6:00 p.m, the library will be showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens! 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. Please be advised this movie is rated PG-13. 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 to sign up and reserve your spot.


Lego Create and Display

Come to the library on Saturday, June 11 from 11:00 a.m -12:30 p.m to make a Lego display! The theme for June is “Let’s get ready for Summer!” 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, or on our calendar.


Introduction to Babysitting

On Saturday, June 18th from 10:30- 2:30 the library will be hosting a babysitting training course. In the introduction to babysitting course, participants will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children, including diaper changing. A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course and certificates will be distributed. This course is for ages 11 and up. Participants will need to bring their own lunch, pencil/pen and paper. Drinks will be provided. To sign up, call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or sign up on our calendar.


A Digital Storytime with TumbleBooks

Come to the library on Thursdays between May 5th and June 9th at 11:00 a.m to be part of our digital storytime! The library will be using the software TumbleBooks to show an animated read-along children’s story. Children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 can attend. No registration is required for this program. Call the library at 845-635-8460 for more information.


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 May is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.


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.