Crazy Craft Days

Come to the library over spring break and make some crazy crafts! Drop in any time on Tuesday, March 31st and Thursday, April 2nd between 11:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m to make some spring crafts that kids can take home. The program is open to kids ages 4-11, and no sign up is necessary.

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Lego Create and Display

Come to the library on Friday, April 3rd between 1:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m to make Lego creations! We have lots of Legos for kids to use to create their own Lego designs. Create your own Lego display, or use designs found in our Lego builder guides. The completed creations will be placed on display in the library for everyone to enjoy. The program is open to ages 7 and up. Registration is necessary. You can sign up by calling the library at 845-635-8460, email, or register online at the library’s calender. Show off your Lego skills!


Get Organized This Spring!

Learn how to clear the clutter and lighten your load! On Wednesday, April 8th from 6:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m, the library will be hosting a program on organization taught by Ellen Kutner of “Simply Organized”. Ellen will discuss knowing when it’s time to simplify, 5 key steps to any organization project, how to begin the weeding process, and much more. You can register on the library website, call the library at 845-635-8460, or email


Aging in America Grant Discussion

The library will be hosting a 4-part book discussion group on aging with local poet and scholar, Theresa Senato Edwards. This program was made possible by a special grant from NY Council for the Humanities. The discussions will take place on Thursdays, April 9th, April 23rd, May 14th, and May 28th from 6:30 p.m- 8:00 p.m. Discussions will explore questions about growing older, making sense of remembrances, finding happiness in the later stages of life, and how perceptions of ourselves transform as we grow older. Come to the library to register for the group. Upon time of registration, 2 books will be provided.


Movie Night – The Avengers

Come prepare to see Avengers: Age of Ultron by watching the first Avengers movie! Parents should note that the movie is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action. 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! You can sign up on the library’s website, call 845-635-8460, or email


Library Spring Book Sale

It’s time for our spring book sale! On the weekend of April 10th, the library will being having their annual book sale at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall (1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley). Come and check out over 20,000 used books, CDs and DVDs. The book sale times are: Friday, April 10th from 6:00 p.m -9:00 p.m (preview sale, $5.00 admission), Saturday, April 11th from 8:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m (free admission), and Sunday, April 12th from 9:00 a.m- 2:00 p.m ($5.00 per bag). On Sunday from 2:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m, all books will be free. For the rest of the sale unless otherwise noted,kids books will be 5 for $1.00, pocket sized books will be 5 for $1.00, and adult books and media will be 5 for $5.00. Please call the library at 845-635-8460 for more information, to volunteer, or for directions.


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.