Temporarily Not Accepting Book Donations

We can begin accepting donations again on Saturday, September 21st! We appreciate your patience as we clean up from our most successful book sale to date!

Children’s Program Registration

Children’s program registration will begin on Monday, September 9th and will run until Saturday, September 14th. The registration will be for Pre-K Storytime and Toddler Time.

TODDLER TIME IS NOW FULL. TO JOIN THE WAITLIST, PLEASE CALL OR STOP IN THE LIBRARY. If enough people are on the Waitlist, we will open another session.
Toddler Time
 is for children ages 18-36 months that can participate with parental assistance. Children and parents will listen to stories and do simple crafts together. Classes run for 6 weeks. This class is on Mondays and will meet from 11am to 11:30am. Classes begin September 16th and run through October 28th. There will be no class on October 14th.

Pre-K Stories is for independent children ages 3-5 years; no parent presence necessary. Children will listen to picture books and do themed crafts. The session runs for 6 weeks.  The Tuesday class is from 1pm to 1:45pm and will run September 17th through October 22nd. The Thursday class is from 11am to 11:45am and will run September 19th through October 24th.

Please click here to register your child online. You can also call us at 845-635-8460 or stop in to register in person.

Fandom Friday: Tabletop Gaming!

One Friday each month, we’re going to celebrate a different fandom. This month is…Tabletop Gaming! Come to the library on Friday, September 20th at 6pm and play and learn about tabletop games including Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, popular board games, and more. We’ll provide the games, themed snacks, and free dice! but feel free to bring your favorite game! This program is open to ages 10 and older, and adults are invited and encouraged to attend!
Registration is required. Please register online, give us a call at 845-635-8460, or stop by the library to sign up!

Intro to Babysitting Class

Babysitters have the responsibility of caring for children and making important decisions while they are in charge. Parents entrust their child with the babysitter, therefore, it is crucial he or she knows the basics of child care.
In this 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.
The instructor is a Kindergarten teacher. She holds three teacher certifications including Early Childhood, General Education, and Special Education along with a Master’s Degree in Literacy.

This course will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 10:30am to 2:30pm and is for ages 11 and up. Please bring a bag lunch, pen, and paper. Drinks will be provided.

Registration is now CLOSED as this class is full.

PV Bike-A-Thon: The Ride to Rebuild

35th Annual – The Ride to Rebuild the Pleasant Valley Library – Saturday, September, 21st – Sponsored by the PV Lions Club
Join fellow bicycle riders in your choice of two bike rides- a leisurely traffic free 10 mile cruise, or a more serious 25 mile tour. The 25 mile ride begins at 12pm, the 10 mile ride begins at 1pm. Registration opens one half hour before the ride. These rides are open at ages 8 and up. A $10 entry fee is required, but you may also gather pledges for your ride to help raise more money for the Pleasant Valley Library Building Fund.
From the PV Lions Club– “Hope you can join us for this fun self paced road closed ride!! Grand prize is a $200 gift certificate to the PV Bike Shop and get a $50 gift certificate for every $100. of sponsorship and there will be a free raffle for 7 child’s bike helmets!!! So many good reasons to join us but the best is all proceeds goes to the PV Library Rebuild!!!”

Please click here to download the Bike-A-Thon brochure. The day of the ride, please bring: your brochure, the $10 entry fee, and any pledges you’ve raised.

Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us on Wednesday, September 25th at 6:30pm as Eileen Hendriksen from the Alzheimer’s Association will be teaching us about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Registration is required. Please register online, give us a call at 845-635-8460, or stop by the library to reserve your seat.

Movie Screening: STINK!

STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design. Come to the library on Friday, September 27th at 6pm for a screening and discussion of this documentary, and stay tuned for our follow-up program where we’ll be making our own chemical-free products.
Registration is suggested for this program. You can register online, give us a call at 845-635-9556, or stop by the library to reserve your spot.

Friends of the Library Annual Yard Sale!

The Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library is hosting its annual Yard Sale at the PV Library! The event will be Saturday, September 28th from 9am to 3pm. Vendor spots are $20 each (non-refundable, unless canceled due to inclement weather) and you must come to the library to sign up and pick your spot. This year, we are holding the yard sale in the parking lot next to the Publick House, in the same plaza as the library! This is a great way to clean out your house, make some money, AND benefit the library at the same time!
Spot registration is now open! Please come by the library to pick your space and leave your vendor deposit.


Chess Club

The Pleasant Valley Library will be offering a drop-in Chess Club! The group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6pm in the library meeting room. Our next session is September 26th! No registration is required! All ages and skill levels are welcome to come meet local chess enthusiasts. We ask that you bring your own chess sets if you have them, though some will be provided.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Robert at wogglenut@earthlink.net

Adult Volunteers Wanted!

Want to make a difference in your community? Love the library and wish to help out? We’re looking for passionate adults to help us sort book donations!
Volunteers must have the ability to bend and lift [books are heavy and some shelves are low!] and attention to alphabetical detail.
Interested? You can download an application here– just print, complete, and return it to us! Or stop by the library and ask for a volunteer application at the desk.