Toddler Time and Pre-K Stories at the Library

The library will soon be starting 2 six week programs for young children. The Toddler Time group is for ages 18 months-36 months, and includes parent participation. It is held on Thursdays from 10:45 a.m-11:15 a.m. Registration begins on Monday September 8th, and the 6 week session begins on September 18th. The Pre-K Stories group is for children ages 3-5 1/2 years old, who are more independent, and do not require parental supervision. This group meets on Mondays from 10:45 a.m-11:30 a.m OR on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m – 1:45 p.m. Registration also begins on Monday, September 8th, and classes will begin on September 15th for the Monday group, and September 16th for the Tuesday group. You can register in person, call the library at 845-635-8460, or email to sign up. We hope to see you there!

Introduction to Birding

If you are interested in nature, wildlife, and birds, than this program is for you! The Waterman Bird Club is coming to the library to lead a birding expedition on Saturday, October 4th from 10:30 a.m till 12:00 p.m. Birding can be done at any time of the year, from inside your home, while out on a walk, or even when stuck in traffic. During this program, you will learn how to use binoculars, and how to spot birds. If you have your own binoculars, please bring them. We will have a few pairs to share. After a brief introduction, we will take a short walk to see how many bird species we can find. Ages 5-100 are welcome! Please call the library at 845-635-8460, or email to register.

Vendors Wanted for Yard Sale

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure! Do you have lots of things around the house that you’ve been meaning to sell? The Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library are once again holding a yard sale to raise funds for the library. The yard sale will be held on Saturday, October 11th, 2014, at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall. Registration is $25.00 per space. Head over to the library to reserve your spot!

Defensive Driving Course

The library is pleased to announce that we are once again hosting a defensive driving course. The course will be held at the library on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m -4:00 p.m. The fee for the course is $40.00. It is suggested that you bring a bag lunch. To enroll, please call Peter Khan at 845-380-4806, or 845-787-2180. You can also check out for more information.

Lego Night At The Library

Join us during Fire Safety Month and a continued celebration of Banned Books Week as we construct Lego Fire Chief Trucks. This program will be held on October 15th from 5:00 P.M – 6:30 P.M. Each child will receive their own Lego fire truck to build and take home with them as part of the Big Read Grant. Pizza will be served. This event is appropriate for children ages 6-11. Sign up early while supplies last. Those who are interested can sign up at the library, call 845-635-8460, or email to reserve a spot.


Movie Night: Come See Fahrenheit 451 At The Library

Join us for a screening of the movie Fahrenheit 451 at the library on October 21st from 6:00 P.M- 8:00 P.M. Fahrenheit 451 is the book chosen for The Big Read this year. If you are interested in reading the book, stop by the checkout desk at the library and pick up a free copy. We will also have popcorn at the movie screening. If you are interested, sign up at the library, call 845-635-8460, or email to reserve a seat.


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.