Come to the library on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m to celebrate National Coloring Book Day! Why should kids have all the fun? Coloring is great for adults too! Come and release your creative side in a relaxed and kid-free environment. No need to bring anything-we will have all the supplies you need.
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!
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 July is Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach.
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!
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Welcome message from the Director:
Congratulations on joining the Pleasant Valley Library community. In the following pages you will find much information about your library and the services we can offer you. Whether it’s a story time for your toddler, the latest best seller, a dvd for family movie night, reference materials for student projects or a downloadable book – the library is here for you. There is so much the library has to offer; thanks for being our patron.