Library Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving.
None of our items will be due back on these days.
We will be open on Saturday, November 25th.

Have a safe and happy holiday!
We here at the library are so thankful for all of our wonderful patrons!

Library Raffle

The Pleasant Valley Library is selling tickets for our Lottery Tree Holiday Raffle!
Take a chance, win a little extra holiday cash!
One lucky winner will receive: $100 cash, $100 in lottery scratch-offs, and a fiber optic table-top tree!
Tickets are $5 each, or 3 tickets for $10. Stop by today for your chance to win!
The drawing will be held Thursday, December 14th.
All proceeds benefit the Pleasant Valley Library Building Fund.

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 out with various tasks in our library!
Some duties could include: shelving, pulling holds, sorting books for the Book Sales, unloading our donation shed.
Volunteers must have the ability to bend and lift [books are heavy and some shelves are low!] and attention to alphabetical detail.
Interested? Ask for a volunteer application at the desk and when an opening matches your interests, we’ll give you a call!

Molly the Therapy Dog

Molly is back!
Do you have a child that’s a shy reader? Molly the Therapy Dog comes to the library every other week to help children that are not comfortable reading or being around dogs feel more relaxed. She loves when kids who love animals come to read to her, even if they are already comfortable readers. Come meet Molly in our Children’s section from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on Tuesdays, November 28th and December 12th. No registration required!

The Polar Express is coming to the Library!

Bring the kids in on Saturday, December 2nd for a special reading of ‘The Polar Express’ by a real train conductor in full uniform! Afterwards, we will have a kid-friendly craft, cookies, and (of course!) hot chocolate! Each child also gets a very special gift to take home. There will be two readings- one at 11am and one at 1pm.
Registration is now CLOSED, as both readings are full.

Afternoon Meditation Group

We now offer an afternoon session of our popular Meditation Group. This session will meet on the second Thursday of every month at 1pm. This is 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.

We’re on Instagram!

 The Pleasant Valley Library is now on Instagram!Follow us for a glimpse behind the scenes, book recommendations, and much more. Have you taken a great photo in the library? Do you have an adorable photo of your kids reading library books? Email your photo to and we’ll feature your photo on our account!
Click here to follow us!

The library is now a Field Goods pickup location!

Want to support the library building fund and the local farming community? Consider joining Field Goods! This organization works closely with Hudson Valley farms to deliver fresh, local fruits and vegetables to the library where you can pick them up on Fridays. The library building fund gets $1.00 for every bag you order. You can set up an account for either weekly or bi-weekly delivery and you can suspend it at any time. Visit the Field Goods website for more information.


Ongoing Book Sale

The Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library have an ongoing Book Sale of donated items in the Library’s Front Room.
All books, DVD’s, CD’s and audiobooks are only $1!

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!