Children’s Program Registration

Registration for Toddler Time and Pre-K Storytime will begin on Monday, April 20th and last until Saturday, April 25th. Parents can sign their children up at the library for independent Pre-K Storytime (ages 3-5 years), or Toddler Time for ages 18-36 months with parent participation. Sign up at the library, call 845-635-8460, or email with the child’s name, age and class chosen. Classes begin the week after and run for 5 to 6 weeks. Toddler Time is on Thursdays from 10:45 a.m -11:15 a.m. Pre-K Storytime is on Mondays from 10:45 a.m -11:30 a.m.


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.


Super Saturday Craft Day

Stop by the library to make and take home a themed craft on Saturday, May 2nd. This program is for children ages 4-12 years old. No sign up is necessary for this program; feel free stop by at the library any time between 11:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m. Call the library at 845-635-8460 if you have any questions.


Mah Jongg Tournament

On Saturday, May 16th from 9:30 a.m-4:30 p.m, the library will be holding a Mah Jongg tournament at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall. Reservations are a must because table space is limited. Those who are interested can get entry forms at the library, or email There is an entrance fee of $35.00, and all proceeds will be donated to the Pleasant Valley Library. Food and beverages will be served, and prizes will be awarded. This is a great opportunity to meet other players and enjoy a day of Mah Jongg!


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.

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