Lego Create and Display

Come to the library on Saturday, August 1st from 11:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m to make animal themed Lego creations! The creations will be displayed in the library after the program. This program is for children ages 6 and up. Registration is necessary and is limited to 12 due to space, so sign up fast. Call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or click here to register online.


Summer Reading Program

There are still 3 weeks left to participate in our summer reading programs! Children ages 3-11 who read during the week can fill out their reading sheets and come into the library to pick out an awesome prize. Teens 12 and up who read one book can enter a drawing for a snack pack, and those who read two books and fill out a book summary can enter the drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Adults can join in the fun too! Fill out one of our book slips (up to 5 per week) and put them into our box at the circ desk. You could win a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble, or a fantastic gift bag! There will be a make-up week at the end for children who did not get to participate for the full six weeks.


Movie Night – Home

On Friday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m the library will be showing the movie Home! We ask that you try and arrive a little before 6:00 because the rest of the library will be closing at that time. All ages are welcome, but young children must be supervised by a parent or guardian. The program will be held in the Pleasant Valley Library in the upstairs meeting room. Popcorn will be served! Please call 845-635-8460, sign up online on our website, or email to sign up and reserve your spot.


Library Birthday Party

On Friday, August 21st from 4:00 p.m -7:00 p.m the library will be celebrating its 110th Birthday serving the community of Pleasant Valley. The Board is planning a multitude of events to celebrate and all proceeds raising will benefit the building fund. Tickets are $20 for adults (children are free) and this entitles the family to wine and finger foods (for the grown ups), and tattoos, make-your-own-bookmarks and Italian Icies (for the children). This will also be when children who participated in the summer reading program can pickup their certificates and prizes. No entry ticket is necessary if just children’s activities will be enjoyed. Please send your check to PO Box 633 as your RSVP or pay at the door (may be higher).


Community Yard Sale

The Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library are holding another yard sale! The sale will be held at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall on September 26th from 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m, rain or shine. Those who want to sell their new and gently used goods at the yard sale must pay a non-refundable $25 registration fee which will benefit the library. Registration for this event will begin on August 24th. All registrations must be done in person at the library. Payment will be required at the time of registration. When you register, you will be able to pick out your spot in the Town Hall parking lot for the sale. This is done on the basis of first come, first served, so if you know where you want to set up for the day, it’s better to register early. Call 845-635-8460 for more information.


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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