Summer Reading is HERE!

Has this summer flown by, or what?! There’s still time left though!
Kids can keep coming in with their reading logs to collect their prizes through Saturday, August 18th! The following week (August 20-25) is Make-Up Week; this is for children who may have missed a week earlier this summer. Kids can come pick out their last Summer reading Prize, up to six total for the summer.
Teens and Adults can continue entering into the weekly drawings through August 18th as well! There’s still time to win a Barnes & Noble gift card or a goodie bag!
Be sure to come to our End of Summer Celebration Party on Friday, August 17th! Two by Two Zoo will be here with a ton of animals for the whole family to enjoy. We will also be giving out NYS Summer Reading Certificates for children who participated in our Summer Reading Program! And there will be drinks, frozen treats, and FREE BOOKS!

In Stitches – Drop-In Crochet Group

We love to crochet and have so much fun, we want to share with everybody! We are going to meet Tuesdays at 12:30pm in the front room. If you want to learn how to crochet, we will teach you! If you’re working on a project and need help, we can help you! Or, just bring a project and sit and chat and laugh with us!! Our next session will be Tuesday, August 14th!

No registration necessary, just drop in!

Erin Forbes: Local Teen Author!

Come meet local author Erin Forbes, author of the Fire & Ice series! She will be at the library on Thursday, August 16th at 6:30pm to talk about her books as well as doing a signing and book sale.
Registration is required for this event. Please register online, call us at 845-635-8460, or stop by the library to reserve your seat!

End of Summer Celebration with Two by Two Zoo!

Stop by our End of Summer Party on Friday, August 17th at 1pm to bring a close to another fantastic Summer of Reading! We’ll have plenty of fun for the whole family, including a visit from the Two-by-Two Zoo! Kids can come to pick up their NYS Summer Reading Certificate, enjoy frozen treats, drinks, FREE books, and balloons too!
No registration required! All ages welcome!

Chess Club

The Pleasant Valley Library will be offering a drop-in Chess Club! The group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6pm in the Front Room of the library. Our next session is August 23rd! No registration is required! All ages and skill levels are welcome to come meet local chess enthusiasts. We ask that you bring your own chess sets if you have them, though some will be provided.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Robert at

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

The library will be offering a yoga class on the 1st Thursday at 6:30pm and 2nd Wednesday at 6pm of each month, taught by a local yoga instructor. Beginners slow vinyasa flow is a floor/mat yoga that coordinates breath with movement through different variations of postures. It’s a great way to balance, strengthen and stretch the body. Modifications for posture will be implemented if necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

Registration will now open on the 20th of every month for the next month’s classes. (Should the 20th fall on a day the library is closed, we will open registration on our next open business day.) In order to reserve your spot, you MUST come to the library and leave a $10 deposit (cash or check ONLY). Online and phone registrations are no longer available. Upon completion of the class, your deposit will be returned.

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? You can download an application here– just print, complete, and return it to us! Or stop by the library and ask for a volunteer application at the desk. When an opening matches your interests, we’ll give you a call!

Afternoon Meditation Group

*There will be NO afternoon meditation during July and August.*

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.