Simplifying Genetically Modified Organisms

On Thursday November 6th, the library will be hosting a presentation on GMOs. The presentation will be run by Susan MacNish, NYS Certified Dietician/Nutritionist. Come and learn the answers to questions such as what are GMOS, why are they in our food, and if they pose health risks. Excerpts from the documentary Genetic Roulette will be shown, and all people who come will receive a take home pocket brochure of The Non-GMO Shopping Guide, as well as learn about tips for grocery shopping. The program will run from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. GMO-free refreshments will be served! Please call the library at 845-635-8460, or email to register for the event. A sign up sheet will also be available at the library.


Seasonal Super Saturdays For Kids!

On November 1st and December 6th, it will be Seasonal Super Saturday at the library. From 11 a.m – 1p.m, kids ages 4-12 are welcome to stop by the library and make themed craft projects that they get to take home. No sign up is necessary.


Children’s Program Registration

Registration for Toddler Time and Pre-K Stories will begin on Monday, November 3rd, and will run till Saturday, November 8th. Toddler Time is for ages 18-36 months, and includes parent participation. Toddler Time is on Thursdays from 10:45 a.m-11:15 a.m. This session is a 5 week session because the library is closed for Thanksgiving. The 5 week session starts on Thursday, November 13th. Pre-K Stories is for independent children ages 3-5. The classes are on Mondays from 10:45 a.m -11:30 a.m, and begin on Monday, November 10th. This session lasts for 6 weeks. Depending on demand, a second class may be added. If you are interesting in signing your child up, you can call the library at 845-635-8460, email, or stop in at the library to sign.


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.

Dutchess County Job Resource Center:

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.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !

Need to repair your car?

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.