Summer Reading is Coming…

Summer is almost here, which means we’re ramping up for our 2018 Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is Libraries ROCK! We are looking forward to an awesome summer at the library!
Our Kickoff Party will be on Saturday, June 23rd starting at 11am. Start reading then as everyone (kids, teens, AND ADULTS!) can start entering to win prizes on Monday, July 9th.
We can’t wait to spend the summer rockin’ and readin’ with you!
For more information, please click the image below to view our flyers!

Summer Registration Kickoff Party!

Join us on Saturday, June 23rd starting at 11am for our Summer Registration Kickoff. The theme this year is Libraries ROCK! This is opening day for registration of all performers, craft and activity classes, as well as story and reading times.  Some classes may fill up on this day; sign-up sheets for events that still have openings will be available afterwards in the Front Room of the library- online registration will not be available for any Summer Reading events.
Come enjoy some tasty treats! We’re looking forward to a ROCKIN’ summer!

Teen Volunteers Needed!

Do you have community service hours to do for school, honor society, confirmation, government class, etc? Just want to give back to the community? The library offers teen volunteering opportunities for teens ages 14 to 18 during the summer months only.

Teens need to be able to commit to volunteering at least once a week, for the majority of weeks during the summer.
The library routinely receives more applications than there are volunteer opportunities. Please understand that the submission of an application does not guarantee a spot.
Please click here to download the Teen Volunteer Application, or stop by the library to pick one up!
Once it’s completed, you can return the application to us any time we’re open.

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, June 26th!
No registration necessary, just drop in!

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 June 28th! 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

*July’s registration will be announced soon – we are trying to coordinate dates and times that work with our Summer Reading Program events.*

The library will be offering a yoga class on the 1st Thursday at 6:30pm and 2nd Wednesday at 5pm 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.