About Us

Location:

The Pleasant Valley Free Library is located at 1584 Main St in Pleasant Valley, approximately 5 miles west of the Taconic State Parkway, opposite the Pleasant Valley Department Store.
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Contact Us:

Pleasant Valley Free Library
1584 Main St
PO Box 633
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Phone 845-635-8460
Fax 845-635-9556
PVFLibrary@gmail.com

About the Library:

The Pleasant Valley Free Library is a free association library operating under the laws of the State of New York governing Free Libraries. The chief objective of the Library is to provide the people of Pleasant Valley with an effective, friendly, and responsive Free Library service of high quality, capable of evolving and expanding with the needs of the community.

ITEMS WE OFFER, THEIR LOAN RULES, AND LATE FEES

ITEM TYPE LOAN PERIOD FINE
Books 3 weeks / 2 renewals $.10/day, max $5
Audiobooks 3 weeks / 2 renewals $.10/day, max $5
Music CDs 3 weeks / 1 renewal $1/day, max $10
DVDs
*limit 10 per household*
1 week / 2 renewals
(3 weeks / 1 renewal for Long Loan)
$1/day, max $5
($1/day, max $10 for Long Loan)
Wii Games 1 week / 1 renewal $1/day, max $5
Magazines 1 week / 1 renewal $.10/day, max $5

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SERVICES WE OFFER

Computer Use – Six public computers (accessed with good-standing MHLS card), one 15-Minute Express computer for checking email/stocks/printing/etc (no library card needed)
Printing – black and white ONLY, $.20 per page after two free pages per day
Faxing
– $1 per page sending and receiving, limit 15 pages sent per day, continental US numbers only
Photocopies – self-service, black and white ONLY, $.15 per page
Notary – free, by appointment (please call ahead of time to schedule, do NOT pre-sign your documents)
Exam Proctoring – $20 for non-residents, by appointment only (email PVFlibrary@gmail.com to schedule)
Tech Help – free, by appointment (call 845-635-8460 or stop by to schedule)

Parents – if you’d like to take your child on a quick virtual tour before their first visit to our library, click on our lovely presentation above – or visit this link for a PDF version.

 

The library regularly offers the following programs and services:

  • Evening Book Group at 7pm on the third Wednesday of every month
  • Storytimes for Children on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
  • Lego Program the first Saturday of every month
  • Seasonal Children’s Craft Programs during long school breaks
  • Family Movie Night one Friday a month
  • Adult (13+) craft program one Saturday a month
  • Therapy Reading Dog 3:30-5:00pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month
  • Meditation Group at 6:30pm the last Tuesday, and 1pm on the second Thursday of the month
  • Health Insurance signup the last Wednesday of the month
  • Technology help  (downloading ebooks, opening email, etc)
  • Delivery location for Field Goods local produce

Most of these programs require an appointment or registration so please check the calendar here or call 635-8460 for more information or to make an appointment.

We also offer a number of Museum Passes!

Please view our flyer detailing them online or give us a call for more information!
Museum passes cannot be reserved online- please call us or come in to reserve them.

Board of Trustees:

The Pleasant Valley Free Library is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of 13 members. They meet on the third Thursday of every month. Our trustees are:

President: David Kruger
Vice-President: Joy Dyson
Treasurer: Natalie Scheuer
Secretary: Gail Rau
Other members: Darren Fairlie, Pauline Herr, Kristin Hettinger, Penny Hickman, Julia Kessler, Samantha Kirchhoff, Kathy Kruger, Steve MacNish, and Barbara Nolan.

Staff:

Director: Daniela Pulice
Head of Circulation: Valerie
Head of Children’s Services: Julie
Circulation Assistant: Bethany
Library Assistant: Courtney
Clerks: Karen and Kym
Shelver: Matt

Library Policies

Patron Code of Conduct
Internet, Computer and Wireless Use Policy
Meeting Space Policy
Unattended Children Policy
Snow Closing Policy
2018 Budget