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.

In addition to the library’s collection of books and CDs and DVDs, the library offers computer, fax, and photocopier services.

The library also offers basic free notary service. Please do not sign your documents in advance and be prepared to present your drivers license. General notary hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 5-8pm. However these hours are subject to change so please call in advance that morning to ensure an appointment.

The library offers six computers with free access to both the internet and word processing. Printing costs $0.20 per page. A library card from the Mid-Hudson Library System is necessary to use the computers.
The library can both send and receive faxes at a cost of $1 per page. A photocopier (self-service) is also available for $0.15 a page. Please note that no color copies or double-sided copies are possible.
Individuals without a library card can sign up for a library card good at any library in the Mid-Hudson Library System.

Books, Books on CD, Music CDs and SOME tv series may be checked out for 3 weeks and renewed for another 3 if there are no holds on them.
DVDs and the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pass are available for adults and children and these may be checked out for 1 week at a time.

The library regularly offers the following programs:

  • Evening Book Group at 7 pm the third Wednesday
  • Story times for Children Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Lego Program the First Saturday of every month
  • Seasonal Children’s Craft Program during long school breaks
  • Family Movie Night on the 2nd Friday of the month
  • Therapy Reading Dog 3:30-5 the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
  • Meditation Group at 6:30 the last Tuesday
  • Health Insurance signup the last Wednesday
  • Job Search Help (1 on 1) at 2 pm the 2nd Wednesday
  • Technology help (downloading ebooks, opening email etc)
  • Family pass to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
  • Pass to FDR Museum
  • 1/2 off Family Pass to Mystic Seaport Musuem
  • Family Pass for the Boscobel House and Gardens

 

Most of these programs require an appointment, so please check the calendar here and call 635-8460 or email plvprograms@yahoo.com for more information or to make an appointment.

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: Jim Donick, Pauline Herr, Penny Hickman, Julia Kessler, Kathy Kruger, and Barbara Nolan.

Staff:

Director: Daniela Pulice
Head of Circulation: Valerie
Head of Children’s Services: Julie
Circulation Assistant: Bethany
Clerk: Kym, and Eileen
Shelver: Rachel

Library Policies

Patron code of Conduct
Internet, Computer and Wireless Use Policy
Meeting Space Policy
Unattended Children Policy
Snow Closing Policy
2017 Budget