Items & Services

ITEMS WE OFFER, THEIR LOAN RULES, AND LATE FEES

ITEM TYPELOAN PERIODFINE
Books3 weeks / 2 renewals$.10/day, max $5
Audiobooks3 weeks / 2 renewals$.10/day, max $5
Music CDs3 weeks / 1 renewal$1/day, max $10
DVDs
*limit 10 per household*
3 weeks / 1 renewal
(3 weeks / 1 renewal for Long Loan)
$1/day, max $5
($1/day, max $10 for Long Loan)
Mobile HotSpot1 week / no renewals$1/day, max Cost of Device

As of September 27th, 2021, fines will no longer accrue on children’s books!
Traditionally, when an item is checked out from the library it is has a due date that is dependent on what kind of item it is. Once the due date is passed, fines begin to accrue. Once it has been more than a month late, a bill is issued for a replacement cost. As more libraries go fine free, studies have shown that there fines have little to no impact on a person’s decision to return an item on time, but can act as a barrier to library usage. Therefore, in an effort to remove barriers for children to use the library and promote early literacy, the library has gone Fine Free for children’s books. However, if an item isn’t returned after a month, the traditional bill will still be issued. This does not impact the library’s finances, as the Friends of the Library have fundraised to make up the small difference this amount is (less than one percent of one percent of the library’s budget).

SERVICES WE OFFER

Computer Use – Six public computers, one 15-Minute Express computer for checking email/stocks/printing/etc
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, $.25 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 for the fully vaccinated (call 845-635-8460 or stop by to schedule)
HotSpot Loans – check out a mobile HotSpot for WiFi on the go; give us a call or stop in for more info and to reserve yours
Home Delivery Service – volunteers will deliver library items to homebound patrons on a monthly basis; please call or stop in for more information
Heating and Cooling Center – the Library is a legally designated Dutchess County Heating and Cooling Center

PROGRAMS

The library regularly offers the following programs and services (please see our Calendar page for more information about current programs):

  • Evening Book Group at 7pm on the third Wednesday of every month
  • Virtual Book Group through GoodReads
  • Storytimes for Children
  • Seasonal Children’s Craft Programs during long school breaks
  • Meditation Group at 6:30pm the last Tuesday of the month
  • D&D Night on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 6pm
  • Chess Club on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings each month at 5pm
  • Chair Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga twice a month
  • In-depth technology help by appointment for the fully vaccinated
  • Delivery location for Field Goods local produce

Many 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.