Check Out Our Exhibits

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It may be Spring but we’ve decked our halls and walls with beautiful poetry and artwork! Stop by the Community Room now through early June to see the Nature’s Camouflage exhibit by The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators- Greater New York Chapter. On May 10th, join us for a wonderful artists’ reception and meet the creators of these great works. To celebrate National Poetry Month, we are featuring poetry from local artists and student poets in our gallery through the month of April. This poetry program is made possible through the Putnam Arts Council’s Link Grant Program with funds from Putnam County. Don’t forget to take a look at our display case, too! Old Photos from the mid 1800s- mid 1900s are on display courtesy of the Patterson Historical Society.

Weekly Open Computer Help

Weekly Open Computer Help starts Thursday February 6th.  Margaret Carey will be available every other Tuesday from 12-1:30 PM and every other Thursday from 6-7:30 PM in the Main Library to answer all of your computer questions. No appointment necessary.  Visit our calendar for a complete listing of dates.

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.

Borrow our Garden Tools!

With a small refundable deposit and your library card, you can borrow rakes, shovels, cultivators, planters, leaf blowers, post-hole diggers and other basic tools to help you with your home gardening projects! Special thanks to the United Way of Westchester & Putnam and Tractor Supply for helping to make this project a reality!


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Borrow our museum passes and pay no admission to over a dozen great museums including, the Intrepid, Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim.

Spend the day at a wonderful museum and save $$$.  Mid-Hudson card holders can reserve passes to fascinating museums and get free admission or discount tickets. Stop by the library Cafe for discount coupons to Broadway plays and other fun attractions too!
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Learn a Foreign Language


All you need is Mid-Hudson Library card to start learning a foreign language today! You can use Mango Language from home on your own computer 24/7 or join us in our independent Language Learning Lab and use our grant funded laptops to learn your choice of over 30 languages.  Check our calendar for upcoming Language Lab dates, or call the front desk for more information.

Borrow an e-Reader!

Borrow one of our Kindle or Nook e-Readers! They are light, easy to use and pre-loaded with Bestsellers, classics and a variety of great titles.  If you have your own e-Reader, download great selections for free from our website with OverDrive.  All you need is Mid-Hudson Library Card to have access to thousands of great titles. With more than 48,000 free eBooks already downloaded this year, there is no reason to pay for your favorite titles!


Putnam County Job Resource Center:

Putnam 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.



Borrow one of our cake pans and make your next celebration extra special.  We have a variety of Wilton designs including Barbie, Elmo, a Teddy Bear, butterfly, tractor, star, heart and castle.  All you need is a Mid-Hudson library card to start baking today!

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.

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