Book Sale Volunteers Needed!

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It’s time to get ready for our Annual Patterson Library Friends Book Sale! We need your help.

If you are interested in volunteering for this great fundraising event, please call 845-878-6121 x 10, or stop by the front desk!


 Be part of an exciting worldwide version of a local book club. For a two-weeks beginning June 23, Mid Hudson Library users will be able to borrow the eBook,  A Murder in Time  by Julie McElwain,from
This fascinating thriller is an intricate mystery about a brilliant FBI agent, Kendra, who finds herself transported back in time to the 1800s. Relegated to the servant class, she stumbles across a gruesome murder, and she alone recognizes they have a serial killer in their midst. Kendra scrambles to solve the case before it takes her own life – 200 years before she was ever born. At its core, Julie McElwain’s debut novel is a puzzle, a hunt for a murderer and a quest for justice.
There will be no wait lists for the eBook, so you will be able to download it and join thousands of readers in this summer’s “Big Read”.

SUMMER’S COMING! Get Ready With Audio Books, eReaders & eBooks!

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Taking a road trip this summer? We can help make it fun and relaxing! Enjoy listening to a great audio book from our newly expanded collection! Choose from authors like Anderson Cooper, Nora Roberts, Anna Quindlen, Jenna McCarthy, and more! If eBooks are your thing, we’ve got you covered for a summer of fun! Overdrive allows you to download up to ten audio books or ebooks to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop completely free. You can even borrow an eReader for you or your kids, all you need is your Mid-Hudson Library card.


Borrow Our Garden Tools!

Borrow some of our great garden tools to help clean up your yard and care for your garden! All you need is a Mid-Hudson library card!tools use 2 edited

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Get your friends together and join us for this exciting Paint Nite fundraiser for the Patterson Library Friends.  Create your own “masterpiece” at this fun, lively event with step by step instructions from a professional artist.  For two hours you’ll laugh, learn, listen to great music and enjoy refreshments all while supporting the Patterson Library. There’s no experience necessary, and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

The event begins at 7 PM so, please arrive by 6:30 to get your seats and refreshments.  Ticket price is $45.00 and includes all supplies, a glass of wine, appetizers and a great sense of community for supporting the Patterson Library.  Click on the above link to purchase your tickets online.

Borrow our museum passes to over a dozen great museums!

Spend the day at a wonderful museum and save $$$.  All you need is a Mid-Hudson library card and you can reserve passes to get free admission or discount tickets to over a dozen fascinating museums. Stop by the library Cafe for discount coupons to Broadway plays and other fun attractions too!
Click here for more details!

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. They’re perfect for kids and teens who need to reading for school and adults who just want to relax with a good book!


Weekly Open Computer Help

Computer Help will be available every other Tuesday from 1:30-3:00 PM and every other Thursday from 6-7:00 PM  to answer all of your computer questions. No appointment necessary. Visit our calendar for a complete listing of dates.

Patterson Library Friends Donate New Scanner & More

Thanks to the Patterson Library Friends, the library now has a state of the art public scanner. The scanner is one of several gifts donated to the library by the Friends group, which aims to support library services and programs through fundraising efforts. With a very successful first year of fundraising events that included the book sale and holiday ornament sale, the Friends were able to purchase new iPads for the Family Center, a brand new book drop at the Putnam Lake Market, and provide funding for the museum pass program as well as pay for enhancements to the community room. For information about joining the Patterson Library Friends, email friends@pattersonlibrary.org144 - Copy