Help Wanted: Two Library Positions Now Available


Circulation Clerk

There is an immediate opening for a permanent, reliable part-time library clerk.Thirteen hours per week, mostly evenings and some Saturdays. Additional hours may be possible. Applicants should have a high-school diploma or GED with some college experience preferred, have experience with computers, and be customer-oriented, courteous and able to work with the public in a small community setting. Previous library experience a plus. $10-$13/hour commensurate with experience. For more information and application please click on the links below or stop by the library during business hours.

Patterson Library Application        Circulation Job Description

Public Relations Department Assistant

There is an opening for a permanent part-time PR Assistant. Two days a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10-4 PM, plus occasional nights and Saturdays. Qualified applicant must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher and possess excellent writing and editing skills. 2+ years college in related coursework preferred. Compensation is $10-$13/hour commensurate with experience.  For more information and application please click on the links below or stop by the library during business hours.

Patterson Library Application         PR Assistant Job Description

Weather Closings and Announcements



Tis the season for ice, snow, slippery roadways and other weather related issues. Check the calendar on our website for closings, delays, cancellations, and important announcements.

Art Exhibit at the Patterson Library

Come visit the beautiful paintings by local artist Doreen O’Connor, displayed in the Community Room through January 18th!


Help Your Library, Volunteer as a Trustee!

The Patterson Library Board of Trustees is seeking dedicated Patterson residents to volunteer as trustees! Serve your community and develop the library’s future by lending your skills to this dynamic group! Visit the library for an application, or download one here.

Trustee flyer

We’ve just added Storm King and Cooper Hewitt to our Museum Pass Program!

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Create special memories with your family spending a wonderful day at a fascinating museum. Use your Mid-Hudson Library Card for free admission to dozens of great museums including the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim, Boscobel, FDR Museum & more. Plus get discount passes to Mystic & Maritime Aquariums and Stepping Stones Museum for kids!

Click here for more details!

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

Check Out Our ‘Love Your Local Library’ Video!


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.

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.