Patterson Library Turrets are Battle of the Books CHAMPS!

The Patterson Turrets took first place in the Mid-Hudson Library System Middle School Battle of the Books Competition, where kids compete in a trivia contest based on books they read over the summer. The team was undefeated in a double-elimination tournament against 26 other teams from the Mid-Hudson region. Jenn Gay, our Youth Services Coordinator, and Emily our Teen Assistant Coach, led the team through months of practice rounds and mock competitions. Congratulations Turrets!


Book Sale September 16-24

Don’t miss your chance to get great deals on books, dvds & cds. Choose from over 15,000 items, categorized for easy shopping on every topic including: cooking, history, romance, wellness, gardening, business, kids’ books and so much more.


We Have Leaf Blowers, Rakes, Shovels And More To Help You With Your Yard Work!

Borrow some of our great garden tools to help clean up your yard and garden! 

The leaves are starting to turn, you know what that means.  It’s time for fall clean-up!  Borrow our leaf-blower, rakes and other tools to help you get the job done.

Our Tool Shed has a variety of great garden tools you can borrow, including shovels, rakes, hand-tools, post-hole diggers, leaf-blowers and more.

All you need is your Mid-Hudson Library Card in good standing to borrow tools.

Click Here For Details:  lending tool shed brochure 2017

Weekly Open Computer Help

 Drop by to get help with your tech questions at our computer help sessions.  Sessions are Tuesdays from 1:30-3:00 PM and every other Thursday from 6-7:30 PM.  No appointment necessary. Visit our calendar for a complete listing of dates.

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!


Check Out Our ‘Love Your Local Library’ Video!


We’ve just added the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to our museum pass collection!

Spend a great day visiting museums in the Hudson Valley.  Start at Boscobel in Garrison, then head to Poughkeepsie and check the FDR Museum and our newly added Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. Just use your Mid-Hudson Library Card to borrow passes for free admission to these and dozens of great museums including the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim, Cooper Hewitt, Storm King, Wave Hill and more. Plus get discount passes to Mystic & Maritime Aquariums and Stepping Stones Museum for kids!

Click here for more details!

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.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !

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.