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 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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Remembering Jason Lieberman

We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and Patterson Library Trustee, Jason Lieberman.  Together with his wife Adrienne, Jason served on our board since June 2004. During that time, Jason brought forward his experience in facilities management. He served as Chair of the Facilities Committee, Chair of the Bylaws & Policy Committee, and Chair of the Building Committee during the 2011-2012 library renovation.  Jason was a man who was true to himself and his beliefs. He will be sorely missed by the library Board of Trustees and staff.

The Lieberman family has generously started a drive to support the library in Jason Lieberman’s memory. If interested, you can read more about this at:

Donations also accepted by check payable to Patterson Library, or click on the Donate icon on this web page.



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

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 !