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!
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!
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 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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.