Halloween Costume Swap at the Patterson Library!

Save time and money this year by trading a gently worn Halloween costume for one at our Costume Swap! If you don’t have a costume to trade, just bring in an item for the Patterson Food Pantry and choose your favorite costume anytime during business hours. 



The Patterson Library Friends thank everyone that helped make the book sale a great success.  From the volunteers that helped to sort and sell books, to the people that donated, and those that came to buy, we couldn’t have done it without you. A special thank you to our community partners, Petersen’s Patterson Greenhouses, Clancy Relocation & Logistics, Cartwright & Daughters Tent & Party Rentals & the Town of Patterson,



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.

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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!

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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.

Learn a foreign language fast!

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