Neighbor Helping Neighbor: Food & Toy Drive

 

A little goes a long way when neighbors come together to help our local families in need. We will collect food for the Patterson Food Pantry’s “Holiday Food Drive” and new unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps’ annual “Toys for Tots” program. Food for the Holiday collection should be dropped off by Monday,, December 17th. Toys will be collected until Saturday, December 15th. Donations may be dropped off in our vestibule during business hours.
Thank you for your continued generosity.

“Tis the Season

Winter has arrived!  Please be sure to check our events calendar for weather announcements, closings and cancellations.

Help Wanted: Part-time Information Specialist

A friendly person is needed to provide public service at the Information Desk two evenings and Saturdays.

The Patterson Library has an immediate opening for a permanent, reliable part-time information specialist. Shift includes Monday and Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, with college experience preferred, have strong computer and problem solving skills, and be customer-oriented, courteous, and able to work with the public in a small community setting. Position includes providing friendly customer service to library patrons of all ages, overseeing public computer use, assisting patrons with a variety of information needs, processing materials, and other information department tasks. Previous library experience is a plus. Starting at $12.50/hour. Please send cover letter and resume to director@pattersonlibrary.org or stop by the library to fill out an application.

Stephanie Harrison Named Director

 

Director Stephanie Harrison

The Board of Trustees and Staff of the Patterson Library are pleased to announce that Stephanie Harrison has joined our team as Director, replacing Patti Haar who retired this fall. She comes to us from the Millbrook Library, where she served as Director for the last four years. Her previous positions include serving as the Public Computer Center Director for the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and Prospect Researcher for the Marist College Development Office. Originally from Illinois, Stephanie lives with her husband and two children in Hopewell Junction. We welcome Stephanie and invite you to stop by and say hello.

 

hoopla is Here! Borrow Free Digital Movies, Music, eBooks & More, 24/7 with your Library Card!

Patterson residents with a Mid-Hudson Library card can choose from thousands of free movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, comics and more on the hoopla app for their digital device, or by clicking on the hoopla icon right here on our webpage. There is no waiting to borrow your favorite titles and hoopla’s digital auto return feature means no late fees! Sign up today and get ready to open a world of great entertainment at your fingertips. *Patterson residents can select 5 great items per month! Enjoy!

Bi-weekly Open Computer Help

Do you need help with your computer, cell phone or iPad? Stop in at our
bi-monthly drop-in help session to get answers to your computer or tech questions. No appointment necessary.
*Dates and times are subject to change, please check our online calendar

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 !