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21st Annual Fall Into Books Children's and Teen Literature Conference.

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  • Jul 09, 2019
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Registration is open for the 21st Annual Fall Into Books Children's and Teen Literature Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, October 25th at the Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center in Kingston, NY. Held annually, Fall Into Books brings together school and public librarians from eight counties within the Hudson Valley for a day of literacy, discussion, networking and insight.


2019 3 Apples Book Award Winners

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  • May 22, 2019
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The New York Library Association (NYLA) announced on May 18, the 2019 kids choice 3 Apples Book Award winners.  The nominated titles are generated by kids, for kids, in three separate categories: Young Reader’s (UPK - 2nd grade), Children’s (grades 3-6), and Teen (grades 7-12).  


Article: The importance of having a school library

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  • Apr 01, 2019
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"We provide knowledge that students need to know about navigating a complex information landscape,” says Michael Dodes, a school librarian who now works as a library operations and instructional coordinator in the city Department of Education’s Office of Library Services. “We focus on three pillars: inquiry, or the process of problem-solving; reading for pleasure and purpose; and social responsibility, or how to use information responsibly.”


The Pleasant Valley Free Library

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  • Nov 14, 2018
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The following article was featured in the the Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) Bulletin 11-13-18

The Pleasant Valley Free Library suffered from a structural fire on Tuesday, November 6th. No one was harmed in the fire. The board is awaiting the final reports from the fire inspector, insurance company and cleaning service. The building is closed indefinitely.


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