Meditation and Stress Relief for Tweens and Teens

Finals, hectic schedules, too many chores… Learn how to handle your stress levels without screaming! Join us Saturday, May 6th, from 10AM until 12Noon, and you’ll get the skills to stay chill! Susan Olin-Dabrowski leads this workshop- just come in comfy clothing. Open to ages 12+, registration required.

Job Ready 1 on 1

There are still some openings in our Job  Ready one -on- one sessions with Dutchess One Stop.  If you’re looking to change jobs and need some solid advice on your resume, interview skills, or just where to start, then these half hour sessions are the right place to start. Sign up for slot on Monday […]


JUNE 2 AT 7:00 TICKETS $25 AT THE EAST FISHKILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY Comedienne Dena Blizzard will be performing stand-up comedy based on her off-Broadway show One Funny Mother.  A former New Jersey radio host, Blizzard has been performing as One Funny Mother for more than ten years.  Her evolving routine puts a humorous spin on […]


Playtime meshes 1/2 hour of early literacy (song, rhyme and story) with 1/2 hour of play. All children are welcome. No registration is needed- come when you can!        Playtime meets on Tuesdays, 10:15 – 11:15AM on a seasonal schedule, so check the calendar to specific dates. Playtime is a great way to […]

SOLO – the cure for vacation day doldrums!

Many times, when schools are out, the library is open normal hours. So, we created SOLO days to help all the grownups trying to keep kids occupied. Not only can you use all of our “usual” resources including books, DVDs, free wifi, and downloadable books and magazines, but there will be special activities out in […]

Homework Help for grades K-6

Our free, drop-in Homework Help program is available Mondays, 6 -8PM! Any child, needing help in any subject, is welcome to spend time with our volunteers from John Jay H.S. Math Club. Homework Help is available every Monday that Wappingers Schools have a full day, through May 2017. Volunteers can assist your child with whatever’s […]

Join the fun!

  Love your library?  Wish you could be more involved?  Well you CAN! Come to our next planning meeting – have ideas?  Great, bring them!  Not the creative type?  That’s okay – just come and join the conversation – there’s room for everyone. Questions?  RSVP?  Drop me a line.    

Books and Blocks

Books and Blocks is a free, drop-in program available Tuesday mornings from 10:15 -11:15AM when our season-based Playtime program is on hiatus. Books and Blocks combines a segment of stories and songs led by Ms. Cathy, our Youth Services Librarian, with an open-play segment with a myriad of building toys. While the content is developmentally […]

It’s a family affair…

Happy moments and sad, in every age and stage… our families provide us our greatest joys- and sometimes, our biggest dilemmas! We have two specialized collections to help you no matter what you’re facing. Parenting, with a mix of books and DVDs, deals with pregnancy through the tween years. Our Family Care collection items deal with […]

Winter Weather

‘Tis the season for for watching the weather.  When it’s bad for travel, we may have to close. We post unscheduled library closings in a number of places: (you can sign up to be notified by email when we post a closing) The library web page The library facebook page (Have you liked us […]

Expanded Hours for Tech Tuesday

Did you know that we offer one on one help? Yep -now every Tuesday from 10am to 4pm starting Tuesday, November 22nd and on  Saturdays from noon-3pm! Our technologically savvy staff will assist you with setting up that new phone, Ipad, laptop or tablet. They can also help with specific software if you’ve got a question about […]


Big news! 🙂 Starting TODAY the library has introduced a new service which provides instantaneous use of eBooks, movies, TV shows, eAudiobooks, music, comics and graphic novels.  You can use it on your computer, phone or tablet – and some of the content can be downloaded so that you don’t need to be connected use […]

Brain Games every Monday afternoon

The Library is partnering with the Dutchess County Office of the Aging to offer Brain Games  here at the Library.  This program is held weekly on Monday afternoon from 2-3 pm in the Cross. No registration required, come when you can.  Your brain will thank you.    

Library Vote, Thurs 10/6 PASSED

UPDATE Thanks to community participation and support, the library vote passed 139 to 22.  We welcome newly elected trustees, Bob Melnyk, Michael Nolan and Seth Jacobs. Thank you!! The library vote is scheduled for Thursday, October 6 from 12 noon to 9 pm at the library; 348 Rte 376, Hopewell Junction NY 12533. The proposed […]

Consumer Reports Available Online

Consumer Reports, everyone’s favorite source for good purchasing advice, is available online to card-holders in the Mid-Hudson Library System. What does this mean for you?  It means that you can search the full-text of Consumer Reports from home by signing in with your library card.  It’s that simple. Researching generators? Cell phone plans?  Need some […]

Field Goods

East Fishkill Community Library is now a pickup location for Field Goods – every Friday.

Remember 2015? We do.

It was a very good year.  Take a look and remember with us.

Smartphones and laptops and e-readers… oh my!

Tech issues driving you crazy? Bring the device that’s got you stumped (plus any related cords, chargers, etc.) on any Tuesday between 11:30AM and 4:30PM and sit with a staff member for one-on-one help. From setting up email accounts to downloading e-books with Overdrive, and pretty much everything in between, our Tech Tuesday advisors will […]

Ready, Steady, Strong! Building a reader just got easier!

We have an impressive collection of fiction for children, and the choices can seem endless. While options are always a good thing, sometimes too many can be overwhelming! And when your child is looking for their “just right” book, shelf upon shelf of selection may be downright off-putting. So, we have re-organized our fiction collection […]

Courtesy Notices Update – Even Better

Let Elf help you keep control of your library stuff.

When is a problem not a problem?

“There is a problem with your record. Please see a librarian.” Wait- what?              You have no fines- you just wanted to reserve that new mystery!                   Problem? What problem?! Well, there isn’t actually a problem… it’s just that your library card […]

Come on over… or we’ll come to you!

Looking for a free field trip? Searching for a speaker for a PTA or mom’s group? Out of ideas for a scout troop go-see? What about the library?! We have hosted nursery school classes for storytimes, given Tiger Scouts library tours, made crafts with summer camps, and spoken about community service to High School clubs. Scavenger […]

Zinio for Libraries – eMagazines

Starting 1/1/16, Zinio for Libraries will be expanded to 90 titles through the magic of shared resources.  Our patrons love eMagazines so much that other libraries took a look and b’gosh, they loved it too.  So all of the libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System banded together to make a group purchase. What does this […]

Come play (and learn) any time, any day!

You bring the kids to choose books to bring home, maybe sit for a few minutes to share a    particularly good one, then check out and go on with your day. But why not stay a bit longer and explore the many manipulatives and activities available 24/7 in the Childrens’ Area? We have been building […]

When Seven & Fourteen Aren’t Enough

Great news for all of you who borrow eBooks and eAudioBooks from the library.  You have a new option of checking out digital material for 21 days.  Twenty-one wonderful days of reading and listening and not having to rush through because the book is going to disappear just when Hercule Poirot says, “And the killer […]

Easy Peasy Scanning

New to the library is something many of you have asked for – a simple to use, ultra fast scanner.  It scans your original as a jpg or PDF, has an automatic feed, is configured for ease of use without training or staff involvement (but of course, we’re happy to help because that’s what we […]

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Beyond the Bookends

Take a gander at our latest Beyond the Bookends newsletter. Normally a monthly publication that goes directly to your inbox, we’re posting online because as it turns out, most of our patrons with Optonline/Optimum email addresses are being blocked.  It’s nothing we did, honest!  But sometimes big companies don’t play well together and in this […]

2014 Annual Report

Check your mailboxes for the 2014 Annual Report.  Can’t wait?  You can see it online right now.  Prepare to be awed.

Low Vision? Listen Up!

If you have low vision or any other physical handicap that keeps you from reading books the traditional way, there’s a FREE audio-book player just waiting for an invitation to come to your home.  Through a federally mandated program run by the state, the Talking Book and Braille Library in Albany will send eligible participants […]

Quiet Study

Monday through Saturday, the Cross Room is available for quiet study when not in use by community groups or for library programs. Availability will vary depending on scheduling, so please check at the Circulation Desk if you’d like to use the room.  We also ask that you relocate to the main library if informed that […]

Introducing iPads for Kids

The library has two iPads for in-house use by kids and they are just filled with fun stuff: ABC Alphabet Phonics Bob Books Lite Cut the Rope Disney Puzzle Packs Dots Fisher Price (various) Frozen Free Fall Bill Nye the Science Guy Lego City: My City Mathmateer Peppa’s Paint Box Reading Rainbow Tic Tac Toe […]

Tip – Your eBooks..

Two very nice things with eBooks that you borrow from the library: Once your account is set up in Overdrive, you can search and borrow directly from the catalog.  Give it a try – it works with eBooks and eAudiobooks. Your eBook checkouts (“print” and audio) now show in your account – so everything is […]


Introducing Catalog+. One search will return results that include all of the traditional things that you’re used to PLUS database articles. Another plus, you can now download eBooks straight from the catalog. Read on for more details.


They’re here to help you set up email, learn Facebook, download eBooks and answer pretty much all of your tech questions. So bring it on!  Every Saturday from 12 noon to 3:00 PM you can bring your toughest, most challenging questions to our Geeks and they’ll answer standing tall and with pride as they fight […]

HeritageQuest Online

We’re welcoming back an old friend – HeritageQuest ™ Online.  You can use HeritageQuest from home, search census records from 1790 to 1940, search books, the Persi Archive, the Freedman’s Banks and more. To access HeritageQuest, you’ll need a valid library card. Stay tuned for library events on genealogy and HeritageQuest specifically!

Navigating Health Care? We can help.

Maternal Infant Services Network (MISN) is a designated navigator in our area for enrollment assistance in the NYS Health Marketplace.  You can make an appointment for this FREE service by calling 800-453-4666. If you can’t get an appointment here, MISN will find another convenient place for you to meet with your navigator. Don’t be misled […]

TIP: Did you know that you can search the catalog from your smartphone?

You can search the catalog and place holds from your smart phone, iTouch, iPad or any other Internet device.  Just go to and you’ll have access to a phone/tablet friendly version of the catalog.

TIP – Did you know that you can freeze your holds?

Do you ever get frustrated because all your holds come in at once?  Or out of order?  Or while you’re on vacation? Good news – you can freeze your holds so that you have more control over when they arrive – and you don’t loose your spot on the queue. Just go into your record […]