Teen DIY Sugar Scrub: Saturday, May 19

Get ready for summer and pamper your skin with a handmade sugar scrub! These scrubs are perfect for smoothing rough skin in time for summer fashions and mani/pedis (think elbows, hands, feet…) Join Alyssa for this class and you’ll leave with not only a jar of scrub, but the skills to make more at home! You […]

Homework Help Winding Down

Our wonderful volunteers from the John Jay H.S. Math Honor Society have been assisting students in grades K – 6, from ANY school, in ANY subject since the start of the school year. With school in its fourth and final quarter, and many of our Helpers being Juniors and Seniors, we will be winding down […]

Babysitting Workshop: Saturday April 28th

Tweens and teens ages 10 – 17 may register for this hands-on workshop taught by Amanda Tucker, who holds certificates in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education. Diapering, feeding, bathing, bedtime… aspects of caring for various ages and stages are covered. A quiz at the end of class reviews what you’ve learned, and you’ll go […]

2017 Annual Report

Every year we prepare an Annual Report to the Community – please do take a look at the 2017 report. We’re so glad you are our public library users!

Play & Learn Social Story

Social Stories are simple ways of showing every day things and events. They help people feel more comfortable before doing something new by giving them an idea of what to expect.
Come take a look at our Play & Learn Social Story.

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. Look for SOLO events all through the school year. SOLO events are open to all children, typically with no registration needed. UPCOMING DATES: Monday, February 19th: Wintry Crafts […]

Net Neutrality Repealed. What does that mean?

The FCC voted today to repeal Net Neutrality putting the Internet into the market.  Some say that the marketplace is the best place for the Internet and it will remove the government from micromanaging yet another service.  Others argue that this will create expensive barriers to access. Love it or hate it; we’ll all have […]

Books Abound

After noticing that the leisure-reading books used by seniors at the East Fishkill Community Center were looking a little “tired,” our Board Trustee Traci Suppa recently brought over two boxes of books to freshen their collection. These paperbacks went unsold at our Book Sale in October, but they’ve found a new home! Pictured next to […]

2017 Library Vote – UPDATE

Thank you for coming out to vote on the library’s budget and trustees.  The vote results are as follows: YES – 113 NO – 18 JUDITH H. SMITH – 117 JOHN E. MERLINO – 121 ROBERTA M. WIENER – 112 TRACI L. SUPPA – 121   The East Fishkill Public Library District vote is scheduled […]

Social Stories

  There’s a new story at the East Fishkill Community Library! It’s called a Social Story – and do you know why?  Because it will help you to feel more social by helping you see the Library before you even walk through the doors. Lots of kids and adults feel better about going someplace new […]

2016 Annual Report to the Community

2016 was a good year and it was busy.  Your Library is filled with stories; some are on the shelves and some take place inside your home when you open a book.  And some just don’t come up in conversation – which is why we love to gather the facts and present them to you […]

Expanded Hours for Tech Help

Did you know that we offer one on one help for your tech questions?  Just stop by on: Tuesday from 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM Our technologically savvy staff will assist you with setting up that new phone, iPad, laptop or tablet. They can also help with specific software […]

Learn and Play

Join us for Learn and Play! Learn and Play is held every Tuesday, year round, from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. It’s a free, drop-in program that welcomes all children ages 5 and under. Play has been proven to be crucial to development, but child-directed play has diminished as the trend has moved toward school readiness. […]

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 […]

Unscheduled Closings

‘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: Cancellations.com (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 […]


Big news! 🙂 HOOPLA 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 it which is great for commuting by car or […]

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.    

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.

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 – ELF

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!

When you bring the kids to the Library to choose books to bring home, here’s an idea.  Maybe sit for a few minutes to share a particularly good book before you go to check out and go on with your day.  Just a few minutes of quiet reading together can be one of the many small […]

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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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.

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 http://mobile.midhudsonlibraries.org 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 […]