Support the Valley Falls Free Library

Support Charity While Holiday Shopping

As you start your holiday shopping, please consider helping Valley Falls Free Library with a little gift as a side benefit! The Valley Falls Free Library, part of the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS), is dedicated to serving the residents of Pittstown, the village of Valley Falls, and friends and neighbors near and far. Our small library is housed in a historic building, built to hold its first books in 1912. Our charter directs us to reach over 5,000 citizens in order to fulfill the library’s mission to inspire learning, advance education, and help our community live, learn and grow through books, movies, media, and technology. Currently, the Valley Falls Free Library reaches a fraction of our community; given our limited budget, many people do not realize the hidden gem just minutes down the road. Your donation helps us to continue to grow and adapt to the increasingly complex world we inhabit, and become a vital hub in the heart of Valley Falls.

Bad Weather Policy

snow-storm-sfspan-heavy-snowstorm-predicted-for-new-york-today-global-annal-bhavesh-kumar We aren’t hoping or wishing for bad weather, but it will eventually get here! In case of bad weather, here is our policy:

The safety of our staff and patrons is our priority. The staff scheduled to work has the authority to determine if the weather is hazardous to driving before the start of library hours. If it is determined that the library will be  closing before opening, or early due to conditions that affect safety, a sign will be placed on the door to alert patrons. Notice of the closing will be posted on the website and on our Facebook page as soon as possible. Please check before you venture out!


It’s Pumpkin Time!!!

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The Valley Falls Library is having the 4th Annual Pumpkin Festival, and it’s this Friday!! Bring your carved, painted or decorated pumpkins and join us for some fun and refreshments. Then you can take your pumpkin home, and still have it for Halloween!!

Prizes will be awarded in different categories, so be creative!! Contact the library if you have any questions at 753-4230, or email:

When:  Friday, October 30th at 5PM

Where:  Valley Falls Library Sidewalk

You Can Help!

Amazon Smile

Wondering how to help your little local library deal with some financial challenges? Amazon Smile can be one way you can help. Click on this link, follow the steps, and know that all your purchases can give our little library some love…


Join Us for Local Author Night!

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Please join us in welcoming self-published local author Dawn Lajeunesse to the Valley Falls Library on November 18th at 7:00PM.  Dawn will focus on the four questions she is most often asked: How did you get started in writing? Where do your story ideas come from?  How much time do you spend on writing? How does the publishing process work?

She will address these points, using her books as examples, with some background on local settings, including her lifelong connection with Valley Falls.  This will segue into discussing the attendees’ desire to try their own hand at writing, but not knowing where to begin. Maybe you have a story (or even a whole book!!) begging to be let out!

Light refreshments will be served.


The books are at the library to peruse ahead of time... come and look!!