Library Closed

Please note the library will be closed Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th in observance of Independence Day. The book drop will be closed and no items are due. 

Free Play Friday

Friday July 10th 1:30-4:00pm GRADE SCHOOL AGES

Let your imagination free for the summer! Join us every Friday for games, activities, and free play for grade school age children. No registration required.

Teen Chill Friday

Friday July 10th 5:00-7:15pm 

Teens 12+ are invited to come by the library every Friday in summer to kick back and chill. Use our room for whatever activities you like! No registration is required. Will will have cupcakes on July 10th to celebrate teen Chill Friday’s kick-off!

Adult Summer Book Club

Sunday July 12th @ 1:00pm OR Thursday July 16th @ 6:30pm 

We will be reading The Big Burn by Timothy Egan. Please read the entire book and choose ONE of the July discussion dates. Registration required.

Children’s Summer Reading Program

June 29th- August 17th

All participants will track their daily reading on a calendar. Children earn prizes along the way and have a chance to earn a book at the end of summer. Certificates and prize books will be distributed beginning August 24th.

Computer Classes

Blodgett offers free computer classes for beginners. If you would like to learn more about computers please call the library for details. 845-896-9215

Pint Size Playgroup


Tuesday 1:30- 2:30 PM & Friday 10:30-11:30 AM

Ages 5 & Under

Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and NEW toys! Both children and caregivers will enjoy the fun and socialization.
Registration no longer required… just come and play! Questions? Call 845-896-9215

Food Collection

Blodgett Memorial Library is proud to pair with the Fishkill Food Pantry in supporting our community. We invite our patrons to bring in food donations to help support our fellow neighbors in need. Fishkill Food Pantry is especially in need of the following items:

Meats (Spam, Treat, Chicken, Turkey, Ham), Tuna

Beans (Pork & beans, kidney, black, pinto, white), Dry beans

Canned dinners (Stew, Hash, Spaghettios), Spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes

Evaporated milk, Juice, Soup, Broth

Peanut butter & Jelly

Bathroom tissue, Bar soap

(Monetary donations enable us to purchase as-needed fresh perishables and will be accepted at the front desk)

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.

Library Board Meetings

Please note that Library Board Meetings will now occur on the first Wednesday of every month.