Celebrate Fishkill Day

Saturday October 1st 1-3pm

Join us as we celebrate Fishkill and some of its amazing talents. We will have three programs including:

Fishkill Then & Now with Willa Skinner 1pm

This slide show of images and stories from Fishkill will be presented by Town Historian Willa Skinner. Stay after the presentation for a Q&A session with Willa and our very own Historian Toni Houston.

Local Illustrator Steven James Petruccio 1:30pm

Come for this amazing presentation about a day in the life of an illustrator. All ages are welcome.

River Bank Banjo Band 2-3pm

This group of 20+ volunteers will be playing live here at Blodgett. Their music variety features old time standards and early 20th century favorites.

Our Celebrate Fishkill Day is a FREE event. All ages are welcome. We will have refreshments as well as activities for the children. We look forward to seeing you there!

Troop Collection

Blodgett has an on going collection for our military troops over seas. Please drop donations off in the library during open hours. Our soldiers are specifically requesting the following:

  • Laundry: dryer sheets, detergent/detergent pods, detergent scents
  • Clothing: plain color T-shirts (any color/size), basketball/running shorts, flip flops
  • Air freshners

Read to Tammy

Thursday September 29th 3:30-5pm

Our friend Tammy, a sweet Cairn Terrier therapy dog, will be at the library waiting for children to read to her! Make an appointment for one of our 15 minute time slots. Ages 6-10 years. Registration required.

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, toys, and NEW costumes! 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, coffee, pasta

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.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of Blodgett Library are proud to announce the Blodgett Basement Bookstore has arrived. Our book sale room has a new name and new look. Come down and see what we have on our shelves!

The Friends of Blodgett Library meet the second Wednesday of every month. If you are interested in joining and volunteering please come in and meet our friends.