Early Closing

**Please note Blodgett Library will be closing at 5PM on Wednesday December 7th**

Troop Collection

We have adopted a new troop for the holiday season!

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:

  • Snacks: jerky, trail mix, energy bars, etc.
  • Entertainment: word searches, playing cards, blank greeting cards, stationary
  • Air fresheners
  • Water enhancers

Quiet Meditation Center

Quiet Meditation Center       Mondays 12pm-2pm

Starting Monday November 7th the Community Room will be available as a drop-in Quiet Meditation Center. All levels are welcome. Come for 10 minutes at lunch, stay the whole time, or anything in between. There will be a brief guided meditation at 12pm to help novices get comfortable via breathing and relaxation.

Teen Scene Club

Wednesday December 14th 4:30-5:30pm Teens 11+

*Please note the Teen Scene Club will be meeting on the 14th this month*

Teens 11 years and up are invited to join us for our Teen Scene club meeting. Our club will be a mix of volunteer projects and fun activities. Help the library with special plans while enjoying time with friends. We will have snacks at every meeting and an occasional party! Come to the meeting and see what we are all about! We will be meeting the first Wednesday of every month.

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.