Library Closed

The library will be closed:

Saturday May 27th, Sunday May 28th, and Monday May 29th for Memorial Day. Our book drop will be CLOSED as well. 


The Friends of Blodgett Library present: Lunch & Lecture

Thursday June 8th 12-2pm

The Friends of the Blodgett Memorial Library are sponsoring a  lunch and speaker for the benefit of the Library on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at  The I-84 Diner, 853 Route 52, Fishkill, NY.    Lunch will start at 12:00 noon and the talk will start at 1:00 p.m.

The talk, titled  “Good Bugs, Bad Bugs and a Healthy Garden”  will be presented by Johanna Tomik Master Gardener Volunteer from Dutchess County Cooperative Extension.  How can we manage those pesky insects without harming the good ones,  how can you tell a good bug from a bad bug?  The presentation will give you an overview on insects, methods for attracting good bugs, methods for reducing bad bugs… and may even have you appreciating our insect neighbors!

The luncheon buffet includes tossed salad with house dressing, mixed vegetables, bread & butter, baked ziti, eggplant parmigiana, chicken francese,  coffee tea or soda and chocolate cake.

The cost is $30.00  which includes a $10.00 donation to the Library.    Checks should be made out to Blodgett Memorial Library.  Payment must be received by June 1 and should be sent or delivered to :    attn.   Friends Luncheon, Blodgett Memorial Library,  37 Broad Street, Fishkill, NY 12524

Reservations are required.  Seating is limited.  Call  (845) 896-5965 or (845) 633-2642 by  May  30, 2017.

Library Closed

The library will be closed Wednesday June 14th for Staff Development Day. Our book drop will be open.

Afternoon Iced Tea

Thursday June 15th   2pm
Join us for a cool glass of iced tea, refreshments, and light conversation. No registration required.

Blueprint for Financial Success

Wednesday June 28th    6:30pm
Want to learn how to build a strong financial foundation? This free seminar explores the basics of building financial security, managing debt, growing savings, and more. All participants receive a free workbook. Registration is required.

Summer Kick Off: Construction Zone Pizza Party

Friday June 30th     5:30-7:30pm
Enter the construction zone if you dare! We will have games, pizza, and a few surprises. No registration required.
come and go as you please.

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.

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)