Summer Reading Programs begin!

Monday June 27th

See a staff member in the Children’s Room to get your calendar! From June 27th to August 22nd track your daily reading on the calendar and earn prizes along the way! Read 20 days or more and earn a free book.
Adult & Teen
When you check out books or Books on CD from June 27th to August 22nd you will be given a slip to be entered in our summer raffle. Just fill out the ticket and drop it in the container for the prize you would like. All raffle slips must be returned by August 22nd. Our winners will be announced on August 26th.

Read to Tammy

Thursdays 2-4:30pm

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.

Special Storytime Hour

Tuesday July 19th OR Tuesday August 16th 6:00-7:00pm  (Ages 8 & Under)

Join us for this special storytime hour presented by Taconic Innovations. It will include song, signing, and a craft. No registration required.

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

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.