LaGrange Library




488 Freedom Plains Rd. (Rt.55)
Suite #109
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Phone: (845) 452-3141
Fax: (845) 452-1974


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Holiday Closings 2014
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Read our latest newsletter
The BookBag - Summer 2014 issue

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eNews - August 2014 issue

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LaGrange Library
will be closed
Monday, September 1
in observance of Labor Day




Information on the New Roundabouts

Click here for information on driving the roundabouts

There will be two information meetings that will include a video presentation, handouts and a question and answer period, presented by Scott Geiger, regional construction engineer with the New York State Department of Transportation, Hudson Valley Region 8.  Meetings are open to all students, parents and community members.

Where: Arlington High School
When: Thursday, August 28 at 5:30pm and 6:30pm (repeat)




We've been very busy at LaGrange Library!

Check out our Annual Report to see what we've been doing this past year.



Author Talk with Jason Stanton

Date: Friday, September 5, 6:30-7:30pm

Hear about author Jason Stanton’s experiences as a paranormal investigator as chronicled in his book "Unrested Peace". The author’s investigation equipment will be on display. Books will be available to purchase for $15.  Register online




Relax with Meditation

Date: Thursday, September 4, 1-2pm
Presenter: Susan Olin-Dabrowski, Reiki Master

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or just plain tired? Meditation can create a sense of calm and leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated through healing and visualization techniques.  Register online



Tax-Free Retirement Income & Estate Seminar

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 6:30-7:30p
Presenter: Donna Yoanidis, Bankers Conseco Life Insurance Co.

Do you have people that you love? Do you worry about outliving your money?  Are you confused about retirement planning?   Whether you're in retirement, or working towards that goal, this seminar will provide you with strategies to protect your assets and achieve your goals. This workshop will focus on techniques for tax-free retirement income streams, pension maximization, asset protection, IRA Rescue, taxes, income, probate, wills and trusts.  Register online


One-on-One eReader Help

Date: Wednesday, August 27, 1-4pm
Presenter: Lisa Sassi, Adult Program Coordinator

Get help setting up most mobile devices and learn how to download free eBooks using OverDrive. Please bring along your device, library card, PIN & e-mail address. Call or stop in to schedule your 1 hour appointment.



Teen Geek Help
Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm

Need help downloading an eBook?  Trying to establish an email, Facebook, Twitter or other social media account?  Having trouble with your tablet?  Thanks to a grant from Dutchess County, we're pleased to offer individualized technology assistance from Doug, our resident Teen Geek. Bring along your device.  No appointment necessary.

If you've received help from our Teen Geek, we'd love for you to give us some feedback about your experience. Click here to fill out a brief survey.

"Funded by Dutchess County through a grant made available to the Poughkeepsie Public Library District."

Teen Tech Wizards
July 7-August 25:  Mondays 5-8pm
July 10-August 28:  Thursdays 1-4pm

Our Teen Tech Wizards can walk you through downloading eBooks, deciphering your mobile devices and laptops, and using apps that focus on developing children's literacy. Bring along your device. No appointment necessary.

This program is generously funded by The Dollar General Literacy Foundation in conjunction with YALSA/ALA.


We regret that due to space limitations we will not be accepting used book donations at this time.  Thank you for your understanding.


Volunteer Opportunities

LaGrange Association Library continues to welcome new volunteers ages 14 and older with varying talents.  From retired senior citizens, to high school students completing community service credit, to local Boy Scout chapters working on their volunteer service merit badges.  These are some of the many groups who contribute their time and talent to our community's library.

In the past we have graciously benefited from the efforts by local IBM retirees.  Thank you IBM, for your generous grant of $3000 to purchase 5 iPads with protective cases.  The addition of these devices has improved our public programming to children, as well as adults.  Are you an IBM retiree looking for volunteer options?  Please contact us.

Some of the many duties our volunteers help with include:

  • keeping library materials in proper order on the shelves (also known as Adopt-A-Section)

  • pulling requested items from the shelves

  • attaching MARC records to new books, DVDs, and other library items

  • weeding shelves of worn and unused items

  • sorting through donated items

There is no prior library experience needed and you can donate as little as 2 hours a week.  All tasks will be completed with the support and guidance of library staff.  If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out an application which you can find here.  For more information call (845)452-3141 or email

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