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The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) is a public library system in the Hudson Valley of New York. It was established in 1959 by the State of New York.[1]

MHLS comprises libraries in five counties: Columbia County, Dutchess County, Greene County, Putnam County and Ulster County. The System's headquarters is in the city of Poughkeepsie.

Member libraries

Columbia County

Member Library Location Image Collection (2018) Historical notes
Canaan Branch Library Canaan 2,653
Chatham Public Library Chatham 34,932
Claverack Free Library Claverack 18,537
Germantown Library Germantown 14,917
Roeliff Jansen Community Library Hillsdale 30,619
Hudson Area Library Hudson 22,369
Kinderhook Memorial Library Kinderhook 16,701
Livingston Free Library Livingston 4,925
New Lebanon Library New Lebanon 24,611
North Chatham Free Library North Chatham 18,400
Philmont Public Library Philmont 18,263
Valatie Free Library Valatie 10,129

Dutchess County

Member Library Location Image Collection (2018) Historical notes
Amenia Free Library Amenia 9,300
Howland Public Library Beacon 52,432
Beekman Library Beekman 30,572
Clinton Community Library Clinton 10,359
Dover Plains Library Dover Plains 26,421
East Fishkill Community Library East Fishkill 63,171
Blodgett Memorial Library Fishkill 41,491
Hyde Park Library Hyde Park 40,860
LaGrange Association Library LaGrange 52,220
Millbrook Library Millbrook 44,493
Northeast-Millerton Library Millerton 20,234
Pawling Free Library Pawling 27,129
Pine Plains Free Library Pine Plains 11,391
Pleasant Valley Library Pleasant Valley 46,954
Adriance Memorial Library Poughkeepsie (Market St.) 192,039
Boardman Road Branch Library Poughkeepsie (Boardman Rd.) 60,896
Red Hook Public Library, Inc. Red Hook 25,559
Starr Library Rhinebeck 38,454
Morton Memorial Library and Community House Rhinecliff 11,216
Staatsburg Library Staatsburg 19,936
Stanford Free Library Stanford 24,311
Tivoli Free Library Tivoli 14,580
Grinnell Public Library District Wappingers Falls 45,484

Greene County

Member Library Location Image Collection (2018) Historical notes
D.R. Evarts Library Athens 9,977
Cairo Public Library Cairo 30,189
Catskill Public Library Catskill 21,065
Heermance Memorial Library Coxsackie 16,048
Greenville Public Library Greenville 27,650
Hunter Public Library Hunter 15,576
Mountain Top Library Tannersville 18,905
Palenville Branch Library Palenville 8,292
Windham Public Library Windham 19,432

Putnam County

Member Library Location Image Collection (2018) Historical notes
Brewster Public Library Brewster 26,697
Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library Cold Spring 19,378
Reed Memorial Library Carmel 22,882
Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library Garrison 37,797
Kent Public Library Kent 55,730
Mahopac Public Library Mahopac 113,050
Patterson Library Patterson 28,494
Putnam Valley Free Library Putnam Valley 43,991

Ulster County

Member Library Location Image Collection (2018) Historical notes
Clintondale Branch Library Clintondale 6,381
Town of Esopus Library Esopus 28,330
Highland Public Library Highland 30,619
Hurley Library Hurley 11,155
Kingston Library Kingston (Franklin St.) 62,810
Town of Ulster Public Library Kingston (Ulster Ave.) 44,947
Marlboro Free Library Marlboro 26,054
Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library Milton 17,399
Elting Memorial Library New Paltz 74,436
Olive Free Library Association Olive 36,020
Phoenicia Library Phoenicia 11,759
Morton Memorial Library Pine Hill 6,900
Plattekill Public Library Plattekill 23,160
Rosendale Library Rosendale 21,549
Saugerties Public Library Saugerties 54,611
Stone Ridge Library Stone Ridge 29,801
West Hurley Public Library West Hurley 19,623
Woodstock Public Library District Woodstock 51,118


  1. ^ "History | Mid-Hudson Library System" (PDF). Mid-Hudson Library System Board of Trustees. March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Member Libraries – by County". Mid-Hudson Library System. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Library Technology Guides". Retrieved March 29, 2017.

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