New Yorkers can now take free online courses through Coursera.
In partnership with Coursera, NYS launched a free online platform for New Yorkers to learn new job skills, earn certificates and advance their careers. At a time when unemployment has risen due to the pandemic, we hope these online courses will help New Yorkers get back on their feet. So, whether you’re unemployed, underemployed, or are simply interested in learning new skills, check it out and sign up here.
There are over 4000 continuing education classes available. You are sure to find something to help you land a job, or advance in the one you currently have.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a free database offered by Gale through NOVELNY to all New Yorkers. They collect data and resources for every side of any issue so that you can as informed as possible about a wide variety of subjects. Please click the image to visit the database. Please select ‘Public Library’ and type in ‘Pleasant Valley Library’ to begin researching.


Our Adult Online Art Gallery is available by clicking here.
Our Children’s Online Art Gallery is available here.

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted!
We are still looking for submissions, so keep creating! Send your entries to Please include your name and town (kids, 1st name only please). We can’t wait to showcase your art!

Gnorm is a lovable, friendly gnome who lives under Miss Valerie’s desk at the Pleasant Valley Library. Maybe you’ve paid him a visit at one time or another? Often you can catch him gardening, reading a book or just relaxing on his beach blanket. He’s usually content to just hang out there and watch all the people go by with their arms full of books. Such fun!! But sometimes, every now and then, Gnorm gets a little mischievous. And now he has locked the doors and stolen the key! Can you make it through our digital escape room to find Gnorm and be able to unlock the doors?
Click on Gnorm to get started!