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Borrow a backpack for some outdoor fun!


Thanks to the Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community, we now have backpacks available for you to check out with your Library card! This generous donation includes: a backpack to carry your water, lunch and other supplies; binoculars; a backpackbird guide; local trail maps and brochures featuring information such as animal tracks, Great Swamp wildlife, and more. If you’ve been wanting to get outside, come borrow one of our backpacks and head out to enjoy any of the amazing natural trails right here in your own beautiful back yard – the Harlem Valley!
What better family fun activity – that’s FREE – can top that?


Dover has a Little Free Library!

Did you know we have a Little Free Library? It is located along the Appalachian Trial up by Wiley Shelter in Wingdale in support of our area being part of a designated Appalachian Trail Community.

Borrow one of our backpacks, and take a nice hike up to see it!

Little Free Library Little Free Library at Wiley

Click on a picture to see it close up.

eBooks for Kids!

OverDrive For Kids E-Reading Room

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.


TtumblebooksumbleBooks are electronic versions of kids’ favorite picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration.

Hudson Valley Reads

Hudson Valley Reads Are you looking for a few good books to read? Check out these suggestions: