The Caregiver Collection is comprised of a multimedia selection of books and videos that provide support and assistance to those caring for a loved one. Initiated by the County Office for the Aging, there are resources on housing choices for the elderly and other topics, including health issues.
The collection is housed at the Arlington Branch Library.
A free, same-day pass to the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is available for check-out in the Children's Room at the Adriance Memorial Library. You must have a valid library card to use this service. To reserve a pass, please call (845) 485-3445 x3320. Pass is available for pick-up during Library hours of operation only and should be returned the same day to the Children's Room.
Extension Services is a home delivery program of circulating library materials, including books, audiobooks, videos, DVDs and CDs. This service is offered to residents of the city and town of Poughkeepsie who cannot access the library because of age or physical disability. To apply, call the Adriance Memorial Library at (845) 485-3445 x3307.
Adriance Memorial Library's Foundation Center Cooperating Collection welcomes non-profit organizations seeking funding to use free resources in the library including Foundation Directory Online, the Foundation Center's comprehensive database of grant makers in the United States. In addition, Adriance's Cooperation Collection has books and videos to check out on non-profit management, fundraising, public relations and many other topics relevant to non-profits. For more on this collection, see our section on the Foundation Center.
The Job Tests collection at the Adriance Memorial Library consists of civil service test preparation materials, including the CSEA test booklets and job certification exam preparation books. All materials may be checked out by patrons.
In search of large print books? Visit the Arlington Branch, the Library District's primary site for its popular reading collection in large print! Call (845) 485-3445 for more information.
Notary services are available at the Adriance Memorial Library. Call (845) 485-3445 x3300 for staff availability.
The Parenting Collection is located in the Children's Room at the Adriance Memorial Library, and includes books, videos and DVDs on general parenting topics and those geared toward the parenting of children with special needs. Subjects like autism, learning disabilities, and topics related to child development and psychology are covered for early childhood through elementary years. For more information, call the Children's Room at (845) 485-3445 x3320.
The Preschooler Learning Center is located on the the second floor of the Adriance Memorial Library. The PLC has Discovery Stations that feature areas for 3-5 year-old children and their adult caregivers to participate in guided activities. Learn more about the Discovery Stations in our section on the Preschooler Learning Center.
The Spanish Language Collection at the Adriance Memorial Library provides information, movies, books on tape and reading materials, such as fiction, classics and magazines, for Spanish-speaking adults on subjects including citizenship, learning English and health issues. There are also bilingual and Spanish language books available in the children's collections at Adriance Memorial Library and the Arlington Branch Library.