The library is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis, but staying home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy many of the library’s resources. You may not be able to visit us right now, but you can still get access to books, magazines, movies, and virtual programs from your own living room. If you don’t already have a library card, you can sign up for a temporary digital card here.

Read on for more details!


E-Books & Audio-Books

Download free eBooks and audiobooks, right to your tablet, phone, or computer using Overdrive! All you need is your library card.

Need help getting started? Check out this Getting Started Guide. If you still have questions, e-mail Veronica at director@pineplainslibrary.org

Digital Magazines

Access to tons of current digital magazines! Always free with your library card. We have magazines about animals, technology, history, hobbies, cooking, literature, religion, and more. Check out digital magazines here.

Streaming Video

Access to thousands of streaming movies, documentaries, and other videos for adults and kids, free with your Pine Plains Free Library card. Check out the collection here. Our patrons can now use 8 credits a month. (Each video uses, at most, 1 credit.)

Virtual Programming

Some of our regular programming, like our Teen Writing Club, Yoga, and Qigong have moved online. Check out our event calendar for more details about these programs and how to participate!


For Kids

Many of the above resources also have things for kids.
  • Overdrive has children’s books and audiobooks, including popular titles like the Harry Potter series, Dork Diaries, and Big Nate.
  • There are children’s magazines on RB Digital like Highlights and American Girl.
  • Kanopy has a special section called “Kanopy Kids” full of fun, educational content for children. (Just click on “Go to Kanopy Kids” on the top navigation bar.)
  • Additionally, TumbleBook Library has tons of interactive books and videos for children of all ages. Sign in here with your library card to get started. TumbleBook has also temporarily expanded their offerings to include other services like Teen Book Cloud and TumbleMath. To find out more, check out our Facebook post about it.

Finally, for up-to-date information about COVID-19, check out the Dutchess County Behavioral and Community Health site on the topic, the New York State Department of Health website, or the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center