About Us

About Us

Hours & Address

Our current hours of operation are as follows:

Monday: 2pm – 6pm
Tuesday: 2pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 2pm – 6pm
Friday: 2pm – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm

The library is located at 7775 S. Main, Pine Plains, NY 12567. Our mailing address is PO Box 325, Pine Plains, NY 12567. Please note that we cannot receive mail at our street address.

How to Sign up for a Library Card

To borrow items from the Pine Plains Free Library, you must have a card from the Mid-Hudson Library System and not owe $10 or more in fines.

Cards from other libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System (e.g. Red Hook, Poughkeepsie, Mahopac, Hudson, etc.) can be used at the Pine Plains Free Library.

If you are a new patron and don’t have a card from another local library, come visit us any time we’re open and fill out a card application. It only takes a minute! Bring your license or other photo ID with you.

Alternately, you can sign up for a temporary digital card online, then follow up by sending us a photo of your ID (or by bringing it in in person.) Once we have seen your ID, we will issue you a permanent card.

Children of any age can be issued their own card, but any patron under 18 needs a parent or guardian’s signature on the card application.

You do not need a card to use our computers, printers, or WiFi, to come to library programs, or to use the library space.

Staff & Contact Info

Alexis Tackett – Director – director@pineplainslibrary.org
Mary Bowen – Head Clerk – mary@pineplainslibrary.org
General library e-mail: info@pineplainslibrary.org

Phone: 518-398-1927

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Board meetings are open to the public. You can e-mail the Board of Trustees at bot@pineplainslibrary.org

Board Meeting agendas and meetings can be found here

Click here to view the New York State Handbook for Library Trustees

Current Board of Trustees:

Beth McLiverty – President
Patty Hall – Vice-President
Kenda Ward – Secretary
Amy Rothstein
Pat Byron
Patrick MacMurray
Darrin Culver
Keary Hanan

We are actively searching for new board members. If you live in Pine Plains and are interested in joining the Board of Trustees, please download an application form, fill it out, and drop it off at the library. We look forward to meeting you!

Download application now.

Our Mission

The mission of the Pine Plains Free Library is to provide resources, programs, and services that facilitate life-long learning, community engagement, and public awareness of local information. 


Our Vision

Historical marker sign for Union Library of Pine Plains

The Pine Plains Free Library will be a facilitator of learning, the recognized source of community information, the place to gather and discuss, and a promoter of reading for all ages.

Click here to download our 2017-2021 strategic plan.

Click here to read the history of the Pine Plains Free Library.

Policies & By-Laws

Click here for library policies & by-laws.

Read our 2018 Report to the Community here