For Kids + Parents

Special Events


Paw Pals-Read to a Dog

Desmond-Fish Public Library

Sit, stay, read! Join us for an opportunity to read to one of the therapy dogs from Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause. For many children, reading out loud can […]


Matt and Tara’s Sing-A-Long!

Desmond-Fish Public Library

Join Matt Sherwin and Tara Bahna-James for fun songs that'll get your hands clapping and toes tapping! Recommended for children of all ages. Registration required. Register Here

Weekly Events

New + Recommended Reads

Librarian Spotlight

Welcome New Children's Librarian Veronica Morgan

The Desmond-Fish Public Library is excited to welcome Veronica Morgan as our new Children’s Librarian. A native of Highland Falls, Veronica has experience working as a children’s librarian in several different locations from urban to rural, most recently as Youth Services Librarian at the Poughkeepsie Public Library. Veronica holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, with an emphasis on Archive management; eagle-eyed patrons may recognize Veronica, who worked at the DFPL as a Circulation Clerk as recently as 2014.

Homework Help & Learning

Need help with your homework, research for a project, help preparing for a test, or just want the answer to that perplexing question? We’re here to help! Check out our Research & Learn page for even more resources.


Your Virtual Library

Where to Play

Local Parks
Here at the Library

There’s lots of discover inside AND outside of the library –– our entire grounds are open to the public for play and exploration. Can you find butterflies in the lavender garden? Evidence of bats in our bathouses? What kind of animal tracks can you find –– fox, rabbit, raccoon, even coyote? Make sure to tell a librarian what you discover!