For Kids + Parents

Special Events


Babies and Baked Goods

Desmond-Fish Public Library

You bring the babies and we'll bring the baked goods! The New Parents Support Group and the Desmond-Fish Public Library present a get-together for new parents, babies, and siblings on […]


New Parents Support Group: In-Person at the Library!

Desmond-Fish Public Library

The no-cost, warm and welcoming New Parents Support Group is now celebrating its 10th year! The group is professionally facilitated by Katherine Whiteside CPD(CBI). No registration required. Come when you […]

Weekly Events

New + Recommended Reads

What’s New

Visit the Children’s Room and try out our new bean bag learning center! It was purchased from our wish list earlier this year at our annual Associate’s Dinner and is making its debut just in time for the new school year. This set includes a giant board for tossing bean bags and a number of different bean bag sets that reinforce concepts including letters, shapes, and numbers. Perfect for preschool and early elementary students. Try it today!

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.

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.

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 reading 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!