Posted May 7, 2013
The Friends of Poestenkill Library Spring Market Day is just around the corner. Join the fun and find great bargains on Saturday, May 18th from 9am to 1pm. This popular event is held on the lawn of the library. The tables will be filled with attic treasures, plants, baked goods, gently-used purses, scarves, and jewelry, and a fresh selection of books. This winter we sent the leftover books from prior book sales to Better World books and now there is a whole new selection to choose from. The books are $4.00 per bag. You may bring your own bag. The rain date (hopefully not to be needed) is Sunday, May 19th.
In addition, there will be chili and hot dogs for sale at lunch time. Something new for the kids will be a jewelry making table and there will also be a fun place to take photos with friends and family.
We hope to see you at this great community event!
Spring Market Day 2011
Posted May 7, 2013
You can now learn over 50 languages using your Poestenkill Library card. Mango is an easy to use system that offers you a chance to learn a new language or freshen up those skills you may have learned in high school! One of the more popular languages offered is Pirate! Check out this great program using the Mango Languages link under Online Access. Watch this site for future announcements of language groups forming at the library.
To use Mango:
1. You will need your library card with the beginning digits of 28125; that shows you are a Town of Poestenkill resident. Please stop in to get a new card if you are a Poestenkill resident and your card does not begin with 28125.
2. You will need a microphone for your computer/mobile device.
3. Please call the library if you are having any difficulty accessing the system.
Posted April 14, 2013
Scholarship for Poestenkill Graduating Students
For the third year, the Poestenkill Library Board of Trustees is pleased to offer a $250 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Poestenkill and plans to enter a two- or four- year college program this fall.
The Leo B. Clement Memorial Scholarship is funded by a generous gift from Alma Clement in memory of her late husband. Mrs. Clement established this fund specifically for scholarship purposes to a high school senior who loves reading.
1. Be a Poestenkill resident
2. Be a High School Senior (or equivalent) from a public , private, or home school who will be attending a two- or four- year college for the 2013-14 school year.
3. Write an essay of 500-750 words on the general subject of “The Love of Reading.”
Scholarship award will be chosen by a committee comprised of Mrs. Alma Clement, two Clement family members, the Director of Poestenkill Library, a Library Trustee, and a community member to be chosen by the Board of Trustees. The initial reading of essays will be completed without knowledge of the applicant’s name.
Announcement of Winning Essay:
The essay winner will contacted by June 30, 2013. The scholarship award will be announced on the Poestenkill Library website www.poestenkilllibrary.org and in The Advertiser. The scholarship check for $250 will be awarded at the Poestenkill Library.
1. Essay must be between 500-750 words. Computer-generated is preferred. No specific font or spacing is required. Applicant’s name should not be on essay page.
2. A cover page must also be submitted which includes the following:
Applicant’s name, address, and phone number
High School currently attending (or equivalent)
College attending in the fall
3. Essay should be submitted via email, mail, or in person at the library by May 31, 2013.
Mail: PO Box 305, Poestenkill NY 12140
In person during library hours
4. One submission per student.
Posted March 21, 2013
Gwen, Ethan & Goodie
This very popular program from last spring is back. Sign a child up to read to licensed therapy dogs on Thursday evenings at the library. Maggie, a golden retriever, and Goodie, a wire-haired daschund, take turns coming to the library on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm to listen to the wonderful stories the children read to them. There are two 1/2 hour sessions per evening. A session can be one child or a couple of children from one family. Stop in or call the library to sign up to read to one of these wonderful listeners. You can choose a date but we cannot guarantee which dog will be available.