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Library closed on July 4th!

The library will close in honor of the July 4th holiday. The library will be open on Friday, July 3rd.

Help the library when you shop on

smile_share_logo__V366548718_UY80_FMpng_The Poestenkill Library is now a registered charitable organization with AmazonSmile. If you shop via the link below, Amazon will donate .05% of your purchase to the library!

Have you sent back your Friends membership?

The Friends of Poestenkill Library do great things for the library. They have purchased book collections, they fund the program coordinator, cover the cost of the weekly cleaning of the library, and many, many more things. The two annual Market Days are favorites among the community. The Holiday Lights Appeal in the winter raises money for the library operating costs and makes the library glow on those cold winter evenings. They are always looking for new members, new helpers, and new ideas.
May was membership month and letters went out inviting our friends to become Friends! If you haven’t renewed your annual membership or if you want to join the Friends, there is still time. You can put the forms in the mail or drop them off at the library.

5th Annual Leo B Clement Memorial Scholarship – deadline 5/31/15

The Poestenkill Library Board of Trustees is pleased to offer a $500 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. This is the fifth year this award has been offered.

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.


Entrants must:

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 2015-16 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 15, 2015. The scholarship award will be announced on the Poestenkill Library website and in The Advertiser. The scholarship check for $500 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, 2015.


Mail: PO Box 305, Poestenkill NY 12140

In person during library hours

4. One submission per student.

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