4th Annual Leo B Clement Memorial Scholarship

See full size imageScholarship for Poestenkill Graduating Students

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. This is the fourth 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 2014-15 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, 2014. 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, 2014.

Email: info@poestenkilllibrary.org

Mail: PO Box 305, Poestenkill NY 12140

In person during library hours

4. One submission per student.

Academy Award Nominated DVDs

All nine of the Academy Award nominated films have been ordered and are coming in as they are released. We also have some of the films which had nominations in other categories. Please stop in or call to have a DVD reserved for you. The waiting lists are short so it won’t take too long to see the one you want!
We currently have:
12 Years a Slave
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Captain Phillips

In addition, we just added Seasons 1-3 of Sherlock, Season 3 of Game of Thrones, and Catching Fire.

Stop in and check out our collection of over 800 DVDs!

Closing at 4pm on 3/12/14

We are closing the library at 4pm today (3/12/14), due to the anticipated arrival of ice on the roads. The temperatures are dropping more quickly than expected and we feel this is a prudent decision to make for the safety of the staff and patrons.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please be safe in your travels today.

Spring Market Day will be May 3rd!

The Friends of Poestenkill Library have chosen Saturday, May 3, 2014 for Spring Market Day. Mark your calendars and then watch this site for more details as the event draws closer.

Spring is just around the corner!

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