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Spring Market Day – May 2nd!

The Friends of Poestenkill Library are busy gathering collectibles, gently-used handbags, jewelry & scarves, and making lists of helpers and bakers for the Spring Market Day. This great event always brings in large crowds as it is one of the first local events of Spring.

From 9am to 1pm, the lawn at the library will be covered in tables filled with basket raffles, books, attic treasures, plants, gently-used handbags, jewelry & scarves, and lots of people! The library porch is the site of the delicious baked goods and coffee.
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Donations of plants, baked goods, collectibles, handbags, scarves, and jewelry are welcomed. Help is always needed to set up beginning at 7am and even more so, to take down at 1pm. Please call, email, or stop in the library if you would like to volunteer to help.

The rain or snow date is May 3rd. We hope to see you at the Friends of Poestenkill Library Spring Market Day!

5th Annual Leo B Clement Memorial Scholarship

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.

New library automation system – Sierra – March 31st

The new automation system will “Go Live” on Tuesday, March 31. In the meantime, you will experience delays in receiving your holds due to the transitions between systems. Please be patient with us. Continue to place holds for items you would like to borrow. If there is an item you need immediately from another library, we can help determine the closest library that has it available if you want to go to the library to pick it up.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience over the next week or so, but it will definitely be worth it! The new system is great and very user-friendly, both for patrons and staff. All your information will just roll over to the new system so you don’t need to do anything to be able your use your card.

Friends of the Poestenkill Library Meeting – 3/16 @ 7pm

  • There will be a Friends meeting on Monday, March 16th at 7pm at the library. New members are always welcome! Amendments to the updated by-laws will be discussed, as will preliminary plans for the Spring Market Day.

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