Friends of the Poestenkill Library function as an association of members to increase community interest in the Poestenkill Library and to raise funds for support of the Library. They hold an annual meeting in April, and other meetings as needed, all of which are announced in The Advertiser.
Three major fundraisers each year provide opportunities for community support, and have allowed The Friends to be generous in supporting a variety of Library needs. In mid-May and mid-September, Market Day fills the Town Green with perennials and houseplants, as well as thousands of books and a great many enthusiastic browsers and buyers. The Library’s wonderful porch is turned into a cafe offering home-baked goodies and coffee. The third event occurs during December, in which contributions are made to “Light Up the Library” and donors designate a person or organization which their gift is in honor of, or in memory of – and the Library acknowledges the gift.
Talk About Books
Several years ago Friends of Poestenkill Library initiated the noon-time discussion group, Talk About Books. Shortly afterward an evening group followed, Talk About Books Chapter II, for folks who prefer an evening meeting. The noon-time group meets at 12:30 on the last Monday of the month, while the evening discussion is held at 7:30 on the first Monday. All interested persons are welcome.
Special events are routinely sponsored by The Friends, for which promotional assistance is always needed. Watch this website and The Advertiser for current programs and events.
Friends of Poestenkill Library give constant attention to the Library’s Wish List. They have purchased such items as a bicycle rack, digital camera, special shelving, many children’s programs, and have added substantially to the Library’s basic and special book budgets.
How you can join!
Just stop at the Library to pick up a membership form. Membership in the Friends is open to all individuals, organizations, or businesses interested in the objectives stated above. Annual dues are as follows:
- Individual – $5.00
- Family – $10.00
- Senior or Student – $3.00
- Sponsor – $30.00
- Patron or Corporate – $75.00