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Summer Reading at the Library & Other News!

School is out!!! That means the summer reading program – Build a Better World – at the library begins for all age levels and summer events are scheduled. And there are many new things to share!

Leslie Mead has been chosen by the Averill Park High School Awards Committee to receive the first annual The Friends of Poestenkill Library High School Senior Award. The Friends of the Poestenkill Library launched an annual award to a college bound senior at Averill Park High School this year, to recognize the student’s support for libraries and literacy. Qualifications include being a Poestenkill resident, volunteering with a library or a literacy organization, or any other activity to encourage reading and access to the written word. Leslie volunteered at the library for several years and continues to help out at Friends’ events when needed. Congratulations Leslie!!

LouAnne Lundgren, President of the Poestenkill Library Board of Trustees, was presented an award and the honor of Trustee Emerita at the Upper Hudson Library System Annual Dinner on June 14, 2017. LouAnne served on the Upper Hudson Board of Trustees for 14 years, admirably representing all the small libraries in Rensselaer County. While on the UHLS Board, she served as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Chair of the Services Committee. She is pictured here with Tim Burke, Executive Director of the Upper Hudson Library System which serves all public libraries in Albany & Rensselaer Counties. Thank you LouAnne!

Starting on June 23: Register for summer reading which runs from July 1 to August 19. The registration forms and reading logs are at the front desk at the library. Please fill out a simple registration form and turn it in at the library by July 8th. All ages are welcome. There are three levels – Children: Grades K-6, Teen: Grades 7-12, and Adult. Reading earns tickets which go into a drawing for a Kindle Fire – one for each level will be awarded.

July 3 & 4: The library will be closed for observance of Independence Day. We will be open on Saturday, July 1.

July 6: Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center will present a program on Birds from 6-7pm at the library. Through games and activities, youth will learn what makes a bird a bird, learn about bird adaptations, and identify common species most likely to be at a bird feeder. Also, make a craft to take home. Space is limited, please register at the library by stopping in or calling 283-3721.

July 20: Annual Family Tie Dye Night at 6pm. Bring something white with you to tie dye. We supply everything else! Two years ago we had 80 people on the lawn of the library tie-dying everything – t-shirts, socks, fabric, pillowcases, doll clothes, and baby onesies! Last year the weather wasn’t as nice but we sill had almost 60 people! This is a very fun and very messy family event!

Closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

The library is OPEN on Saturday, May 27th so you can stock up on what you need for the weekend. The library will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Spring Updates!

Market Day was a great success and the rain held off! The Friends made a little over $2,200 on Market Day sales. It was great to watch friends and neighbors greet each other after being inside for the winter months.

The Paint Program scheduled for May 18th has been cancelled due to lack of interest. We will try again in the fall.

There is still time for high school Seniors living in Poestenkill to submit an essay to be considered for the Leo Clement Scholarship Award of $500. Details can be found in an earlier post on this site. Deadline is May 31st.

An evening preschool story time is being held from 7-7:30pm on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of May & June. Join them for a story and or two and maybe even a little song!

Spring Market Day is up and running!

Stop in for great bargains on household treasures, plants, and books. Books/DVDs/CDs are $5.00/bag. Bring your own bag! No size limit! Delicious baked goods fill the front porch! A local musician will entertain us for a while! Come to the Poestenkill Library and see your friends and neighbors and get a great bargain at the same time!

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