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The library is closed on Monday, January 20.

January News & Events

Happy New Year from the staff at the Poestenkill Library! We start the year off with three brand new public use computers. These updated PCs are so much faster than what we have had for the past 10 years! Patrons will now have a quick and dependable computer to use at the library. This is especially important as the Census is coming up in February. We want to be able to offer the use of the public computers for residents to come in and fill out their census form if they do not have a dependable connection at home. We will be sharing more census information soon. Did you also know that you can access Ancestry.com (library edition – not the full paid version)for free at the library? It is available on all three public computers.

Upcoming events:

1/8: LEGO Club @ 6:30 – open to all ages and meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month! We have several large tubs of LEGO pieces to create wonderful things! Join the fun!This month’s theme is monsters!

1/13: Friends of the Poestenkill Library meeting @ 7pm: Open to all – join this dedicated and energetic group of people who support the library with their fundraising and fun events.

1/13 through 2/29: Winter Reading Challenge for all ages. Join the Winter Reading Challenge BINGO and earn tickets to win a Kindle Fire 8! Participants use a reading BINGO card which has you reading a variety of types of books. Each complete line earns a ticket. BINGO sheets will be out beginning 1/11.

1/22: Homemade beauty products @ 6:30. Concerned about leading a more sustainable lifestyle? Join us as we learn to make products such as toothpaste & deodorant. Please call or stop in the library to register.

The library will be closed on Monday, January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

December at the Library!


Holiday Hours:
December 22-30 – Happy Hanukkah!
Tuesday, December 24 – Closed
Wednesday, December 25 – Closed – Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 26 – Closed
Tuesday, December 31 – Closed
Wednesday, January 1 – Closed – Happy New Year!


Preschool Story Hour: Join Miss Erin every Friday morning at 10:15 for a story or two and a fun & easy craft.

12/17: Gingerbread Houses at 6:30pm – This annual event is always fun and many creative houses are built! Please register.
12/23-1/4: Drop-in crafts & activities are available at the library during the break. There are always games upstairs and often a puzzle on the table.
1/2: Craft Stick Catapult – Afternoon program, 2:30-3:30pm. Using simple materials, build a catapult and test how far it can launch different objects. Please register in advance.


Shopping on Amazon can benefit the library! Throughout the year, but especially during the holiday shopping season, shop through Amazon Smile and choose Poestenkill Library to receive .05% of your purchases. It may seem like a small amount but it adds up when there are a lot of purchases by everyone who chose the library!

The 19th Annual Holiday Lights Appeal, sponsored by the Friends of Poestenkill Library, has started! The brochures have been mailed out. In addition, you are able to donate via PayPal directly through this site or print off a copy of the brochure. The Appeal is a great way to give a gift to that person who has everything, or to honor a favorite teacher. Many of the donations are received in memory of a loved one. The results of the donations show up as a beautifully decorated library the entire community can enjoy.

Don’t forget we have cake pans for you to borrow! Many, many cake pans in wonderful shapes & sizes! Explore our collection from the listing on this page! We have seasonal shapes!

Seasons Greetings to all our library friends & families!

The library will be open regular hours, 1 – 8:30pm on Tuesday, 12/3!

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