The Poestenkill Library

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Library open on Monday, 2/20.

The library will be open on Presidents’ Day from 10am to 1pm. In addition, there is a drop-in craft available all this week in the children’s room. Sara has also assembled a limited number of take-home craft bags for the week – 1 per child please, while they last – ask at the desk.

We have many new books and DVDs to choose from – for all ages and interests! Why not take the 2017 Book Challenge and read some books that are not typically on your list or usually of interest to you? Pick up a reading challenge list near the 14 day books and expand your horizons!!

Exciting New Things for 2017!!

There are wonderful new things for you to access from the library. They are brought to you via the Upper Hudson Library System which serves all 29 public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties.

Flipster gives you instant access to magazines. (The access to magazines through Overdrive ended 12/31/16.) All you need is a library card and the Flipster link. You can use Flipster on your phone, computer, or tablet. There is also a Flipster app for your phone. Most magazines have unlimited simultaneous access so you do not need to get on a list for an issue. For the few magazines that have limits, a loan period will appear when the magazine is downloaded. You can access back issues to June 2014.

Mango Languages gives you access to learn over 70 languages. There are also 17 courses for English Language Learners. Again, you can use this on your phone, computer, or tablet. All you need is your library card and the Mango Languages link. Make a New Year’s resolution to learn a new language or brush up on one you learned in school.

Ancestry.com – Library edition – this can only be used in the library. It is not the full-blown version you can subscribe to online, but it is a way to get you start with a genealogy search. You will be able to print some documents/findings or you can save them to a flash drive but they cannot be saved on the library computers. You should bring a flash drive with you just in case you need it.
(as of 2/18/17 – we are still working to access it at the library. We should be all set by 2/24)

TODAY!! – 2nd Annual Chocolate Friendzy Yummy!

Join The Friends of Poestenkill Library on Saturday, February 11th for a chocolate feast at the library. From 1pm-3pm, there will be chocolate delights offered in almost every room of the library! The popular chocolate fountain will have lots of delicious selections to dip into it – fruit, cookies, marshmallows, pretzels, potato chips and much more! Many other samples of delectable goodies are offered for your tasting for just a fee of $5.00 per person, $15 per family. The Friends are also holding a bake sale so you can take even more chocolate home with you!
Judy Grattan has created a beautiful basket of chocolate deliciousness to be raffled off at the event. Tickets are available now through the end of the event on the 11th at the library.

Chocolate Friendzy takes place during Love Your Library Month! What a great family event to show your support of the library and maybe get something delicious for your Valentine!

Last year’s fountain

$8,060!!! Holiday Lights has far surpassed the goal set! Thank you all so very much for your support!

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