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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!

December at the library – lots of good things!


Holiday Hours:
Wednesday, November 27 – Closing at 5pm
Thursday, November 28 – Closed – Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 29 – Closed
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.

12/9: Cook Book Club Cookie Exchange – You must register by 12/5 for this event so enough cookies are made by each participant. Call or stop in to the library to register.
12/11: LEGO Club at 6:30 – This month’s theme is marble runs!
12/12: Book folding class at 6pm – Learn to fold book pages into an angel or a tree. This approximately 2 hour class is for adults. Bring your cellphone to help with planning the folds. Please register as space is limited.
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.


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, will kick off at the beginning of December! The brochures will be mailed out before Thanksgiving. In addition, you will be able to donate via PayPal directly through this site (by 12/1) 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 closed on Monday,November 11…

but there will be some people here getting the gardens & grounds ready for the winter. If you can spare on hour or so to help, it would be appreciated. They will start at 10am. Please bring your own rake and/or clippers.

November 12 & 14: There are still appointments available (here in the library) to meet with a Medicare consultant from the Rensselaer County Department for the Aging. She will answer any question you have regarding your Medicare plan. This is a private conversation about your specific concerns. Please call the library to schedule an appointment.

November 13: LEGO Club! Open to all ages. We have 6 large tubs full of LEGO pieces, including DUPLO.

Preschool Story Hour is back on a regular basis every Friday morning at 10:15. No registration needed.

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