The Poestenkill Library

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Friday Storytime


Storytime is back!  Join Miss Erin on Friday mornings at 10:15 for a fun filled storytime.  While the weather allows, we will be outside on the library porch so wear warm clothes and bring a blanket.

Children’s Programs Return





The library is so excited to announce the return of children’s fall programs!  All programs will be limited in number and socially distant.  Masks will also be required indoors for all participants.  Please register by visiting or calling the library.

Library Lego Club

6:30 Wednesday, October 6, November 3 and December 1

The library has a great collection of Legos and Duplos, all you need to bring are your building ideas!


Halloween Craft Night

6:30 or 7:15 Tuesday, October 19

Join us as we make some spooktacular Halloween crafts!  Both session are the same, so please register for just one.


S.T.E.M Fun

6:30 Wednesday, November 17

Do you love S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) topics?  This program is for you!  In November we will dissect owl pellets.  Bones, fur, feathers… discover what is hidden inside!


Gingerbread House Night

6:30 Tuesday, November 30

Our annual Gingerbread House Night is back!  Create your own winter masterpiece using candy, graham crackers, icing and more!

The library will be closed on Saturday & Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Summer Reading program ends 8/31! Events for September!

You still have time to do some reading and participate in a drawing for a grand prize. Register at This is open to all ages – PreK 0-4 years, Children 5-12, Teens 13-17, and Adults 18 & up. Record your time spent reading and become eligible for a drawing of a grand prize, at each age level.

The last episodes of Checkers TV are now available. See the link on the right side of our page. Thank you to The Friends of Poestenkill Library for sponsoring this program for us. It was something new to try in this time of not being able to gather for programs. Please let us know what you thought of Checkers TV, either by sending an email to or through the library Facebook page.

New Hours – The library will close at 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday evenings, effective immediately.

Upcoming Events! (Masks are recommended at outdoor events and required indoors)

September 8 – New director starts! Welcome Amanda!

September 11 – Fall Market Day 9-12:30 on the lawn at the library. Books $5 per bag – BYOB or purchase a Friends of the Poestenkill Library Bag for $5 and fill for free. Bake Sale, Baskets Raffle, Dessert-of -the Month Raffle, small offering of puzzles (large sale n October), hot dogs & chili. The Friends need some helpers to set up at 7am and to help take down at 12:30. Please let us know if you can help out for an hour or so. They are also looking for donations of themed baskets. Contact Judy Grattan at if you can help or donate baked goods or baskets.

August 23 – September 11 – Dessert-of-the-Month Raffle. Tickets are available at the library through Market Day.  $12 each or 2/$20. First Prize – 12 full size homemade desserts, one each month for a year; 2nd prize – Basket of chocolate goodies; 3rd prize – $25 gift certificate from The Cookie Factory.

September 18 – 20th Anniversary Celebration, 1-3pm! The library will celebrate 20 years in its home at 9 Plank Road.  Slide show, stories, refreshments outside on the lawn & porch. It’s a great chance to see a lot of old friends and familiar faces from the past!

October 16 – Jigsaw Puzzle Sale  9-12 on the lawn at the library. HUGE selection of gently used puzzles. Great prices! Stock up for the winter! Contact Marcia at if you have puzzle donations or can help at the October sale.



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