The Poestenkill Library

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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.



Effective August 1, 2021 – Masks required again!

Due to the increasing number of cases in Rensselaer County, and based on CDC guidelines, we are once again requiring properly fitting masks for everyone entering the library.  The mask must be worn over the nose and mouth.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community safe and healthy.

New Checkers Library TV available! Summer hours!

New Checkers Library TV episodes are available, as are new Art & Science project videos. Mrs. Hamilton’s Story Times are now available and they go along with the animal episodes.  Find all of this at the link on the right side of this page. Don’t forget to stop in at the library to pick up a 26 -page packet of fun activity sheets which go along with the Checkers TV episodes.

Effective August 1, the library will close at 8pm (instead of 8:30) on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday evenings. Come visit us and see all the great new books just waiting for you!  Masks are required for all unvaccinated people, including all children under the age of 12. Other than that there are no restrictions on space or number of people in the library. A public computer is available, the copy/fax machine is available, and we would love to see you!


Dates to remember: 

August 16 – Friends of Poestenkill Library meeting @ 7pm at the library

September 8 – New director – Amanda Martinez-Kirby begins

September 11 – Friends of Poestenkill Fall Market Day – books, puzzles, & much more

September 18 – 20th Anniversary Celebration – join us as we celebrate being in the current location for 20 years!




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