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April Updates!

Fun things are happening at the library in April! Earth Day activities, STEM program, Stuffie sleepover, USS Slater Museum pass, Spring Market Day, and a College-bound Scholarship Award!

April 20, 10am-1pm – Earth Day Activities. Stop in and find out about Earth Day and what you can do to help the environment. A wetlands biologist will have a pond exhibit. Plant some seeds and paint a flower pot.

April 23, 4-7pm – Stuffie Sleepover! Bring your favorite stuffie to sleep overnight at the library with all the other stuffie friends.

April 24, 4-6pm – STEM program with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Learn about Computer Design & Processing. Appropriate for grades 2-10.

NEW!! USS Slater Museum Pass – available for a 3-day loan. Admits up to 2 adults and 2 children.

May 4th – 9am-1pm – Friends of Poestenkill Library Spring Market Day. Book sale ($5 per bag, bring your own bag or buy a pretty purple Friends bag for $5 and fill it for free – while supplies last), bake sale, plant sale, Basket Raffles! Fun for all! Held on the lawn of the library, rain date, Sunday 5/5.

8th Annual Leo B Clement Memorial Scholarship
The Poestenkill Library Board of Trustees is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Poestenkill and plans to enter a two- or four- year college program this fall. This is the 8th year this award has been offered.

The Leo B. Clement Memorial Scholarship is funded by a generous gift from Alma Clement in memory of her late husband. Mrs. Clement established this fund specifically for scholarship purposes to a high school senior who loves reading.

Entrants must:

1. Be a Poestenkill resident;

2. Be a High School Senior (or equivalent) from a public, private, or home school who will be attending a two- or four- year college for the 2019-20 school year;

3. Write an essay of 500-750 words on the general subject of “The Love of Reading.”

Scholarship award will be chosen by a committee comprised of Mrs. Alma Clement, two Clement family members, the Director of Poestenkill Library, a Library Trustee, and a community member to be chosen by the Board of Trustees. The initial reading of essays will be completed without knowledge of the applicant’s name.

Announcement of Winning Essay:
The essay winner will contacted by June 30, 2019. The scholarship award will be announced on the Poestenkill Library website and in The Advertiser. The scholarship check for $500 will be awarded at the Poestenkill Library.

1. Essay must be between 500-750 words. Computer-generated is preferred. No specific font or spacing is required. Applicant’s name should not be on essay page.

2. A cover page must also be submitted which includes the following:

Applicant’s name, address, and phone number

High School currently attending (or equivalent)

College attending in the fall

3. Essay should be submitted via email or mail by May 31, 2019.


Mail: PO Box 305, Poestenkill NY 12140

4. One submission per student.