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February News & Events

February is Love Your Library Month!

February 8, 1-3pm – Chocolate “Friendzy” This delicious event is held by the Friends of Poestenkill Library. Each ticket holder may select an unlimited assortment of chocolate items to taste, and a complimentary drink. There will be a chocolate fountain! Tickets are $5 for individuals and $15 for families (3-6 people). In addition, there will be a drawing for a HUGE basket of chocolate/chocolate-related items. Tickets are on sale now through end of Chocolate Friendzy and are 3 for $5.00.

February 12, 6:30 – LEGO Club. Open to all ages, the theme for February is Design Your Dream House! We have DUPLO bricks also. This event is held the second Wednesday of each month.

February 18-19 – Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the library! Bring your fuzzy friend in on Tuesday evening between 4-7pm. You will give your friend a name tag and you can read them a story. They will stay over night at the library with all the other friends. In past years, they have gotten themselves into a little mischief ( you can read their stories on posts from 2/2018, 2/2019, & 4/2019). Will they do the same this year? Animal friends can be picked up after 1pm on Wednesday.

February 19, 6:30-7:30pm – Hour of Coding for kindergarten through Grade 8. Join us to explore different activities that focus on improving your computer science skills. Please bring a laptop, a tablet, or a phone. Please email info@poestenkilllibrary.org to register and receive a link to the coding activities prior to this event.

Winter Reading Challenge runs through February 29. Stop in and pick up a Reading BINGO sheet to earn tickets for a drawing for a Kindle Fire 8. Open to all ages!

We now have Wonderbooks – readalongs for children. At this time, we only have 12 titles, but hope to do some fundraising to purchase more. Stop in and check out what we have!

Don’t forget we have a huge selection of cake pans you can check out! The hearts are great for Valentine’s Day, but we have many, many other shapes & characters to chose from! And now they can be taken out for two weeks! See the list of items available at the Cake Pan link on this page.

Things to know:
Mango Languages has been discontinued due to a lack of use across the Upper Hudson Library System. Most of the Flipster Magazines (online) have been switched to Overdrive. See those links on this page.

Effective February 1, the loan period for DVDs and BluRays increased from 7 days to 14 days, except for the newest titles. Magazines also increased to 14 days.

We accept household batteries and used up markers for recycling. We also have a bin for collecting old eyeglasses. The Bread of Life Food Pantry has a collection basket here also.

Wonderful new books & DVDS for all ages are arriving weekly! Stop in and check out the great selection, especially our newly expanded collection of Large Print Books.