The Poestenkill Library

Access information. Discover ideas. Enjoy reading.

The Friends of Poestenkill Library 20th Annual Holiday Lights Appeal

The popular and successful Holiday Lights Appeal is in its 20th year! In celebration of this anniversary, a brand new brochure was created. The Friends sent the brochures out last week. You may also see one here and print it out or donate online using the PayPal donate button on the Holiday Lights page. (The donate link in the right column of this website is for donations directly to the library.) This year there is also a lighted tree on the front porch of the library. It looks so festive!

In addition to the categories of past years ( bulbs, wreaths, candles), the Friends have added “Light up a tablet” in order to raise funds to purchase ebooks. The cost to the library to purchase bestsellers, in ebook format, is between $65-$95 (prices set by the publishers). As there is no method for patrons to donate ebooks they have purchased and read, each ebook needs to be purchased by the library. The Friends have generously decided to directly address this issue by designating a category toward funding ebooks. Ebook usage is up more than 300% over last year.

The Holiday Lights Appeal is a great way to honor a special person, remember a loved one, or give a gift to the person who has everything! Please support the Friends of Poestenkill Library as they raise needed funds to support the library. In 2021, the library will celebrate 20 years in its location at 9 Plank Road!

The Friends and the library trustees & staff truly appreciate the support this appeal has received over the past 20 years. We serve a very supportive and caring library community. Thank you.