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Summer Events at the Library – “Libraries Rock!”

Lots of fun things are planned for the summer at the Poestenkill Library! The summer reading theme is “Libraries Rock!”

June 27: 6:30-7:30pm Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff Party! Ice Cream Social, & CMOST (Children’s Museum of Science & Technology) with “Rocks, Rock!”

July 5: 6:30-7:30pm Family Tie-Dye Night! Outside event – bring a t-shirt, socks, pillowcase, or any other small, white (or light) item to create a wonderful tie-dye design!

July 19: 6:30-7:30pm Dyken Pond with the “Traveling Pond.”

Please register in advance for all programs. Call 518-283-3721 or email to register.

July 2 – August 18 – Summer Reading Challenge
For all ages – children, teens, & adults! Stop in to pick up your registration & reading record at the library. Every 2 hours you read earns you a raffle ticket. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire – one awarded in each of the three reading levels.

Watch this site and our Facebook page for more programs & information this summer!

Happy Reading!

Make market bags from T-shirts!

Have a favorite t-shirt you can’t wear anymore or more t-shirts than you need? Bring any t-shirt and a sharp pair of scissors to library and make a bag that is perfect for shopping! On Wednesday, 5/30 from 5-7pm and Thursday, 5/31 from 2-4pm, Lianne will help you cut up your t-shirt and make a fun and useful tote bag. One of our library families has made many of these bags and I see them being used at the Farmers’ Market all summer. Drop in any time during the stated times to make your bag.

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Deadline rapidly approaching!!!! Leo B Clement Scholarship applications due by May 31.

7th 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 7th 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 2018-19 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, 2018. 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, mail, or in person at the library by May 31, 2018.


Mail: PO Box 305, Poestenkill NY 12140

In person during library hours

4. One submission per student.

There will be Story Hour on May 11 & May 18 @ 10am!

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