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Eric Carle Picture Book Museum bus trip has been cancelled.

We are sorry to say that we did not have enough interest to fill the bus to go to the museum. We will try again at another time of the year to see if that sparks more interest.

Margie Morris

August at the Poestenkill Library

The summer fun continues at the library in August!

We have planned a bus trip to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts! A Yankee Trails bus will leave the library at 8:30 am on Thursday, August 22 and return by 5:00. The cost is $15 per adult and $10 per child. Pre-registration is required and payment must be made at the time of registration. Checks should be made payable to the Poestenkill Library. The Friends of Poestenkill Library will cover all admission fees to the museum. Participants should bring a lunch and drinks. This trip is recommended for school-age children and families. Car seats are not permitted on the bus. Registration is required by August 10th. This will be a great trip to a very fun museum!

Other Events in August!

August 5, 6:30-7:30: Cookbook Book Club for AdultsDesserts. Bring a dessert that you have never made before and the cookbook you used for the recipe.

August 14, 6:30-7:30pm: LEGO Club – Surprise Challenge!

Summer Reading Program ends on August 17! You shouldn’t stop reading for the summer, but you can stop tracking it and then get all your records into the library for your raffle tickets to win a camera.

Other Things to Know:
Algonquin Middle School students – we still have a great selection of books from the required reading list! Stop in and pick out one of the great titles the teachers have selected.

The library is air-conditioned and is a great place to spend some time during this hot summer. We have board games upstairs and sometimes even a puzzle to complete. We are receiving new books and DVDs weekly. If we do not have the item you are looking for, we can get it for you from one of the other 28 libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System.

Happy August!!

Tie Dye is canceled for tonight due to the weather. It is rescheduled for 7/18 @ 6:30!

Due to the likelihood of rain & more, we are rescheduling Tie Dye Night to next Thursday, July 18. This is one event we can’t bring indoors! I apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience the date change may cause.
Margie Morris, Director

Summer News & Events

There are great things happening at the Poestenkill Library this summer! The Summer Reading theme is “A Universe of Stories” and we are planning a world of events!

June 22, 9:00-noon: Garage Sale. The Friends of Poestenkill Library are selling 10×10 spaces for $10 to set up your garage sale. The Friends will also have tables of items for sale. Multi-vendor sale! There will be some great bargains & lots of puzzles!

June 26, 6:30-7:30pm: Library Lab – Make Some Waves & Some Good Vibrations! Explore how sound waves travel. We’ll have dancing sprinkles, and play songs with straws and kazoos.

July 1, 6:30-7:30: Cookbook Book Club for AdultsAppetizers. Bring an appetizer that you have never made before and the cookbook you used for the recipe.

July 2, 6:30-7:30pm: Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff party! Stewart’s Ice Cream Social & CMOST (Children’s Museum of Science & Technology) “Out of this World” program. See details on the Summer Reading Challenge at the end of this post.

Thank you Stewart’s for the supplies to make ice cream sundaes and for the grant to help offer all these great summer programs!

July 10, 6:30-7:30pm: LEGO Club – Technology/Robots theme

July 11, 6:30-7:30pm: Annual Family Tie Dye Night! Bring a white or light t-shirt, socks, pillowcase, etc (small items) and we provide everything else! This is always a favorite event! Rain date 7/18.

July 20, 9:00-noon: Friends of Poestenkill Library Bake Sale at the Poestenkill Farmers’ Market. Lots of delicious items for sale!

July 24, 6:00-7:00pm: Goat Yoga on the lawn with 4-J’s Farm!

August 5, 6:30-7:30: Cookbook Book Club for AdultsDesserts. Bring a dessert that you have never made before and the cookbook you used for the recipe.

August 14, 6:30-7:30pm: LEGO Club – Surprise Challenge!

Prior registration for all events is requested. Please call, stop in, or email us to register for any event.

Summer Reading Challenge for all ages – A Universe of Stories!

    Grand Prize is a Sports Action Camera (a less expensive version of a Go-Pro) at each level – Adult, Teen, & Child.

    July 2 – August 17: Pick up a registration form and reading record at the library. Tickets to enter drawing are earned as you read. Read, read, read to increase your chances of having the winning ticket!

    Good Things to Know:

    *Several staff members of the library are also coordinating activities with the Poestenkill Youth Advisory for summer camp. For example, Lianne Thompson will be bringing library books to camp every Tuesday afternoon and staying to read a story or two.

    *We have all the titles on the Algonquin Middle School Summer Reading lists for grades 6-8.

    *Via Aquarium – save $2.00 off aquarium passes for up to 4 people with your library card

    *USS Slater Pass – Admits up to 2 Adults & 2 Children. 3-day loan.

    *Clark Institute Pass – Admits 1 Adult. 3-day loan.

    *SPAC Library Nights – 20% off selected performances for Upper Hudson Library System card holders. New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yamato: The Drummers of Japan, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Use the first 5 digits of your library card as your PROMO CODE when you order. Visit for tickets.

    *Proctor’s – They have built a coupon code for Libraries. The code is LIBRARYPASS and will work for a 10% discount on participating Broadway shows. Code can be redeemed online, by phone, or at the Box Office, you don’t need your library card for this code.

    *We have a huge selection of cake pans to borrow!

    Watch this site and the library’s Facebook page for updates and new events.

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