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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.

Holiday Hours

The library will be closed on Saturday, May 25 & Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

8th Annual Leo B Clement Memorial Scholarship – deadline May 31, 2019

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.

Market Day TODAY!!!! 9-1 on the lawn at the library

Book Sale – $5 per bag. Bring your own bag, no size limit! Or buy a purple Friends of the Library bag for $5, while supplies last, and fill it for free!!!

Bake sale – deliciously awesome treats!!!

Basket Raffles – wonderful themed baskets. A basket would make a great Mother’s Day gift.

Plant Sale – all types of plants. Several flowering hanging baskets also.

Dessert of the Month Raffle – $20 per ticket, only 50 tickets to be sold. You will receive a yummy homemade dessert every month for one year.

Quilt & pillow raffle – $10 per ticket. Beautiful, spring-colored 60×60 quilt with matching pillow.

And, of course, seeing friends who have been tucked in all winter! It’s the first celebration of Spring! Hope to see you!

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