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New library automation system – Sierra – March 31st

The new automation system will “Go Live” on Tuesday, March 31. In the meantime, you will experience delays in receiving your holds due to the transitions between systems. Please be patient with us. Continue to place holds for items you would like to borrow. If there is an item you need immediately from another library, we can help determine the closest library that has it available if you want to go to the library to pick it up.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience over the next week or so, but it will definitely be worth it! The new system is great and very user-friendly, both for patrons and staff. All your information will just roll over to the new system so you don’t need to do anything to be able your use your card.

Friends of the Poestenkill Library Meeting – 3/16 @ 7pm

  • There will be a Friends meeting on Monday, March 16th at 7pm at the library. New members are always welcome! Amendments to the updated by-laws will be discussed, as will preliminary plans for the Spring Market Day.
  • Rensselaer County Legislators support Poestenkill Library


    Rensselaer County Legislators, representing the Poestenkill community, stopped by the library on February 7th to present a $500 check to help support the library. These funds will be used toward upgrading some technology. The photo above includes: Kelly Hoffman, Rob Bayly, LouAnne Lundgren, Ed Gresens, Margie Morris, & Leo Fiacco.

    Library closed again! Monday, February 9th. Friends meeting postponed.

    snowman reading
    I feel like a broken record – the library is closed due to inclement weather! Also, The Friends of Poestenkill Library meeting scheduled for tonight is postponed to Monday, March 16th at 7pm.

    Here is another opportunity for you to try out all of the online services available!

    You can browse the catalog and order books, download audiobooks and ebooks, and now you can download magazines! All from the comfort of home! See the Overdrive link to the right to download materials. In addition, children can access Tumble Books and play games and read books online.

    I hope you get a chance to check out these great services.

    Margie Morris, Director

    Digital magazines now available

    Upper Hudson Library System is now offering digital magazines via our ebook vendor, OverDrive. Any cardholder at any public library in Albany or Rensselaer Counties can now check out digital magazines.

    OverDrive uses the Nook app as its magazine reader, so you will have to set up a Barnes & Noble account and download the Nook app to your mobile device or compatible computer. To read NOOK periodicals, you need one of the following:
    • The free NOOK app for Android
    •The free NOOK app for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)
    •The free NOOK app for Windows 8
    •A supported NOOK device (like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK, NOOK HD or HD+, NOOK Tablet, or NOOK Color).

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