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November News

Happy November! We are feeling refreshed with a new coat of paint on the library and the windows all sparkling clean! Thank you to the McLaren/McClellan family for cleaning the windows and doing some tree pruning & removal on the lawn! The library will look beautiful when the Holiday Lights season begins just before Thanksgiving. Thank you to Eric B for posing as he picked up his book from the porch!

Here are some November reminders:
– The library is open by appointment, but we are not typically filling the appointment slots. Feel free to call us from the parking lot if you are in the area to see if you can come in for a visit.
– We cannot accept any books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, etc. donations at this time. We hope to do so in the Spring.
– Beginning November 2, item pickups will be inside the door at the top of the ramp. It is getting too cold/wet/dark/slippery to go across the lawn to the front porch. And the porch becomes slippery in the wet weather. Your items will be placed on the empty shelves just inside the door.
Date change Due to the expected rain, the new date is Saturday, November 14! (moved from 11/11) – a group of volunteers will be getting the gardens and grounds ready for winter. If you would like to help this dedicated group of gardeners, just show up at 9:00 am with your gloves, rakes, clippers, etc. It will be done quickly with more helpers.

Online Resources
There are several free online resources available to all patrons – all you need is your library card! Library Edition – this was only for use while in the library, but Ancestry has continued to extend home use during the pandemic. At this time, it is extended through the end of December. Sign up here.
Overdrive – ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and magazines (over 600 titles). Materials for all ages. There is a link to Overdrive on this page and an app called Libby, by Overdrive is also available. Overdrive has a great selection with a 14 day loan period and single-use items.
Flipster – magazines that are not available on Overdrive. There is a link on this page and an app is available.
Hoopla – This is the newest offering for online services. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, and TV with no holds or late fees. There is simultaneous use with the items on Hoopla. Sign up here or with the Hoopla app.

UHLS databases – The Upper Hudson Library system has a list of database available to all patrons.

20th Annual Holiday Lights Appeal coming soon!
It is the 20th Anniversary of the Holiday Lights Appeal. The Friends of Poestenkill Library have redesigned the brochure and mailing process. A group of helpers will ready the brochures for mailing just before Thanksgiving. More details will be available later in the month. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy our favorite library photo!

Book donations accepted on Saturday, 10/10, from 10am to 1pm.

The shed will open to accept all those books, CDs, and DVDs you cleared off your shelves! Items should be in boxes so they can be stacked in the shed. Boxes will need to be brought from the car directly to the shed. We are not able to help. This will be the last donation drop off until the Spring. We appreciate you thinking of us for your donations!

Poestenkill Library has more jigsaw puzzles for sale on Saturday, 10/3!

Yes, there are more puzzles for sale in Poestenkill! We are back for another sale of good condition used jigsaw puzzles, on the lawn of the Poestenkill Library, on Saturday October 3, from 9 to noon. We sold out of more than 300 puzzles on 9/12 but are lucky to have had many more donated since then. Prices are $5 for 1000-piece puzzles and $3 for fewer than 1000 pieces. Proceeds go to Friends of the Poestenkill Library to benefit the Library. Please be prepared to wait in line to approach the tables of puzzles if there is a crowd, to insure social distancing. Masks are required. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Thanks to all the customers and puzzle donors who have supported this annual sale. We look forward to finding more good homes for these delightful puzzles. For more information contact Marcia at

New date and location for Library Board meetings.

As the weather gets colder and it becomes dark sooner, the meetings of the Board of Trustees on the library lawn will end. In order to be socially distanced and allow room for the public to attend, the meetings will be moved into the Town Hall meeting room and will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month, rather than the 4th Monday. They will begin at 7pm. The first Thursday meeting will be on September 24.

As always, meetings are open to the public.

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