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April Updates!

Fun things are happening at the library in April! Earth Day activities, STEM program, Stuffie sleepover, USS Slater Museum pass, Spring Market Day, and a College-bound Scholarship Award!

April 20, 10am-1pm – Earth Day Activities. Stop in and find out about Earth Day and what you can do to help the environment. A wetlands biologist will have a pond exhibit. Plant some seeds and paint a flower pot.

April 23, 4-7pm – Stuffie Sleepover! Bring your favorite stuffie to sleep overnight at the library with all the other stuffie friends.

April 24, 4-6pm – STEM program with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Learn about Computer Design & Processing. Appropriate for grades 2-10.

NEW!! USS Slater Museum Pass – available for a 3-day loan. Admits up to 2 adults and 2 children.

May 4th – 9am-1pm – Friends of Poestenkill Library Spring Market Day. Book sale ($5 per bag, bring your own bag or buy a pretty purple Friends bag for $5 and fill it for free – while supplies last), bake sale, plant sale, Basket Raffles! Fun for all! Held on the lawn of the library, rain date, Sunday 5/5.

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.

April Events

Fun things are happening at the library in April!

April 3: 6:30-7:30 – Marshmallow & Toothpick Challenge. Are you able to build a structure strong enough to hold a book? That is one of the challenges at this great event. Please stop in or call to register.

April 6: 10:30 – 1:30 – Discovery Day at Poestenkill Elementary School. The library will bring the Makerbot 3D printer along with some other fun things you can find at the library. Be sure to stop by our table to see what we offer.

April 10: 6:30-7:30 – LEGO Club. Join the fun on the second Wednesday of each month. We have a HUGE selection of LEGOs to use to build thanks to generous donations. This is a great family event and it is sometimes hard to determine who is having more fun, children or adults! Please stop in or call to register.

April 20: During library hours – Earth Day Activities. Stop in and find out about Earth Day and what everyone can do to help the environment. Ongoing all through library hours.

April Break Week – It looks like we may be having another Stuffie Sleepover. Check back with us to see what the dates will be. Other fun activities are being planned for children to do when they stop in during break week. More details to follow.

No Story Hour on Friday, March 8

There will not be an official story hour on Friday. Miss Erin has a little one at home who is feeling under the weather. She will return next week.

Please stop in and get some books and color Dr. Seuss coloring pages! Or play with the fun toys and puzzles. There is always something fun to do at the library!!

Stuffie Friends Sleep Over at the Library!

Fifteen stuffies were brought to the library for a special sleepover. This was the first time for all of them, but some of them had heard about the previous one from friends who attended last February. Ready to spend the night were: Flopalopso, Bunny (white), Bunny (gray), Rosie, Redred, Wicket, Duffy, Cheetey, August, Ironman, Blup-blop-bleep, Sebastian, Pokodoteay, Goat, and Polar Beary. Sneetch lives at the library and reported on the sleepover.

Mrs. Morris read us all a story and we played in the library while she and Nick got ready to shut down the library for the night. Rosie, Bunny, Pokodoteay, Cheetey, Redred, and Sebastian decided to use a couple of Launchpads. Wicket, Duffy, and Flopalopso worked on some puzzles. And August, Ironman, Bunny, Goat, and Blup-blop-bleep picked out some books. Then everyone was tucked in and the library was locked up.

Mrs. Morris & Nick were barely out of the parking lot when I said, “do you want to see what is upstairs?” and up everyone went. I showed them the stack of games and everyone found something the wanted to try – Candyland and Scrabble Jr were the favorites, but I asked a few friends if they wanted to just play cards. After we were done, I opened the door to the office and we tried to drag out the tub of DUPLOs to play with but they spilled all over the floor – oops!

Back down the stairs we all went and someone saw the sign for cake pans. “Let’s bake a cake!” Before I could tell them we didn’t have an oven, they had pulled out some fun pans. And a couple of the smaller friends thought they were in a little boat! Rosie & Sebastian wanted to watch the trailer for the new Frozen movie instead of helping to clean up the cake pans. The headphones helped as it was a little noisy with everyone putting the cake pans away.

You could tell everyone was getting tired because they started getting a little bold. Someone thought it would be funny to photocopy a couple of fannies! How rude! A couple of friends spotted the LEGO creations from the LEGO Club and thought it would be fun to play with them. They were very careful and nothing was broken! Phew! I was a little worried! Then we looked in the closet and found the courier bins and decided they would make a good fort! That was fun for everyone! Rosie found some cups and we played the cup stacking game!

At some point, everyone got completely tired out and we all snuggled together for the rest of the night. That is how Mrs. Morris found us when she stopped in to check on us on her way to work in the morning! We had a fun night and met new friends ! We hope to do it again!

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