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Deadline rapidly approaching!!!! Leo B Clement Scholarship applications due by May 31.

7th 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 7th 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 2018-19 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, 2018. 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, mail, or in person at the library by May 31, 2018.


Mail: PO Box 305, Poestenkill NY 12140

In person during library hours

4. One submission per student.

There will be Story Hour on May 11 & May 18 @ 10am!

A Terrific Market Day! Thank you to workers, donors, & shoppers!

The Spring 2018 Market Day was a huge success! The weather was outstanding and the bargains were many! The new purple Friends of Poestenkill Library tote bags could be seen everywhere as people filled them with books. Beautiful raffle baskets were on display and the Bake Sale goodies on the porch sold quickly. Gardeners were thrilled with the wonderful selection of plants to add to their gardens.

Here are the results of the sale & the raffle winners!
Dessert Raffle $485.00
Baskets Raffle $391.00
Bake Sale $671.55
Plants $811.00
Books $676.00
Food $129.50
50/50 $72.00
Cookbooks $27.00
Total $3,263.05

Dessert of the Month Raffle Winner – Barbara C
Teen Mystery – Burton
Adult Mystery – Linda W
Father’s Day – Scott M
Birds – Mary D
Movies – Jeanette C
Tea Time – Jeanette C
Soup & Sandwich – Judy K
Picnic – Jill G
Garden – Susan K

Thank you all for your support!!!

We’re open! Power is back on as of 2:30!

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