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4th Annual Leo B Clement Memorial Scholarship – increased to $500 & extended to 7/18

See full size imageScholarship for Poestenkill Graduating Students

The Clement Family is generously increasing the scholarship award amount to $500 and extending the submission date to July 18, 2014.

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 fourth 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 2014-15 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 August 1, 2014. 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 July 18, 2014.


Mail: PO Box 305, Poestenkill NY 12140

In person during library hours

4. One submission per student.

New service available – document scanning to your email!

Over the past several months, many people have asked if the library had a document scanner. We did not but we discovered that, for a nominal setup fee, we could use the copier which has a scanner module. Patrons are now able to scan to an email address. Please ask for assistance at the circulation desk for this new, free service.

Wonderful, successful Market Day!

The Friends of Poestenkill Library announce another successful Market Day! The weather was perfect and many, many people came to find great bargains and support the library. Joan Hayes, Market Day chairperson, reports the following receipts:
Plant Sale – $694
Baked Goods – $632
Books – $628.25
Collectibles – $454
Purses, Jewelry – $228.25
Basket Raffle – $193
Hot Dogs/ Chili – $96.25
50/50 – $113 (The winner donated her share back to the Friends. Thank you Karen!)

Total – $3,038.75

Thank you to everyone who came to Market Day and a huge thanks to the many volunteers who worked from 7am to 1:30pm to set up and take down the sale (not to mention all the time they spent getting ready prior to Market Day). We are always exhausted at the end, but we always have a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones!
Thank you to everyone who supports the Friends of Poestenkill Library during Market Day.

Spring Market Day – May 3rd!

The Friends of Poestenkill Library are collecting all the great things they will have for sale during their Spring Market Day. From 9am to 1pm on Saturday, May 3rd, the lawn at the library will be filled with shoppers finding great bargains! Baked goods, books, DVDs, CDs, plants, gently-used purses, scarves & jewelry, and tables of collectibles are offered for sale. We hope you can join us for this wonderful annual event!

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