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Scholarship Winners @ the library! Congratulations!

The winner of the 3rd Annual Leo Clement Scholarship is Lydia Sharp. Lydia’s essay was chosen from the five entries received. The essays were all very well done and the decision was not easy to make. Lydia just graduated from Averill Park High School and will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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.

Friends of Poestenkill Library

Alice, Joan G, Tara, & Joan H present check to Nick Wait

Alice, Joan G, Tara, & Joan H present check to Nick Wait

On June 27th, the Friends of Poestenkill Library awarded a $1,000 check to Nick Wait. The Friends generously offer an education scholarship to a volunteer or staff member who exemplifies the integrity, character, and philosophy of the Poestenkill Library. Nick is the well-deserving recipient this year. He will be attending Hudson Valley Community College with plans to transfer to RPI for nuclear engineering.

Preschool Story Hour will be back September 13th

Friday, June 22nd will be the last regularly scheduled preschool story hour for a while. Miss Dona is taking a much deserved summer break but she will be back with wonderful new ideas and stories in the fall. Please watch this site, our Facebook page (have you liked us yet?), and The Advertiser for other summer family programs.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading program. It is for kids, teens, and adults. Online registration will open on July 5th. There will be a summer reading “tab” on this page. Win prizes for reading this summer!

We hope to see you in the library during the summer. We are still open on Friday mornings even if Miss Dona isn’t here! We are getting great new books for all ages almost every day. Stop in and check out the newest titles.

Market Day was a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who donated items, or shopped or helped at Market Day! It was a beautiful day! The next Market Day will be in the fall. Thank you Friends of Poestenkill Library for all the hard work you do to put this event together!
Here is the breakdown by area:

Attic Treasures – $520.71
Bake Sale – $654.25
Book Sale – $503.50
50/50 – $189.00 (The winner gave the money back to the library.)
Baskets/Raffles – $258.00
Jewelry/Handbags – $488.55
Hot Dogs/Chili – $161.60
Plants – $591.00

Total = $3,368.61

Spring Market Day – May 18th

Spring Market Day 2011

Spring Market Day 2011

The Friends of Poestenkill Library Spring Market Day is just around the corner. Join the fun and find great bargains on Saturday, May 18th from 9am to 1pm. This popular event is held on the lawn of the library. The tables will be filled with attic treasures, plants, baked goods, gently-used purses, scarves, and jewelry, and a fresh selection of books. This winter we sent the leftover books from prior book sales to Better World books and now there is a whole new selection to choose from. The books are $4.00 per bag. You may bring your own bag. The rain date (hopefully not to be needed) is Sunday, May 19th.

In addition, there will be chili and hot dogs for sale at lunch time. Something new for the kids will be a jewelry making table and there will also be a fun place to take photos with friends and family.

We hope to see you at this great community event!

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