Posted January 23, 2013
Did you know you can borrow ebooks through the library? By clicking on OverDrive link on the right, under Catalog, you can access OverDrive (Upper Hudson Library System, UHLS, manages all the downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and videos through OverDrive). Once you enter the OverDrive page, go to Digital Help (on the blue menu bar), then select OverDrive Help. It will walk you through what you need to do for your specific device in order to access the items you want to request.
The items in the OverDrive collection are “owned” by all the libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties. Poestenkill Library will dedicate 10% of the book budget ($1,500) toward adding to this pooled collection over the course of 2013. Because publishers charge libraries higher prices (sometimes 100-300% higher than list price if you were to purchase it yourself), there can be long reserve lists for some of the newest titles. Currently, OverDrive is the only mechanism for downloading ebooks, audiobooks, and videos through UHLS. Local libraries and UHLS are committed to investigating other options for providing this service.
Posted January 12, 2013
The 2012 Friends of Poestenkill Library Holiday Lights Appeal was a huge success. The donations totaled $5400! One of the best fundraisers we have ever had! The Friends presented a check of $5,155 to the library Board of Trustees. This money is used to cover general operating expenses and is greatly appreciated (as well as greatly needed). The Board of Trustees is very grateful to the Friends and specifically the Holiday Lights Committee for their hard work and dedication to this annual event. They would also like to thank all the generous supporters for their donations to the Holiday Lights Appeal.
Posted December 4, 2012
At the Poestenkill Library on Tuesday, December 18th OR Thursday, December 20th at 6:30pm
Snacks and all the supplies you need will be provided!
Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required.
This event fills up quickly! Register at the desk or by calling 283-3721.
Posted November 21, 2012
The colorful brochures have been mailed out for the Friends of Poestenkill Library 12th Annual Holiday Lights Appeal. This year we have made it even easier to make a donation. If you do not receive a brochure in the mail, please use the Holiday Lights tab above to access a .pdf copy of the brochure to print out. In addition, we have created a PayPal account in order to make donations using a credit/debit card. The donations made through the library’s PayPal account during this appeal will go directly to the Friends of Poestenkill Library. Please denote the donor and/or recipient in the comments area or feel free to send an email with the information.
I am very happy to be able to add this new feature for both the Holiday Lights campaign and for library donations throughout the year. We have realized that many of the patrons we see on a regular basis are not on our mailing list. We are hoping that this online access will help to include all of our wonderful patrons in this great fundraising event. The library looks so festive during this appeal and we receive many nice comments from patrons and residents of the town. If we get some snow this year, the lights will look even more beautiful!
Thank you for your support of the Poestenkill Library!
Margie Morris, Director
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