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Winter Break Craft Project

d5b7f27e7fb65e65c149dffa891e54ed[1]Stop in during February break and design your own bookmark. Supplies will be provided during all hours of operation the week of February 18-23.

Love Your Library Month Event – February 16 @ 1:30pm

imagesCAHEQYCGFebruary is “Love Your Library” month! If you love Poestenkill Library, join us on Saturday, February 16th at 1:30pm as we “Hug Your Library.” We hope to have enough people to wrap a hug all around the outside of the library and then take a photo to show the love and support our patrons give to the library. Light refreshments will be served. Bring your friends because your friends are our friends at the Poestenkill Library!

Do you have a new eReader? You can get ebooks through the library!

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.

Holiday Lights Appeal – Great Success!!

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.

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