The Poestenkill Library

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The Friends

Friends of the Poestenkill Library, Inc functions as an association of members to increase community interest in the Poestenkill Library and to raise funds for support of the Library. They hold an annual meeting in October, and other meetings as needed, all of which are announced in The Advertiser.


Three major fundraisers each year provide opportunities for community support, and have allowed The Friends to be generous in supporting a variety of Library needs. In May and September, Market Day fills the Town Green with perennials and houseplants, as well as thousands of books and a great many enthusiastic browsers and buyers. The Library’s wonderful porch is turned into a cafe offering home-baked goodies and coffee. The third event occurs during December, in which contributions are made to “Light Up the Library” and donors designate a person or organization which their gift is in honor of, or in memory of – and the Library acknowledges the gift.

Talk About Books

The noon-time group meets at 12:30 on the last Monday of the month. All interested persons are welcome.

Special Events

Special events are routinely sponsored by The Friends, for which promotional assistance is always needed. Watch this website and The Advertiser for current programs and events.

Wish List

Friends of Poestenkill Library give constant attention to the Library’s Wish List. They have purchased such items as a bicycle rack,┬ádigital camera, special shelving, many children’s programs, and have added substantially to the Library’s basic and special book budgets.

How you can join!

Just stop at the Library to pick up a membership form. Membership in the Friends is open to all individuals, organizations, or businesses interested in the objectives stated above. Annual dues, payable to Friends of Poestenkill Library Inc. are as follows:

  • Individual/Student/Senior – $5.00
  • Family – $10.00
  • Benefactor – $50.00
  • Other – _______