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Community Invited to Free Cookout at the Claverack Library

Sunday, October 1
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

 

 

The trustees, friends and staff of the Claverack Free Library will host a free community celebration of the library on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the library’s lawn. The event will be held rain or shine beneath tents set for the annual fall book sale on October 7th and 8th.

The celebration will highlight progress as the new library and community center nears its final phases of construction. All are welcome to enjoy a cookout, tours of the new library, music and raffle drawing of local goods and services.

Event sponsors include Churchtown Dairy, Mark Eger & Bros. Farm and Cantele Tent Rentals.

Fall Book & Art Festival

Saturday, October 7
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Sunday, October 8
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

SPECIAL PREVIEW RECEPTION
Friday, October 6
from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Refreshments will be served.

For the $10 entry fee, buyers have first choice of all books offered at early-bird premium (double) pricing. Note: this preview replaces our former Saturday early-bird hours.

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Story Hour

Story Hour Begins on Friday, September 15

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world.  
Love of books is best of all.”
-Jacqueline Kennedy

Voter Registration Day – Tuesday, September 26

Tuesday, September 26,
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Make your vote count…. Register!
Stop by the Claverack Library and fill our your voter registration form.
We’ll hand deliver it to the County Board of Elections for you.

Refreshments will be available.

New Building Update

The Claverack Free Library has served as a catalyst in the heart of our community by lending educational materials for free since1829. Today, a new library and community center is in the works with an enhanced mission to help people connect, learn and grow through social and cultural interaction and technology.

AS WE ENTER THE FINAL CONSTRUCTION PHASE,
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER

This new library facility in the former A.B. Shaw Firehouse will enrich and enliven the community by ensuring adequate space for Internet access for those not served in our rural community, free and diverse programming for all ages, resources for job seekers, small business support and literacy coaching and mentoring, all while continuing to lend educational and cultural materials for free. Just as important, it will create much-needed gathering space capable of hosting and collaborating with other organizations to reduce duplication of facilities and services region-wide to bring us closer together.

A DESTINATION FOR DISCOVERING OPPORTUNITIES,
A PLACE OF POSSIBILITIES

Getting to this point has been challenging. But now the capital campaign to create the new Claverack Free Library and community center nears the move-in phase, with $1.8 million of the $2.4 million budget committed from more than 450 donations of all magnitudes from our neighbors, local businesses, private charitable foundations and New York State Library’s Division of Library Development.

THIS NEW LIBRARY IS AN INVESTMENT IN OUR TOWN

AND YOUR GIFT WILL HELP US FINISH

Contact us for upcoming on-site events and tours and to become part of this unique and vital community center to brighten the future of Claverack.

Jennifer F. Post, Chair, Capital Campaign Committee
The Claverack Free Library & Reading Room Association, Inc.
PO Box 417, 629 State Route 23B
Claverack, New York 12513
518-851-1720
newbuilding@claveracklibrary.org
Donate online at: JUSTGIVE.ORG

GEARING UP FOR HEALTHY AGING: Tuesday August 22 at 3 PM

When you and your friends and family reach your mid-eighties, if current trends continue, one third of you will be demented and a further third will have become their caregivers. However changes to your behavior now can alter those statistics.

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