Speak up in support of New York State Library Aid. Please join your neighbors in support of increased aid to our public libraries by contacing our state officials. It’s easy to do using the online portal setup by the New York State Library Association. Please take a few minutes today to add your name to the growing list of supporters.
This March, Taconic Hills students and others in our community will be reading and discussing the same book, Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. This is a joint project of the Taconic Hills Central School District, the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, the Claverack Free Library, and the Philmont Public Library.
Copies of Private Peaceful are available for purchase at the Roe Jan Library. Please join us and share in the experience. Learn more about the book and about WWI at library events.
Watch for news of other events at other participating libraries.
One Book One Community Flyer
On Sunday March 1 at 3:00 PM
Actor/Entertainer James Occhino will read stories and poems from WWI at the Claverack Library. Light refreshment will be served.
On Saturday March 7 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Join us at the Claverack Library to make potholders on small craft looms using cotton loops, as many families had to make things at home during the war.
Meet Your Fire Company
Sunday, February 22
At the A.B. Shaw Firehouse – 67 Route 23, Claverack NY 12513
BRING YOUR QUESTIONS; STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS
FREE FOR ALL AGES (Sponsored by the Claverack Library)
Do you wonder if you have what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter? To be the one running in when everyone else is running out?
All are invited to a “show and tell” of the new firehouse and the fire fighting equipment – yes, those big red trucks!
The presentation will incorporate information about the Fire District and how the Fire Company operates within the Fire District, including funding aspects. Chief Mike Cozzolino will outline training requirements and explain that not all volunteer firefighters are required to go inside a burning building.
***May 08 – Don’t Lets go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Copies are usually available in the Mid-Hudson Library System. Order yours today.
The Claverack Free Library’s capital campaign is off to a strong start in the new year with receipt of a $10,000 grant from Archer Daniels Midland Company. This donation will be applied to the adaptive re-use of the former A.B. Shaw firehouse as a new library and community center.
”We are really excited to add ADM to our growing list of supporters of the new library and are grateful for the company’s commitment to the community,” said Jane Case, president of the board of trustees of the Claverack Free Library & Reading Room Association.
The new Claverack Free Library and community center will offer much more than traditional library services. Free Internet access and computer use, technology classes, free lending of print and electronic materials from the collections of the 62-member libraries within the Mid-Hudson Library System, enhanced educational and cultural programming, shared-use community space, tutoring and mentoring groups, and workforce and employment support are just some of the expanded services the new building can offer.
The donation was given through ADM Cares, a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.
For more information about the new library’s progress, or about current programming and services, visit www.claveracklibrary.org.
Or contact capital campaign chair Jennifer Post at 518-851-5950, email@example.com