National Voter Registration Day

nvrd2016Tuesday, September 27
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The Claverack Free Library has joined National Voter Registration Day, the largest one-day effort to register voters in the US.

More than 2,000 organizations across the country will join forces on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 to implement grassroots voter registration programs in an effort to ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to register and vote in the 2016 election.

This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts is celebrated on the 4th Tuesday of September annually and serves as a reminder to register to vote if you are eligible, and to update your existing registration if you have recently moved or changed names.

Voter registration forms and assistance will be available at the Library. To provide greater access to those needing to register to vote, the Library is extending service hours on the 27th. We will be open from  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


Saturday, October 8
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Sunday, October 9
10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Friday, October 7
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.

book-saleThe Claverack Free Library will hold its annual fall book sale on October 7, 8 and 9.  Book lovers can browse a huge selection of gently used fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as children’s books, all sorted by subject beneath the tents. Proceeds from this sale, combined with the spring book sale, contribute nearly 10 percent to the library’s annual operating budget.

A preview reception, with refreshments, will be held on Friday, October 7 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. For the $10 entry fee, buyers have first choice of all books offered at early-bird premium (double) pricing.

The sale runs on Saturday from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. and on Sunday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. On Saturday, luncheon is served along with homemade baked specialties and beverages. Home baked specialties and beverages will be offered throughout the day on Sunday.

Prices on Saturday and Sunday range from $.50 for small paperbacks to $1 for hardcover and larger softcover books. Over-sized, art, travel, and other books of value are priced accordingly. Bargain hunters can return on Sunday and purchase large reusable Claverack Library tote bags for $15 and fill them with books for free (specially priced books excluded).

The library trustees will be available to give tours of the progress of the new Claverack Library and community center next door in the former A.B. Shaw fire house.

Donations of clean used books are accepted until Friday, September 30 and volunteers are welcome to come help sort under the tent prior to the sale. Baked goods may be dropped off at the library on Friday, October 7.

Drop by the Friends of the Claverack Library table to see how community members are helping the library become a more vibrant place for all to enjoy.

Take a break from yard work, stop in, and stock up on your winter reading!

For more information, please contact the Claverack Free Library at, 518-851-7120, or stop in during library hours.

Hot Luncheon & Homemade baked goods available on Saturday

Home baked specialties & beverages will be offered throughout the day on Sunday

Book Group – September 9 & October 14

Add spice to your reading life!

Mary Queen of ScotCome to our monthly book group for discussion and refreshments on the 2nd Friday of each month at 6:00 PM. New members always welcome.

Next read on: September 9 & October 14
, 6:00 PM

Mary Queen of Scots, by Antonia Frazer

Upcoming Reads:
November 11 – My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout

Meeting locations vary and maybe at the library or at member’s homes. Please email for specific location and directions
At the Claverack Library 629 Route 23B at the corner of 9H.
For info call the library 518-851-7120

or email: Vicki Rosenwald

Copies are usually available in the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Order yours today.

Library Receives Construction Grant!

The Claverack Free Library has received a significant grant from the State Library’s Division of Library Development as one of 11 award recipients in the Mid-Hudson Library System. The CFL’s grant for $88,500 comes from the State Aid for Library Construction program now set at $19 million per year designated for the acquisition, construction, renovation, or rehabilitation of New York’s public libraries.

Claverack Library trustees review plans for the new library. Pictured left to right: board treasurer Susan Roberts, new library committee member Stephen King, board president Jane Case, and board secretary Jennifer Post.

Claverack Library trustees review plans for the new library. Pictured left to right: board treasurer Susan Roberts, new library committee member Stephen King, board president Jane Case, and board secretary Jennifer Post.

This funding will be applied to the Claverack Free Library’s new library and includes asbestos removal, heating and cooling systems , fiber optic network, and water main hook up and will bring the project that much nearer completion.
The new facility’s design encourages expansion of the library’s commitment to providing free programming and access to information while creating a community hub for arts and cultural events and shared-use community gatherings.

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

SnoopyStarting school? Be cool! Get your new library card today.
Getting your first library card is free! Replacement cards are $1.00.

Library ELF – A New Library Service!

LibraryElf_webrotatorLibrary ELF is a web-based and email tool for library users to keep track of their library borrowings. ELF is like a personal assistant, whose task is to help with keeping track of what one has on loan from the library.

Designed with the busy or avid library user in mind, ELF is ideal for families with multiple library cards or for individuals (writers, researchers, students, readers, etc.) who have cards from different libraries.

Keep track of:

  • Due dates
  • Overdue materials
  • Requested items ready for pickup

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