Fall Book Festival

Saturday, October 3 – 9 AM to 3 PM

Sunday, October 4 – 10 A.M. to 2 PM


Friday, October 2
from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.
For the $10 entry fee, buyers have first choice of books at early-bird premium (double) pricing; wine, soft beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

There will be free children’s activities and raffles Saturday and Sunday.

Hot soups, chili, cornbread, and doughnuts will be served on Saturday, with homemade baked goods available both days.

Book prices remain at $1 for hardcover books and $.50 for paperbacks and are the best value among the many book sales in the region. Over-sized, art, travel, and other books of value are priced accordingly. After noon on Sunday, buyers may purchase large reusable Claverack Library tote bags for $10 and stuff them with free books (specially priced books excluded).

The event, combined with the spring book festival, generates nearly 10 percent of the library’s operating budget. Progress continues with re-use of the former A.B. Shaw firehouse next door. Construction permitting, library trustees will lead tours of the new library and community center.

to bake for the bake sale

staff the food tent & raffle tables
help set up and help clean up.
Sign-up sheets are inside the library or email info@claveracklibrary.org
or call 518-851-7120

Join us for a weekend of fun!

Donations of clean, used books will be accepted until Wednesday, September 30
Baked goods may be dropped off at the library on Friday, October 2.

Fall Book Festival – Volunteers Needed

Huge Selection and Best Value for Pre-read Books Anywhere

The Claverack Free Library will hold its annual Fall Book Festival on October 2, 3 and 4. The community has always demonstrated their support for the Spring and Fall Book Festivals by helping and attending to purchase books, baked goods, lunch and participate in children programs.

The Claverack Free Library is reaching out to ask for your time to help make the upcoming Fall Book Festival a success. Sorting of books under the tents on Wednesday afternoon (9/30), Thursday (10/1) and Friday (10/2) until 3:00 PM is most welcome. The Library is also asking volunteers to sign up for shifts to man the food tent and raffle station. Sign-up sheets with 1 hour time slots are posted at the library. Continue reading ‘Fall Book Festival – Volunteers Needed’

Story Hour – Fridays at 10:00 AM


Museum Passes

The Claverack Free Library offers passes to a number of local museums and historic sites.

Click here for details.

The American Songbook


RSVP by September 4 by Mail, Phone, Online at JustGive.org
r by Email newbuilding@claveracklibrary.org

From Hudson and Claverack:
Travel East on Route 23 for 5 miles from traffic light at intersection of Routes 23B and 9H, Claverack.
Turn sharp right onto Decker Road EAST END; follow for 0.3 miles.
Stay straight to go onto Overshot Mill Lane.
Follow event signs up hill past metal gate.

From the Martindale exit of the Taconic State Parkway:
Travel West on Route 23 toward Hudson for .4 miles from southbound exit/.6 miles from northbound exit.
Pass Grace Post Realty on right.
Turn sharp left onto Decker Road; follow for 0.3 miles.
Stay straight to go onto Overshot Mill Lane.
Follow event signs up hill past metal gate

Directions Google Maps

Book Group – September 11

Add spice to your reading life!

Come to our monthly book group for discussion and refreshments on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Next read on: September 11th
, 6:00 PM
My Struggle, by Karl Ove Knausgaard
At the Claverack Library 629 Route 23B at the corner of 9H.
For info call the library 518-851-7120

or email: Vicki Rosenwald vr121@columbia.edu


Upcoming reads:
October 9 – The Siege of Krishnapur, by J.G. Farrell
November 13 – Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo

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