Our Grand Opening was a success- and this is only the beginning!

We greatly appreciate all who made our new library possible.

We look forward to serving you in our new space and we encourage all to stay engaged; using the repurposed library to create and explore your own world of possibilities.


Some items are still needed for our children’s room. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation for our new space. The Amazon wish list is available here.

Holiday Library Fundraiser- 31 Bags!

31 bags is a holiday fundraiser for our new Claverack Library!

Please visit this link to view a variety of personalized products that make great gifts! There are new prints, products, and embroidery.
20% of all sales will go to the library- just be sure to click ‘My Parties’ –> ‘Claverack Free Library’. 
Begins Tuesday, December 3 @ 7:00PM
Hosted by: Friends of the Claverack Library

1000 Books

1000 Books before Kindergarten is a year-round reading program for children
from birth until they start Kindergarten.

– Why Read? –

Reading aloud helps strengthen language skills and builds vocabulary, two important tools for learning to read. It also builds imagination and creativity. Sharing books with children promotes a life long love of books and reading.

– Program Steps –

Register – Sign up at the circulation desk, if you need a library card, bring a photo ID.

Track Reading – Log each book you read, you can read books more than once.
Keep Reading – Don’t stop at 1000! Keep reading, there’s more learning ahead.

It’s easier than you think!

3 Books a day for one year = 1,095 Books!
1 Boo!k a day for three years = 1,095 Books

Holiday Tai Chi at the Library

Give yourself the gift of health this holiday season. Take an hour for Tai Chi at the Claverack Library. Start something for yourself that you can take into 2020. A New Year a New You!

  • Tuesday, Dec 17
  • Tuesday, Dec 24
  • Tuesday, Dec 31

All Classes are from 10 AM – 11 AM

Taught by Tai Chi instructor, David Haines. All classes are beginner friendly and tailored to all levels. Classes are held in our new community room, $5 donation requested.

Holiday Movie Night!

Holiday Movie Night! 
Saturday, December 14

Get in the holiday spirit!

Join your neighbors and friends for the first Book to Movie screening in our new building!

Listen to a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, which will be followed by a screening of the film, starring Tom Hanks, on our NEW 85-inch screen.

Hot chocolate, popcorn, and cookies will be available for snacking. Coloring pages will be provided for younger children.

Claverack Death Cafe!

First Claverack Death Cafe
Saturday, December 14th
1:00-2:30 PM.


Death Cafe is a get-together for the purpose of talking about death over food and drink, usually tea and cake.

The goal is to educate and help you become more familiar with the end of life.

Free, but donations will be accepted.
RSVPs are helpful for planning, but not necessary.

Special Field Goods Promotion for Library Cardholders!

Universal Class through your Library!

Check out our new database of online classes. Use your library card to learn everything from craft to computer to parenting classes and beyond. Homeschool lessons, writing and math classes as well. There is even the option to take some classes for continuing education certification credits.

Click the link below to sign up and begin today!