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eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.


bookDate and Time: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Starting at The Old Town Highway Garage at Route 217 & Roxbury Road in Philmont NY
Busing to start line, one way 5k.

Registration Fees: $15.00 for adults, $5 for 18 and younger.

Packet Pick Up:

  • Early Packet Pick Up on Saturday May 3 from 10-2 at the Philmont Public Library
  • Staring at 7:30 a.m. on May 4, 2013 at Old Town Highway Garage at Route 217 & Roxbury Road in Philmont NY

Post Race Celebration at High Falls on Roxbury Road, Claverack , New York
Race-result awards & random prize drawing (must be present to win).

Register now at www.active.com/claverack-ny/running/races/book-it-5k-2014

or fill out the paper registration and return to the Claverack or Philmont Library.

New Year’s Thanks and Update…

     As we enter this new year, the staff, trustees and volunteers of the Claverack Free Library thank you for your generous support throughout 2013.   The past year has brought a great deal of progress for the new library and community center. Work continues on the building, in spite of cold and wintery conditions, with new entrance vestibules and bay windows under construction.
as of 12/31/13:
CFL progress
     As of this writing, we’re closing in on the goal to raise $100,000 for the next phase of improvements to assure full accessibility to the new building.
     If you’d like to contribute, please direct donations to the Claverack Free Library’s capital campaign, PO Box 417, Claverack, NY 12513, or visit www.claverackfreelibrary.org for more ways to donate.
     We are grateful to all of you who value the free services and programs your Claverack Library provides.
     May 2014 bring you health, happiness and a new library nearer completion!
Jane S. Case
Board of Trustees

Benefit Concert with The Broad Street Chamber Players

February 1, 2014

at 5:00 pm,

The Broad Street Chamber Players (Jay Shulman, Elizabeth Chinery and David Smith) will perform a program of pieces by Michel Blavet, Philippe Gaubert and Louise Farrenc at the home of Lisa Vahradian and John Tillotson.

broad st players

Proceeds will benefit the library’s capital campaign.

Admission is $30 and may be paid at the door, but seating is limited and reservations are necessary.

Please call 851-7120 to reserve a seat and to get the address.

We hope you’ll join us for a cozy midwinter evening of music and light refreshments.


Local Food and Nutrition Programs, an Informational Session with Catholic Charities


Thursday, January 16 at 3:00 pm

at the Claverack Library

information about:

  • The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program, which assists individuals/families in applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Food Stamp benefits.
  • The Kinship Caregiver Program,which provides intensive support to caregivers who are     raising children in their homes.
  • The WIC Program (women, infants, children) designed to assist families and young children.
  • The Emergency Assistance Program, offering help to individuals/families experiencing financial crisis.

Come learn about how you may benefit from the unique services provided by Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties Programs.   Information about Catholic Charities can be found at www.catholiccharitiescg.org



Dec.17th Library Board meeting is cancelled due to weather.

The December monthly Board meeting is rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19th at 5 pm.

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