Library Fall Book Festival and Sale

Book Festival

Join us for a weekend of fun!    

Story Hour!

Children and families enjoying music during our summer reading program.

Children and families enjoying music during our summer reading program.

Join us on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. for story hour at the library.  We’ll read stories, sing songs, play games, meet new friends and create crafts all at the library.  We will meet most Fridays during the school year.

Museum Passes at the Claverack Library!

We have museum passes for The Clark, USS Slater, Olana, and the Berkshire Museum. The passes are for free entry for 2 or more adults to each location. You may visit the library or call to reserve the passes. Each pass maybe checked out for three days.
In addition to the free passes we have discount passes for Edith Wharton’s, The Mount and for the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Please check back or call the library for more information and for updates we are expecting to have more passes soon.
These passes are made possible with a grant from the Children’s Fund.

The Clark

USS Slater


The Mount

Berkshire Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum

Museum of Firefighting


Philmont and Claverack Libraries join forces to offer a lending library at the Town Park

Research shows that children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to two or three months of reading progress.  That loss can have a cumulative, long-term effect.
To help our local kids keep their reading levels up, the Philmont Public Library and the Claverack Free Library have joined with the Town of Claverack Summer Youth Program to establish a satellite library at the park.  The program director, Brett Holmes, is excited at the idea of adding more educational and intellectual experiences for the campers on their summer break
Books have been purchased (or donated), young volunteers are organizing the books with the old-fashioned book pockets and cards.  Junior librarians are being trained on checking out books and keeping track of the circulated items.  Plans for the summer also include a story time at least once a week especially for the younger campers.
The libraries hope that the summer campers will enjoy using the satellite library this summer and want to continue the program for future summers.  Of course, the libraries hope that this introduction to public libraries will bring some of campers and their families to our brick and mortar buildings in Philmont and Claverack. 
This program has been supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program. 
Emily helps to prepare books for our summer satellite library.

Emily prepares books for our summer satellite library.


New Online Catalog!

The Claverack Free Library is proud to present a brand new online catalog with improved search features to connect you with what you want faster than ever! At you now have a access to “one-stop shopping” – a single search box that will search across the millions of book, movie, ebook, and audiobook titles available to you through the Mid-Hudson Library System PLUS downloadable articles from over 7,000 magazine and journals!

What you’ve been waiting for! You can now check out your ebooks and audiobooks right in the library catalog! You will see all items you have checked out – both physical items like books and your downloads like ebooks – in your account. Try the new catalog today at

Community Garden At the Claverack Library

Youth ages 10-14 will be planning, planting and growing a raised community garden at the Claverack Library.  We will meet on Mondays for 6 weeks starting Monday, June 23 at 5:00 in the evening.   The youth participating will have the opportunity to learn about growing food, grow food and share it with those in our community.  Please register by calling the library, 851-7120.triolife-5-eartheasy-3