Buy a Brick, Build a Library

Your Library Is Going Places!

Buy a Brick, Build a Library

After years of careful planning, community input and phased construction, the new, enhanced Claverack Free Library and community center is projected to open in late fall 2019. So much more than a place to lend books, this new library center will connect our community through a vast range
of cultural, educational and social events and occasions.

For each contribution of $100, a brick will be inscribed as you direct, with proceeds to go to the children’s room at the new library. Bricks will be placed along the sidewalk of the main entrance to assure that your family, friends and loved ones have a lasting presence at the new Claverack Free Library and community center. Makes a great gift!

Every donation is deeply appreciated and brings the opening of the new Claverack Free Library and community center that much closer to completion. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the library.


The order form for Adopt-A-Brick is available here.

Visit our New Building tab for much more information on all things regarding our new library!

A Discussion on the Christmas Writings of Charles Dickens!

4th Annual Handmade Jewelry and Gifts Event

Friday, December 14 (12PM-5PM) 
Saturday, December 15 (10AM-2PM)

This Friends of the Claverack Free Library event will include a
wonderful new addition this year: The fabulous little handmade books by
local artist Lucy Swope.

These delightful small gems will make unique and cheery gifts for all ages.

Lucy will be present to sign books and answer questions about the many processes she uses to make her books and prints.


There will also be cards, tags, and small gifts by local artists as usual.


Up to 50% of all sales benefit the library.

December Book Group

Look to the Stars!

Planning Meeting- Daytime Activities for Seniors!

Holiday Raffle

The Friends of the Claverack Library are holding a raffle for a 43″ LG TV (on display at the library). Tickets to our holiday raffle are available for purchase at the circulation desk in the library. Proceeds from this raffle and other Friends fundraising efforts help support children’s programs, free museum and park passes and other community activities.

Raffle tickets are $2 each, 6 for $10 and 13 for $20. The raffle drawing will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The winner does not need to be present.

EXCITING NEWS: Exterior Construction has begun on the NEW Claverack Library!

What does this mean for you?


  • You will not be able to park in the area shared by the current and the new library for the next few weeks.
  • Our very generous neighbors have given us permission to use their parking areas while construction is taking place.
  • We request the three spaces adjacent to the library sidewalk be saved for handicapped and 15 minutes or less parking.
  • Additionally, if you’re planning to donate books for the spring book sale, we request that you hold off until after the new year. We are no longer able to house them in the grey storage container and our space to sort and house them is very limited.

Thank you for your support as we look to the future and move closer to relocating!