The Library will be closed on Monday, May 25.

AA-Memorial-Day (1)Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Summer Fun 2015

Summer Reading Program

Registration Party!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

10:30 AM to Noon


Join us on the Front Lawn of the Library.

Register for summer programs, become a super hero and more!
Click here for full details.


The Reading Club, how many minutes can you read this summer? (All Ages)

Reading with Tough Guy! (All Ages)

Wednesday Morning Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story! (Ages 3-8)

Nature Detectives (Ages 7-11)

Junior Engineering (Ages 9-14)

Look for information about Evening Kniting on the Lawn and Family Movie Night (All Ages)

Book Group – May 15

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: May 15th, 6:00 PM (Rescheduled from May 8 because of the annual Spring Book Sale)
Don’t Lets go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller
At the Claverack Library 629 Route 23B at the corner of 9H.
For info call the library 518-851-7120
or email: Vicki Rosenwald
Upcoming reads:
June 12th – Olive Kitteridge,by Elizabeth Strout
July 10th – Maus, by Art Spiegelman
Order your copy today from the Mid-Hudson Library System

Spring Book & Plant Sale – May 8, 9 10

Spring Book & Plant

Opening Night Preview
Friday May 8, 5 PM to 7 PM

$10 includes refreshments and first pick of books at early-bird (double) prices. Note that the Friday night party replaces the former Saturday morning early-bird opening.

Saturday, May 9 – 9 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, May 10 – 10 AM to 2 PM


Browse a huge selection of used fiction and nonfiction titles and children’s books, all sorted by subject, beneath the tents. On Saturday, purchase vegetable, annual and perennial plants; feast on breakfast, homemade baked goods, or lunch; and enjoy free activities for kids and great raffle prizes.

Prices are $1 for hardcover books, $.50 for paperbacks, with some art, travel, and other books of value priced accordingly. On Sunday after 12pm, buy a Claverack Library tote bag for $10 to fill with regular-priced books for free.

Construction permitting, the library trustees will give tours of the progress of the new Claverack Library and community center next door in the former A.B. Shaw fire house.

Donations of clean used books are accepted until Sunday, May 3 and volunteers are welcome to come help sort under the tent prior to the sale. Baked goods may be dropped off at the library on Friday, May 8.

“Book It! 5k” Run and Walk


“Book It! 5k” Run and Walk
Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 9:00 AM
Click for registration & full information

Art on Wheels – April 28

Art On WheelsArt School of Columbia County

Art on Wheels comes to the Claverack Library

Beautiful Books

for: Grades 9-12
when: 6:00-7:30 pm Tuesday April 28
where: Claverack Free Library

Create your own artist book at the library!

Beautiful Books Flyer

Learn how writers and artists have kept “Common Place Books” in the past. You will create an artist book with a simple pamphlet stitch, and embellish it with collage. Students will add their own ideas and thoughts in using both words and collaged images.

Please Pre-register at the library or by calling 851-7120.  Thank you!