Independance Day! The Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th.








Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Nature Detectives (Ages 7-11)

Nature Detectives (Ages 7-11)

Nature Detective

Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Space will be limited to 12 students

Nature Detectives is a fun and exciting way to teach about the great outdoors. From scavenger hunts and animal crackers to wildlife bingo games, youth will have a blast while building a valuable knowledge base about the world around us. Nature Detectives encourages young people to explore while discovering science and their local environment through the eyes of birds.

Reading with Tough Guy! (All Ages)

Tough GuySign up for a special time to read to Tough Guy, the dog that loves to be read to. Reading out loud to Tough Guy will help children learn confidence in reading. And being a Havanese, many children that have allergies to pets will not have a reaction to Tough Guy.

Fridays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in 10 minute increments.

Must sign up in advance.

Knitting on the Lawn

Mondays at 6:30 PM starting July 6th
Learn to knit a square that can be made into a blanket for recovering veterans at the VA Hospital in Albany. In July we’ll work on knitting squares and in August we’ll learn to crochet them together. Please bring your own size 7 or 8 needles. We have yarn for your use.

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

Be A Hero - Read

July 8, 15, 22, 29, & August 5
Time 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


July 8th: Meet Sheriff Bartlett and a Columbia County K-9 unit! We’ll learn about the Columbia County Sheriff’s department.

July 15th: High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center will visit with their miniature therapy horses. Though they come in small packages we’ll be able to meet some real “big” heroes. Tough Guy will also join us this morning, for children to read to or visit with. We’ll explore therapy animals of all kinds.

July 22nd: The A.B. Shaw Fire Company visits the library. Explore a truck and learn about volunteer fire fighters, our local heroes!

July 29th: Animal Rescue in our neighborhood. Animal food pantry donations are welcome this week.

August 5th: Red Cross volunteers present “Be Safe, Be Smart, Be your own Hero!”.

Book Group – July 10

Add spice to your reading life!Maus

Come to our monthly book group for discussion and refreshments on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Next read on: July 10th
, 6:00 PM
Maus, by Art Spiegelman
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:
August 14th – Island at the Center of the World by Russell Short
September 18th – My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Copies are usually available in the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Order yours today.