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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.

Claverack LIbrary Spring Book Sale – May 17 & 18


You know it’s finally Spring when the Claverack Library has its book sale. Please join us on May 17 (9 A.M. to 3 P.M.) and May 18 (10 A.M. to 2 P.M.) to browse a huge selection of gently used adult and children’s books. We’ll be serving lunch and decadent baked goods on Saturday. Almost all hardcover books are $1. Paperbacks are 50 cents. Early-bird premium prices (prices are doubled) on Saturday morning from 7:30 AM to 9 AM. There are some specially priced coffee-table and collectable books.

For an even better deal, buy a large reusable Claverack Library tote bag for $15 on Saturday, $10 on Sunday, and fill it with books for free (specially priced books not included).

We’ll also offer a large variety of plants.

While you’re at the book sale and depending on the status of construction currently underway, join a tour of the future home of the Claverack Library, the former AB Shaw Firehouse right next door to the current library building. We’d love to show you our plans.

Claverack Free Library | 518-851-7120 | claveracklibrary@yahoo.com 
May 17, 2014 – May 18, 2014
Not wheelchair accessible
Refreshments available


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.

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

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