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Consumer Reports


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Are you planning on buying a new car? A television? An appliance? For years, the go to source for information has been Consumer Reports and it is now available to all library users free of charge!  To access Consumer Reports online, click on the Consumer Reports icon in the right hand column of our website and then enter your library card number.

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Spring Cleaning at the Library

Join us on…
Saturday, June 10th
At 10:00 AM

Bring your elbow grease and enthusiasm to help clear out the basement, the library shed, and clean the windows of the current library!

We’ll provide the cleaning supplies and refreshments!

Book Group

Add spice to your reading life!

Come to our monthly book group for discussion and refreshments.
Usually on the 2nd Friday of each month at 6:00 PM.
New members always welcome.
Next read on: Friday June 9
, 6:00 PM

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Upcoming reads:

July 14 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
August 11 – The Rosie Project by Graeme Simision

Contact Vicki Rosenwald for information on meeting location at or 518 851 5667

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

Knitting on the Lawn

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30



Join us to learn New Techniques or work on your own project!

We’ll be Sitting on the lawn when the weather is pleasant and moving inside when it’s rainy or hot.

If you’re interested in making blankets for the Veteran’s Hospital or the Homeless, we’ve yarn for you to use!

All experience levels welcome!

Spring Book & Plant Sale – May 12, 13 & 14

Spring Book & Plant

The Claverack Free Library holds its annual spring book and plant sale on May 12, 13 and 14. The weekend offers book lovers the region’s largest selection of gently used fiction and non-fiction titles and children’s books, all organized by subject beneath the tents.

Opening Night Preview Reception

Friday May 12, 5 PM to 7 PM

Special Preview Reception entry fee of $10 includes refreshments and first pick of books at early-bird (double) prices.

Saturday, May 13 – 9 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, May 14 – 10 AM to 2 PM


Featured at the sale on Saturday are live plants – vegetable, annuals and perennials – as well as an offering of high-quality gardening and landscape design books.

Luncheon is served on Saturday and homemade baked goods are available. Also offered on Saturday are free activities for children.

The newly organized Friends of the Claverack Library will be there with a membership booth and the library trustees will be on hand to give tours of the new Claverack Library and community center next door.

Prices range from $1 for hardcover books and larger paperbacks to $.50 for small paperbacks. Oversized, art, travel, and other books of value are priced accordingly. On Sunday, buyers may purchase large reusable Claverack Library tote bags for $15 and fill them with books for free (with the exclusion of some specially priced books).

Donations of clean used books are accepted until Friday, May 5

Volunteers are welcome to come help sort under the tent prior to the sale.

There are volunteer sign-up sheets available at the library.

Because of space constraints, textbooks, technical manuals, videotapes and books in poor condition cannot be accepted.

Baked goods may be dropped off at the library on Friday, May 12.

At the turn of the 20th century the “Book Fair” raised $300, enough at the time to cover the library’s entire annual operating expenses. In the 21st century, revenues from the spring and fall book festivals contribute nearly 10 percent to the library’s annual operating budget and help the library to provide vital free services to the community. The library is located at 629 State Route 23B, Claverack, New York. For more information, please contact the Claverack Free Library at, 518-851-7120, or stop in during library hours.

Book It 2017 – 5K Run Walk

Lace up your sneakers to support the


The 4th ANNUAL

“Book It! 5k” Run and Walk

Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 9:00 AM

Click for full details & registration information

Registration is open until start of the event.