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Battle of the Books – Wish List

Help the Claverack Library Help Kids Read This Summer!

This summer the Claverack Free Library will once again be participating in the Battle of the Books Reading Program.

Battle of the Books is a national Summer Reading Program for middle school students who will be in the 6th through the 9th grade in September. Participants in the Mid-Hudson Library System program are asked to read eight selected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books. A Regional Battle is held the Saturday following Labor Day in September.

The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading in middle school-age children, to expose them to titles and authors that they might not encounter in school and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition.

You can help us by purchasing the pre-selected books from the Claverack Free Library’s Amazon Summer Reading Program wish list. When checking out you can have the books delivered directly to the library or you can bring them in.

2017 Battle of the Books Team

Get Ticked Off

Get Informed,
Take Action!

Sunday Feb. 11 – 2:00 PM


On Sunday February 11 at 2 PM the A.B.Shaw Firehouse at 67 Route 23 in Claverack will host the first program in a new initiative to shine light on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and to push for action at state and federal levels.

This free public forum is brought to you by:

  • The Office of Assemblymember Didi Barrett
  • The Claverack Free Library
  • The AB Shaw Fire Company
  • The Columbia County Department of Health

Bring your questions; stay for refreshments.

For further information
or call 518 851-7120 Continue reading ‘Get Ticked Off’

Book Group – February 9

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 Book Group Meeting:
Friday February 9
, 6:00 PM

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

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.

Developing Diversity in the Landscape

Sunday, January 21
3:00 P.M.

Presented by:


In our changing ecosystems and climate it’s important that the designed landscape is resilient and adaptable.

By focusing on creating diverse plant and wildlife communities we give refuge to the wild species that take residence and grow our own deep connection to the unique habitats that surround us.

HEATHER GRIMES is a landscape designer who specializes in creating ecologically rich gardens and in restoring degraded woodland and meadow habitats.

Bring your questions – stay for refreshments!

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Saturday, February 3 is National Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Bring your child, grandchild, niece/nephew, neighbor or sibling to the Claverack Library between 10am-2pm.

Join us for board game fun, winter crafts, and more! Special treats and a raffle give away!

Support the Library

Your Donation Will Make a Difference!

Please consider a tax deductible donation to ensure The Claverack Free Library is able to meet the demands of what libraries offer in the 21st century, as well as the specific needs of our community. Donations can be made to support our New Library Capital Campaign Fund or towards our ongoing Annual Operations. Donations can be made either by check or securely online through PayPal.