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Pre-School Story Hour!

Join us every Friday at 10am!

Stories, crafts, and more!
Toddlers- Kindergarten

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is best of all.” -Jacqueline Kennedy

Elementary Book Club

Join us on Friday’s at 10 a.m. for Elementary Book Club.
We’ll read together, play games, make crafts and other activities using the selected book as the theme.

Our first book: The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer.

The library will order copies of the book for each student.
Please register as soon as possible.

Buy a Brick, Build a Library

Your Library Is Going Places!
Buy a Brick, Build a Library

Bricks are still available for installation in the Spring 2020.

The order form for Adopt-A-Brick is available here.

After years of careful planning, community input and phased construction, the new, enhanced Claverack Free Library and community center is now open and in full operation at the repurposed former A.B Shaw Firehouse (9 Route 9H Claverack, NY). So much more than a place to lend books, this new library center will connect our community through a vast range of cultural, educational and social events and occasions.

For each contribution of $100, a brick will be inscribed as you direct, with proceeds to go to the children’s room at the new library. Bricks will be placed along the sidewalk of the main entrance to assure that your family, friends and loved ones have a lasting presence at the new Claverack Free Library and community center. Makes a great gift!

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the library.



Click here to view the updated monthly Adopt-A-Book information

Click here for updated Book Group details.

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Defensive Driving Class, November 17

Defensive Driving Class for 10% Insurance Discount
Sunday November 17, 9 AM – 3 PM

Those who complete the Point/Insurance Reduction Program are eligible for an immediate 10% discount on Collision and Auto Liability premium. This discount will apply to all vehicles for which the attendee is the principal operator FOR 3 YEARS!

If you have incurred violations during the 18 month period prior to completing the course, up to FOUR points will automatically be reduced on your driving record. All principal vehicle drivers are eligible regardless of violation accident record, senior citizens, youthful drivers and assigned risk drivers. No formal testing – festive classroom participation, informative movies. This class is recognized by all New York State Insurance companies.

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How to Speak Dog: with Becky Stowe

HOW TO SPEAK DOG will give you some tools for learning how to read your dog’s body language – and thereby start you on your way to speaking “dog.”

Saturday, November 9th


Our dogs are “talking” to us all the time – but we don’t always understand what they’re trying to tell us. Dogs are a social lot: they “speak” loud and clear, if you know how to listen! The study of canine cognition and communication has exploded over the past several decades, with Canine Cognition Labs (laboratories, not Retrievers) popping up at universities all over the globe. The work of behaviorists, ethologists, zoologists, psychologists and of course veterinarians has resulted in a new understanding of just how smart (and communicative) our Best Friends are.

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