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The Claverack Free Library Presents

The Cyndy Hall Memorial Concert by
The Broad Street Trio

Elizabeth Chinery flute, Jay Shulman cello & David Smith piano

In honor  of our beloved neighbor, teacher, and benefactor on

Saturday February 1, 4 PM
(snow date February 8)

Suggested donation $20 Per Person, but pay as you are able; children and students free. Reservations requested. Reception to follow.  9 Route 9H, parking at 629 Route 23B

Reservations taken by phone: 518.851.7120, email: or at the circulation desk.

Pay by cash or check at the door


Electric Car Charger

Low battery? No worries.


The Claverack Free Library now has an electric car charging station. Located in the parking lot the charging station can accommodate two cars at a time. Free wifi access 24 hours a day. Coffee, free books, cozy chairs available during library hours.

1000 Books

1000 Books before Kindergarten is a year-round reading program for children
from birth until they start Kindergarten.

– Why Read? –

Reading aloud helps strengthen language skills and builds vocabulary, two important tools for learning to read. It also builds imagination and creativity. Sharing books with children promotes a life long love of books and reading.

– Program Steps –

Register – Sign up at the circulation desk, if you need a library card, bring a photo ID.

Track Reading – Log each book you read, you can read books more than once.
Keep Reading – Don’t stop at 1000! Keep reading, there’s more learning ahead.

It’s easier than you think!

3 Books a day for one year = 1,095 Books!
1 Boo!k a day for three years = 1,095 Books

Holiday Tai Chi at the Library

Give yourself the gift of health this holiday season. Take an hour for Tai Chi at the Claverack Library. Start something for yourself that you can take into 2020. A New Year a New You!

  • Tuesday, Dec 17
  • Tuesday, Dec 24
  • Tuesday, Dec 31

All Classes are from 10 AM – 11 AM

Taught by Tai Chi instructor, David Haines. All classes are beginner friendly and tailored to all levels. Classes are held in our new community room, $5 donation requested.

Roc Day

Roc Day

Saturday, January 4

Come celebrate this time honored tradition in our Community Room. Bring your drop spindle, spinning wheel, fibers to spin and a smile, or just come to watch and chat about how it is done.
Need Tools? No Problem, fiber and drop spindles will be available for purchase.
Wool Spinning Fiber $7.50, Drop Spindles $10.

“Roc Day,” or St. Distaff’s Day, dates back to medieval England and marks the first free day (Jan. 7) after the 12 days of Christmas when every woman, whatever her status, would return to her spinning. The day is named not for any saint, but after a tool used in spinning called a distaff. A distaff (or rocke in AngloSaxon) is designed to hold unspun fibers, usually flax but sometimes wool.

Our Grand Opening was a success- and this is only the beginning!

We greatly appreciate all who made our new library possible.

We look forward to serving you in our new space and we encourage all to stay engaged; using the repurposed library to create and explore your own world of possibilities.


Some items are still needed for our children’s room. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation for our new space. The Amazon wish list is available here.

Universal Class through your Library!

Check out our new database of online classes. Use your library card to learn everything from craft to computer to parenting classes and beyond. Homeschool lessons, writing and math classes as well. There is even the option to take some classes for continuing education certification credits.

Click the link below to sign up and begin today!



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