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Giving Tuesday

The Claverack Library encourages you to support local businesses and artisans when shopping for holiday gifts. However, if you do shop online and are making purchases through Amazon please consider purchasing through the Amazon Smile program. Shopping at Amazon Smile is no different from shopping at Amazon, with the sole exception being financial support for the library. There is no additional cost to shop through Amazon Smile. With each purchase you make, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the library. Click the image below to shop through Amazon Smile and help support the library.

Thank You Claverack!

Dear Neighbors,
Thank you for your YES vote on Ballot Proposal #4 to increase funding for the Claverack Library’s operating budget. Your support means we can continue to build our collection and to provide you with the services and programs you deserve.

November Holiday Hours!

Have A Joyous Holiday!

Wednesday, November 22 we will be opened from Noon until 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23: Closed

Black Friday, Friday, November 24: Open from Noon until 5:00 pm

Small Business Saturday, Saturday, November 25: Open from 10 until 2:00 pm

Cyber Monday, Monday, November 27: Open from Noon until 8:00 pm

Giving Tuesday, Tuesday, November 28: Open from 10 until 2:00 pm

Referendum for Library Funding

Referendum for Library Funding

Chapter 414 FAQs

Remember – Flip the Ballot!

In 1995, New York State passed a law designed to help public libraries receive more support from their communities. This law allows libraries to petition to place a proposition on the ballot and to designate the amount that their towns will contribute toward library operations. The law is unique in that it enables voters – rather than town governments – to determine their town’s level of library support.

Why is the Claverack Free Library (CFL) seeking an increase in funding?
The CFL is the heart of our community and is much more than a place to borrow books. Today’s library is a vibrant social center and technology hub, with extensive and varied free programming offered for all ages. Boosted by technological advances over the past two decades, the CFL now serves growing numbers of patrons who rely upon free access to the Internet to enhance their personal, educational, cultural, and professional lives. Continue reading ‘Referendum for Library Funding’

Handmade Jewelry and Craft Sale

Friday, November 3
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 4
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Wonderful handmade jewelry and other items articles by local artisans will be on display at the Library for your shopping pleasure during regular library hours.

Sterling and semi precious stones, glass, art clay, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more.

Gifts for the holidays to suit every budget.

Proceeds to benefit the Claverack Free Library.

Find great Holiday gifts!

Friends of the Claverack Library

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop

Sunday, November 5 –  3:00 PM

This is a free workshop for homeowners to encourage participation in the New York State Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. This program provides a free or reduced-cost home energy assessment and report, incentives, and low interest rate financing for owners of 1 to 4-family homes. Homeowners can improve the energy efficiency of their homes, save money on utility bills and increase comfort. The home energy assessment is free for most New York homeowners and there is no obligation to install the recommended home energy improvements.

Kathleen Langton of AHP Homeownership Center in Albany will explain how the NYSERDA Home Performance Program works. Attendees will be able to sign up for a home energy assessment after the presentation. These programs have benefits both for homeowners and the community. Energy efficiency and conservation reduce energy consumption and costs, support sustainable community development, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help create local green jobs.

Bring your questions; stay for refreshments.

Parking is available on site.

Please pre-register by phone at
518 815-5667, in person, or email to