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Battle of the Books: Summer Reading for Junior High & High School

Once a week during the summer!
Join us at the library for games, fun, and battle practice.
Possible field trips to other libraries to practice with other teams.

Beginning in June, running through the finale at Columbia Greene Community College; the BOB schedule will be as follows: 

Battle of the Books for Middle School will be every Thursday at 6:30PM.
Battle of the Books for High School will be every Tuesday at 6:30PM.

Locations for specific dates (Philmont or Claverack) TBD.

Summer Fun for Everyone- Registration Party!

Join us on the front lawn of the Library!


Saturday, June 22


Sign up for our programs, be entertained by the SCIENCETELLERS, get creative, and more!!
Check out the Summer Fun 2019 tab on the library website or stop by the library for more details!

Some fun for everyone.. You may register for…

  • The WEDNESDAY morning reading program: Universe of Stories!
  • The Reading Club, how many minutes can you read this summer?
  • JR Engineering is back! This summer we’ll blast off with ROCKETS. (4th-9th)
  • Art School of Columbia County will create a fun program for elementary school children. (2nd through 4th grade)
  • Harry Potter Club for students 7-11.
  • Battle of the Books! for those entering grades 6-9.
  • NEW! High School Battle of the Books for those entering grades 10-12.
  • Friday, July 12 at 12:30: ANIMALS IN SPACE with REPCO.

Book-It! 2019 – 5k Run/Walk



RUN or WALK as your favorite character to win prizes!

Pre-Registration Fee (5/4 or before):
$22.00 Adults
$8.00 Youth 18 and younger

Day of/On Site Registration:
$25.00 Adults
$10.00 Youth 18 and younger

Early Registration, T-Shirt to those registered by Friday, April 19th

Click here for Registration & Event Information

Battle of the Books: First Meeting

Summer Reading for Junior High & High School!

Monday, April 29

What is Battle of the Books? 

Once a week during the summer! Join us at the library for games, fun, and battle practice. Possible field trips to other libraries to practice with other teams.

Meeting DATES to be determined at the April 29 meeting.

Churchtown Dairy Regenerative Readers: April

Churchtown Dairy Regenerative Readers

Monthly Book Club at the Churchtown Dairy, the LAST  Wednesday of the month.

If you love reading and enjoy meaningful conversation, you’re warmly welcome to join our Regenerative Readers!
Book themes are chosen to engage us in conversation about things that matter…. environment, culture and us!

Next Meeting: April 24– Active Hope by Joanna Marcy

Books can be ordered at the Claverack Library. For more information contact Kam Ballamy,

Identifying and Managing Invasive Plants 

Invasive Species Talk!

Saturday, April 13

Invasive species have become a major environmental problem, as they out-compete and displace native vegetation and damage local habitats by reducing biodiversity. Attendees of the program will learn about the problems caused by invasive plants, as well as which species are invasive and how to identify and manage them in the landscape.  The top local invasive plant species will be covered, as well as where to report invasive species populations, and how to get involved in local volunteer projects.

Instructor Tim Kennelty is a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist through Cornell Cooperative Extension and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Land Conservancy. He has gardened in Columbia County for more than 25 years and has developed a passion for preserving native species and combating exotic invasive plants. He has been involved in a multi-year habitat restoration project at the Siegel-Kline Kill public conservation area in Ghent, New York.

Bring your questions; stay for refreshments.

April Book Group!

Community Read: Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel