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Fall Book Sale!

Claverack Free Library Fall Book Sale
Next Weekend!!!!
Oct 5, 6, 7

A preview reception, with refreshments, will be held on Friday, October 5 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. For the $10 entry fee, buyers have first choice of all books offered at early-bird premium (double) pricing.

The sale runs on Saturday from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. and on Sunday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. On Saturday, shoppers can enjoy coffee and homemade baked specialties, as well as a lunch of chili, soup, a variety of breads and beverages. Home baked specialties and beverages will be offered throughout the day on Sunday.

Prices on Saturday and Sunday range from $.50 for small paperbacks to $1 for hardcover and larger softcover books. Over-sized, art, travel, and other books of value are priced accordingly. Bargain hunters can return on Sunday and purchase large reusable Claverack Library tote bags for $15 and fill them with books for free (specially priced books excluded).


We are at our capacity for managing books for the sale. If you have books you would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated if you hold onto them and donate after this book sale for the Spring book sale.


Donations of baked goods are especially needed. Baked goods may be dropped off at the library on Friday, October 5 or Saturday morning, October 6.


Thank you to our sponsors: Crawford & Associates Engineering & Land Surveying at the Silver level, Saturn Industries at the Bronze level, in-kind donation from Cantele Tent Rentals and Kinderhook Bank.

Take a break from yard work, stop in, and stock up on your winter reading!  

Food Truck at the Library!

Donations for the Fall Book Sale!

Donations for our Fall Book Sale are greatly appreciated as the proceeds from this sale, combined with the spring book sale, contribute nearly 10 percent to the library’s annual operating budget.

Donations of baked goods are especially needed. Baked goods may be dropped off at the library on Friday, October 5

There are also volunteer sign-up sheets in the library for those who can help during the sale.

Take a break from yard work, stop in, and stock up on your winter reading!

September is Library Card Month!

Parents! Do not forget to get a very important school supply: a library card for your student. Stop by the library this month and be entered in our Library Card Month Raffle. With library elf you can help them keep track of what they’ve borrowed and get their items returned on time. 

Sign up for reminders with Library Elf!

  • No more missed due dates
  • No more overdue fines

Winner-Take-All RAFFLE!

Claverack Free Library Presents:
Tickets at the Library
$10 each or 3 for $25
Drawing at the end of summer!


What can you win?

Claverack Package Store wine, Agway gift certificate, Scarecrow Farm bread, Sadhana yoga class, Miller’s Crossing maple syrup, Merrifield pickled beets, Hallenbeck’s corn, TSL movie tickets, Holmquest pumpkin and mums, ice cream, a gardening book, plants, Churchtown Dairy cheese, and more……..

Yes, the winner takes all!

Chair Yoga at the Library!

The Catskills, A Geological Guide

Robert and Johanna Titus Present The Catskills, A Geological Guide Sept 15 at Claverack Library

Did you know that the Catskill Mountains were a great petrified delta? Did you know that the world’s oldest known fossil forest ecology is found right here in our mountains? Have you gone fossil hunting in the Catskills?  Geology is America’s favorite science. As children we commonly develop a keen interest in this science of dinosaurs and volcanoes, glaciers and earthquakes, and given encouragement, we never give up that fascination. Here is the story of continental collisions, lost mountain ranges, and primitive fossil creatures lost in an ancient sea.

Join Robert and Johanna Titus on Saturday, September 15th at 4:00 PM at the Claverack Library, and learn about the Catskills distant geological history. They will transport you 400 million years into the past. We will be visiting the Catskills when they were very different from the land of Rip Van Winkle that we know today.

Robert and Johanna are well known throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley for their many newspaper and magazine articles and their several books, all about Catskills geological history. They will answer your questions, identify your specimens and sign copies of their new book The Catskills, A Geologic Guide, 4th expanded edition.

The Claverack Library is located at 629 State Route 23B. Bring your questions (and your rocks); stay for refreshments.

New Museum Passes!

The Claverack Free Library offers passes to a number of local museums and historic venues. Passes are provided through the generous support of The Friends of the Claverack Free Library. The newly formed Friends Group is dedicated to enhancing the services and resources offered by the library.

Museum passes provide free or reduced admission for our patrons as noted. Passes may be checked out the day prior to your museum visit. As a courtesy to other library patrons we request that passes be returned immediately after your museum visit.

Our newly added passes include a NYS Empire Pass and a pass to the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady. Click here for more details.