Holiday Hours

Weds. before Thanksgiving

Library closes at 4:30 pm
(Curbside 5:00 pm)

The Library will be closed Thanksgiving Day

Library Hours


MONDAY: 2 pm – 5 pm (Curbside 2 -6pm)    

TUESDAY:   Curbside Only 11 am – 2 pm

WEDNESDAY:   2 pm – 5 pm   (Curbside 2 -6pm)

THURSDAY:   Curbside Only 11 am – 2 pm

FRIDAY:  2 pm – 5 pm   (Curbside 2 -5:30pm)

SATURDAY:  11 am – 2 pm (Curbside 11-2 pm)



Local Artists On Display

Peter Hoffman – Overlap 2009

Local Artists On Display

Peter Hoffman – Undulation 2012

Local Artists On Display

Patricia Powers – Arches 2001


Local Artists On Display

Peter Hoffman – Activation 2006

Live Artist Webinar

Live Virtual Panel Discussion

With Artists D. Jack Solomon, Jean Feinberg and Donna Moylan

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 4:00 to 5:00 pm

The Claverack Free Library is exhibiting 10 paintings by D. Jack Solomon in the library’s Marilyn and Bob Laurie Foundation Gallery, open to the public during library browsing hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2 to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 to 2pm.

Solomon’s colorful and complex paintings, which combine patterns and often-familiar images in unexpected ways, will remind viewers of pop art, geometry class, old photographs, and comic books, among other sources. Viewers will enjoy piecing together the puzzle of the many references. After a varied and extensive career as a painter and teacher, Solomon now lives in Hudson. A virtual panel discussion with Solomon and fellow painters Jean Feinberg and Donna Moylan will be held on Sunday December 6 from 4 – 5 PM. For more information on the artists, go to,, and

Email: for link to join the webinar.

Seasonal Story Time

Seasonal Story Time

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 | 10:00 am

in with Ms. Thea for stories
and December Holiday Fun!

Email: to register. On Wednesday 12/8 you will be emailed the zoom link and a downloadable craft. We can print the craft for you if needed. Markers or crayons and scissors required. Optional – glitter, sequins, glue, pompoms, or other small decorations.


What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kids favorites. We partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment.

How can I watch Kanopy?

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTB apps like Roku, Apple TV and Fire Stick.

How to create and account:

  • To get started, visit and select the “add Library Card” button on the lower left

  • Enter your library card number

  • Create an account using your preferred email

  • Begin streaming!

Community Art Show

Artist D. Jack Solomon

RIVERWALK 2008 38 X 50” A/C



The Claverack Free Library announces the opening of an exhibition of paintings by local artist D. Jack Solomon. Open to the public during library browsing hours M, W, F, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 to 2:00 pm. Opening Reception via Zoom TBD.

D. Jack Solomon received a BA in Art from San Diego State University and an MA in painting from San Francisco State University.  He also studied at El Camino College, UCLA, The Art Center in Los Angeles, and Mills College. He began teaching in 1967 at Virginia Commonwealth University as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Painting and Printmaking.  After moving to NYC in 1974 he taught at the Brooklyn Museum School of Art, SUNY Purchase, SUNY New Paltz, and Parsons School of Design. He has been a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous universities and was an artist in residence at Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic.  He is now retired. Mr. Solomon’s paintings have been shown widely in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States.  Grants include the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist grant for painting and the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant.   His work is in numerous public, corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia.  He is represented by Fox Gallery NYC. He lives in Hudson.

Interested in sharing your work? Email: to become part of our community show.

Great Give Back 2020


OCTOBER 1, – DECEMBER 31, 2020


On October 17, 2020 libraries from across the Hudson Valley will be participating in The Great Give Back, a state-wide initiative to provide a day of opportunities for library patrons to participate in meaningful community service experiences.

This year the Claverack Free Library will be collecting donations of shelf-stable, unexpired food items to benefit local food pantries in our area.

We will also be collecting donations of clean, gently used winter coats to be distributed to various shelters nearby.

During library hours, food items can be placed in designated food bins. Coats must be in plastic bags and placed in the designated coat bins.

         M, W, F, 2:00 – 5:00 pm and Sat, 11:00 -2:00 pm

Teen Book Club


Alternating Mondays,
at 6:30 pm
Come every time or once a month! All teens are welcome to join!

See the full list: Teen Book Club Flyer

What we’re reading now: House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

Nov. 23, 2020 | 6:30 pm

Churchtown Dairy Regenerative Readers Book Club

If you love reading and enjoy meaningful conversation, you’re warmly welcome to join our Regenerative Readers Book Club!

We read one book a month and meet to share conversation about what matters ~ for our environment, our culture and us ~ at Churchtown Dairy on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  Regenerative Readers Flyer.

Books can be requested from the Claverack Library at 

Both e-books via Overdrive/Libby and physical copies are available for borrowing. 

Here is the upcoming book list:

October 28th: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible by Charles Eisenstein

November 25th: American Hemp Farmer by Doug Fine

December 30th: The Seed Underground by Janisse Ray

Meetings are held via Zoom at 6:30pm on the last Wednesday of each month.

Email Caitlin to join the list –

Open With Limited Hours

We’re pleased to announce that the library building is now open with limited hours.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will be open for in-person browsing from 2 pm to 5 pm, or, if you prefer, curbside pickup remains an option from 2 pm to 6 pm.

On Tuesday and Thursday there will be curbside pickup only from 11 am to 2 pm.

On Saturdays we will be open for in-person browsing from 11 am to 2 pm (curbside available from 11 am  to 2 pm)

After-hours pickup can be arranged by calling the library at 518-851-7120 or emailing us at


Zoom Tai Chi with David Haines

Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Join instructor David Haines on Zoom for virtual Tai Chi classes.

Email: for log-in details.

$5 donation appreciated via paypal.

Field Goods Returns to the Library

Field Goods Pickups are back!

Bringing the farmers market to you. The freshest
selection of local products, delightfully delivered!

Delivery Day is Wednesday between 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm.

The order deadline for a Wednesday delivery is Sunday
at 11:59 pm.

Delivery to Claverack Library is free for orders above $50.00

Field Goods is offering a welcome back promotion for Claverack Library Patrons that also benefits the Library!

Download their flyer and visit their website to find out more!