New Books

New Books at the library!
Come in during browsing hours
M, W, F 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Call us at 518-851-7120 or use our
online request form

New Books

New Books at the library!
Come in during browsing hours
M, W, F 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Call us at 518-851-7120 or use our
online request form

Free ebooks Online with TumbleBooks

Tumble Book Library

Picture Books Online
Want to read and listen to some great children’s books. You can either have the text read to you or read the pages yourself.

Many different activities are available: Story Books – Read Alongs – Non Fiction – Videos – Language Learning – Puzzles & Games

Free Online Learning with Universal Class


Your Library card gives you free access to many Continuing Education Courses with Universal Class.
Over 500 CEU level courses covering more than 30 subject areas.

Go At Your Own Pace.
All courses are self-paced. This means you can learn when you want on your own time. You do not need to be online at a specific date or time.

Earn CEUs and Certificates.
Earn a certificate documenting your CEUs, contact hours, and course completion. Build your online portfolio and share your achievements with others.

Learn something new today!


Apply For a Library Card Online

Library Card
Don’t have a library card? No problem, apply for one online and take advantage of the the many free resources the library offers. It’s fast and easy.


Apply for a Virtual Card Now

Book Request New Location

Our book request form has been moved to the

My Library Services tab

Same great form, same great service!

Eels and Other Fish of the Hudson River, A Virtual Program

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

The Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, Hudson Area Library, and Roeliff Jansen Community Library are joining forces to present: Eels and Other Fish of the Hudson River, a virtual program.

In Eels of the Hudson River Aidan Mabey will discuss the fish life in the estuarine and fluvial environments of the Hudson River, a tidal river that begins in the Adirondacks at Lake Tear of Clouds and eventually drains into the Atlantic Ocean at New York Harbor. There will be a question and answer period after Aidan’s talk

To register email: or call 518-851-7120
Zoom link will be provided after registration.

This program is conducted by Aiden Mabey, an environmental educator from the Hudson River Estuary Program, a division of the New York State Department of Conservation.


Zero Waste Program

Saturday, October 17, 2020

4:00 to 5:30 pm via Zoom

*RSVP to:

*RSVP required to receive Zoom login prior to the event 


Members of the citizens’ group Zero Waste Columbia and Columbia County’s Department of Solid Waste Management will offer practical ways to rethink, reduce, refuse, reuse, repair, recycle and recover waste to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Small changes can have a large economic, environmental and community impact. “Zero in” on more ways to act locally to lessen environmental degradation and create a more sustainable, resilient and prosperous world for future generations.

Zero Waste Columbia is a citizens group committed to volunteerism, education, and collaboration with individuals and organizations to reimagine resource flows, adapting behavior, and improving processes that move toward zero waste.

Members of Zero Waste Columbia come from many different towns across Columbia County.


This program is sponsored by the Claverack Free Library in association with Columbia County libraries, The Town of Claverack, and the Claverack Climate Smart Communities Task Force.


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.

Reopening With Limited Hours

We’re pleased to announce that beginning on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 the library building will reopen 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, Thursday and Saturday there will be curbside pickup only from 11 am to 2 pm.

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

Health and Safety Precautions

The well-being of our community and staff is always our top priority.

What we’re doing to keep you safe:

• Limiting the number of people in the library

• Maintaining 6 feet of distance between each other

• Wearing face coverings while inside the library

• Following cleaning and disinfecting protocols put out by the CDC

• The library HVAC system brings in outside air and we use MERV-13 filters

• Offering curbside holds pickup

What we’re asking you to do:

• Not enter the library if you currently have or have recently had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or are feeling unwell

• Keep your hands clean. Hand sanitizer will be provided and must be used  in order to browse and handle materials in the library

• Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others

• Wear a face covering that covers both your nose and mouth while inside the library

• Please be patient as we settle into this new way of bringing you library services


CFL Sidewalk Book Sale

Food Truck Wednesdays!

Sept/Oct Food Truck Wednesdays!


Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:30 pm on the Library Lawn

Take Out or Personal Picnic Blankets and Chairs

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 – Mei’s Dumplings

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 –  Ku-Ki ShokudoDownload Menu
To pre-order please email: Pre-orders must be submitted and prepaid by October 5, 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – Dominick’s BBQ  4:00 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – Ku-Ki Shokudo

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – Mei’s Dumblings


We ask that you follow social distancing guidelines- Please wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth unless eating and maintain a 6-foot distance from others not in your group.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Story Hour For Grownups

Sunday, October 18, 2020 | 5:00 pm


Please join us as we read and discuss The Warden by Anthony Trollope. The Warden, published in 1855, is the first book in Anthony Trollope’s Chronicles of Barsetshire series. Set in the fictional cathedral town of Barchester, The Warden centers on the honorable cleric Septimus Harding, one of Trollope’s most memorable characters.

The book is available from our system catalog and can be ordered by logging onto the Mid-Hudson Library website.

Weather permitting, we will socially distance meet on the lawn of the little library. Please bring a chair, and a mask. We will also Zoom for those that cannot attend in person. If the weather is not good we will meet inside the library.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 995 5611 7443


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 Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:45pm.

The order deadline for a Tuesday delivery is Saturday
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!


Zoom Chair Yoga with Karen Rosand

10:00 am Fridays until October, 9, 2020

Karen Rosand of the Won Dharma Center is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Chair Yoga Class.  All you need is a sturdy, armless chair!


Class Meeting Dates:

Sept. 4,   2020 10:00 AM | Sept. 11, 2020 10:00 AM
Sept. 18,  2020 10:00 AM  | Sept. 25,  2020 10:00 AM
October, 2, 2020 10:00 AM  | October, 9, 2020 10:00 AM