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 -6pm)

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



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.


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JOIN US Become a FRIEND of the Library!

Find out how you can become a FRIEND today.

Being a FRIEND makes a difference!

Food Truck Wednesdays!

October Food Truck Wednesdays!


Wednesdays 4:00 – 7:30 pm on the Library Lawn

Take Out or Personal Picnic Blankets and Chairs


We wrap up our 2020 Food Truck Season with Mei’s Handmade Dumplings-Traditional Chinese Dumplings handmade by Mei in Hudson, NY.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 4:00 – 7:30 pm Mei’s Handmade Dumplings


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.

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.

Songs and Stories of the Strange and Macabre

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 7:00 pm via Zoom
R.S.V.P to: for zoom login details


Local Libraries present: a virtual-live staged reading of two radio dramas from Suspense Theater: The Burning Court and The Devil’s Saint produced and performed by a local award winning theatre company The Two of Us Productions.

The evening will open on October 30 at 7:00 via Zoom with Local Singing duo, The NiverMoores. The NiverMoores are a cure for your cheerfulness and company for your misery. They sing delightfully depressing songs of melancholy, hard living, and death.

In The Burning Court, Edward Stevens, an book editor is on the train home, recounting the story of the death of the rich uncle of his neighbor, Mark Despard.

In The Devil’s Saint, a man has to prove his love by spending a night in a mysterious bedroom that kills its guests.

To learn the rest of these stories you’ll have to R.S.V.P with an email to: and then see these thrilling dramas in the comfort of your own home on Friday evening, October 30 at 7:00 pm. If you can’t make it for 7:00, join us for the second set to start at 7:45 pm.


This performance is brought to you by The Claverack Free Library, The Hudson Area Library, The Philmont Public Library and The Roeliff Jansen Community Library.


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

Story Hour For Grownups


Sunday, November 22, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Book and Movie Discussion


Please join us on Sunday, November 22, at 5 PM to discuss The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. The Big Sleep is a hardboiled crime novel written in 1939, introducing the detective Philip Marlowe. It has been adapted for film twice, in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is noted for its complexity, with characters double-crossing one another and secrets being exposed throughout the narrative.

From the comfort of home we will also watch the 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, with a screenplay by William Faulkner, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. During our meeting we will discuss the differences between the book and the movie.

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

We will socially distance meet at the library. Please bring a mask. We will offer Zoom for those that cannot attend in person; please let us know in advance at

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

Oct. 26, 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.