Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup of Library Materials Begins

Wednesday June 17, 2020


Hours of Operation:

Mondays 2:00 – 5:00      Wednesdays 2:00 – 5:00      Fridays 2:00 – 5:00
Tuesdays 11:00 – 2:00   Thursdays 11:00 – 2:00      Saturdays 11:00 – 2:00

Request Material-

Request Claverack Free Library materials through our request form, by phone 518-851-7120 or email:  

The system deliveries are back in operation! You can order from the system database with your library card. We will call you when your items are in. You are still welcome to use the form on our website or call the library to place an order.

Schedule Pickup

We will call or email you to schedule a time for pick up when your items are ready. All pickups must be scheduled in advance, if time allows, same day pick up can be arranged.



Census 2020


April 1, 2020 is Census Day for the next decennial census; the nation’s once-per-decade, constitutionally-mandated count of every American, regardless of their citizenship status.

The decennial census influences how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated for critical public services like emergency response, schools, libraries, hospitals, roads and bridges, as well as our congressional representation in Washington. This all depends on an accurate and fully counted census response.

While we are all dealing with the current COVID-19 Crisis and many of us are at home please take this time to complete the 2020 Census.

How To Respond

The 2020 Census will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020.

For the first time, you can choose to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail. Find out more about each of these methods below:

Free Magazines with RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Our library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

  • Read complete digital editions of over 140 popular magazines
  • Check out current & back issues
  • Experience anytime, anywhere availability on PCs, Macs & mobile devices
  • Keep magazines as long as you like
  • Mobile apps available for iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet and Kindle Fire HD/HDX


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 Streaming Video/Movies with Kanopy


Streaming Video/Movies
Kanopy offers a broad selection of over 30,000 streaming classic and independent films, documentaries and training videos covering various educational topics. Kanopy is available on Desktop, Mobile Devices, Roku and other Smart TV devices. Available on Apple IOS and Google/Android devices.

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

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Saturday, July 18, 2020

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The Claverack Library will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Saturday July 18 from 8 AM to 1 PM in the Community Room at 629 Route 23B.

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone, and is often used to treat trauma patients. 

Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Many former disqualifications have been removed, so people who were not able to donate in the past will now be eligible to do so. Call the Red Cross or look online to check.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS, visit, or,
download the Free Blood Donor App. Use Sponsor Code: claverack

*Seeking 4 volunteers to take temperatures and/or to serve snacks to donors, from 8-10:30 or 10:30 to 1. RSVP to


Food Trucks

Food Truck Wednesdays!

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

Take Out or Personal Picnicking Blankets/Chairs

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – Emma’s Wood Fired Pizza
Cash or Check Only Download Menu

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – Old Klaverack Brewery

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – Mei’s Dumplings

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – Old Klaverack Brewery

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – This & That 

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

Thank you for understanding.

Summer Reading



Every Monday beginning July 13, we’ll have craft kits available for pickup through our curbside pickup service. Zoom in at 6pm for stories and how-to instructions to your craft. If you’d like to watch at another time the videos will be posted to the website afterwards. Register your child for summer reading here.

Download our activity flyer to see what crafts we’re doing week by week.

Sign up for ReadSquared to track your progress online and earn chances for prizes.


Each day you read, log it and earn 10 points. Once you’ve logged 5 days (50 points) you’ll have a ticket entered in our raffle!

Don’t forget to check out the missions you can complete to earn more points for the final prize raffles!

Reading on your own, listening to someone read to you, and reading out loud to someone else all count toward your reading goal. The last day to turn in points for a prize is August 21st.


There are three raffle prizes-


  Pre-school and early elementary age children: A Collection of Seymour Simon Books

  Upper Elementary and Middle Schoolers: The Complete Trials Of Apollo series by Rick Riordan, including Book #5 coming out in the Fall of 2020

Teens and Adults: A $40 Spotty Dog Gift Card, sponsored by the Spotty Dog!

 Stacy Silcock is a certified School Librarian for grades Pre-K-12 at the Mayfield Central School District. She has Masters degrees in Education and Information Science. Her hobbies are reading and counted-cross stitching. Stacy’s favorite genres are Young Adult literature and Historical Fiction and she is 100% Ravenclaw. She lives in Hudson with her husband and 10 year old son.

Book-It! 2020

Lace up those sneakers to run, walk, bike or imagine yourself in our 5k fundraiser for the Claverack and Philmont Libraries. Complete the race on your own time and with your own route. Join the fun in our Book-It! Facebook Group where you can chat, post pictures, and support one another.

Register by June 22, 2020 to receive a T-Shirt

$25 Adults – $10 Youth (18 and under)

Zoom Awards Ceremony on Sunday, August 16, at 4:00 pm

Prizes will be awarded to those who send fun photos of themselves in the following categories: Best Location, Best Costume, Farthest Away, Best Run/Bike/Walk in a Book-It T-Shirt.

To register by mail:
Download the Book-It 2020 Registration Form
Complete the form and mail with check payable to:
Claverack Free Library
PO Box 417
Claverack, NY 12513

To register online:
Download the Book-It 2020 Registration Form
Complete the registration form and email to:
Pay online via PayPal at:


New e-books for Your Enjoyment

Zoom Knitting

Zoom Knitting

Wednesdays 1:00 to 3:00 pm


Send email to:
for sign-in details.



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.

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

Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books before Kindergarten is a year-round reading program for children
from birth until they start Kindergarten.

– Why Read? –

Reading aloud helps strengthen language skills and builds vocabulary, two important tools for learning to read. It also builds imagination and creativity. Sharing books with children promotes a life long love of books and reading.

– Program Steps –

Register – contact, if you need a library card, sign up online.

Track Reading – Log each book you read, you can read books more than once.

Download the tracking sheet

Keep Reading – Don’t stop at 1000! Keep reading, there’s more learning ahead.

It’s easier than you think!

3 Books a day for one year = 1,095 Books!
1 Book a day for three years = 1,095 Books

Electric Car Charger

Low battery? No worries.


The Claverack Free Library now has an electric car charging station. Located in the parking lot the charging station can accommodate two cars at a time. Free wifi access 24 hours a day. Coffee, free books, cozy chairs available during library hours. The Library is currently only open for curbside pickup by appointment only.