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Universal Class through your Library!

Check out our new database of online classes. Use your library card to learn everything from craft to computer to parenting classes and beyond. Homeschool lessons, writing and math classes as well. There is even the option to take some classes for continuing education certification credits.

Click the link below to sign up and begin today!



Click here to view the updated monthly Adopt-A-Book information

Knitting Group!

Fiber Arts: Knit/Crochet Group!

Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3PM in our new library with comfy seating and sunny windows.
We craft for pleasure and company.


Need wool? No problem. Need needles or hooks, we can help! Want to learn a new stitch, we’ll help!

Pre-School Story Hour!

Join us every Friday at 10am!

Stories, crafts, and more!
Toddlers- Kindergarten

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is best of all.” -Jacqueline Kennedy


Story Hour will be cancelled on Friday, December 28. We will resume in the New Year! (January 3, 2020)

Elementary Book Club

Join us on Friday’s at 10 a.m. for Elementary Book Club.
We’ll read together, play games, make crafts and other activities using the selected book as the theme.

Our first book: The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer.

The library will order copies of the book for each student.
Please register as soon as possible.

Buy a Brick, Build a Library

Your Library Is Going Places!
Buy a Brick, Build a Library

Bricks are still available for installation in the Spring 2020.

The order form for Adopt-A-Brick is available here.

After years of careful planning, community input and phased construction, the new, enhanced Claverack Free Library and community center is now open and in full operation at the repurposed former A.B Shaw Firehouse (9 Route 9H Claverack, NY). So much more than a place to lend books, this new library center will connect our community through a vast range of cultural, educational and social events and occasions.

For each contribution of $100, a brick will be inscribed as you direct, with proceeds to go to the children’s room at the new library. Bricks will be placed along the sidewalk of the main entrance to assure that your family, friends and loved ones have a lasting presence at the new Claverack Free Library and community center. Makes a great gift!

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the library.

Click here for updated Book Group details.

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Holiday Movie Night!

Holiday Movie Night! 
Saturday, December 14

Get in the holiday spirit!

Join your neighbors and friends for the first Book to Movie screening in our new building!

Listen to a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, which will be followed by a screening of the film, starring Tom Hanks, on our NEW 85-inch screen.

Hot chocolate, popcorn, and cookies will be available for snacking. Coloring pages will be provided for younger children.

Claverack Death Cafe!

First Claverack Death Cafe
Saturday, December 14th
1:00-2:30 PM.


Death Cafe is a get-together where we will talk about death over coffee or tea and cake. 

Hosted by local grief counselor Claudia Coenen, the goal is to make conversations about the end of life more comfortable and familiar. This is not a support group.

Free, but donations will be accepted.
RSVPs are helpful for planning, but not necessary.