At Your Library

At Your Library 12.15.22

East Greenbush Community Library

Library Hours: Mon/Fri 10-6p; Tue/Wed/Thu 10-8p; Sat 10-5p; Sun 1-5p. Library is closed 12/24, 12/25 & 1/1; closing at 5pm on 12/31. Location: 10 Community Way, E. Greenbush NY 12061. We offer programs for adults, teens & kids. For a full listing of programs and to register, visit us at or call 518-477-7476. 

The Winter Reading Challenge starts January 9th for all ages! Stay tuned to our website for participation details.

The Friends mini book sale is on year-round! See the sale display in the main library next to the public computers. Selections are refreshed often. Check out the themed collection at the main entrance, the selection changes monthly.

12/21 & 12/28, 7-9p: What have you been reading lately? Join our Wednesday Night Book Chat (WNBC) to share your recent reads and gather recommendations from librarians and other readers. Look for our WNBC Facebook post at

1/3, 6p meeting / 6:30p program: Join the Greenbush Garden Club to watch A Garden for All Seasons, Butchart Garden in Victoria, British Columbia. Register.

1/9, 1-6p: Red Cross Blood Drive. Appointments are recommended; walk-ins are welcome. See the library events calendar for requirements. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767, go to or use the Free Blood Donor app.

1/11, 3p: Tech-Talk Webinar: How to Keep Yourself Safe When Shopping, Surfing, and Working on the Internet. Register.

1/22, 2p: Historical Society: Town Historian, Bobbie Reno presents The History Of Hampton Manor – Past & Present. Register.

1/23, 10:30a-5p: AARP SMART Driver Course. Register.

Sand Lake Town Library Board Meeting and Events

SLTL Board Meeting Thursday, December 15, 6:45pm. We will be wrapping up year-end business and selecting officers for 2023.

LEGO Tuesdays, 3:30 – 6pm. Drop in, bring a friend, get creative. We have lots of LEGOs to design with. 

Holiday Movie Night Wednesday, December 21, 6:30pm. Watch a kid’s holiday favorite while making a craft and enjoying snacks.

Art Exhibit –Only a couple weeks left to see photographer Justin Morin’s work on display through the end of December. Great photos of wildlife & local spots.

Did you know the library has wi-fi hotspots to loan for up to 14 days plus 3-day loans of museum passes to The Clark, MASS MoCA, Hancock Shaker Village, or Norman Rockwell Museum? Need boxes or packing materials for holiday wrapping/shipping? We’ve set some aside for reuse.

Located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 4; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 with questions.

Upcoming at Poestenkill Library

Children can drop-in any time between 4:00 and 6:00 on Tuesday, 12/20 for holiday crafting. There will be an assortment of holiday ornaments and craft projects for all to enjoy. No registration required.

Join Ms. Phil for a Winter Solstice Celebration on the longest night of the year, 12/20. The celebration will include a camp fire, stories, and s’mores. This program is open to all ages, however registration is required. We have 2 sessions available. 5:00 – 6:00 or 6:30 – 7:30, to safely accommodate more attendees. Please call the library at 518-283-3721 to register, or add your name to the sign-up sheet the next time you’re in the library. We encourage participants to bring their own camp chair and a thermos filled with a warm drink. 

The library hosts Storytime with Ms. Erin every Friday at 10:15. All are welcome for stories and simple crafts, no registration required. We are also looking forward to a very special Snow Plow Storytime! On Firday, 12/30 we’ll be reading snow plow stories and, thanks to our friends at the Town of Poestenkill Highway Department, the kids will get an up-close look at a real snow plow! 

No registration required for this touch-a-truck style storytime, but please make sure to wear (or bring) your coat, hat, and gloves so you won’t get chilly while visiting with the snow plow. Please note: If it is a snowy morning and the plows are needed on the road, we will hold a traditional storytime and a snow date for the Snow Plow Storytime will be announced.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Put away those boots and mittens, Storytime has moved inside for the winter! Join us every Tuesday morning at 11 AM in the Annex in the North Greenbush Town Hall for stories, songs, games, and a craft, all around a weekly theme.

During this time of peace-on-earth, and goodwill towards men, our virtual book club invites you to join them in discussing Joan Goodall’s book, The Book of Hope: a Survival Guide for Trying Times”, via Zoom on Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30 PM. Books are available at the library. Call the library for the meeting link.

“Crafternoon for Kids” on Thursday, December 22 will be tea light snowman ornaments. Stop by the children’s room between 3 and 5 PM.

Tweens can pick up the book “The Thing About Jellyfish” by Ali Benjamin for the next meeting of the Tween Book Club slated for Thursday, December 29 at 5 PM. You can fortify yourself with snacks while creating a fun jellyfish craft.

The library will close for Christmas on Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27 at 10 AM. New Year’s closing will be from Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2, 2023. We reopen Tuesday, January 3 at 10 AM.

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. Questions? Call the library at 518-283-0303.

Light Up the Poestenkill Library

The Friends of the Poestenkill Library invite you to give a monetary holiday gift that will help the Library while honoring or remembering someone special. Each December, during our Holiday Lights Annual Appeal, we “Light up the Library” with strings of colorful lights representing the generous gifts received from donors. Often the gifts are tributes to friends or family who receive notices from the Library that someone has given in their honor. These donations allow the Library to expand their collection, enhance their services, and offer special programs throughout the year. Donors of $100 are recognized with a candle, and donors of $75 are recognized with a wreath, in one of the Library’s many windows. Together, the lights, wreaths and candles turn the Library into a beautiful symbol of the generosity of the season. 

To be part of the Holiday Lights appeal, please stop by the Library or call 518-283-3721 to request a brochure with a gift form. You are also welcome to mail a check, payable to Friends of the Poestenkill Library, to PO Box 305, Poestenkill, NY 12140. If you are giving your holiday gift in someone’s honor, please provide the name and address of whom you would like us to notify. All expenses of the appeal are paid for by the Friends so your entire gift benefits the Library. Please help us give the Library a great start for 2023!

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