Welcome to our Library

Welcome to the website of the Philmont Public Library. We hope that by navigating through our offerings, you will want to visit our library in person, spending time browsing the stacks, reading the newspapers or magazines, using our public computers, checking out the latest exhibit in the Cultural Center, sharing conversation over a cup of coffee or checking out books, movies, books on tape or music CDs.

Additional information about programs and activities at the library can be found on our village website (philmont.org) or on our Facebook page. If you would like to receive e-mails about new items that have been added to the collection or upcoming programs, send your e-mail address to library@philmont.org and we will add you to our Yahoo groups.

Tobi Farley, Director

The Grands and the Littles Story Hour


Join us on the second Tuesday of every month at Pine Haven Nursing Home for a unique story hour.  We will have the usual songs, stories and crafts, but will be adding a snack and new friends of different ages.

Our first “Grands and Littles” Story Hour will be held on Tuesday, October 10th at 3pm.

Storyhour Thursday Mornings

Preschoolers  and their families are welcome to our Storyhour on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning September 14th. Stories, songs, finger plays, games, crafts and occasional snacks are all part of the fun!

Meditation at the Library

Meditation Class is back every Monday evening at 6pm.

October Book Club

This month’s book selection is Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30 pm.  Every one is welcome.  Call the library to reserve the book.

Job has nothing on 15-year-old Esch. She’s poor and pregnant and plain unlucky. Mama’s dead, Daddy’s a drunk and dinner is Top Ramen every night. Sex is the only thing that has ever come easily to her. When the boys used to take her down in the dirt or in the back seats of stripped cars in her front yard, she could escape briefly, pretend to be Psyche, Eurydice, Daphne, her favorite nymphs and goddesses from the Greek myths. But Manny, the boy who put the baby inside her, won’t look at her anymore. Esch can’t lie down in the dirt and pretend to be someone else or anywhere else. She’s stuck in shabby Bois Sauvage, a predominantly black Mississippi bayou town in the direct path of a hurricane they’re calling Katrina.

 

 

 

Museum Passes

 

This year with the help of a grant from the Children’s Foundation of Columbia County, the Philmont Library has added to our collection of museum passes. In addition to Berkshire Museum, The Troy Children’s Museum (CMOST), USS Slater,  New York State Museum of Firefighters, MASSMoCA, The Columbia County Historical Society, The Clark, House Tours at Olana and House Tours at Steepletop (Edna St. Vincent Millay) we now also have passes to Arrowhead (the home of Herman Melville), Berkshire Botanical, Thomas Cole Historic Site and The Albany Museum of Art and History.

Passes can be checked out for 3 days by picking them up at the library, using your library card. Patrons will not be able to reserve the passes using the OPAC.  The passes usually admit two people.

Join the Friends of Philmont Public Library

friends of the library 2To the Philmont Community

The newest 501 (c) (3) in Philmont is the Friends of Philmont Public Library. We have received our incorporation papers and an IRS determination letter; we are now qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts.

Our purpose is to support the Philmont Public Library by sponsoring programs, purchasing equipment, helping fund building upgrades and other areas that are suggested by our membership. Our membership will work to raise funds for these endeavors. We are seeking members for our organization. As a member, you can volunteer to help us raise funds or you can remain a silent member. Membership dues are $5 for an annual membership or $25 for a lifetime membership. If you would like to join the Friends of Philmont Public Library, please send a check to

Friends of Philmont Public Library

Jane Raco, Treasurer

PO Box 593

Philmont, NY 12565

Sincerely,

Linda Van Der Meulen, President

 

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !