The Philmont Library is Open!


Hours of Operation:

Monday and Wednesday- 1-5:30

Thursday and Saturday- 10:30-1:30

Friday- 1-4:30

UPDATE JANUARY 1, 2021: Due to increases in cases in our area and increases in people needing to quarantine please be aware that there may be a time when we will need to go back to curbside service only. If this happens we will announce by email, Facebook and this website.

The Philmont Library is currently open for browsing and computer use. We are limiting access to 5 patrons at a time for browsing. Two computers are available for patrons. Browsing and computer use are limited to 30 minutes. Curbside pick-up remains available.

We are committed to a safety of our patrons and staff. Please help us keep our library healthy. Masks are required to enter. We have them available if you need one. Please use the hand sanitizer we have available when you enter. The hand sanitizer must be used in order to browse and handle materials in the library. Please maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other patrons/staff in the library. Please be patient as we all navigate through this new way of bringing you services.

2021: Better Skills, Better Job, Better Year! Job Help Workshops

Thursdays, Jan 14th and 21st at 5pm

Register HERE for Virtual Workshops

Two sessions

Session 1 Creating your best resume

Session 2 Preparing for an interview and how and where to get continued help on finding local jobs

*Participants will receive a free flash drive to help organize and contain their documents

*Chromebooks are available to borrow from both libraries if needed

Workshops are led by the Columbia-Greene Office of Career Success and Workforce Office and is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program and the Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation

Get a library card from home

Don’t have a library card? Don’t worry. You can apply for a card by clicking the register online button.


How do I use my library card from home?

Click MY VIRTUAL LIBRARY here or above to find out all the products we offer. Click the blue title for each product in order to follow each link to sign up and use!

2021: Better Skills, Better Job, Better Year! Job Help Workshops

Thursdays, Jan 14th and 21st at 5pm

Register HERE for Virtual Workshops

Two sessions

Session 1 Creating your best resume

Session 2 Preparing for an interview and how and where to get continued help on finding local jobs

*Participants will receive a free flash drive to help organize and contain their documents

*Chromebooks are available to borrow from both libraries if needed

Workshops are led by the Columbia-Greene Office of Career Success and Workforce Office and is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program and the Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation

How does hoopla work?

 

hoopla is brought to you by the Claverack Libraries (Claverack and Philmont).  With your Claverack or Philmont library cards just find a title you like and click borrow and you are ready to start enjoying your title.

 

Claverack Libraries provides you with 4 instant borrows each month. These digital borrows will reset every month and you can borrow more than one title at a time.

Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours, and music titles are available for 7 days after you borrow. Enjoy!

Go beyond the basics with these pro tips:

hoopla is available on your desktop, phone, tablet, Alexa devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV! Make sure to download our app to take your borrows anywhere.

Out of monthly borrows? Use the heart icon to save a title for later!

Download the hoopla user guide for Kindle
Download the hoopla user guide for Android
Download the hoopla user guide for ios

hoopla has a Chrome extension so while you are browsing Amazon you can see if your library has the title you are looking for.

Download the Chrome extension guide

hoopla is sponsored by funds from the Berkshire Taconic Community Fund

Survey for At Home Learning Kits for Children

The Philmont Library is Open!

Hours of Operation:

Monday and Wednesday- 1-5:30

Thursday and Saturday- 10:30-1:30

Friday- 1-4:30

UPDATE JANUARY 1, 2021: Due to increases in cases in our area and increases in people needing to quarantine please be aware that there may be a time when we will need to go back to curbside service only. If this happens we will announce by email, Facebook and this website.

The Philmont Library is currently open for browsing and computer use. We are limiting access to 5 patrons at a time for browsing. Two computers are available for patrons. Browsing and computer use are limited to 30 minutes. Curbside pick-up remains available.

We are committed to a safety of our patrons and staff. Please help us keep our library healthy. Masks are required to enter. We have them available if you need one. Please use the hand sanitizer we have available when you enter. The hand sanitizer must be used in order to browse and handle materials in the library. Please maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other patrons/staff in the library. Please be patient as we all navigate through this new way of bringing you services.

Philmont Library Now Fine Free!!

The Philmont Public Library will stop charging overdue fines to all cardholders as of January 1, 2020

We are happy to announce that the Philmont Public Library will now be fine free — with no late fines on books and media — as of Jan. 1, 2020.

Fines make up only slightly over 1% of our budget – a number that is dropping every year due to programs like automatic renewal and text message and email alerts. These programs have been successful in helping people keep track of their items and avoid fines. Therefore, fines are no longer a necessary incentive to ensure that items return to the library.

The library’s board of trustees chose to go fine free to decrease barriers to the collection and encourage people to come back to the library. Having late fines over $10 blocks a patron’s ability to borrow items and access their account on line. An inability to pay late fines causes some patrons to stop coming to the library. By eliminating late fines, we can better fulfill our goal of providing free and equitable access to lifelong learning and we hope to make it easier for all people to visit the library, borrow materials, and access our many online services.

We will still charge fees for lost, non-returned, and damaged items. Donations are also always welcome.

We are very excited to be able to provide a fine free library for the Philmont community. We hope to see even more guests coming through the front door to enjoy all that we offer. Part of our mission is to create a welcoming, accessible space. We feel that no longer charging overdue fees takes us one step closer to the goal.

Thank You!