Registration open now for both lunch/ program days and the summer reading challenge.
Summer reading challenge – adults vs children, who reads more collectively? Register for the challenge and record books read on our sticker wall. One lucky adult and one lucky child will a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. click here to see all kids summer programs
Check out the museum passes available at the library. All are available to
borrow for three days with your library card. Click here for specifics on each pass and links to the websites.
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm beginning July 9th
Help the Philmont and Claverack Libraries Help Teens Read This Summer!
This summer the Philmont and Claverack Libraries will be joining to have a team participating in the Teen Battle of the Books Reading Program.
Teen Battle of the Books is a national Summer Reading Program for high school students who are currently in the 9th through the 12th grade. Participants in the Mid-Hudson Library System program are asked to read five selected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books. A Regional Battle is held on Friday August 16th at Columbia Greene Community College.
The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading in high school-age children, to expose them to titles and authors that they might not encounter in school and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition.
Contact either the Philmont or the Claverack Library if you would like more information on how to join the team.
You can help us by purchasing any of the the pre-selected books from the Philmont Public Library’s Amazon wish list. When checking out you can have the books delivered directly to the library or you can bring them in. Thank you!
This month’s book selection is Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly. The group will meet on August 21st @ 6:30 in the Cultural Center of the library for discussion. Everyone is welcome. Call the library to reserve the book.
Hidden Figures tells the story of a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” who used slide rules, adding machines, and pencils to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets into space. These African American female problem solvers were some of the brightest minds of their generation!