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

FREE MOVIE FRIDAY!!!!

The Greatest Showman

Friday April 27th at 7pm

 

Medicare 101 Workshop Thursday April 19th at 12:30pm

If you are approaching age 65 and are starting to think about applying for Medicare, this seminar is specifically designed to help you get started.  Experienced Columbia County Office for the Aging staff with expertise in the often complex world of health insurance will discuss what you need to know in order to make sound decisions. This session will address questions like:

  • What is the difference between Part A and Part B?
  • When can I apply?
  • What are the penalties if I don’t apply?
  • Do I want traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan?
  • Do I want a Medigap Plan to supplement traditional Medicare?
  • How do I get prescription drug coverage?
  • What if I have coverage from my previous employer as part of a retirement plan?

If you are like most people – a little confused about questions like these – your attendance will be time well spent. The seminar will close with a question and answer session to make sure the most important points have been covered.

Columbia County Photography Club Exhibit

Museum Passes

With the the help of a grant from the Children’s Foundation of Columbia County, the Philmont Library is able to update our collection of museum passes each year.

 

Our collection currently includes:

The Berkshire Museum, MiSci (the Museum of Innovation and Science), USS Slater, FASNY (New York State Museum of Firefighters), MASSMoCA, The Columbia County Historical Society, FDR Library and Museum, The Clark, House Tours at Olana and House Tours at Steepletop (Edna St. Vincent Millay), 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. Each pass is different and may admit from one person to a family. Please contact the library in person or by phone (518-672-5010) for specifics about availability of each pass since some are seasonal.

Also check our Facebook page for posts regarding special events and exhibits being offered at each site.

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. Older children are welcome to come and can read to a senior buddy.

Our next “Grands and Littles” Story Hour will be the 10th of April at 3:30.

Storyhour Thursday Mornings

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

Meditation at the Library


April Book Club

This month’s book selection is little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  The group will meet Wednesday, April18th at 6:30.  Everyone is welcome.  Call the library to reserve the book.

From the bestselling author of EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU, a riveting story that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives

 

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.