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

Book It! 5k

THE CLAVERACK and PHILMONT LIBRARIES

PRESENT THE 5th ANNUAL

Sunday, June 10, 2018 – 9:00 AM

 


Registration Fee: $20.00 for adults, $7.00 for 18 and younger

Register in person or by U.S. Mail – Click here to download registration form

Register online at Active.com (a $3.25 service fee will be applied)

Early Registration, T-Shirt to those registered by May 21st

Course Information:

Support The Claverack Free Library and The Philmont Public Library while enjoying a 5k run or walk through scenic Columbia County! The course passes beautiful, active farms and rolling hills of historic Claverack. Enjoy local refreshments at the finish line including delicious cold chocolate milk.Join us for for lovely views with rolling country side.

The run/walk will begin at the Churchtown Firehouse, running north on County Route 27, turning left onto Schoolhouse Road to shortly travel down Stickles Road, then onto Millbrook Road, and finishing down County Route 12 back at the Firehouse a oneway 5k.

 

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


June Book Club

This month’s book selection is Everyone Brave is Forgiven, by Chris Cleave.  The group will meet Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30.  Everyone is welcome.  Call the library to reserve the book.

Shocking her blueblood political family by volunteering for the war effort in 1939 London, socialite Mary teaches evacuated and marginalized children and bonds with her employer, Tom, before their romance is challenged by a painful love triangle and the grueling realities of the war.

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 !