The Library is open for browsing with updated hours!

Due to a decrease in cases in our area, we feel it is time that we can safely allow patrons back into the library!

We will still be limited to five patrons for browsing and two for computer use at a time and for a limit of thirty minutes.

Monday and Wednesday- 1pm-6pm

Thursday and Saturday- 10am-2pm

Friday- 1pm-5pm

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!


Click here to answer survey for item suggestions

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

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.

April 15th and 22nd @ 7Pm

May 13th and 20th @ 7PM

Please chose one month to complete the course in two sessions.

*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

Photography Show

The Philmont Public Library is proud to announce The Columbia County Photo Club is presenting their Annual Photography Show opening this Saturday, March 13th beginning at 2PM at the library and live on Instagram reels @philmont_library . Visitors may browse through the photographs on site two people at a time.

Early Literacy Kits

Early Literacy Kits
Our Spring Early Literacy kits are being provided by The Martin Van Buren National Park. The kits will be available to children in Pre-K through 2nd grade. Our Spring theme is the making of America. There will be three kits available one each month for March, April and May.
The American Revolution
The Constitution
What Makes a Citizen
Please sign up at the library to receive your kit!


History Series with FDR Presidential Library

Rural Electrification:

Monday, May 3rd, 2021 6:00 pm

Join Jeffrey Urbin, educator, from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library in Hyde Park, NY for the for the fourth in a series of history talks about FDR and his legacy. 

In 1933, 90% of America’s farmers lived without electricity.  This session explores how FDR sparked economic growth and improved living standards by bringing affordable electricity to rural Americans. Interactive discussion topics include: How electricity made life better for farmers; how electricity made farmers more productive; comparison of electricity in the 1930s to WiFi today; the role of government in providing for affordable utilities.

Click here to Join via Zoom     Passcode: FDR

Future Topics in the Series will resume in September:

Eleanor Roosevelt, Boy and Girl Scouts… and suggested topics.

At Home Learning Kits for Children

We have teamed up with local organizations to provide creative, fun, hands-on materials for families of students pre-k through 8th grade!

Kit sponsors include:

  • Columbia Land Conservancy
  • Kids Need Music
  • Hawthorne Valley School
  • FDR Presidential Museum and Library
  • Art Omi

Kits can be checked out in the following subject areas:

Language, Math, Science, History, Music, Art/ Crafts

Click here for more information