Children's Librarian

Our dear friend Amy Thiel will be moving on to a new job and leaving her position as Kinderhook Library Youth Services Coordinator at the end of this month. From “Take Your Child to the Library Day” to “BIG Truck Day”, Miss Amy brought innovation, teamwork, laughter and fun to the library. On behalf everyone at the library, we say: “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting.

OKtoberfest: R.S.V.P. by 9/16!

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

The Library's 5th Annual OKtoberfest will take place on Saturday, September 27, from 4-7pm in the library's back yard. Last year we had over 170 people in attendance and raised over $5000 for the library. We're hoping to grow those numbers this year and have some fun while we do, so join us! We're excited for the return of our caterer, Georgia Ray's Kitchen. Tickets for adults are $30 and include a meal full of delicious German delicacies. Each adult ticket also comes with two drink tickets and an entry into the door prize giveaway! Kids' meals are available for $7. Please R.S.V.P. no later than September 16th!

About the Friends of the Library

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Who We Are
We are friendly people of all ages who love the Kinderhook Memorial Library and recognize its importance to our community.  Friends give a voice to the message that accessbile library services are a necessity in our community. 

What We Do
We share our time and talents to enhance the programs and services of the library.  Our volunteer services free up tax dollars for other library needs.  We also:

  • Raise funds to supplement library resources
  • Plan and sponsor special programs and events
  • Promote the use and enjoyment of the library
  • Lend our hands to help maintain the library and the library grounds
  • Assist with library mailings

Want to Make a Difference at KML?

  • JOIN NOW Complete the membership form and send it in with your check made payable to the Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library
  • CONTACT US Contact us and find out how your ideas and hands-on contributions can positively effect our community

The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library, PO Box 54, Kinderhook, NY 12106 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.

Al Knoll: Lascaux Cave Sketches

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 4:00pm

The library will host local artist Al Knoll for a show of his drawings with an opening event on Saturday, October 25 at 4pm. Mr. Knoll traveled to Lascaux, which is a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. These paintings are estimated to be some 17,300 years old! To prevent light damage to the original paintings, Mr. Knoll sketched in the dark using only candlelight. Join us to view his lovely work and to meet the artist!

Alaskan Odyssey: Cruising the Inside Passage and Beyond

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Explore the beauty and culture of the 49th state with Terry Mulee and Lisa Wemett as their slide presentation takes us from the forested islands of the Inside Passage to the raw beauty of the Hubbard Glacier and Tracey Arm. A reception will follow. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library.

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