Welcome to the Kinderhook Memorial Library.

Our mission is to connect our patrons with information – traditional and new media. Now, more than ever, libraries are becoming community centers, gathering spaces, and places not only for learning, but also for entertainment. The links above will orient you to our innovative programming and services.  

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Book Tasting: Historical Fiction

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
bookDo you love to escape into the past? Join our Director as she leads a book tasting of her favorite historical fiction books. Sip some wine, enjoy great conversation, and get some ideas for your next read!..Read More

Storytime on the Loose

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
IMG_5983We are heading up to the Village Hall for storytime on Wednesday mornings! Now, we will have much more space to dance around with bubbles and run under the parachute. There will also be a puppet theater, blocks, musical instruments, and other fun stuff to play with after storytime. The structured part of the program happens in the first 30 minutes. Afterwards, children and their caregivers can stay and play for the remainder of the time. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save..Read More


June 1 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Minecraft's back at the library! Our favorite multi-player building game is here for anyone ages 8-13! Players will come to the library and sign up for a 45 minute block of playing time on one of our computers, where they can explore the world by themselves, attempt one of the Tasks of the Day, or work together with other players to sculpt the world to their liking. We'll also have our huge collection of Legos out so that you can build while you wait your turn!..Read More

Cookbook Club

June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
voilaGather with fellow cooks and friends for a meal, while exploring a new cookbook from the Library's collection. This quarter's featured title will be Voila! The Effortless French Cookbook by Cecile Delarue, and one lucky attendee will win their very own copy! Registration is required for this event. Please stop by the library or call 758-6192 for more information and to sign up. Save Save Save Save..Read More

Middle School Battle of the Books: We Want YOU!

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ms_logo_colorIf you love books and the thrill of competition, consider joining our Middle School Battle of the Books team! This competition is open to all kids entering grades 6 through 9 in the fall. Battle of the Books (BoB) is a jeopardy-style trivia competition where kids from libraries across 5 counties read the same eight books throughout the summer. In September, we all get together and battle it out to find the Battle of the Books champion! BoB is a wonderful chance to make new friends and meet fellow book-lovers as we read, battle, and laugh throughout the summer! This year's books are: Summerlost by Ally Condie Masterminds by Gordon Korman Fablehaven by Brandon Mull A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky Ghost by Jason Reynolds Jackaby by William Ritter The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart Sound awesome? Then bring a parent and stop by our informational meeting on Tuesday, June 5 at 5pm!..Read More