At Your Library

At Your Library 05.07.20

Castleton Public Library is Here For You!

CASTLETON – Although our building is currently closed to the public, Castleton Public Library continues to offer free access to eBooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, movies, TV series, and the ability to use Ancestry Library Edition from the comfort of your home. All you need is your library card! Don’t have a library card? It’s easy, fast, and free to sign up for a temporary online-access card to borrow digital materials. The library is also offering virtual storytimes, kids science offerings, a virtual book club for adults, and more! Visit our website ( for the latest information about our services. Have questions? Email or call 518-732-0879 and leave a message. We miss our patrons and look forward to seeing you again when we reopen!

East Greenbush Community Library is Here for You.

EAST GREENBUSH – Returning borrowed materials during library & book drop closure:

The due dates for all checked out circulating materials will be extended until after we reopen. No late fees will accrue on materials that were originally due during the closure period. Any fines/fees accrued before the closure will remain on the account until paid. Go to FAQ section for more information.

Virtual Reference Services

Speak with a librarian by calling 518-477-7476 on Mon. & Wed., 1-8pm and Tue. & Thu., 10am-8pm. Email us anytime at We will reply on weekdays within 24 hours.

Virtual Programming

5/11: Monday Night Book Chat, 7-9pm on Facebook

Ongoing: Virtual book discussion group on Goodreads!

Kids bored?

We have weekly Boredom Busters Story Packs! A themed collection of e-books, movies and activities. Subscribe to our e-newsletter (select email newsletter).

Check out our YouTube channel for virtual programming released each week! Check out virtual storytimes with Miss Molly & Miss Joelle, and kids’ crafts with Miss Ariana. Be on the lookout for new activities posted on Facebook (eglibrary or eglibrary/teens) and Instagram (eglibrary/teens)

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Sand Lake Town Library – Community Cookbook

SAND LAKE – While we’re staying at home, many of us are cooking more than usual. With that in mind, our Upper Hudson Library System is going to put together a downloadable cookbook full of all of our favorite recipes! If you have a favorite recipe or something new you’ve created during our self-isolation, why not share it? Email your recipes & pictures to with the subject line “Cookbook Challenge” or mail them to Sand Lake Town Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, NY 12018 by July 1st. Happy cooking!

Don’t forget to check our website and facebook page for info, resources, and activities. If you have a question or need help, email or call 518-674-5050 and leave a message – we will return your call.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – We hope this finds everyone healthy and well! Even though our library remains closed, we are still available via phone or email to answer any questions you may have. If you or someone you know would like to receive a phone call or letter from us, please email us their contact information to The library staff will happily reach out to them to reconnect. We miss our library patrons and thank you for your continued patience and understanding during these difficult times. We look forward to reopening soon!

Upcoming Events:

Virtual Book Chat-Join us Monday, May 11 at 6:30 for an online virtual book chat using Zoom. Are you interested in joining an online book club? Let’s chat about it! The library is happy to organize it. We will also chat about what we’ve been reading lately and what everyone has been doing to stay occupied during this period of isolation. Check out the library Facebook page for the Zoom meeting login info.

NGPL Stay Home Bingo–Getting a little bored staying at home? How about lightening things up by joining us for a little Stay at Home Bingo! Complete the activities and turn in your completed Bingo sheet to the Circulation Desk when we reopen for a fun prize. New bingo sheets will be added every 2 weeks until we reopen. Visit our website to download the Bingo sheets

The NG Town Historian wants to chronicle the experiences of people as they cope with the COVID-19 virus in their daily lives.The information provided will be anonymous and will be saved to give future generations a sense of what we are living through today. Some thoughts to consider–how has your daily routine changed as a result of COVID-19? How are your children handling school at home? If you would like to be part of this local history document, please email your thoughts about how you have coped with the COVID-19 pandemic to Jim Greenfield at

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