At Your Library

At Your Library 05.21.20

East Greenbush Community Library Programs & Reference Services

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 – No Phone/Chat service on 5/25 in observance of Memorial Day

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. Live Chat, Mon-Fri from 9am-11am, see Leave A Message tab at bottom of our website.

Virtual Programming. For details:

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 Update

SAND LAKE – Hope this finds you all healthy and well! Please remember that even though our building is closed to the public, Sand Lake Town Library staff are still working to provide you access to downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies as well as information on online events, book groups, readings, kids activities and more. will continue to allow at-home access through the end of May – just go to and scroll down to the link. Need a library card? Click the “submit” button under the “Search the Catalog!” link on our website, then select “Get a Library Card” from the menu options at the top of the UHLS page.

Information and activities are shared daily on our facebook page and we recently started a “Things to do today…” post on our website. Our book group has gone virtual and is currently reading “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.” Email if you’d like to join their next discussion on June 3.

For those of you who don’t care for the online world, give us a call and leave a message letting us know how we can help. We are limited by the current COVID-19 regulations & guidelines, but will do what we can even if it’s just a friendly chat over the phone. If you know of someone who could use a phone call or letter, send us their contact info and we’ll be happy to connect with them.

Remember the Upper Hudson “Cookbook Challenge” that’s taking place during this quarantine – just email/mail your favorite family recipe or quarantine creation to:; SLTL, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, NY 12018.

The SLTLibrary Board of Trustees will hold a virtual meeting Thursday, May 21. Connection info will be posted on our website the day of the meeting.

Stay well – be well and we hope to see you soon!

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.


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