At Your Library

At Your Library 05.26.22

Sand Lake Town Library News

Calling all budding authors – we’re starting a new writing group Tuesday, June 7, 1:30 – 3pm. The group led by published author Donna Lagone will meet weekly. Whether you have just started writing and would like feedback or you’re still figuring out how to get started, this group could be for you. Class size is limited, so call the library to register.

Want to learn how to use email? On Wednesday, June 8 from 2 – 3pm join Delia Hubbard, Digital Literacy Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn the basics of email, including sending, reading, & printing as well as how to avoid email fraud. Garden season has started & we still have some flower & vegetable seeds available in our seed library. Or if you’ve finished your planting and have some extra seeds you don’t need, how about adding them to the collection?

Car Buffs – did you know that the library recently added subscriptions to Hemmings Motor News, Classic Cars & Muscle Machines? Thanks go to Bryan Van Zandt from the Sand Lake Kiwanis!

Kids’ Take & Make kits are available weekly at the circulation desk.

SLT Library Book Sale & Summer Reading Kick-Off will be June 25. If you’d like to help set up or work the Book Sale, contact the library.

The library is located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 4; Sat 10 – 2. Masks encouraged. Call 518-674-5050 with questions.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 5/29-6/4

CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Pajama Storytime – Tues., 5/31, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8. 

Learn & Play Storytime, Thurs., 6/2, 10:30am – Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.

Bridge Club – Fri., 6/3, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Lost in the woods? Knots not knotting? Then bring your children to our camping-themed Outdoor Storytime on Tuesday, May 31 at 11 AM, for a morning of singing, learning, and camp crafts. Get ready for summer fun with Ms. Donna, weather permitting.

World War II intrigue comes alive on Tuesday, May 31 at our Virtual Book Club on Zoom, at 6:30 pm, when we will discuss “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn. Set in 1940s London, the novel tells the story of female code-breakers at Bletchley Park and their top-secret jobs. Email for the meeting link.

Need some tech help with your phone or laptop? Delia Hubbard, the Digital Literacy Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, returns to the library on Wednesday, June 8, from noon to 1 PM. Help is on a first-come-first-served basis.

The library has free COVID test kits, available from the County. Ask for them at the circulation desk.

And we join our community in honoring our veterans this Memorial Day weekend when we will be closed, Saturday, May 28, and Monday, May 30; we will reopen on Tuesday, May 31 at 10 AM.

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM-7 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. We encourage wearing a mask. Call 518-283-0303 with any questions.

Friends Announce June Book and Puzzle Sale

Friends of N.F.L. Book & Puzzle SaleJune 11, 2022

Do you have your SUMMER READING planned? The Friends of the Nassau Free Library announce the Spring Book and Puzzle sale to be held Saturday, June 11th at the Nassau Free Library, 18 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123. Hours for the sale will be Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Library. 

Jigsaw puzzles will also be available on Saturday. We are accepting only donations of gently used used books, both hard back and paperback at the library. No text books or encyclopedias. All deliveries should be during library hours. Donations will be accepted beginning May 13, 2022.

Also, complete puzzles in original boxes will be accepted and much appreciated. Puzzles may be brought to the library beginning Friday, May 13th and up to 6:00 PM on Friday, June 3rd. Phone 518-766-2715 for more information.

Poestenkill Library Budget Proposal Petition Drive Underway

As allowed by Chapter 414 of the New York State Laws of 1995, the Board of Trustees of Poestenkill Library is seeking to place a budget proposition on the November ballot. The amount approved will remain unchanged until another Chapter 414 vote is initiated by the Board of Trustees. 

In order to place the proposition on the ballot, the library must gather 215 signatures from registered Town of Poestenkill voters. The petition is for the sole purpose of placing the proposition on the ballot and is not a vote on the proposition itself.

If the petition is approved, the proposition would read:

Shall the annual contribution of the Town of Poestenkill for the operating budget of Poestenkill Library be increased by Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to the sum of Eighty-One Thousand Two Hundred Ninety Dollars ($81,290) annually?

Despite rising costs of materials and yearly increases in minimum wage, the library has operated on the amount approved by voters in 2017. The tax impact to the average taxpayer (a home of $180,000 market value) would be less than $5 annually. To see how the increase would impact your taxes please visit the library website. 

The petition drive began on the library’s Market Day and will continue until enough signatures are gathered. Please stop by the library, located at 9 Plank Road, to sign the petition, and to check out our wonderful offerings, including access to our physical collection of nearly 11,000 items; borrowing capabilities at all 29 libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System; 24/7 access to our digital collection of over 138,000 items via Hoopla and Libby; reduced or free admission to a variety of museums; free WiFi in and around the building; public use computers with black and white and color printing capabilities; and extensive free programing for all ages.

For more information, please stop by the library, email us at or check us out on Facebook or on our website at

Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Amanda Montell’s, “Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism,” on Monday, June 6th at 6:30pm. Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk throughout the month of May.

Our monthly book group meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed. Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you! This will be a hybrid meeting, participants may choose to attend either in-person, or through Zoom.

This discussion is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Adult Book Group

TROY – Our monthly book group meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 pm to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed. Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you! This is a hybrid program, you may attend in person or via Zoom according to your preference.

Here are our upcoming book selections:

•June 6th – Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell

•July 11th – Cuba: An American History by Ada Frerrer, Chapters 1-21

•August 8th – Cuba: An American History by Ada Frerrer, Chapters 22-33

•September 5th – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

This discussion is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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