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At Your Library 06.04.20

East Greenbush Community Library Returns & Drive-Thru Window Curbside Service Available

EAST GREENBUSH – Drive-Thru Window Curbside Service begins 6/1. You’ll be notified by phone or email when hold items are ready for pick up. Window hours are M-F, 2-6pm and Sat. 9am-1pm. Masks must be worn (covering nose & mouth) during transaction and while on library property. Photo ID or library card required. Holds can be requested at or by phone (limit 5 holds) at 518-477-7476.

Returns will only be accepted in the front vestibule of the library M-F, 10am-6pm and Sat. 9am-1pm. No book donations. Check FAQ for service details & updates.

Summer Reading Challenge is June 15 – August 14 for all age groups. This year’s theme is Imagine Your Story. Challenge can be played using our traditional game card (for adults only) or with our new online program – Beanstack – which allows participants of all ages to track their reading, complete fun challenges, and earn badges and prizes! This year’s prizes will focus on supporting our local businesses. Stay tuned for details.

Farmers’ Market opens Wednesday, June 10th, 4-7pm

Virtual Reference Services: Call: 518-477-7476 Mon/Wed, 1-8pm & Tue/Thu, 10am-8pm. Live Chat: Mon-Fri, 9am-11am (see Leave A Message tab at bottom of our website). Email anytime at We will reply on weekdays within 24 hours.

Virtual Programming listed at

What’s Cooking? Good Booking! 6/3 (BBQs & Gatherings), 7-9pm on our Facebook page

Monday Night Book Chat, 7-9pm on our Facebook page

Ongoing: Virtual book discussion group on Goodreads!

Kids bored? We have weekly Boredom Busters Story Packs! Storytime with Miss Molly & Miss Joelle, and kids’ crafts with Miss Ariana on New activities are posted on Facebook (eglibrary or eglibrary/teens) and Instagram (eglibrary/teens).

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North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – North Greenbush Public Library is pleased to announce that beginning on Monday, June 8, the library will reopen for “Grab and Go” contact-less pick up of library materials. No library patrons will be allowed into the library at this time. Library material pick up will be available Mon/Weds/Fri from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Tu/Th from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Items can be requested using the library catalog or by calling us at 518-283-0303. Patrons may also begin returning their checked out library materials to our drop box on Monday, June 8. Please refer to for more details. The library staff and the Board of Trustees have been working on a phased reopening plan that is based on guidance from the state, CDC, WHO and Upper Hudson Library System which places the highest priority on the health and well-being of our staff and patrons. The plan will be reviewed regularly. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to safely resume library services.

Sand Lake Town Library Update

SAND LAKE – The library staff and the Board of Trustees have been busy working on a phased reopening plan for when state, local and CDC guidelines allow us to start providing in-person services once again. Our aim is to have a thoughtful and carefully prepared plan based on guidance from the state, CDC, and Upper Hudson Library System which places the highest priority on the health and well-being of our staff and patrons. We hope to be able to offer contactless curbside pickup of local library materials starting June 8 and to expand to materials from other libraries quickly. Updates and any changes to this date will be placed on our website, along with our current hours and details on how to schedule a pickup of materials.

In the meantime, downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, music and movies remain available through our website. We also have regional events and a list of online “Things to do today…” on our website.

We thank you for your patience and ask you to bear with us as we move through the phases of reopening. Stay well – be well, and we look forward to seeing 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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