At Your Library

At Your Library 08.06.20

Gardens of the Hudson Valley with David Chinery

TROY – Senior Resource Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, David Chinery will be presenting a workshop entitled Gardens of the Hudson Valley on Tuesday, August 18th at 6PM, for the Troy Public Library.

Starting on the island of Manhattan and moving northward, Mr. Chinery will virtually stop at some of the most historic, scenic and beautiful of the gardens found along our world-famous river. While we won’t have time to visit every last one, these gardens are some of New York’s horticultural highlights. Come take a look at all of the beauty in our own backyard!

This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register online at, or by calling 518-274-7071. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, New York.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – Library building CLOSED Sundays & Mondays (virtual programs & resources remain available). Call or visit for service hours (Drive-Thru Window, Returns & Limited Browsing). The book drop remains closed. Return items to the bin in the main entrance during library hours. At this time, all holds must be picked up at the drive-thru window.

Learn more about the following events and register at:

8/10: Monday Night Book Chat, 7pm on library’s Facebook channel.

8/12: Virtual Storytime, 10:30am, register; Outdoor Farmers’ Market, 4-7pm (rain or shine) Virtual Trivia for adults (age 18+), 7pm, register – teams are welcome!

8/14: Summer Reading Challenge ends! Challenge cards and online entries are due by close of business.

8/19: What’s Cooking? Good Booking! It’s all about Cheese, 7pm on library’s Facebook channel.

We’re collecting items for our Community Archival Project. For details or to submit materials go to Be sure to get the kids involved too!

Readers Advisory Services for adults: and Kids Book Bundles Fill out the online form with your preferences, we’ll select books to match and put them on hold for you! You can also call 518-477-7476 for help.

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North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – Remember your ‘Missions’! Log on to ReadSquared, complete a Mission, and don’t miss the last raffle in Summer Reading with North Greenbush Public Library, on August 18! The time to register is now at We’ve added new take-home craft kits in Summer Reading for children ages 3-7, highlighting easy occupation based crafts, including farming and astronauts, and a suggested reading list for parents. The new craft kit for children 8 years and up is an original origami unicorn corner bookmark, with an online instructional video on North Greenbush Public Library’s YouTube channel. Also, we still have a limited number of the original kits available. To reserve any of the kits, call the library, then use our Grab ’N’ Go option for pick up.

You don’t need an appointment to pick up your reserved books, CDs or DVDs. Use the library’s Grab ’N’ Go pick-up option. To make copies, print, fax, or browse for items, appointments are required. They are available M/W/F between 10 AM and 2 PM; Tu/Th between 3 and 7 PM. Appointments are limited to 20 minutes allowing only three patrons an hour in the library to accommodate social distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting. All patrons entering the library must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. Call the library at 518-283-0303 for Grab ’N’ Go or to make an appointment.

Nassau Free Library News

NASSAU – The Nassau Free Library is open by appointment and for parking lot pickup service, Monday-Friday 3-6 pm. Please call the library at (518)766-2715 if you would like to schedule an appointment or put something on hold for pick up. Visit our website at for details. The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau, NY.

Sand Lake Town Library Update

SAND LAKE – It’s not too late to sign up for summer reading – kids and adults alike can sign up for Imagine Your Story summer reading club at Spending too much time online? You can request a paper summer reading record or print a copy from our website, We also have weekly youth (or just young at heart) take ‘n’ make craft kits. Call 518-674-5050 to reserve one.

Teen RIF (Read It Forward) books are available. This year’s RIF books are “Nimona,” a graphic novel by Noelle Stevenson and “Croak” by Gina Damico. Pick up a book, read it, add your thoughts and comments, then pass it on to someone else to continue the reading and sharing. No due dates – no need to return the book – just enjoy and share. Call the library to reserve your copy.

Years from now people will be interested in how individuals – adults & kids – coped during these unprecedented times. The NY State Library has started a Personal History Initiative to help document the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our lives. Participate in the project with us – send us your photographs, recipes, artwork, drawings, journals or reflections to be compiled into a local archival project and shared with the NY State Library. Visit for more information and ideas.

The library is open limited hours by appointment. Appointments will be for 20 minutes Monday & Wednesday 11 – 3; Tuesday & Thursday 2 – 6; Saturday 10 – 2. Please call 518-674-5050 before visiting. Everyone must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when entering the building; if you are unable to wear a mask, we have curbside service available.

Adult Summer Reading Program at Troy Public Library

TROY – Sign up now for our fully online Adult Summer Reading Program! This program runs from August 1st to September 12th and is for all readers 18 and up. Once registered you will be able to earn points by tracking your reading and attending online programs. Once you earn enough points you will be able to enter our raffle to earn gift cards to local businesses and restaurants including DeFazio’s, Market Block Books, River Rocks Bead Shop, Culinary Square, Snowman, and the River Street Beat Shop. Register today at

This year’s Adult Summer reading is sponsored by The Friends of the Troy Public Library

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the library online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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