At Your Library

At Your Library 08.13.20

Brunswick Community Library 

BRUNSWICK – Call (518) 279-4023 to set up a pickup, register for a craft or storytime in a bag. Different take home youth activities offered weekly! Storytime in a bag are premade but can be assembled with specific requests. Our hours are Mon. – Fri. 10 – 6 and Sat. 10-2 

August – Take Home Youth Activities 

10th – 14th Rapunzel Pet Ropes

17th – 22nd Mix and Match— Craft and Science 

24th – 29th Nature Detective—Observation lab

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.

Adult Summer Reading Program at Troy Public Library

TROY – Sign up now for our fully online Adult Summer Reading Program! This program runs  now through 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.

Adult Evening Book Group Meeting

TROY – The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Jon Meacham’s Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power on Monday, September 14th at 6:30 PM.

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 meeting will be conducted via 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

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – Last call for Summer Reading with the North Greenbush Public Library! Don’t miss the final raffle drawing August 18! Log your reading and complete your ‘Missions’ to earn additional raffle tickets. There’s still time to register at And plenty of summer is left for our take-home craft kits (children ages 3-7; 8 years and older) to help you through the dog-days. Request a kit by calling the library at 518-283-0303 for pick up during

our Grab ’N’ Go hours.

Our Virtual Book Club monthly meeting continues online via Zoom, Monday, August 17, at 6:30 PM. We will discuss “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett and choose the September book. Email: for the book club login details.

Once again, you may pick up reserved books, CDs, or DVDs using our Grab ’N’ Go service–no appointment is needed. 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 service or to make an appointment.

Sand Lake Town Library Update

SAND LAKE – The library is currently open by appointment for browsing and computer use Mondays & Wednesdays 11 – 3; Tuesdays & Thursdays 2 – 6; Saturdays 10 – 2. Appointments are for 20 minutes and can be made by calling 518-674-5050. Everyone must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when entering the building; if you are unable to wear a mask or feel anxious about coming inside, we have curbside service available.

Missing storytime? Looking for something for the kids to do? Call to reserve a storytime packet or take & make craft kit available for pickup on Thursdays & Saturdays.

It’s not too late – kids and adults alike can still sign up for Imagine Your Story summer reading club at Spending too much time online? Request a paper summer reading record or print a copy from our website, Everyone who returns their reading record by August 24 will be entered in a prize drawing.

Teen RIF (Read It Forward) books are available. This year’s books are “Nimona,” a graphic novel by Noelle Stevenson or “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 we – 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.

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