At Your Library

At Your Library 08.20.20

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.

The BookSeller at the Lansingburgh Library will be Open Saturday 10-2

LANSINGBURGH – The Book Seller at the Lansingburgh Library will be OPEN Saturday 10-2 . We will follow the same safety protocols as the library with our own sneeze guard. There are new “gently used” books on the shelves, still only $1 for adult books and 25 cents for children’s books. Find us at 27 114th St. Lansingburgh (the same block as the Snowman). Brought to you by the Friends of the Troy Public Library

Sorry, no additional donations until we have sold a bit of our back log.

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

What’s Happening at The Clark Art Institute?

TROY – Vicki Saltzman, The Institute’s Director of Communications, will be here to give us an overview of the Clark and their current exhibits, Lines from Life: French Drawings From the Diamond Collection, Pia Camil: Velo Revelo, Lin May Saeed: Arrival of the Animals, plus everything else going on at The Clark.

This program is free and open to the public. 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. Please make reservations by calling the library at 518- 274-7071 or online at

East Greenbush Community Library Hours & Programs

EAST GREENBUSH – Current library hours: Closed Sunday & Monday (virtual resources & programs remain available). Open Tuesday – Friday, 11-6pm and Saturday, 9-1pm for drive-thru window (pick up holds only, no returns), returns (book drop is closed, returns are only accepted at front door during open hours) & in-library browsing (limited time & capacity). For service updates and hours call 518-477-7476 or visit

The library budget vote and election will be held on Tuesday, September 15th from 9am to 9pm in the library. Learn more at Applications for absentee ballot voting (for the library election only) will be available at circulation or the drive-thru window during open hours.

Learn more about the following events and register at:

8/20: Video Game Trivia (grades 6-12), 3pm, register.

8/24: Monday Night Book Chat, 7pm on library’s Facebook channel.

8/26: Virtual Storytime, 10:30am, register; Outdoor Farmers’ Market, 4-7pm (rain or shine).

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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Nassau Free Library News

NASSAU – Our Summer Reading Program is coming to a close.  Reading Logs and Bingo Sheets can be returned to the library by returning it to the library Bookdrop, by taking a screenshot or mailing to Nassau Free Library P.O. Box 436 Nassau, NY 12123.  If you don’t have a reading log and your child has been reading this summer, feel free to estimate how much your child has read this summer and let us know.  Or tell us about their favorite book, graphic novel, or ebook.  Children who return reading logs and bingo sheets will have a chance to win Summer Reading Prizes.  Please email with any questions about the program.

A new focus for the month of August at the library is on the subject of gardening.  If you enjoy gardening, consider connecting with others in the community who share your passion.  A few of us at the library who share in the love of plants are hoping to share gardening stories and connect community gardeners virtually in the month of August. If you are interested in participating, please email for details. 

Remember that our doors are open for patrons who want to browse, use our computers or make copies by appointment only, (masks required) Mon.-Fri. 3-6 pm.  Our Parking Lot Pickup Service is also available, Mon.-Fri. 3-6 pm.  Call (518)766-2715 to set up your appointment, or order a book for Parking Lot Pickup Service.

The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau, NY 12123. Visit our website at www.nassaufreelibrary or on facebook for details about upcoming programs and library services available.

Sand Lake Town Library Update

SAND LAKE – The library is currently open by appointment for browsing and computer use Mon/Wed 11 – 3; Tues/Thurs 2 – 6; Sat 10 – 2. Make a 20 minute appointment 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 craft kit available for pickup Thursdays & Saturdays.

Imagine Your Story summer reading is nearing its end. Turn in your reading record by Tuesday, August 25. Everyone who returns their reading record by August 25 will be entered in a prize drawing.

Teen RIF (Read It Forward) books are still available. Call the library to reserve your copy of “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.

Years from now people will be interested in how we – adults & kids – coped during these unprecedented times. 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. We also have mini-journals for you to pick up, or ask for the materials to make your own. Visit for more information and ideas.

Check our website and community calendar for more things to do online and in our area.

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