At Your Library

At Your Library 09.03.20

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 https://www.thetroylibrary.org/?p=10404

This year’s Adult Summer reading is sponsored by The Friends of the Troy Public Library http://www.friendsofthetroylibrary.org/

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the library online at www.thetroylibrary.org. 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 www.thetroylibrary.org

Annual Library Election and Budget Vote on September 15 

East Greenbush — East Greenbush Community Library Special Legislative District Annual Election will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. at the library. As a public library district, the Library Board of Trustees has the sole fiduciary responsibility to ensure that the library remains viable. The COVID-19 crisis has impacted all non-tax sources of revenue, which made this an especially difficult budget year. The Board has adopted a proposed budget which stretches library resources to maintain core library services and minimize the impact on the East Greenbush Taxpayer.  

A public hearing regarding the 2021 Preliminary Budget (focused on stretching library resources to maintain core services and minimize the impact on the East Greenbush taxpayer) was held on August 4th. The proposed budget, which has been adopted by the Library Board of Trustees will be presented to the voters at the Annual Library Election and Budget Vote on September 15, is a reduction of 3.2% which is in response to a total income loss of $68,967. The proposed budget is $2,067,581, which is 3.2% decrease and is below the NYS Property Tax Cap.  

The total taxable value of the East Greenbush Library Special Legislative District has increased approximately 1.4%. This will result in taxes remaining essentially flat. The proposed levy from East Greenbush this year is $1,722,454. The estimated cost will be $0.90 per assessed $1,000 property value, which is $0.01 less than in 2020. Cost to the taxpayer with a house assessed at $200,000 would be approximately $180. Copies of the budget are available on East Greenbush Community Library’s website, at https://eglibrary.org/about/board/. 

A second proposal on the ballot is the election of two positions on the Library’s Board of Trustees for five-year terms, beginning January 1, 2021. Petitions for candidacy were accepted until 8/16/2020. The candidates are Camille Engel, Lewis Dubuque, Charlie Pensabene and Michael Thoma. When available, full biographies will be available at https://eglibrary.org/about/board/.   

A Virtual Meet the Candidates Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd at 7pm. Visit https://events.eglibrary.org  to learn more or email: director@nulleglibrary.org. The election is held at the Library, located at 10 Community Way. Any voter registered to vote in East Greenbush general elections may vote in the library election.  

East Greenbush Community Library Events & Programs

EAST GREENBUSH – Library Hours: Tue-Fri 11-6, Sat 9-1. Grab & Go Service (come in, browse, and borrow); Drive-Thru hold pickup; Returns at the front door. Facility closed on Sundays and Mondays (virtual library still open!). Closed 9/7 for Labor Day holiday. For updates call 518-477-7476 or visit eglibrary.org.

Learn more about the following events and register at: https://eastgreenbushlibrary.librarymarket.com/

9/3: Virtual Meet the Candidates Night, 7pm via YouTube Zoom live stream. See our online calendar, participation links, or to submit questions. Candidate biographies: https://eglibrary.org/about/board/candidates/

9/8, by 5pm: Last day to request (in-person) and submit your application to receive an absentee ballot for the library budget vote & election.

9/15: Library budget vote & election, 9am-9pm in the library. Details available in the library and online at: https://eglibrary.org/about/board/

9/16: Outdoor Farmers’ Market, *new time* 4-6:30pm (rain or shine).

Submit materials for our Community Archival Project at https://eglibrary.org/covid-19-archive/.

Readers Advisory Services for adults: https://eglibrary.org/adults/recommendations/ and Kids Book Bundles https://eglibrary.org/children/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.

Sand Lake Town Library News

SAND LAKE – Coming soon to Butler Park! SLTLibrary is working with the Town of Sand Lake to install a StoryWalkTM in Butler Park by the playground. Check our website for details.

The SLTL Friends group will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30pm. Information on the Friends is available at sandlaketownlibrary.org.

The library will be closed Saturday, September 5 – Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day weekend. 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, curbside service is available.

Check our online community calendar for events in our area. Local non-profit community groups can submit events for the calendar to info@nullsandlaketownlibrary.org

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – The North Greenbush Public Library will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7 and will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8, for appointments and Grab ’N’ Go between 3 pm and 7 pm. Two events are slated this month to benefit the library. The vote for the proposed 2021 library budget will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, from 10 am to 8 pm at the library, 141 Main Ave, Wynantskill. Details are available at the library website, www.northgreenbushlibrary.org. The second event is a garage sale on Sept. 26, hosted by the Friends of North Greenbush, at 56 Streamview Lane, Wynantskill, from 9 am to 3 pm. The Friends advocate for the library with special projects, including fundraisers and coordinating community programs. The library board encourages the community to support the library by participating in the vote and attending the garage sale. “Firefly Lane” by Kristin Hannah is the book under discussion by the Virtual Book Club on Monday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Choice of the October book will be on the agenda. Email library@nullnorthgreenbushlibrary.org for login information. Appointments are required to enter the library to print, fax, copy or browse the collection; 10 am to 2 pm, M/W/F and 3 pm to 7 pm, Tu/Thur. Grab ’N’ Go remains available for pickup only. Call the library at 518-283-0303.

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