At Your Library

At Your Library 11.19.20

I Love My Library Shopping Fundraiser at Market Block Books

TROY – Market Block Books, 290 River Street, is graciously hosting a fundraising event for the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 22nd from 11AM-3PM. Market Block Books will donate 20% of all sales to support the Troy Public Library (no bonus book cards or other discounts will be available on this date.) Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Make your purchase count doubly by purchasing an item from the library’s wish list and donate both the item plus 20% of the sale to the library! Curbside pick up will be available, just call Market Block Books at 518-328-0045.

Please feel free to contact the library at 274-7071 or 235-5310 if you need further details or have any questions.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – In celebration of Thanksgiving, the library will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. We will reopen Saturday, November 28 at 10 AM.

To enhance your holiday family-time, pick up one of our Thanksgiving take-home crafts. For teens and adults, we have a turkey corner-bookmark and a no-sew cup-cozy, with an instructional tutorial on our YouTube page to help create the cozy. Younger children and families have a DIY Thanksgiving picture frame and a make-your-own-turkey papercraft. Craft kits will be available through Grab ‘N’ Go pick-up while supplies last.

As we have just honored our veterans, it’s appropriate to remember the women who contributed to our freedoms. New to our collection is ‘The Women With Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story Of The Women Airforce Service Pilots Of World War Il’ by Katherine Sharp Landdeck. Over 1,100 women from across the nation passed the Army’s rigorous selection process to become a part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Call the library to reserve a copy.

The library schedule includes Saturday. Our hours for appointments and Grab ’N’ Go are Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10 AM to 2 PM; Tue/Thur 3-7 PM. All patrons must wear a mask for both appointments and Grab ’N’ Go. Call the library at 518-283-0303.

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – Field Goods – shop online for local farm fresh goodies. Get $20 off your order (select EG library for delivery location) and Field Goods will donate $20 to the library. For coupon details or to shop, go to:

*Thanksgiving Holiday Hours* Regular open hours except for the following days: Close early on Wednesday, 11/25, 11-5pm; Closed all day on Thursday, 11/26.

Regular Open Hours: Mon, 11-2pm for Returns only; Tue, Thu & Fri 11-6pm; Wed 11-7 pm; Sat 10-2pm; Building closed Sundays; Virtual library is always open!

Services: 30-minute/limited capacity in-library browse and borrow; drive-thru holds pickup; returns at the front door; general computer use (see reference desk); self-serve copying and wireless printing; laptop & hot spots available for loan; limited capacity seating is available (limit to 30-minutes). For service updates and hours call 518-477-7476 or visit

Learn more about programs or register at

11/23: Monday Night Book Chat, 7pm on our Facebook channel.

11/24: Virtual Thanksgiving Storytime, 10 am, register.

Visit our Check It Out with Charlie blog at

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.

Quilt Raffle to Benefit Library

NASSAU – The Friends of the Nassau Free Library are very happy to announce that raffle tickets are on sale for a beautiful quilt crafted by Rachel Forward and donated by the Wolfgang Family. This special, handmade quilt is named “Winter in Upstate” and is “throw” size or twin size. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. They can be purchased; 1) at the Nassau Free Library, Nassau, NY 12123, 2) by sending an e-mail to:, 3) order by phone at the Nassau Free Library (518-766-2715) or 4) by contacting a member of the Friends of the Nassau Free Library. For more information please visit the Friends at: Drawing for the winner will be held in the summer of 2021. All proceeds benefit the Nassau Free Library.

Sand Lake Town Library Board Meeting & News

SAND LAKE – The SLTL Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, November 19 at 6:45pm to discuss current business and continue its policy review. If conditions permit, the Board will meet in the kitchen of the Sand Lake Town Hall; otherwise, the meeting will be held on zoom and connection information will be posted on the library website the day of the meeting.

You, too, can be part of the team guiding the library. We are currently looking for individuals to fill new Board terms starting January 2021.

Have little ones in the house? Check YouTube each week for a new storytime video (search Sand Lake Town Library). There will be links on our website to the video, as well as to a page of related books, songs & rhymes plus a simple craft. You can also request a copy for pickup; call 518-674-5050.

The SLTL Book Club will meet on zoom Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm to discuss “Waking Up White” by Debbie Irving.

Current hours for browsing and for computer use by appointment are Mon/Wed 11 – 3; Tues/Thurs 11 – 6; Sat 10 – 2. Computer use is limited to 30 minutes; maximum time in the building is 1 hour. Everyone must wear a mask; you can also request curbside service. Please note that we will be closed for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are available 24/7 through OverDrive and Hoopla – links to both are in the sidebar on our webpage.

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

The Book Seller is Open Saturdays

TROY – Have you checked out the Book Seller within the Lansingburgh library yet? Filled with gently used books of all types, plus CDs, the store has new selections each week. These have been safely quarantined before being put on the shelves.

The Book Seller is a project of the Friends of the Troy Public Library. All proceeds go to adding programs and services at the library, both at Main and the Lansingburgh Branch. For more info go to or follow us on Facebook.

Candy Houses at Rensselaer Public Library

RENSSELAER – This year, the Rensselaer Library can’t host our usual candy houses program at the library, so we will do the next best thing and send a kit home with your child. 1 kit per family, priority given to our residents. Limited number of kits available. Families must sign up by December 10, kits will be given out starting December 12. Email, or call 462-1193.

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