At Your Library

At Your Library 12.03.20

The Book Seller is Open Saturdays

TROY – Have you checked out the Book Seller within the Lansingburgh library yet? Now on Saturdays you can go to the Troy Farmers Market at it’s new location in Lansingburgh at the old Price Chopper site and then come to the Book Seller . We offer 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 at

Close the Book on Hunger Food Drive at The Troy Public Library

TROY – Troy Public Library is proud to be sponsoring their Close the Book on Hunger food drive the week of December 8th – December 12th! Donations of shelf stable, non-expired items are welcomed. Items can be dropped off at the library during normal business hours. Drop boxes will be located in the lobby of both locations for your convenience. Donated items will go to the Food Pantries for the Capital District.

For more information call the library at 274-7071 or online at . The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY and at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY 12182.

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.

Light Up the Library in Poestenkill

POESTENKILL – The Friends of the Poestenkill Library invite you to give a holiday gift that helps the Library while honoring or remembering someone special. Each December we “light up the library” with colorful strings of lights representing the many gifts that donors send. Often the gifts are tributes to friends or family, who receive notices from the Friends of the Library that someone has given in their honor. All the donations allow the Library to buy new books and e-books and offer special programs during the year.

Donors of $100 are recognized with a candle, and donors of $75 are recognized with a wreath, in one of the Library windows. Altogether, the lights, candles and wreaths turn the Library building into a beautiful symbol of the generosity of the season! Come by after dark to see a tree we’ve added, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Holiday Lights at the Library, and to decorate the renovated front porch.

To be part of the Holiday Lights appeal, please mail a check, payable to Friends of the Poestenkill Library, to PO Box 305, Poestenkill, NY, 12140. Include a name and address if you want us to notify someone you are honoring. We also offer on line secure giving through PayPal at Thank you!

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