At Your Library

At Your Library 12.17.20

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 www.friendsofthetroylibrary.org or follow us on Facebook at friends@nullthetroylibrary.org

East Greenbush Community Library

EAST GREENBUSH – Hours: Open Mon, 11-2pm for Returns only; Tue, 11-6pm; Wed 11-7 pm; Closed for holidays on Thursday 12/24 & Friday 12/25; Open Sat 10-2pm; Building closed Sundays; Virtual library is always open! For service updates and hours call 518-477-7476 or visit eglibrary.org. Visitors are required to wear a mask, covering both mouth and nose, for the duration of their visit.

Borrow our devices! Laptops and hotspots. Just for kids: Tablets, movies-on-the-go, and audiobooks from Playaway. No car stereo or DVD player required.

Friends Holiday Raffle Basket tickets on sale until drawing on 12/19. Stop in the library or call for details.

Free Webinars, Articles, Workshops & Resources with topics in technology (for beginners to advanced, go to https://bit.ly/egtechtalk), business, career skills, education, and more. For details go to https://eglibrary.org/popular-subjects/ee/

Learn more about programs or register at https://events.eglibrary.org.

12/21: Monday Night Book Chat, 7pm on our Facebook channel.

12/24 & 12/25: No programming, the library will be closed for the holidays.

12/28: Virtual Book Bingo for Kids!, 6:30 pm, register.

Visit our Check It Out with Charlie blog at https://eglibrarykids.wordpress.com/

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.

Field Goods – shop online for local farm-fresh goodies. Get $20 off your order (select EG library for delivery location) and Field Goods gives the library $20. https://bit.ly/FieldGoodsEGLibrary.

North Greenbush Public Library Update

NORTH GREENBUSH – To celebrate the Christmas holiday, the library will close Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25; we will reopen Saturday, December 26 at 10 AM for Grab ’N’ Go and appointments. For New Year’s, we will close Thursday, December 31, and Friday, January 1, reopening Saturday, January 2, 10 AM.

Our take-home holiday craft kits include a candy cane wreath craft and a snowflake ornament for teens and adults. Kits for children 4 years and up include a light-up snowman ornament, a toilet paper roll reindeer, and a mouse ornament. Pick up a kit using Grab ’N’ Go by calling the library to reserve one.

In addition to crafts, our collection of holiday CDs will jump-start your celebrations with artists Josh Groban’s album ‘Noel’; ‘Christmas’ by Michael Bublé; and contemporary renditions of traditional Christmas songs by Italian opera tenor Andrea Bocelli on his album ‘My Christmas.”

Our WiFi signal, now stronger, can be accessed 24/7 in the parking area along Douglas Street. Our thanks go to the Upper Hudson Library System for the signal extender and installation of the equipment.

Library hours for appointments and Grab ‘N’ Go remain Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10 AM to 2 PM; Tues/Thurs 3-7 PM. A mask is required for both Grab ’N’ Go pick-up and appointments. Our phone number is 518-283-0303.

Unmask a Good Book with SLTL Friends

SAND LAKE – The Sand Lake Town Library Friends group invites you to Unmask a Good Book…just in time for the holidays. For a minimum donation of $2, you will be entered to win a mask-themed gift basket which includes 7 books (including a book from series like Pete the Cat, Dog Man and Narwhal) OR a beautiful framed print by local photographer Tom Chesnut. You will receive a paper mask to recommend a good book which will be displayed in the library lobby for others to browse for good books. Winners will be drawn on December 20th so visit the library soon! If you’re interested in learning more about our Friends group, contact jill@nullbonesteel.com, grab a brochure if you visit the library in person or visit the SLTL website (look for Friends on the left hand side). You can also become a Friend through paypal.me/SLTLFriends and choose the level of membership that works for you. We have a core group that meets the 2nd Tuesday night of each month, but you do not have to attend meetings to become a member and help our community library.

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