Welcome to the Galway Public Library

Member of the Southern Adirondack Library system, serving the Galway Central School District community.

Building Community . . . Building Our New Library!

It’s Time to Grow!

You are invited Sunday, August 23, 2015, for a Sundae Social on the library’s new property site on East Street in Galway across from St. Mary’s, from 2:00 – 5:00, rain or shine. Join us for ice cream sundaes and an afternoon of free entertainment and family fun. See the footprint of the building staked out, walk the nature trails, and imagine the new library. Bring a chair and relax while enjoying the performance by folksinger Dan Berggren, beginning at 3:00.


Please check our New Building page for more on the proposed building project, including details about the upcoming referendum, and the schedule of community information meetings we’re holding.


Join us in the Galway Village Park at dusk for this summer’s Heroic Movies!

July 29th         Big Hero 6

August 5th      Epic

August 12th    Divergent

August 15th    Home

August 19th    Insurgent

Memorial Day 2015 001Did you miss out on the photos of our Memorial Day Float? Here are a few of them!

Annual Newsletter 2015

Stop in and read to our new Therapy Dog, Glint. He will be in the library once a month! Check the event calendar for dates and times.11046972_10153111342634154_4346863658183780780_n

Are you interested in genealogy? Want to find out more about your ancestors? Your library can help! We now offer our patrons access to the online Ancestry.com, Library Edition. Come in to the library and use one of our four public computers to start your search!

ART IN THE LIBRARY! Be sure to notice the work of our Featured Artist each month.  

Are you an artist? Sign up at the front desk if you’d like to participate.

Want to know what’s  happening at your library? Please be sure to download and read our most recent newsletter and visit our events calendar.

The Galway Get Together newsletter – swap and shop, share news and more in our free e-newsletter.  Get our current issue of the Galway Get Together now!!

Have a non-profit, community or business listing you wish to share with the world?  Please visit our directories page to add your listing today!
Be sure to check out our Bulletin Board on our Community page to see what events are coming up in our area.  Send your flyers or other information about community events  to galwaycalendar@gmail.com and we’ll post them for you on the Bulletin Board.
Let us know what you’d like to see for children’s programming, by filling out the survey on the tab above.

Our Regularly Scheduled Library Groups

When Readers Meet – our book discussion group – meets the fourth Monday of each month (except December) at 7 pm.

August 24, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarquejacket

September 28, The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson






 The Writers’ Group meets on the THIRD Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. 

The group welcomes beginners as well as published writers. Share your poetry, fiction or non-fiction in this friendly, helpful group. To be added to the email list for reminders about meeting dates and other writing opportunities, contact writersgroupgpl@gmail.com.

You can learn more about the group, sample some of their writing, and find inspiration for your own writing, at http://galwaypubliclibrary.org/writersgroup/

Open Mic is held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month at 7:00. Writers, story tellers and comedians are welcome to participate (PG material please.)

We are proud to present a Volunteen program designed to allow teens an avenue to suggest projects, as well as to select projects from a list. If you would like more information please visit http://www.galwaypubliclibrary.org/services/volunteens/


Amazon gives back while you shop! Patrons can now select the Galway Public Library under Amazon Smile which means you shop and Amazon donates.
AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.
smile.amazon.com/  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Thank you for using Ask Us 24/7 – a service of cooperating New York State libraries and library systems, including the New York 3Rs Library Councils. Click the Ask us Link, enter your question, and a librarian will be with you shortly. You will not necessarily be chatting with a librarian from your local library or even your community. This is a global, cooperative service staffed by reference librarians from New York State, as well as other states and countries.

ROI: The Value of Your Library

Return on Information and Return on Investment. Feel good about how far your library dollar goes- please visit our Library Value Calculator to learn how much you save!

Wire-less Internet at your Library!

See the World from Your Community in Galway, NY. USA

Hours & Location

5264 Sacandaga Rd.
Galway, N.Y. 12074 -- USA
Phone: 518-882-6385
Email: mtuttle@sals.edu

New Summer Open Hours:

Mon. & Tue. 10am-6pm
Wed. & Thu. 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-2pm


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