Welcome to the Galway Public Library

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

The results of the referendum on the Galway Public Library’s new building project, held on September 23, were 449 no votes and 396 yes votes. The library Board of Trustees thanks all those who have worked so hard with them over the last several years to develop the project, and everyone who voted during the referendum. The library respects the views of those who did not support the referendum. As we move forward, the board will redouble its efforts to solicit input from all members of the community on what they will support. Contact the library at 882-6385 or email gal-director@sals.edu.

Join us October 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to hear about Amy David’s whirlwind nature tour of California this summer. She hiked in the Sierra near Lake Tahoe, beach-combed around Arcata and Trinidad on the north coast, visited Ventura, and stayed in San Jose in Silicon Valley. She will show photographs and items she collected on her three week trip. Seating is limited so please be sure to register!


When Readers Meet, our book discussion group, features Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee at our October 26, 2015 (7:00 p.m.) meeting. The library has copies of the book available for a two week loan period.


 Galway Public Library is looking for a Bookkeeper to join our team! 

Job Description: This position involves payroll generation and reporting, NYS retirement reporting, accounts payable, tracking expenses, working with grants receivable and expenses, working with auditors to complete audits, tracking donors, calculating and tracking vacation, personal and holiday time. Oversee treasurer entries and account reconciliations, mail out checks, and financial reporting.

Required Skills Needed: Proficiency with Quickbooks Accounting Software, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Email

Minimum Qualifications:  Possession of a high school or equivalency diploma and two years of college in a related field. 

Please send resume to gal-director@sals.edu or 5264 Sacandaga Rd. Galway, NY 12074. 

The Friends of the Library’s annual Taste of Chocolate fundraiser will not be held in October this year. It will be rescheduled for some time in early 2016.


 Annual Newsletter 2015

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, is held on the fourth Monday of each month (except December) at 7 pm.

  October 26, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

         indexreaderNovember 23, The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett


  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/



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!

Wireless 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: gal-director@sals.edu

Open Hours:

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


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