Welcome to the Galway Public Library

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

The Board of Trustees of the Galway Public Library  is seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to serve as Library Director to continue this growing  library’s commitment to quality public service. View complete details of the position: Library Director Job Posting.

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Many thanks to Ray O’Conor for his fascinating presentation about his book, She Called Him Raymond! A signed copy which he donated was awarded to an attendee of the January 23rd presentation. Look for the book on the NEW shelf at the library, just inside the door!


On the first Saturday of every month, starting in February and ending in June, the Pokémon club will meet at the library.  The elementary kids will meet from 10-11, and then 7th grade and up will meet from 11-12. Bring your own trading cards and games to play with others!
Register  · 882-6385 · gal-director@sals.edu. Come to join the fun!


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Help the environment; help the library! Check out our fundraiser on this e-waste recycling website: planetgreenrecycle.com/galwaylibrary  and try this cartridge store website: planetgreencartridges.com/galwaylibrary

storytimePreschool Story Time is EVERY TUESDAY at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Sara! Preschoolers and their caregivers meet for a story, activity, and literacy-building skills.


ART IN THE LIBRARY! Jason Cromie is our current Featured Artist. image (2)  “Come in and see if you recognize anyone.”  Are you an artist? Sign up at the front desk if you’d like to participate.


The Value of Your Library

How valuable is your local library? Use this handy Library Value Calculator, created by the Massachusetts Library Association for the ALA, to see how much you save when you use your library services! Feel good about how far your library dollar goes.

 A note from the Galway Public Library Board of Trustees:

Since the referendum to support the building of a new library did not pass in September, we have been asked what this means for the new library building and whether we will be going forward.  We are continuing with the process by taking a step back to again listen to the community. We are interested in knowing why people voted no, and we want to know what the community will support. We are actively seeking input to learn what the concerns about the previous plan were. We want to keep communication open and serve the community in the best ways that we can.

We are pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a 2016 SALS Construction Challenge Grant. Funds will allow us to  replace our walkway to the entrance to the library, with the work to be done this Spring! image (1)

We’re always getting in new materials for you to read or view. Here’s a partial list of What’s New!

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.

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!

The Galway Get Together is our free community newsletter where you can swap and shop, share news and more. Send submissions to galwaygettogether@gmail.comGet our current issue of the Galway Get Together. 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 or the GGT and we’ll post them for you on the Bulletin Board also. 

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!

 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. Copies of each month’s book will be available at the library several weeks before the group meets, for readers to check out. Our upcoming list:

jacketFebruary 22, Leaving before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller

March 28, Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar
April 25, Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood  

      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/


Wireless Internet at your Library!

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

Hours & Location

PO Box 207
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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