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 pleased to announce the appointment of Debra Flint to the position of Library Manager, effective July 1, 2016. Learn more about Deb and her goals for the library here: Deb Flint. Congratulations, Deb!

Save the date! August 9th — 7:00pm – 8:30pm — Story Fest at the Galway Town Pavilion across from BSNB.  Joseph Bruchac* has graciously agreed to be our emcee. Theme: Animal Stories (please keep it shorter than 5-7 minutes so more participants may be heard.) Storytellers ages 8 and up; listeners of all ages welcome to vote on People’s Choice favorite. Storytellers please register on our website Forms page or at the library to ensure a spot on the list. Everyone please bring a chair.

  • Joseph Bruchac is an award-winning author and storyteller who lives in  Greenfield Center,  in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. As a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, Joe Bruchac has performed widely in Europe and throughout the United States. He has edited a number of highly praised anthologies of contemporary poetry and fiction, and has authored more than 120 books for adults and children. He discusses Native culture and does storytelling programs at dozens of elementary and secondary schools each year as a visiting author.

We’re growing container gardens throughout the Summer Reading Program. First came the potatoes (sponsored by Stewart’s Holiday Match Program) and now the harvest begins! IMG_0585

And we’re growing readers! We have 67 Summer Reading participants signed up so far.

 Be sure to check out our Programs & Classes page to see more photos  and find out what’s coming up next on our calendar of events!

We have a New Building Donation Form available to make it easy for you to contribute to your library’s New Building Fund. You may print the form, fill it out and drop it off at the library or mail it in. Thank you for your support!


Making Radical Robots! If you missed out on this fun program in July, sign up by August 3rd for the next session of it, August 11 at 4:00


Opportunities for Volunteers! We need someone to paint the trim, posts, doors, and a shed at the library, or to head up a group to do the work. Paint and brushes will be provided.   We are also looking for someone to volunteer to mow the East St. property within the next few weeks. The person can keep all the standing hay they cut down. Please contact Deb Flint at 882-6385 if you can help out with either of these projects.

ART IN THE LIBRARY!  Our current Featured Artist is Molly CrossAre you an artist? Sign up at the front desk if you’d like to participate.

We’re always getting in new materials for you to read or view. See our New Titles here.


In compliance with a New York State construction aid grant awarded during the fall of 2014, it is necessary for the library to complete site improvements to the East Street property.  The work is scheduled to begin the summer of 2016 and be completed by the summer of 2017. Galway Public Library Board of Trustees.

Free service available: resume help.  Make an appointment for any Wednesday with Steve and he will go over your resume with you, critiquing and offering helpful hints.

If you owe an overdue fine, you may continue to pay it off with cash or volunteer to work off the amounts. Or try our new methods: 1. “Read Down Your Fine” is intended for youths 17 & under. For every 1/2 hour they read (or are read to) in the library, they will get the equivalent of $1 off the amount they owe for overdue fines.  2. “Can Food” supports the GGCSA food pantry. For every can or non-perishable item brought in, we will reduce the overdue fine by $1.00. All methods are only valid for Galway fines and overdues. Replacement costs for lost items are not eligible for fine reduction.


       Tinker Tuesday fun! IMG_0242


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.

Kids enjoy the Pokemon Club on the first Saturday of the month through September. Be sure to look at our Programs & Classes page for more photos and to see what’s coming up next. Register for a program – learn something new; meet a neighbor; find out all the things your library has to offer!



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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

The Value of Your Library calculator-button-150x150

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.



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! image1

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!


Wireless Internet at your Library!

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

PO Box 207
5264 Sacandaga Road
Galway NY 12074

Monday & Tuesday 10:00 - 6:00
Wednesday & Thursday 2:00 - 8:00
Friday 2:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 2:00

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