Member of the Southern Adirondack Library system, serving the Galway Central School District community.
Please join us for a Community Ice Cream Social! We’re hosting a free event on August 25th from 5:00 – 7:00 at the Galway Town Pavilion on Route 147. We’ll have ice cream sundaes, music and games. Socialize with your neighbors and hear about the next steps toward our new building! Presentation at 6:00 with Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh. Thank you to Stewart’s Shops for the ice cream and toppings, and to the Friends of the Library!
Galway Public Library is looking for a Library Assistant in charge of Youth Services to join our team! Details: Library Assistant, Youth Services
Download a complete list of all our Summer Reading Program events here: Summer Reading Program list. Did you know? You can now relax with a cup of coffee while your kids are involved in a program, thanks to a donation of a Keurig coffee maker. Suggested donation of $1 will allow us to replenish the coffee-making supplies.
The library’s Instagram is back!
Follow us @GalwayPublicLib for up-to-date pictures and videos, or visit www.instagram.com/galwaypubliclib
Thank you, Voters! The results of the June 14, 2017 election and referendum: On the budget: 537 yes votes, 306 no votes; on the new building referendum: 489 yes votes, 356 no votes. Elected to the Board of Trustees: Jane Behrens, Arlene Rhodes, Kayla Dodds.
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!
Want a quick and easy way to help your library? Bring us your 12-pack size soda boxes for an August children’s program we have planned!
Find the Galway Get Together on Facebook! You may now submit your news at any time and we’ll post it on Facebook, and/or in our bi-weekly print editions. Learn more about the GGT or see the recent issues we’ve emailed and printed. And don’t forget the Galway Public Library’s new Galway Get Together website! It’s a business & community organization directory and event calendar and area resource, all in one spot – one more way your library seeks to serve our community!
Our Featured Artist is Debora Hutchins. Stop in to view her amazing watercolors!
Are you an artist ? Sign up at the front desk if you’d like to be our Featured Artist and display your work at the library.
Be sure to check out our Programs & Classes page to find out what’s coming up next on our calendar of events! Register for a program – learn something new; meet a neighbor; find out all the things your library has to offer! On our Youth Services page you can see photos of some of the fun activities kids have participated in at the library.
We’re always getting in new materials for you to read or view. See our New Titles here.
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/
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!
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.
Wireless Internet at your Library!