Member of the Southern Adirondack Library system, serving the Galway Central School District community.
Mark your calendar for two very important dates:
A public information meeting on the library’s annual budget will be held at the library on Tuesday, June 5, at 7 PM.
Library Budget & Trustee Election Vote —Tuesday, June 12 from 1 PM to 8 PM at the Galway Public Library, 5264 Sacandaga Rd.
2018-19 Proposed Budget — The public will be voting on a proposition to collect $164,100 in school district property taxes for Fiscal Year 2018-19 to operate the Galway Public Library.
Trustee: There is 1 vacancy on the Board for a five-year term of office that will begin on July 1, 2018 and end on June 30, 2023. The seat will be vacated by Judith Knowlton, who was elected on June 14, 2016, to the seat vacated by Neil Goes on April 7, 2016, whose term of office began on July 1, 2013, and whose term will end June 30, 2018. Judith Knowlton is not running for re-election. Santina Florio has submitted a petition to run for the position and her name will appear on the ballot.
Any Galway School District resident who is a registered voter is eligible to vote.
Teens! Are you interested in taking part in a monthly teen writer’s workshop at the library? This would be a place to share your work (any genre, essays, fiction, fan fiction, poetry) and get constructive feedback. No grades, no pressure, just fun writing and sharing! Contact Deb Flint at (518) 882- 6385 or stop in at the library if you’d like to participate. We’ll determine dates/times when we know how many are interested.
Last year the Galway Public Library was awarded the opportunity to work with Leadership Saratoga. Their goal is to help with improving the library and the services we provide to the greater Galway community. The Leadership Saratoga team has been working diligently to learn useful information by meeting with various local organizations and receiving feedback on ways they think the library can improve what we do for the community. One of the ways the team has developed to obtain more information is this survey: 2018_Galway Public Library Survey. It would be extremely helpful if you would be willing to complete the survey and return it to the library. There are also copies available at the front desk in the library. Thank you for your time and for sharing your thoughts.
We are pleased to announce that Tech Assistance is now available every Wednesday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Call for an appointment to ask about a specific tech problem, or just drop in for help with your device or other tech issues.
The library’s new building project is progressing! At the Board’s Workshop Meeting on 1/3/18, the Board formally approved the final building layout/construction systems presented by Butler Rowland Mays Architects. See the images below, or larger ones at the library, and be sure to keep checking our New Building page for further updates!
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!
Featured Artist on display! Stop in to see Autumn Ashman’s photography!
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.
Did you know? We have copies of the Galway school yearbooks from 2015 back to 1942. The copies are on CD, and can be viewed at the library any time we are open.
Need something notarized? We can help! There is a Notary at the library during most of our open hours.
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.
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!
The library’s Instagram is back!
Follow us @GalwayPublicLib for up-to-date pictures and videos, or visit www.instagram.com/galwaypubliclib
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!