Welcome to the Galway Public Library

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

Click this link to our Programs & Classes page to find out what’s coming up next on our calendar of events! 

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, and be sure to keep checking our New Building page for further updates! 

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PSA: General Electric (GE) has matched employee and retiree contributions to qualifying not-for-profit organizations for over sixty years. Matching has recently been limited to $25,000 per employee/retiree per year. GE has just announced that the cap will be reduced to $5,000 per employee/retiree per year effective 1 January 2018.  The New-Building Fund of the Galway Public Library qualifies for GE matching. (See the donation form below.)

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!

YUM!! Mark your calendars! The Friends of the Library’s 10th Annual Taste of Chocolate will be held on February 10, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Galway High School Cafeteria. Pre-sale tickets still $5, and available at the Library.

New Featured Artists on display! Be sure to stop in this month to see the work of some of Amy David’s Jr./Sr. High School art classes, created between 2014 and the present. Some of the work is black and white prints from Styrofoam, complex and intriguing! 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. 20171205_131246

We have an extensive Local History Photo Collection available here on our website, thanks to the Galway Preservation Society.

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! ggt fb logo

The library’s Instagram is back! ig-logo-email
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.

 Good old-fashioned fun during Makerspace! IMG_1453

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


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!

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
Closed Sunday

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