Welcome to the Galway Public Library

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

We’re participating in “Socktober.” We have a box at the library if you’d like to donate NEW socks throughout October. The socks will be given to  Things of My Very Own, Inc. a local non-profit based in Schenectady which helps kids and families in the community.  You can find out more about the organization at their website and on their Facebook page.  socks-library1

Left to right:  Deb Flint, Galway Public Library Manager, Arlene Rhodes, President of the library's Board of Directors, and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh. Photo credit: Margie Prasek

Left to right:  Deb Flint, Galway Public Library Manager, Arlene Rhodes, President of the library’s Board of Directors, and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh. Photo credit: Margie Prasek

Thank you to all who attended our Community Ice Cream Social on August 25th. It was a wonderful chance to socialize with neighbors and hear about the next steps toward our new building! Thank you to Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh who presented the library with a bullet aid check toward the New Building Fund.  Thanks also to Stewart’s Shops for the ice cream and toppings, and to the Friends of the Library for dipping it! Music was provided by Rob Przedwiecki of Happenstance, and his wife. Thank you!

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!

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Thanks to all the kids who participated in the Summer Reading Program! What a great job you all did! The kids who turned in slips for prizes read a total of 1500 hours! We had many winners of prizes, and everyone who participated may choose 1 free book and a bouncy ball. We very much appreciate our donors & sponsors: BSNB, Stewarts, Art in Mind Studio, Creative Sparks, Friends of Galway Public Library and the Ashman and Pandori families. Thank you all!

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

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.  Molly Pokrzywka’s work is currently on display. IMG_0844 IMG_0846









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

 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.

 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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