Welcome to the Galway Public Library

Member of the Southern Adirondack Library system, serving the Galway Central School District community.
PUBLIC NOTICE:  The library’s Annual Budget and Election vote will be held June 14, 2016 from 1:00 to 8:00. There will be a Public Budget Hearing on June 7 at 7:00. 

Tell us what you think! Fill out our Summer Survey.

Thank you 6th graders! You did a great job cleaning up around the library for us!

Please take notice:  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.

Thank you to Luke Burgess, a Galway Eagle Scout candidate, who completed his project and donated it to the library. This handy box of stacking compartments now holds the littleBits for our Tinker Tuesday program, keeping everything neat, and safely out of the reach of small children! IMG_0717

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.

We have new options for your Fine Forgiveness.

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.

ART IN THE LIBRARY!  Our current Featured Artist is Sharon Kingsbury.  Be sure to come in to see her “Ghost Series” paintings! Are 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.

        Tinker Tuesday fun! IMG_0242


 Friends of the Library upcoming fundraisers:  Memorial Day Book Sale & 2016 Wine Tasting 


Kids enjoy the Pokemon Club on the first Saturday of the month through June. 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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We are pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a 2016 SALS Construction Challenge Grant. Funds will allow us to  replace our walkway to the entrance to the library, with the work to be done this Spring! image (1)

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.

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!


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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