Welcome to the Galway Public Library

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

Mark your calendar for this very important date: All are invited to attend the Library’s Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new building, to be held June 30th at 1:00 on the library’s property on 2110 East St. in the Village of Galway. 

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!

Everything you need to know about our Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock,” is here!

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

Good news! The budget passed on 6/12/18 – 85 Yes, 21 No. Also, our newest Board member, Santina Florio, was elected – welcome aboard, Santina!

Board President Arlene Rhodes starts the construction process with the signing of the four prime construction contracts: General Construction (including Site Preparation), Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing. Site preparation should start shortly.

Board President Arlene Rhodes starts the construction process with the signing of the four prime construction contracts: General Construction (including Site Preparation), Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing. Site preparation should start shortly.

Construction contracts for our new library building have been awarded to:
Hoosick Valley Contractors, Inc – Melrose – General Construction
Burniche Piping Inc. – Waterford – Plumbing
Collins Mechanical LLC – Stillwater – Mechanical
Current Electrical System, Inc. – Glenville – Electrical


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.


Story Time - growing eager readers!

Story Time – we’re growing eager readers!

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Featured Artist on display! Stop in to see each artist’s work!

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.

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

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! 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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