Welcome to the Galway Public Library

Member of the Southern Adirondack Library system, serving the Galway Central School District community.
PUBLIC NOTICE  OF VACANCIES ON THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES. If you are interested in serving your community by joining the library’s board, please contact Deb Flint at the library. More information and member qualifications are available here: Board of Trustees Positions
final plan
Above is the conceptual plan for a proposed new library building. (Click the image, then click again, for a larger view. Arrow on top indicates the entryway facing East Street.)  This plan is smaller and less costly than the previous one. Over the past year, the Board of Trustees held several meetings with community representatives. These individuals provided feedback on the kind of library building which community residents can support, to provide the services residents need and want. With this input, the conceptual plan for a new library building has been developed. Community meetings are being scheduled to provide information about the new plan, and additional information is available at the library.  
new drawing

We are pleased to announce that we have received a 2017 Seed Challenge Grant from SALS (Southern Adirondack Library System.) The $9638 grant is designated for the expansion of our popular newsletter, the Galway Get Together, into a one-stop community resource. This exciting project will increase the coverage and circulation of the GGT, and will include a website with a local business directory, space for community news and announcements, and more. We will be contacting local businesses and organizations to help you reach more of the community with your information. We’re just getting started; stay tuned for more information as we get this project going!

We have IRS forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ , and New York State forms IT-201 and IT-2, and instructions, available now at the library. More forms may be downloaded and printed from the IRS website  and from the NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance site.

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!


Our Featured Artist is Sarah Best. Stop in to view more of her artwork!

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.

Open Art Sessions for adults with Herb Kopper are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6:00. Herb Kopper is a local artist who will guide you through your preferred art form. Bring your supplies and ideas of what you want to create, and let him help you advance your skills. Or try something new under his guidance!

 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

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!

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.  Galway Public Library Board of Trustees.

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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