Welcome to the Galway Public Library

Member of the Southern Adirondack Library system, serving the Galway Central School District community.
 The library is looking for a person or company to clean our library, three to four hours per week! If you are interested please send proposals, questions, concerns, or requests for appointment to Deb Flint via email at gal-director@sals.edu, by mail at PO Box 207, 5264 Sacandaga Rd. Galway, NY 12074, or in person. We will accept applications until the position is filled. 

Strike Up the Band! Wednesday, December 2, 5pm – 6pm

A History of Community Bands through the Ages, presented by Scotia Traveling Museum. This musical program recounts the early bands of Europe’s medieval fairs, the music of John Philip Sousa, New Orleans brass bands with their African traditions, high school bands and a rebirth of local community bands. A sing-a-long of well-known favorites concludes the program.
 Galway Public Library is looking for Library Sub-Clerk to join our team!

Job Description: This position involves performing routine library clerical duties including customer service, searching and updating computer records, shelving, and a variety of other activities.

Job Requirements: Must have flexible availability to substitute as needed. Applicant must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, good organizational skills, and a positive, professional work attitude. Possession of a high school or equivalency diploma is required. Please contact Deb Flint at 882-6385 or gal-director@sals.edu for more information or come to the library to fill out an application.


EVERY TUESDAY AT 10:30 a.m. with Miss Sara! Preschoolers and their caregivers meet for a story, activity, and literacy-building skills.




 The Galway Public Library announces a vacant seat on the library Board of Trustees. Those interested in the position must submit a letter of interest immediately to the Library Director at P.O Box 207 Galway NY 12074 or by email to gal-director@sals.edu. Interviews of candidates will be scheduled as soon as possible.  The appointment will be effective until the library elections in June 2016.  At that time the seat will be up for election for the four years remaining in the term, ending June 30, 2020. The board seat was left vacant when Edwin Pike chose not to seek reelection for a five-year term beginning July 1.
The board meets regularly on first Thursday and third Wednesday of each month, at 6:30pm at the library.  A list of board member qualifications may be found here: Members of the Galway Public Library Board of Trustees.

The results of the referendum on the Galway Public Library’s new building project, held on September 23, were 449 no votes and 396 yes votes. The library Board of Trustees thanks all those who have worked so hard with them over the last several years to develop the project, and everyone who voted during the referendum. The library respects the views of those who did not support the referendum. As we move forward, the board will redouble its efforts to solicit input from all members of the community on what they will support. Contact the library at 882-6385 or email gal-director@sals.edu.

 Annual Newsletter 2015

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!

ART IN THE LIBRARY! Be sure to come in to see the work of Ralph Caparulo, our current Featured Artist.  

Are you an artist? Sign up at the front desk if you’d like to participate.

Want to know what’s  happening at your library? Please be sure to download and read our most recent newsletter and visit our events calendar.

The Galway Get Together newsletter – swap and shop, share news and more in our free e-newsletter.  Get our current issue of the Galway Get Together now!!

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!
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 and we’ll post them for you on the Bulletin Board.
Let us know what you’d like to see for children’s programming, by filling out the survey on the tab above.

Our Regularly Scheduled Library Groups

When Readers Meet, our book discussion group, is held on the fourth Monday of each month (except December) at 7 pm. Copies of each month’s book will be available at the library several weeks before the group meets, for readers to check out. Our upcoming list:

January 25, The Painter by Peter Heller

February 22, Leaving before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller
March 28, Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar
April 25, Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood  

      The Writers’ Group meets on the THIRD Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. 

The group welcomes beginners as well as published writers. Share your poetry, fiction or non-fiction in this friendly, helpful group. To be added to the email list for reminders about meeting dates and other writing opportunities, contact writersgroupgpl@gmail.com.  You can learn more about the group, sample some of their writing, and find inspiration for your own writing, at http://galwaypubliclibrary.org/writersgroup/



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.

Thank you for using Ask Us 24/7 – a service of cooperating New York State libraries and library systems, including the New York 3Rs Library Councils. Click the Ask us Link, enter your question, and a librarian will be with you shortly. You will not necessarily be chatting with a librarian from your local library or even your community. This is a global, cooperative service staffed by reference librarians from New York State, as well as other states and countries.

ROI: The Value of Your Library

Return on Information and Return on Investment. Feel good about how far your library dollar goes- please visit our Library Value Calculator to learn how much you save!

Wireless Internet at your Library!

See the World from Your Community in Galway, NY. USA

Hours & Location

PO Box 207
5264 Sacandaga Rd.
Galway, N.Y. 12074 -- USA
Phone: 518-882-6385
Email: gal-director@sals.edu

Open Hours:

Mon. & Tue. 10am-6pm
Wed. & Thu. 2pm-8pm
Friday 2pm-6pm
Saturday 10am-2pm


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