Calling all Silent Auction donors!

You can help the library by donating items to our big 2017 Silent Auction!  Please bring items to the library by Monday, Nov 20. We'll set up the auction and keep items on display until the auction closes at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 9. Remember that no item is too small. We will combine smaller items into baskets for bidding. If pickup is needed, please reply to this message or call the library at 518-963-8079 and we will arrange it. We thank everyone who has donated already and look forward to adding more exciting items to this fun event that does so much to sustain the library.  Here's some of the detail of the Amish quilt that has been donated.

Upcoming Events

Steven Kellogg to read on December 9

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Steven Kellogg’s first book that appeared on Harper's list when he was 25 years old.  As part of The Magic of Christmas in Essex, he will read from his first book on December 9 at 3:00 p.m. and will show several other books from among the 120 titles that he has published over the five decades.   


New Books

Glass Houses by Louise PennyWhere the Light Falls by Allison PatakiNo Man's Land by David BaldacciThe Whistler by John Grisham

Henry David Thoreau by Laura Dassow WallsNew York Amish: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State by Karen Johnson-WeinerA Field Guide to Ticks by Susan Carol HauserA Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks by Richard Longstreth

Renovations Update

Our library renovations are very nearly complete, and the upstairs children's room and adult reading lounges are now open for use. These exciting changes are thanks to those of you who told us how important your library is by donating generously to our capital campaign. Those donations were the seed money that allowed us to apply for grant funds from the State.

The new Children's Room is finished! Come visit and enjoy the Lego table, doll house, play kitchen, craft area, toys, and most
importantly - BOOKS! 

Our new Adult Reading Lounge is done as well, and you are welcome to come enjoy the beautiful lake view while you read, relax, use our wireless Internet connection, or just sit and spend time with friends.