Become A Library Trustee
The Board of Trustees of the North Greenbush Library District is seeking a new library trustee to restore the Board to a full membership of 11 trustees. According to the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, the responsibilities of trustees are few in number but broad in scope. They include:
- Create and develop the mission of the library;
- Regularly plan and evaluate the library's service programs;
- Secure adequate funding for the library's service program;
- Evaluate the job performance of the Library Director;
- Exercise fiduciary responsibility for the use of public and private funds;
- Adopt policies and rules regarding the operation of the library;
- Maintain a Library that strives to meet the needs of the community;
- Promote the library to the local community;
- Conduct the business of the library in an open and ethical manner.
The current Board is looking for a North Greenbush resident willing to become a trustee and help the North Greenbush Public Library become a more interactive member of the Town Community.
The Library is located in the North Greenbush Municipal Building, Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY. Trustee meetings are typically held at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building on the fourth Thursday of each month.
If you are interested in becoming a trustee, please contact Kenneth Bogdan, Board President, at email@example.com. A copy of the 2018 Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is available online at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/handbook/handbook.pdf.
Museum Pass Program
The Library offers passes for North Greenbush residents to visit area museums, attractions and art galleries. There's something for everyone! Children (and adults) will love MiSci and the Museum of Firefighting, and more. Visit the Slater to get an up close and personal look at how the brave sailors who served in World War II lived on a destroyer escort ship. Step back in time at the Hancock Shaker Village, Hildene and more. Marvel at the beautiful gardens of the Bershire Botanical Gardens, or browse the spectacular collections at many area art museums,
Click here for the full list of museum passes available today!
First Library Card
Getting your first library card is a time-honored right of passage, one of the first tangible symbols of maturity and responsibility. To help parents commemorate the occasion, the library has a special "First Library Card" photo op prop.
When you bring your child to the library and register for the card, ask for the "big card." Take a picture of your little one holding our colorful library card to celebrate all the fun of reading.
Bottle Redemption Benefits Library
It's a win-win. You don't have to waste time feeding empties to a machine, and the library gets a donation! Please bring your empty cans and bottles to the 6 Cent Redemption Center, 461 Main Ave, Wynantskill. Thanks to a program sponsored by the North Greenbush Friends of the Library, you can request that your deposit refund be donated to the library. The redemption center will sort and count all of your glass and plastic bottles, and cans eligible for a NYS deposit and will donate the proceeds to the library.
Please note: containers must be redeemed at the redemption center. The library cannot accept empty bottles and cans!
UHLS Online Resources
As a member library of the Upper Hudson Library System, we are delighted to announce that library patrons now have access to three exciting online resources:
- Mango Languages
- Ancestry.com Library Edition
Flipster provides digital access through your library to the magazines you know and love. Read the
complete contents of over 60 popular digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. There is no separate account to set up, your library card grants you access
from wherever you are. Titles include People, US Weekly, The New Yorker, Forbes and many more. The Flipster app for your mobile device
is available on the iTunes Store and on Google Play.
Learn a new language with Mango Languages! This fun and easy to use self-paced language learning program features
courses in more than 70 languages! Library patrons can create an account using their email address and start learning right away. Courses are accessible
on a computer or mobile device using free apps that allow users to take their learning with them, with or without an internet connection. See the iTunes Store or Google Play for details and to download the app.
Ancestry® Library Edition provides access to the world’s most popular consumer online
genealogy resource from your library. Its 7,000 databases deliver an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe,
Australia and more. While much of the personalized functionality of Ancestry.com is not available in the library edition, it's you a great tool to start your genealogy
search. Access is only available at the library. Please bring a flash drive to save your information.
Become a Friend!
Join the Friends of the North Greenbush Public Library. We need friends now to:
- Run special projects
- Organize fund raisers
- Coordinate community programs
- Advocate for our library.
For more information, or to volunteer, please see our Friends page.
Library Resources for the Visually Impaired
Braille books and services for the visually-impaired are available at the Sand Lake Public Library and the Troy Public Library. In addition, the New York State Library has numerous resources for the blind and visually impaired. For more information, including application for services forms, please see: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/