Seeking a North Greenbush Resident to Serve on the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the North Greenbush Library District is actively 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.

Fulfilling these responsibilities is a huge challenge and the current Board is looking for a North Greenbush resident willing to become a trustee and help the North Greenbush Library to become a more interactive member of the Town Community.

If you are interested, a copy of the 2015 Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is available online at

The board of trustees meets 10 times a year and the meeting schedule is posted on our website. For more information, including a summary of the responsibilities of a library trustee, click here to download a copy of our press release.

UHLS Mobile AppMobile App for Your Library

The UHLS is offering a free mobile app, providing a new way to access library resources on your mobile device. Quickly and easily find locations hours and contact info, check your library card account, request items, learn about upcoming events, access digital content, scan ISBN barcodes on books, CDs and DVDs to see if we have what your are looking for, and much more.

Download the App from iTunes or Google Play

The app is available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices. To locate the app, go to the app store and search for "UHLS mobile." After downloading, select the North Greenbush Public Library from the list to set it as your "preferred" library. It's easy, it's fun, and it's a great way to access the library wherever you are!

Introducing New UHLS 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:

  • Flipster
  • Mango Languages
  • Library Edition

FlipsterFlipster 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.

Mango LanguagesLearn 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. Library EditionAncestry® 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 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.

Museum Pass Program

North Greenbush residents are welcome to visit the library and borrow a pass to area museums.

Available to North Greenbush residents only. Residents must visit the library to pick up the passes. Sorry we can't accept reservations, or renewals. Only one pass can be checked out at a time. There is a $5.00 per day fine if late and the pass must be returned to the North Greenbush Public Library. Patrons are responsible for replacement cost of lost passes.

Please review the Museum Pass Rules here (PDF).

New Books & DVDs

Mystery...suspense...romance...comedy. Our new books offer all of this and more! Browse our list for new books by your favorite authors, and maybe find a few new favorites. Or check out some new DVDs for this evening's entertainment.

We love to see you at the library, so stop by soon.

Join the Friends of the LibraryBecome 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:

Have a Kindle or the Kindle App for iPad?
The Library Has Digital Media!

Some of us love the look and feel of a hardcover book, while others enjoy the convenience and flexibility of ebooks. Our library now meets your needs regardless of your preference. Borrowing digital media is easy, it's fun and it's available wherever you are, whenever you want to use the library!

Click Here to Access the eMedia Center