Library news!

We will no longer charge late fees for children’s books- this includes baby books, picture books, readers, chapter books and fact books.

Credit cards now accepted for lost books!  You can avoid embarrassment and pay for lost books online.  

First, go to your library account and log in- use the full number on your library card, no spaces, and your PIN (which is last 4 digits of your phone number unless you changed it). Click on fines/fees and then select “pay online”.  You can pay with Paypal or a credit card on this encoded site.

Can’t afford to pay? Come talk to us and we will do our best to work it out.


listen to audiobooks while you garden

Catapults! Saturday, June 1 at 1 PM. Kids, create your own catapult and use it to launch marshmallows at the targets! Ages 6-11, please call to sign up.

Facebook Explained- Tuesday June 11 at 2 PM. Learn how to set up Facebook, add Friends, share pictures and news, and stay safe online. Bring your own device or use one of our computers. (Can’t come to this session? Please call to set up a one-on-one appointment.)

Hampton Manor History- Wednesday June 12, 6:30 PM. Historian Bobbie Reno will talk about the Hampton Manor area from its beginnings to today.

Interested in a book club?  Please fill out our online survey!

(Note: The Library is not having a book sale this year.  We can recommend places for you to donate your books, we are not accepting more than 3 at a time here.)

Computer Help-  5/23 and 5/30 at 5:30-7 PM, Saturdays from 10-12. Drop in to have help with your computer, tablet or smart phone, or learn on our lap-top computer. 

Pre-K Story Time: Tuesdays at 11 AM. Ages 2-5, no sign-up needed.

Anime Club: Thursdays 5-7 PM. Love anime, manga and pop culture? Join our club! Ages 13+

Game Time- Saturday June 15 from 12-2. Start the summer right, kick back, have pizza, play video games with your friends on a big screen. Ages 13-18. (Note, we will need at least 4 active participants before we order pizza!)

Friends of the Library meetingJune 20, 6:30 PM. Looking for new members!  Become an advocate and supporter of our library.

Launch into Summer!

Saturday June 29 from 11-2. Food, balloon twisting, astronaut training, free reader kits!  Come to Space Station Rensselaer to start your summer!

UNIVERSE OF STORIES: June 29-August 17. Any time we are open, kids ages 5-12 can come in to tell us about what they’ve been reading to get prizes and raffle chances. We will have special events through the summer.

Parents, ask us about how to help your child love reading, and make the pledge to read 15 minutes a day alongside your child. It will keep their skills sharp over the summer and launch a lifelong habit.

List of events

Link to online reader’s club.

Mango Languages Service, free with Library card!

Learn a new language!

Mango Languages are now available for free through the Upper Hudson Library System!  This is an easy to use, self-paced system for over 70 languages you can access on your computer or on your smartphone (Android and Apple). They have classes for English learners too! You will need your library card to access this from

Please let us know if you need assistance with this new app.