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Written By Editor on 4/5/21 | 4/5/21

The Library is open for browsing the first floor. Face masks and social distancing are required at all times. We continue to take every precaution to keep our patrons, staff and the building safe so if you feel unwell, please do not come into the Library.   


Library hours are Tuesday 10-7pm, Wednesday 10-5pm, Thursday 10-7pm, Friday 10-5pm and Saturday 10-1pm. These hours may change without notice. You may fax, make copies and use the computers for 30 minutes. Public meeting rooms are not available and Library seating has been removed except at the public computers. Curbside pickup continues to be available, just give us a call to schedule your pickup.  


Let’s Talk Excel and Google Sheets -  Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30 - Learn how to open, save, download, and share a spreadsheet; create a table, enter numbers, make calculations, sort, filter, and more! Facilitator: Aneesa Hussain; Technical Assistant: Ajran Click here to sign up: project is supported by funds from the New York State Library's Adult Literacy Library Services Program.  


Choosing a Laptop or Smartphone that's Right for You - Wednesday, April 28, 6:30pm - So many choices; how do you decide what will work best for your needs? Learn what to look for and how to evaluate your options. Facilitator: Aneesa Hussain. Technical Assistant: Ajran. Click here to sign up: This project is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program. 


Reggie Harris: Freedom Songs and the Civil Rights Movement - Wednesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm - Internationally acclaimed performer Reggie Harris is a singer, songwriter, storyteller, and cultural ambassador known worldwide for his ability to inspire hope and create opportunities for building community and positive change. This performance will include spirituals, freedom songs, and his own original work. He will discuss the connection between music and the Civil Rights Movement, the progression of civil rights as it pertains to his own family, and how that experience relates to the struggle for civil rights in the USA. Q&A to follow. Sign up here: 

This event is sponsored by the Amsterdam Free Library, The Community Library, Gloversville Public Library, Middleburgh Library, Schenectady County Public Library, Schoharie Free Library, and Sharon Springs Free Library.: 


State and Federal Tax forms and instructions are here. They can be found in the lobby or can be delivered by curbside pickup. The new deadline to file is May 17th. 


Reminder, there is no seating available in the Library, but the Wi-Fi is accessible 24/7 on Library property. Use our WiFi to download updates to your devices or download eBook, audiobook and magazines from Overdrive/Libby. If you need help updating game consoles stop in and Kim can help you out.  


You have access to online books, audiobooks and now over 3,000 magazines through Overdrive/Libby using this link Cobleskill Richmondville students can increase their access to books by linking their SORA card to the Library account.  


You have access to Gale databases, encyclopedias, newspapers and other resources with your library card through this link  


Want to see what is new in our collection visit To request items log into your account with the barcode on the back of your library card. Your pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number. Don’t have a card, stop into the Library with your id and a piece of mail with your current address and complete a library card application.  


The Friends are starting to collect gently used books for their Fall sale. If you have one or two books, please place them in the book drop. If you have lots of books to donate, please contact the Library to let us know you are stopping in during Library hours. If the Library is closed you can still use the green Better World Book bin in the parking lot. 


Library Giving Day is on April 7th. Please consider making donations to the Foundation for Mohawk Valley Libraries. The Community Library has received support from the Foundation to increase awareness of the Library and for the purchase of a TV to enhance programming. More information can be found at 


The next Library Board of Trustees virtual meeting is April 8th at 1pm. Meetings are open to the public however if you would like to attend please call the library (518.234.7897) and leave a message with your email address or email with your interest to attend.  


2021 marks 100 years of service for The Community Library. We are planning to celebrate this milestone later in the year. In the meantime, we will be sharing information on Facebook and in the Library on our past, present and future. For more information follow our Facebook page sign up for future Library News emails at  


Library Contact: 518.234.7897, 

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