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Weekly Cobleskill Library News

Written By Editor on 9/21/21 | 9/21/21

Please join The Community Library in celebrating our Centennial Sunday, October 3rd   3-5pm with a Roaring ‘20s Tea. Period dress encouraged and donations welcome. Masks required. Please RSVP through 


The Library is requiring masks at all times for everyone age 2 and over regardless of vaccination status. Not able to wear a mask. Curbside pickup is available just give us a call to schedule your pickup. Items can be ordered through the online catalog or by calling the Library. To request items online 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 Library hours are Tuesday 10-8pm, Wednesday 10-5pm, Thursday 10-8pm, Friday 10-5pm and Saturday 10-1pm.  


Check out a Museum Pass! The Adirondack Experience at Blue Mountain Lake (50% discount off admission for four adults or two adults and two children), The Albany Institute of History & Art (family pass admission for two adults and two children), The Empire Pass provides car access to NYS Parks, The Iroquois Indian Museum (admission for two adults), miSci (50% discount off admission for two adults and four children), the USS Slater (family pass admission for two adults and two children). One pass can be checked out for 7 days with your library card but they can’t be used for special events at these locations.  


We have partnered with the Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp (SEEC) and the Eagle Trail to provide binoculars and a birding book. You don’t need to have a Library card to check out this Eagle Trail Kit. 


100’s of items have just been added to our collection. To see what is new visit  


You can borrow a Chromebook for seven days on your Library card. The Chromebook does require access to the internet and can be used anywhere you have a WiFi connection including the Library property. In order to borrow your account must be in good standing and there are no renewals on the Chromebooks.  


Make and Take kits are filled with fun activities. Different kits are available for ages 3-7, 8-12 and Teens! Pick up your bag to take home. Each bag has all the supplies you need to complete the activity. If you don’t need all the supplies provided, please feel free to return them to the Library.  


The Community Library card holders now have access to Ancestry remotely. This service is a courtesy being provided by Ancestry through December 2021. Visit our website for access, you will need your Library card. 


The last few days to obtain your tickets for The Friends Basket Raffle Tickets. If you are interested in assisting with the September 25th Basket Raffle and Used Book Sale please contact The Friends. The Sale will take place in the Library parking lot from 9-12:45 with the raffle drawing at noon. The community has been very generous with donations and The Friends have reached their book donation limit. Book donations can now be placed in the Green Better World Book bin by the back steps. If you have recently published 2021 donations, please bring those to the desk or place in the return bin. Want to join The Friends? visit or email  friendscommunitylibrary@gmail.comfor more information.  


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