• Newsworthy

    Use Amazon Smile to Donate to the Friends

    When you make purchases at www.amazon.com, you can use Amazon Smile to designate "Friends of the William K. Sanford Town Library" as a charity to receive a portion of the proceeds. It's easy!

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    Windows 10 Clinic: Wednesday, Dec. 7 @2:00

    An introduction to all the new Windows 10 features, with handouts and demonstrations. Bring your own laptop if possible. Registration required - click here or call 810-0314.

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    NEW Launchpads

    Take home a pre-loaded tablet today. Educational and fun - for youth, teens and adults! Games, trivia, math skills, new languages, and more. No batteries required.

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    NEW OverDrive Format

    Have you seen OverDrive's new look? What an improvement! While you're there, you can check out their featured collection of celebrity memoirs!

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    Thank You Veterans

    Our youngest patrons created almost 100 handmade cards for Veterans at the Stratton Medical Center in Albany to thank them for their service. We thank them, too!

    Hello, Libirdy!

    The library's mascot has a new name! From 224 entries, 8 year old Andrew Horton's of Chatham was voted the winner of our naming contest. Congratulations, Andrew!

Community Conversation Update

40thCelebrating our 40th year here at the library has been a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect and get in touch with YOU! We are pleased to report that our community conversations and online survey garnered over 500 responses. As we engaged with you, a few common themes emerged. We heard that you find our staff and collections to be top notch, for example, and that you love your library in its current location, but believe the building needs some TLC. You also shared that you would like to see us partnering with even more community organizations and building awareness of our services.

Your feedback was the very first step in an exciting process of renewal here at the library. Now that you’ve spoken, keep the momentum going by getting involved! From restoring our much loved, centrally located building, to carving out new meeting spaces, enhancing technology access, and boosting communication and outreach, we’ve got challenging and exciting plans in the works – and your unique talents and contributions will be essential to our success. Join the Friends of the Library online today to help us create a stronger, brighter, more welcoming and accessible library for all!

About the Friends of the Library

desk_plaque_friendsThe Friends of the William K. Sanford Town Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting and supporting the Library. This group of library lovers and volunteers make a big difference through their efforts – they run the used book sale at Crossings Park, staff fundraisers, and donate essential items, such as our beautiful new Circulation Desk. Donate funds, an hour or two of your time, or get involved on a regular basis – every contribution to the Friends is a much-needed boost for the Library.

The Giving Tree: The Friends of the William K. Sanford Town Library

The Giving Tree: 40th Anniversary CelebrationIn preparation of the next 40 years, The Friends of the William K. Sanford Town Library have sponsored several fundraising events.  They are very excited to announce The Giving Tree!  Donations in every amount are welcome and a special colored leaf will be added to the tree in your honor.  The Giving Tree is on display inside the library. Click HERE for more information.

Over the past years, The Friends have supported the library in so many ways, including constructing the Reading Garden and ESL Room; reupholstering chairs; and purchasing a new Circulation desk , CD cabinets, special tables for iPads, and educational toys.  They welcome anyone who would like to join them in these efforts!  The next meeting is November 15th at 6:30 in the Youth Services Activity Room.

Looking back, the library has changed in many ways. Looking forward many more changes will be needed. But what remains the same is our library will continue to be a place of community, a source of information, and resource for us all.

Checks may be made payable to “The Friends of the William K. Sanford Town Library” and mailed to 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.  Donations will be accepted through November 25, 2016. The Friends of the Library is a certified 501(c)3 organization whose only goal is service; all membership dues and monies raised are used for library-connected public service.