Friends of the Library

W.K. Sanford Town Library Friends welcome new members.

If you’re not sure what we’re about, the Friends is a support organization to the Colonie Town Library.  There are numerous ways the Friends help, such as paying for items that are not covered in the library’s annual budget.  Money is raised by selling used books or holding special fundraisers.  Here are some of the ways we have helped the library with the funds raised.

Your assistance is needed in many areas.  Whether you can volunteer just an hour or on a regular basis, we can use you!  There are many opportunities.  Beginning in May when the Colonie Farmers Market opens at the Crossings on Saturday mornings, volunteers are needed in two-hour shifts to assist with used-book sales. You can also choose to assist at just one event such as selling raffle tickets, assembling food orders, etc. for an hour or two on a specific day.

It’s easy to join.  Annual membership dues are modestly priced:

  • $15 Individual Annual Membership
  • $25 Household Annual Membership
  • $10 Senior Annual Membership
  • $250 Business Annual Membership

Just click HERE to pay membership dues by credit card.

Please try us out by attending one of the meetings listed below.

Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Library’s Youth Services Activities Room.

2018 Meeting Dates

  • January 9 (minutes)
  • February 13 (minutes)
  • March 13 (Cancelled due to weather)
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11



The Friends will be holding a Book Sale April 26-29, 2018. Hours are:

  • 5:30-7:00 PM, Thursday, April 26
  • 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Friday, April 27
  • 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Saturday, April 28
  • 1:00-3:00 PM, Sunday, April 29

Here’s what we need:

  • Children’s Books*
  • Picture Books*
  • Books except no text books or encyclopedias
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Clean grocery bags (to be used for customers)
  • *Especially needed!

Check with Library staff if you have a large donation to drop off at the back of the Library. It’s also important that donations for the Friends are marked with FRIENDS.

If you wish to VOLUNTEER to help us at the Book Sale, please email us with your availability. Shifts are approximately two hours each.

Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library.


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