Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Book Discussion Friday, July 13, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Copies available now.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kids love the bounce house! The food was delicious, the music was great, and the vendors provided many wonderful treats. Save the date for Second Saturday in July, the 14th. Here is a clue about what to look forward to:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sharon Springs Free Library is excited to partner with the Sharon Springs Chamber of Commerce to bring you the first annual Second Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come see our displays, and visit our vendors, and enjoy the entertainment and food. Free movies for kids and teens!

One of our vendors specializes in gluten free baked goods.
Summer Saturday Hours: Beginning on Saturday June 16, we will be returning to our regular Saturday Hours 10 - 1 except for the subsequent Second Saturday events, July 14 and August 11. For our Second Saturday events, we will be open 10 - 2. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

New Books

New Books arrive daily. Call to put one on hold. They go out as fast as they come in.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. We will open at our regular time on Tuesday, May 29, 3:00 p.m.
This photo is of a Decoration Day parade in St. Paul, Minn in 1870.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Please note: The Library Board of Trustees will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23rd instead of on its usual fourth Thursday. This change is an exception for this month, and next month we will return to our regular pattern of meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Our June 9 Book Discussion will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Library. We will discuss The Glass Castle, a memoir about a very unconventional family, by Jeannette Walls, a book selected by one of our Library Board members. Copies of the book are available and have been provided by the Mohawk Valley Library System as part of their collection made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Book discussion Friday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. on Louise Penney's "The Long Way Home." Penny is a skilled writer who employs a number of narrative techniques to hold her readers' interest  Come join our discussion on how effectively she uses these techniques in this novel.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A brand new pair of baby goats has been born and will be coming to the library for Story Time on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to come meet and greet the new twins.

Monday, April 23, 2018

There will be no yoga session Friday, April 27th. It has been canceled for this week.

Monday, April 16, 2018

A selection of tee shirts with logos like this that show your love for your library is available through "every library"at https://www.cafepress.com/everylibrary. Proceeds from purchases from their store go to support libraries across the United States.

Monday, April 9, 2018

New York state library celebrates its bicentennial

The Library Turns 200 in 2018, Making It the Third Oldest State Library in the U.S.
This year, the New York State Library is celebrating its bicentennial. Created in 1818 at the urging of Governor DeWitt Clinton, the Library is the third oldest state library in the nation. To celebrate this milestone, the Library is hosting several events throughout the year, including a Speakers Forum with talks by renowned library experts, several open houses to highlight aspects of the Library’s 200-year history, and special exhibitions to showcase some of the Library’s collections. The theme of the year-long celebration is 200 Years of Knowledge, Heritage and History.

When first established in 1818, the Library served as a law and reference library for legislators, judges, and state employees. In 1844, the Board of Regents became the Trustees for the Library. Then, 60 years later, the Library officially became part of the State Education Department, where it still remains. Today, the New York State Library continues to collect, preserve, and loan materials that support State government and now has holdings of more than 20 million items that are available to New Yorkers on-site, online, and interlibrary loan.

Monday, April 2, 2018

These smiling SUNY Cobleskill students are helping pile up the books for the Great Book Giveaway on Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 to 1:00. They will be on hand to help you carry out as many books as you like, absolutely free.  Refreshments will be served! Don't miss it!

Friday, March 23, 2018

New York State Library Special Exhibition
March 26 to Apr 2, 2018
Seventh Floor Exhibit Space
“Mary Shelley’s Monster Turns 200”.
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, a novel by Mary Shelley was published, in March 11, 1818.  The New York State Library has an interesting collection of material about Shelley and her doctor. Visit the temporary display on the 7th floor of the New York State Library.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New York State Library
Bicentennial Moments
photo of Janet M. Welch
Janet Martin Welch was the first woman to serve as New York State’s Librarian.  Appointed in 1996, Welch served until her retirement in 2008.  A certified School Library Media Specialist, Welch held leadership positions in university, public, school and corporate libraries throughout her career. Prior to her appointment to the New York State Library, Welch served as Director of the Rochester Regional Library Council, a network of 500 libraries in the Rochester, New York area. 
Under her leadership the State Library underwent a major renovation of the Research Library, enhanced the Talking Book and Braille Library and made important additions to the State Library’s collection.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Once again, the library may have to close due to weather tomorrow 3/7/18. Please check our Facebook page or call before you come in, if we get the heavy snow that is predicted.

The New Vanguard

New York Times critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.   "For Women’s History Month, The Times’s staff book critics — Dwight Garner, Jennifer Szalai and myself, Parul Sehgal — sat down together to think about these writers who are opening new realms to us, whose books suggest and embody unexplored possibilities in form, feeling and knowledge." See the article online; https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/05/books/vanguard-books-by-women-in-21st-century.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Saturday, March 3, 2018

March is Women’s History Month. Some date this declaration back to 1911 at the first International Woman’s Day, March 8. In 1978, a California school district celebrated Women’s History Week, and in 1980, President Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month, and in 1987, Congress declared the month in perpetuity. Every day this March, the “Today in History” column in “U.S.A. Today” will feature important dates related to women’s rights, achievements and equality.  We have books and movies that feature various aspects of women’s history.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The library may be forced to close tomorrow, Friday, March 2, if the predicted storm arrives and roads are not cleared by our usual Friday opening time, 3:00 p.m. Please call (518) 284-3126 to be sure we are open, or check here or on our Facebook page for updates.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SPECIAL SATURDAY STORY TIME VISITORS! Live, warm and fuzzy four-legged little BABY GOATS will be joining us for our story time activity on Saturday, March 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to come hear the story of "Gregory, the Terrible Eater," by Mitchell Sharmat and to meet pet and cuddle our special guests. If you don't know the story of Gregory, here is a hint. Gregory is a goat!

Thursday, February 15, 2018



February 19—23, 2018
Week-long drop-off classes | 9 AM—4 PM | Extended Care available 8 AM—9 AM & 4 PM—5:30 PM
$250/student/class | 10% discount for members and additional children enrolled

Space is limited! REGISTER TODAY
Register by phone at 518-382-7890 x228 or online

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Sharon Springs Free Library has a vacancy on its Board of Trustees and is seeking to fill it with a committed volunteer. The Board meets on the Fourth Thursday of each month, and its members are actively involved in overseeing the regular operations of the library, as well as participating in its special events. Interested candidates are encouraged to call the library at (518) 284-3126 to leave their name and number, or to attend one of the monthly meetings.

Thursday, January 25, 2018


March 3