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;

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