GUILDERLAND — The library’s building project is on budget, and more than halfway done. According to the latest estimate, construction may be completed by the end of August 2021, a full 11 months ahead of schedule. More details, including monthly progress reports, may be found at: https://bit.ly/GPLbuildingproject.
Guilderland Public Library’s annual budget and board candidate vote is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., at all Guilderland Central School District elementary schools.
GPL’s 2021-22 Proposed Budget may be viewed at: http://bit.ly/GPL2122ProposedBudget. The total budget of $4,097,100 reflects a slight increase of 1.48 percent in the tax levy and an additional budgeted amount of $16,922. Six candidates are seeking to fill four vacancies on the library’s Board of Trustees. They will appear on the ballot in this order: Vanessa Threatte, Michael Hawrylchak, Antonio Rivera, Herb Hennings, Philip Metzger, Jr., Norina Melita.
Complete information is posted in the library’s May newsletter, which may be obtained via email by subscribing to https://bit.ly/GPLeNews; emailing [email protected]; calling 518-456-2400, ext. 112; or clicking on “GPL News” at www.guilderlandlibrary.org the “May 2021” link. Printed copies of the newsletter are available in the Normanskill Room during curbside hours (enter via the side entrance).
We cannot accept book donations at this time. Discover Books, our previous provider, removed the blue bins from our side parking. We will resume book donations as soon as we can secure another vendor. In the interim, the Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library accept donated books Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on the loading dock at the Central Library. Better World Books bins collect donations at Bethlehem Public Library and Albany Public Library’s Delaware and Pine Hills branches. Colonie Town Library accepts one box of donations on Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. only. Please call these locations in advance to confirm.
We’re providing protective 4 x 6 plastic sleeves to protect your vaccine card, by request. Please sign up on the Events tab of our website, indicating in the notes field whether you would like one or two sleeves, or call 518-456-2400, ext. 3, then pick up your card protector(s) during our curbside hours throughout May.
Optimize your usage of an Apple Watch, iPhone, MacBook, or Apple TV; or get customized assistance with our website’s Learning Express tool to craft your résumé.
Register for a one-on-one appointment Mondays at 6:30 p.m. or Thursdays at 10 a.m. throughout May on the Events tab of our website.