Summer reading is for all ages! Discover a full slate of summer fun as we dive into “Oceans of Possibilities!”
• Adults: stop by on Tuesday, June 28, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to check out our fresh book collection and pick up a tote bag packed with information about our Summer Reading challenge and prizes. More details at: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/adultsrp/
• Families with children ages birth-grade 12: sign up for our Kickoff celebration, complete with a family goodie bag, on Wednesday, June 29. Please register on the Events tab of our website for the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. session, or the 3 to 7 p.m. session and stop in during that timeframe (one registration per family). For more info: https://guilderlandlibrary.org/srp for more info.
• All ages: get ready to track your summer reading in Beanstack to win prizes! To sign up or login, go to: https://guilderlandlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
Doghiker Author Talk and Book Signing
Happy trails…and tails! We’re hosting an in-person book talk and signing with local author Alan Via on Thursday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. His trailblazing book, “Doghiker: Great Hikes with Dogs from the Adirondacks through the Catskills,” is more than a comprehensive guidebook detailing 77 outstanding places to hike; it’s also a dog owner’s operating manual and tool kit. Alan will cover key points of his book, then take us on a slideshow tour of gorgeous hiking scenery with canine companions.
“Doghiker” is a must-have NYS hiker’s manual, even if you don’t have a dog. Copies of the book, signed and personalized by the author, will be available for purchase. Please register on the Events tab of our website for this special event.
Early Primary Voting
GPL serves as one of seven polling places throughout Albany County for June primary voting. Early voting for New York Governor and Lieutenant Governor runs through Sunday, June 26: Monday/Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday / Thursday / Friday 9 a.m to 5 p.m.; Saturday /Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The primary election will be held Tuesday, June 28 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Guilderland Farmer’s Market will be held in our upper parking lot Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 3-October 2, featuring 30 vendors. In accordance with our summer schedule, GPL is closed on Sundays during July and August. GPL will be closed on Mon. July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Coach Robin is available to assist 1:1 with Apple technology or to help you craft a winning résumé with the Learning Express tool on our website. Schedule your customized in-person session with Robin Friday, July 8, at 11 a.m. or Friday, July 22, at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on the Events tab of our website.
Foundation Golf Tournament
The Guilderland Library Foundation is hosting their annual golf tournament on Mon. Aug. 22 at Pinehaven Country Club. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with a 9 start and best ball format. The $165 cost per individual cost covers 18 holes, golf cart, lunch at the turn, and 19th hole celebration. Non-golfers are welcome to join the 19th Hole Celebration barbeque dinner for $50 per ticket.
Sponsorship opportunities are available with a deadline of July 15, and the deadline to register for golf is August 1st. Please email guilderlandlibrary
[email protected] for golf tournament information, and contact Foundation President Steve Wacksman at [email protected] for general information about the Foundation.
— Luanne Nicholson
Local History Resources
GPL’s revamped Local History Room contains a wealth of materials related to the history of Guilderland and beyond, plus genealogical research resources. These materials do not circulate (what happens in the Local History Room stays in the Local History Room). We’re also seeking Guilderland High School Tawasenthan yearbooks from the following years to complete our collection: 1942, 1951, 1952, 1955, 2004, and 2014. Local History Room hours: Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Wed. 1:00-5:00 p.m.; and by appointment. Contact: [email protected]
Overdue fines have been eliminated at GPL; patrons will be billed for the replacement cost of lost items. Curbside pick up is available with 24-hour notice. Masks are optional. Contact us at 518.456.2400 or [email protected]
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