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Holiday story time at the Library

After Christmas and not quite New Years eve. What-to-do what-to-do . . .

How about enjoying story time down at the Library? Kayleigh Colvin will be here on Thursday, December 28th at 11:00, to do a holiday story time reading for children. We’re working on scheduling a second story time for the following day, December 29th at 11am as well. Watch this space for updates.

We look forward to seeing you here!



Overdrive ebook circulation contest


OverDrive is currently running an ebook circulation contest. Our 2017 goal is 378,430 circs. If we meet our 2017 goal, we will be entered into a raffle to win a $500 content credit (10 winners) and have $5000 worth of holds filled by OverDrive (1 winner).

We have already surpassed our 2016 circulation number of 334,139.

We are currently at 95.2% of our goal for the Digital Dash, with only 17,797 checkouts to go! Please spread the word and help us get entered into the content credit raffle. : )

Thank you for all you do to support the digital collection!


New winter ebook collections on Overdrive till January 1, 2018.

Looking for a great winter read for the holidays? Check out our Nordic Writers and Holiday eBook collections. Find also Teen and Children’s Holiday books at Overdrive as well.

















Cohoes Fire Relief Donations Accepted at Numerous Community Banks

Cohoes Fire Relief Donations Accepted at Numerous Community Banks

COHOES, NY – Mayor Shawn Morse of the City of Cohoes announced today the partnership with several community banks that will be collecting monetary donations at branch locations in the City of Cohoes to support the Cohoes Fire Relief efforts.  Pioneer Bank, CAP COM Federal Credit Union and Key Bank are all providing generous monetary donations to support those affected. If you are able, we encourage you to please make a donation at one of these branch locations to help support the recent victims of this massive fire.

“We are committed to supporting the City of Cohoes and the recent victims of the fire through this difficult time. Pioneer is providing $1000 to support those affected. If you are able, I would like to encourage you to please make a donation,” said Pioneer Bank President and CEO Tom Amell. “All of our branches will be accepting donations and we anticipate the community will pull together to show their support.”

Pioneer Bank opened their 22nd location in Cohoes earlier this year at 100 Mohawk Street. To find a list of branch locations, visit

“KeyBank has been a part of the Cohoes community for many years, and to help support victims of the fire we have opened a deposit account that we have funded with $1,000. Additional contributions to this account can be made at KeyBank’s Cohoes branch at 72 Mohawk St. KeyBank is also partnering with the Red Cross to coordinate a large-scale fundraising effort to support the immediate needs of the impacted families, and our Employee Volunteer Council has already begun discussing ways KeyBank employees can come together to provide the city of Cohoes and its people with the support they need,” said Cohoes Key Bank Branch Manager Stephanie Heslin.

CAP COM Federal Credit Union has established an account to help those displaced by the Cohoes fire with an initial contribution. Funds raised will be distributed to affected residents and businesses to help them rebuild their lives, and restore their livelihoods. “Our hearts go out to the many victims of this overwhelming fire,” said Paula Stopera, President/CEO of CAP COM. “Over our nine years in this tightly knit community, we have gotten to know many friends and neighbors. Cohoes is a very special place. Our commitment to help support those in need is unwavering.”  Donations can be made at any CAP COM branch, or sent via mail to the “Cohoes Fire Victim Fund” c/o CAP COM, 4 Winners Circle, Albany NY 12205.

At this time, all fundraising efforts are truly appreciated but are being asked to limit it to monetary donations only to be deposited into one of the said bank locations. Please note that the outpouring support of perishable or non-perishable items has been outstanding, however this all quickly piles up and is a challenge to sort and distribute. Again, we are asking to limit contributions to monetary donations only.

Thanksgiving schedule

The Library will be closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving day, and Friday the 24th of November. We will reopen on Monday, November 27th at 10am.

We hope you have an enjoyable and safe holiday.



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