Friends of the Library

THANK YOU ... THANK YOU ... THANK YOU!

We are so grateful to all those who donated books, those who purchased books and those who volunteered at the book sale. We couldn't have done it without all of you.

A little more than $5,000 was raised in support of our library's needs. Again, thank you!

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BOOK NOOK OPENS AT THE CROSSINGS MAY 18

Please be sure to join us at the Friends Book Nook at the Crossings Park on Albany-Shaker Road. We are open 9:00AM-1:00PM every Saturday that the Farmers Market is held beginning May 18. We have a big selection of books for both adults and children. Most items are $1.00. We hope to see you there!

We are in need of volunteers to staff the Book Nook. Shifts are only two hours, and if you're new, you will be paired with an experienced volunteer. It's fun, and you're helping the Library. Please look for an email from the Friends this month requesting volunteers.

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HANNAFORD SHOPPING BAGS

During the month of May, profits from the sale of Hannaford community shopping bags will be given to the Friends. The bags sell for $2.50, and $1.00 goes to the Friends. This fundraiser is available only at the Wolf Road, Colonie location. Please pick up a bag or two at the register before you check out. Thanks for your support.

Hannaford Cares fundraiser during month of May; purchase a bag at 96 Wolf Road, Hannaford

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FUNDRAISER - CAR WASH TICKETS FOR SALE!

The Friends are still selling Hoffman Car Wash tickets. There are two choices: full-service car washes for $27 and exterior car washes for $10. Plan ahead for birthdays, thank you's, holidays, etc. The tickets do not expire, and the Friends receive 50% of the price which will support our Library!

Click here to purchase car wash tickets online.

Thanks for supporting the Friends of the Library.

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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!

W.K. Sanford Town Library Friends welcome new members.

If you're not sure what we're about, the Friends is a support organization to the Colonie Town Library.  There are numerous ways the Friends help, such as paying for items that are not covered in the library's annual budget.  Money is raised by selling used books or holding special fundraisers.  Click HERE to see some of the ways we have helped the library with the funds raised. Some recent purchases were the outdoor book drop box and numerous museum passes that may be borrowed.

Your assistance is needed in many areas.  Whether you can volunteer just an hour or on a regular basis, we can use you!  There are many opportunities. Beginning in May when the Colonie Farmers Market opens at the Crossings on Saturday mornings, volunteers are needed in two-hour shifts to assist with used-book sales. You can also choose to assist at just one event such as selling raffle tickets, assembling food orders, etc. for an hour or two on a specific day.

It's easy to join.  Annual membership dues are modestly priced:

  • $15 Individual Annual Membership
  • $25 Household Annual Membership
  • $10 Senior Annual Membership
  • $250 Business Annual Membership

Just click HERE to pay membership dues by credit card.

Please try us out by attending one of the meetings listed below.

Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Library's Youth Services Activities Room.


2019 Meeting Dates

    • January 8 (minutes)
    • February 12 - CANCELLED
    • March 12 (minutes)
    • April 9 (minutes)
    • May 14 - CANCELLED
    • June 11
    • July 9
    • August 13
    • September 10
    • October 8
    • November 12
    • December 10

 

2018 Meeting Dates

 


Events

2018 WAS A SUCCESSFUL SEASON AT THE BOOK NOOK

With the help of many volunteers, the Book Nook raised more than $5,400 during the 2018 season. Thank you to all who helped ... those who staffed the Book Nook (including teens), those who made sure the books were shelved properly, and to those who donated and purchased. We couldn't do it without all of you! Please consider volunteering for the 2019 season.

Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library.

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