Friends of the Library

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale
    Book Sale in Fall, 2019



THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Our 2019 Annual Appeal raised a total of $7,501. The Friends will continue to assist the Library in making it a more beautiful and usable space in which our patrons can learn and play.  Your donations really help!



During the month of February, Friends members will be selling paper hearts at the library.  White hearts are $1.00, and pink hearts are $5.00.  You can write your name on the hearts you purchase, and they will be added to a display at the library. Hearts can also be purchased at the Reception Desk. Thank you for your support!



The Friends are 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 (think Valentine's Day!), 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.


If you've never heard of "little free libraries," let us explain.  Small little wooden houses are built to house the books, and they are placed in neighbor-
hoods where a resident has agreed to be the steward of the little library on their property. This duty includes frequently checking the little library to be sure it is adequately maintained including ensuring there is a good stock of books.  The Colonie Library will provide the steward with additional books as needed. Users of the little libraries may leave a book or take a book or two.  These little libraries are especially helpful at the outer ends of our town where some residents are unable to make the trip to the library.
We are looking for people to build the library boxes. The Friends will provide some ideas for the builders and can assist with materials.  In addition, we need stewards.  If you are interested in either of these tasks, please contact:



The Friends Spring Book Sale is scheduled for April 23-26.  All books, DVDs, CDs, etc., will be priced at ONE DOLLAR! Please be sure to add the dates to your calendar.



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.  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.

2020 Meeting Dates

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8
  • 2019 (minutes)

  • 2018 (minutes)

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