Food for Fines

December 10th to 16th – Food for Fines Week

food for fines

Food for fines. The Troy Public Library will accept 1 non-perishable item per $2 in fines! So if you have $5.20 in fines, bring in 3 items to eliminate your fine. Items cannot be past their expiration date. Maximum amount that can be cleared is $25.

All food items will be donated to Unity House and the St. Augustine’s Food Pantry. This will reduce late fines for both branches of the Troy Public Library. Charges from other libraries or for lost, damaged, missing items will not be reduced. Please see a staff member if you have any questions. Don’t have any fines, we will gladly accept donations!


Library Holiday Hours

The library will be closed on Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday.


Teen Art Night: DIY Sweater Mittens

Thursday, December 21st at 6:00 pm
Main Library

In with the old and out with the new! Bring an old sweater to create beautiful new mittens. Ages 12 and up.
Registration required – Register online.


Adult Holiday Crafting Workshops

snow men

December  Holiday Crafting Workshops
Main Library

  • DIY Birdseed Hangers: Monday, December 18th at 6:00 pm
    Make a holiday gift for your backyard birds. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required for this workshop. Register online

NY State of Health: Information Session and Enrollment Assistance

NYstate health
Wednesday, January 10th, at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Health plan enrollment is underway! Get your questions answered by a NY State of Health representative. You can enroll in a health plan on-site.

NY State of Health will present an information session. After the presentation, a certified in-person assistor will be on hand to answer questions and to help you enroll in a health plan. If you want to enroll, have this information ready for each member of your family:

  • Birth dates
  • Social security numbers or, for legal immigrants, document numbers if you have them
  • Employment, income, and health insurance information

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary – register online. For more information call 518-442-3854 or email


Preschool Family Storytime

Family Storytime – Grow a Reader!
This 45 minute enrichment program includes stories, songs, and movement to support children’s learning and discovery from the very beginning. For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Main Library: 

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Lansingburgh Branch:

  • Thursdays at 10:30 am




Tween Art Night: Fairy Houses

Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

We will be using found materials to craft cozy houses for fairies to visit. For ages 9 and up. Registration required – register online.