Library Board Candidate Needed

check boxThe Troy Public Library is looking for candidates for its Board of Trustees to fill two positions up for re-election. Registered voters who are residents of the City of Troy who wish to be considered as candidates for election to the Board of Trustees may contact Paul Hicok, Director for further information.

Trustees are elected to serve for a three year term. Election of Trustees will take place on Tuesday, September 25th. Candidates must live within the boundaries of the City of Troy and will need 25 signatures from registered voters in the City of Troy before their names can be placed on the ballot. The deadline for returning petitions to the library is August 28th, at 4:00 pm

Paul Hicok, Director
100 second Street
Troy, New York 12180


Adult Summer Reading Raffle

2018 Adult Summer Reading

June 20th – August 21st

Do you have time to read even 1 book this summer? Then you have a chance to win a prize in our summer reading raffle! The rules are simple, you get the chance to enter one raffle ticket for each book you read. Of course the more you read the better your chances are at winning! Participants must be 16 years or older and have a valid library card from an Upper Hudson member library to enter. You can read whatever books you like and, audiobooks and eBooks count! Prizes include gift cards and merchandise from local Troy businesses. Drawing will be held August 21 at the Finale Party. Participants do not need to be present to win.

Enter your raffle ticket:

  • At the Library: Submit a paper ticket at our Main Location or Lansingburgh Branch
  • Online: Don’t have time to visit us? Enter your ticket online.

Please note: Paper tickets and online tickets are counted equally, you may use either method you prefer, and please enter just one ticket per book read.
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Summer Reading Fun for Young People

Calling all kids…Have you ever seen a great horned owl? Danced with a chicken? Made your own ice cream? You can enjoy each of these experiences and more at your library this summer.

All Summer:

  • Lego League:  Mondays at 5:30 pm, Lansingburgh,  ages 4 and up
  • Teen Gaming:  Tuesdays at 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Lansingburgh
  • Family Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 am, Lansingburgh, ages 0-5
  • librariesrockimageGreta the Reading Dog: Saturdays at 12:00 pm,  Main Library, all ages


  • What’s the Scoop? Kids will make their own ice cream and learn a little science.  Tuesday, July 17th at 2:00 pm, Lansingburgh Branch, ages 5 and up
  • Puppet People: Three Little Pigs: Wednesday, July 18th at 6:30 pm, Main Library, ages 3 and up
  • DIY Instruments: Thursday, July 19th at 6:00 pm, Main Library, ages 4-11
  • Stories in the Park: Friday, July 20th at  11:00 am, Washington Park (2nd and Washington), ages 3 and up
  • Let’s Drum!  Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00 pm, Lansingburgh Branch, ages 3 and up
  • Art Night: Tuesday,  July 24th at 6:00 pm, Main Library, ages 8-16
  • Birds of Prey: Wednesday, July 25th at 11:00 am, Main Library, all ages
  • Farmer Minor & Daisy the Pig: Tuesday, July 31st at 11:00 am, Main Library, ages 3 and above

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Library’s Rock! Summer Reading Challenge

summer reading 2018

Beginning Monday, June 25th, Young People ages preschool through Young Adult can sign up and get prizes just for reading.  Stop by the Young People’s Department or register online.

All Participants are invited to the End of Summer Reading Party on Tuesday, August 14th at 6 pm for more prizes, refreshments and special entertainment.

For the very youngest readers ask about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative.


Access MyON digital titles for Pre-K – Grade 8.


Identity Theft 101


Learn about identity theft, how it occurs, how to prevent it, and what to do if you become a victim.  Sponsored by Citizens Bank.


Diabetes Prevention Program

Friday, August 3rd at 10:00 am
Main Library


If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, the Prevent T2 lifestyle change program can help! The free, 16-week program offers:

  • A CDC-approved curriculum
  • The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active and manage stress
  • A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you
  • Support from other participants with the same goals as you
  • Follow-up meetings to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle

To learn more or to register, go to or, contact or call (518) 471-3224.