NYS “Love Your Library Fund” Tax Check-off

love your library fund

In August 2017, Governor Cuomo signed A.1094 – A Galef / S.3021 – A Ritchie into law. Affectionately known as the “tax check-off bill”, this law amends NYS Tax Law to permit taxpayers to make contributions to the state “Love Your Library Fund” when completing their annual tax filings.

The “Love Your Library Fund” is used exclusively to support the NY Statewide Summer Reading Program.  Each year, the New York State Summer Reading Program, hosted by most public libraries including the Troy Public library, offers unparalleled literacy and enrichment opportunities to young learners. Generations of students have combatted summer learning loss through the program’s literacy-supportive arts and music programs, and returned to school in the Fall better prepared for the year ahead. Participation in the program has now exceeded 2 million students annually, and the New York State Library anticipates participation will soon exceed 2.5 million students. This new law will ensure that the program receives the additional resources needed to continue to thrive.


Board of Trustees Meeting

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Tuesday, February 19th
Main Library

The meeting of the board of trustees will be at the Main Library.

  • Finance Committee will meet at 5:15 pm
  • Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 pm

Tween/Teen Art Night

Select Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library
For ages 11 and up. Registration is required.
  • suppliesFebruary 19th – Bubble Magnets
    Create fun magnets for your locker or fridge. Bring a favorite picture or use one of ours. The library will provide all materials, just bring your creativity!  Register online.
  • February 26th – Celery Stamp Painting
    Make your own paintings using celery hearts and celery stems as stamps.   Register online.



An Introduction to Tea and Tisane

Tuesday, February 19th at 6:00 pm

Main Library

Steeping an herb, flower or root in boiling water makes tisanes, not tea. Tea only comes from the tea plant. In this session, Matthew, Teaologist from Short and Stout Tea Co. will discuss topics regarding flavorful, easy to make and healthy tisanes. Of course, the talk would not be complete without a tasting.
Register online.


The Great American Read: Exploring books and their Writers through Film

great american read

The TV series The Great American Read has piqued readers’ interest in the 100 titles nominated as contestants for America’s favorite book. Following the conclusion of the show, join us in an in depth exploration of several books from the Great American Read’s top 100 list. Each month in this series we will pick one book to celebrate. We will watch a documentary or film on the author, one film adaptation of the book, and cap it off with a book discussion led by retired Siena College Professor, Tom Bulger. All books will be available for at the checkout desk during the month in which they will be discussed.

February: Jane Eyre

  • February 16th at 2:00 pm: Jane Eyre (2011 film adaptation, 120 min), register online.
  • February 23rd at 2:00 pm: Discussion with Tom Bulger, register online.



Sylvia and the Magic Trunk


Wednesday, February 20th at 6:30 pm
Main Library

World renonwned professional Ventriloquist/Comedian, Sylvia Fletcher will dazzle you with her amazing talent, unforgettable characters, and voice illusions that will lure you into her hilarious world of comedy. Children and families, all ages.