Friends of the Library Pop Up Book Sales

book saleMonday, August 21 at 3:00 pm
Troy Area Ministries (392 2nd Street)

  • Children’s Book Sale – The Friends will be selling gently used books for children of all ages for 25 cents each. Proceeds from the sale are used to underwrite the summer Children’s Reading and other programs at both branches of the library.  In addition, children and families will be able to sign up for Library cards.  Please spread the word to all the parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers you know about this great opportunity to choose from a wide variety of children’s books for their favorite readers, (pre-school to young adults). And bring the kids!

Sunday, August 27th at 10:00 am
Troy Flea at Riverfront Park

  • Book Seller Sampler Sale – The Friends will bring a cross section of the Book Seller’s stock to the Troy Flea at Riverfront Park in downtown Troy
    Expanding on our successful Mystery book sale, we will offer fiction, biographies, local interest books, gardening and cookbooks, in addition to a fine collection of mysteries.  Again, please spread the word to friends and neighbors and neighborhood groups. And come visit us at the Flea.

Summer Reading Programs

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Summer Reading Challenge kids…If you missed the party don’t forget to stop by the library to pick up your prizes including your free book!

We are grateful to the Friends of the Troy Public Library for helping to support our programs.


Shorts Out Loud!

Thursdays, July 6th to August 17th at 6:30 pm
Main Library

woman speaking to a micThe library is pleased to present “Shorts Out Loud!” consisting of fifteen minutes of LIVE acoustic music followed by a contemporary short story read out loud, refreshments and discussion.  In the case of inclement weather the program will be moved inside to the second floor of the library.

  • August 17th: Reader – Barb Stubblebine, Music – Ray Andrews

This program is free and open to adults age 16 and over. Preregistration is not required.



Library Board Candidate Needed

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The Troy Public Library is looking for one candidate for its Board of Trustees to fill one open position. 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 26th. Candidates must have lived within the boundaries of the City of Troy for one year prior to the election and will need 25 signatures from residents 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


Teen Art Night


Thursdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library

  • August 24th: Painted Paper Abstract Drawings – Paint paper and cut into pieces to paste a design onto foam board! Ages 12-19, register online
  • September 21st: T-shirt Tote Bags – Recycle a once-loved t-shirt into a trendy tote bag! Bring your own t-shirt and we will provide the rest.  Ages 12 – 19.  Registration Required.  Register online

New This Summer: “MyCard”


We are excited to announce the Troy Public Library MyCard. Our new youth card improves access to library materials for children who live in the city of Troy.

The MyCard is for kids and teens ages 5-17 who live in the city of Troy. With a MyCard, kids can take up to 3 items out at once. They will be able to borrow books, audiobooks, and music CDs without any late fines. Only charges for lost or damaged items will apply.

The MyCard is only valid at Troy Public Library locations. If a child already has a card in our system they may keep it or replace it with our new MyCard.

Stop in to either location to sign up for a Troy Public Library MyCard and to join our Summer Reading Challenge. Track your reading in order to try to win weekly prizes, and sign up for summer programs.

Be sure to check our website or our Facebook page for details and updates.