Donate Books for Kids in Hurricane-Devastated Islands

donate books

Get into the spirit of Thanksgiving by giving!

We’re collecting new and gently used books for kids in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Now through December 31, bring your new/nearly new books of all types for kids from infants through high school to our collection box at the library. No books? Donations for shipping costs also needed!

Our library, through Upper Hudson Library System, is partnering with the Virgin Islands Library System to get books to kids to keep as their own.

Please: no textbooks or encyclopedias

Many thanks to Judith Enck of Poestenkill, Rensselaer County for making the connection


I Love My Library Shopping Day at Market Block Books

market block books

Sunday, November 19th from 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Market Block Books

Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Market Block Books is graciously hosting a fundraising event for the Troy Public Library.  Market Block Books will donate 20% of all sales to support the Troy Public Library (no bonus book cards or other discounts will be available on this date). Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Make your purchase count doubly by purchasing an item from the library’s wish list and donate both the item plus 20% of the sale to the library!

Please feel free to contact the library at 274-7071 or 235-5310 if you need further details or have any questions.


Library Hours: Thanksgiving Holiday


The library will close early at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22nd, and the library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving Day.


Employment Opportunity: Library Associate

Library Associate

The Troy Public Library currently has an opening for a Library Associate to work in the children’s room at the Main Library. This position is part time (approximately 24 hours per week) The person in this position is supervised by and is responsible to the head of the Young People’s Department.

Typical work activities include:

  • Assists patrons in locating materials in the library
  • Plans and conducts story hour and other children’s programs
  • Assists in planning and implementing library exhibits and displays
  • Performs a variety of clerical tasks including data entry, answering telephones, and reading shelves.
  • Provides staffing for the children’s room

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelors’ degree.
  • Experience: Experience working with children a plus

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Board of Trustees Meeting

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Tuesday, December 12th
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





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.

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