Read Digital Magazines with Flipster


In the upcoming new year, the library will start using Flipster for digital magazine services.  Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.  Easily access Flipster with just a library card—no separate account to set up and you can access digital magazines on your phone, computer, or tablet.

Desktop or mobile browser access:  Simply access Flipster and you can read magazines directly in your browser—and have the option to download titles to the app.

App downloads: You can also download magazines to a mobile device and read them while offline using the Flipster app. The app manages magazines downloaded from the website and does not require an account. There is no limit to how many magazines can be downloaded into the app at once (storage permitting).


Board of Trustees Meeting

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Tuesday, March 14th
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



Field Goods Produce Pick Up at the Library

Weekly Local Produce Delivery!


The library is now a pick-up location for Field Goods’ locally-grown fruit and vegetables every Thursday!  For a Thursday delivery the order deadline is Monday at 11:59pm

Library Fundraiser:  Each bag you order includes a $1.00 donation to support the Library’s many programs!

Go to our direct link at and sign up today!

Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service; customers receive 5 to 8 different fruit and vegetables (depending on bag size), plus optional add-ons. Bags cost $15 to $30 per week plus a $1 donation to support library programs Your order can be put on hold at any time. It’s flexible!

Field Goods purchases everything directly from over 80 small farms in the region. All of the produce is non-GMO, and most is organically grown.



Community Conversations Results

conversationsThank you to everyone who participated in the library’s recent Community Conversations held in May at the Main Library, the Lansingburgh Branch and the Masonic Temple.  We witnessed a great turnout at each event and a good deal of lively conversation about what residents would like to see from the Troy Public Library.

These conversations are a valuable part of the library’s long range planning process and will be studied carefully by the library’s trustees in the coming months.

View the Community Conversations Results.


Adult Coloring Book Creation Class Project

projectPrint, Color, Share….Repeat!
Our class project from the Fall 2016 Adult Coloring Book Creation class led by Joy Ting Charde.  Our next Adult Coloring Book Creation Class will be held on Saturdays, March 18th, 25th, April 1st from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

This project was made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Special thanks to the class attendees who participated in this project!


Bookflix Ebooks for Kids

bookflixBookflix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction titles and is a great way to engage children and encourage nonfiction text reading. It features a read-along option for both fiction and nonfiction and develops listening and reading comprehension. Bookflix can be accessed at home, in the library, and anywhere – all you need is an Internet connection.