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.

Contact:
Paul Hicok, Director
100 second Street
Troy, New York 12180
274-7071

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New This Summer: “MyCard”

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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.

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Summer Hours

girl readingThe summer hours will begin Saturday, June 17th to September 9th.

Main Library:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Lansingburgh Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:00pm
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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.

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Board of Trustees Meeting

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Tuesday, August 9th
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

 

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Read Digital Magazines with Flipster

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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).

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