NYS “Love Your Library Fund” Tax Check-off

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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.

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Board of Trustees Meeting

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Tuesday, March 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
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Reduced DVD Fines

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We have adjusted our late fines to better serve you.
Find our more information: Various Loan Information

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Explore the Troy Public Library via a 3D Virtual Tour

Take a 3D virtual tour of the library!

The Troy Public Library building was described in 1972, as “one of the finest examples of Italian Renaissance style in this country”. Designed by the New York City architectural firm of Barney and Chapman and completed in 1897, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

We would like to thank V. Owen Bush of Hudson Virtual Tours for making this 3D virtual tour.

 

 

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Adult Coloring Book Creation Class Project

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Our class projects from the Adult Coloring Book Creation class led by Joy Ting.

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!

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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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