Food for Fines

December 9th to 15th – Food for Fines Week

food for fines

Food for fines. The Troy Public Library will accept 1 non-perishable item per $2 in fines! So if you have $5.20 in fines, bring in 3 items to eliminate your fine. Items cannot be past their expiration date. Maximum amount that can be cleared is $25.

All food items will be donated to Joseph’s House and the St. Augustine’s Food Pantry. This will reduce late fines for both branches of the Troy Public Library. Charges from other libraries or for lost, damaged, missing items will not be reduced.

Please see a staff member if you have any questions. Don’t have any fines, we will gladly accept donations!


Earn Income and Help Your Community

census 2020

Thursday, December 12th at 11:30 pm
Main Library

Jennifer Ozga, a local resident and Census Partnership Specialist, will be at the library to answer questions about census jobs that are available, process job applications and distribute information.

These are part-time, flexible, temporary (approximately 6-8 weeks) positions that will begin in the Spring of 2020. The pay has increased to $18 per hour plus mileage (Rensselaer County NY). Visit her at the 2020 Census table in the lobby of the main library to apply today!  Find out more information about the 2020 Census Jobs

Contact Informaion:
Jennifer Ozga


Gingerbread Fun!


Tuesday, December 10th at 4:00 pm
Main Library

Join us while we sip hot cocoa and decorate cookies and a gindngerbread house.
Ages 4 and up.

Please register your child:  Register online.


Meetings: Board of Trustees

Troy Public Library

Meeting Schedule:

  • Finance Committee – December 10th at 5:15 pm, Main Library
  • Board of Trustees Meeting – December 10th at 5:30 pm, Main Library
  • Fundraising Committee – December 19th at 4:00 pm, Main Library
  • Building Committee – January 3rd at 4:00 pm, Main Library

Meditation Group

Wednesdays, November 6th – December 18th at 2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

meditationAre you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body?
Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group!

“Find a place where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell.  Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information.


Tween and Teen Craft Night: Sweater Mittens



Tuesday, December 17th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Join us to sip hot chocolate as we up-cycle old sweaters into trendy mittens!

Perfect for beginners! Bring your old, unwanted sweaters or use one of ours! Ages 11-18. Registration required.