Southern Adirondack Library System Archived Events
Public libraries of Saratoga, Warren, Washington, and Hamilton counties
Below are libraries in the Southern Adirondack Library System that participated in past instances of The Great Give Back! Return to the previous page for information about what libraries will be participating in this year’s GGB. Please contact libraries directly for questions regarding offered programming.
The Give Back Book Bonanza Saturday, October 9 10:00 am-2:00 pm For birth-teens The Bancroft Public Library in Salem and Books In Kids’ Hands will be giving away free, gently used children’s books outside the library on Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last). Take home some free books to read together and stop in the library to see what we have to offer! No registration is required. Participation restricted to residents of Salem and the surrounding areas.
Hygiene Drive October 11-22 Drop off hygiene products for our community partner, CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services from October 11-October 22. Please see the library website for a list of requested items. www.cphlibrary.org
The Great Giveback: Warm Hearts and Warm Toes October 16-30 The Great Give Back program is providing an opportunity for Easton community members and the patrons of the Easton Library to give new warm adult winter accessories, new socks, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for people who are in need of them. They will be collected at the library from October 16, 2021 thru October 30, 2021 and donated to the local schools, Open Door Mission and the Wait House in Glens Falls, serving adults and youths from Warren and Washington County communities.
Great Community Give Back October 1-31 At the library and grab-and-go For all ages During the month of October, Galway Library is hosting the Great Community Give Back – a statewide program to provide a day of opportunities for library patrons and community members to participate in a meaningful, service-oriented experience. The program is for kids AND adults to participate in. We are having three simultaneous programs to support our area community: First is the creation of greeting cards to be distributed to patients at area hospitals. Cards can be made at home or at the library, and we will provide cards and materials to decorate with. We would love to have a lot of cards to send to the hospitals to spread cheer. Second, a non-perishable food drive for the Galway Food Pantry. As extra incentive, we will decrease accumulated library late fees by $1 per item. Third, a similar food drive, but to support the Saratoga County Animal Shelter. For every can or unopened bag of dog/cat food that is donated, we will also give $1 off on fines.
This allows us to help a number of organizations in our area and allows patrons options of which organization they would prefer to assist. Registration is not required, and anyone can participate.
Warm Hearts and Warm Toes October 16-30 The Great Give Back program is providing an opportunity for Greenwich community members and the patrons of the Greenwich Free Library to donate New warm adult winter accessories, new socks, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for people who are in need of them. They will be collected at the library from October 16, 2021 thru October 30, 2021 and donated to the local schools, Open Door Mission and the Wait House in Glens Falls, serving adults and youths from Warren and Washington County communities. Donations may be brought to the library at 148 Main St. Greenwich during regular open hours. Please direct questions to Lynne Weygint at email@example.com or by calling the Greenwich Free Library at 518 692-7157.
Animal Advocates Saturday, October 16 11:00 am-3:00 pm At Toadflax Nursery For grades K-12 Our Animal Advocates after-school club will be helping out at the Salem Community Cats Adoption Clinic! Come stop by to see us and all the adorable little kitties. If you’d like to help, we encourage that you reach out to Salem’s Community Cats. You can visit their website: https://www.salemscats.com/ or message them through their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Salemscommunitycats Word is they may be running a bake sale, so maybe baking up a treat or buying some goodies to donate could be a great way to help out?
Pet Supply Drive October 9-16 The Stillwater Public Library will be collecting pet care items for the Saratoga County Animal Shelter. Suggested donation items: cat beds/carriers (used is okay if clean and sanitized), cat and dog toys, cat litter, pet waste bags on a roll, and dog treats. October 9th through 16th, you can drop off your donation at the library at 662 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater and we will deliver our donation to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter during the Stillwater Fall Fest on October 30th. Questions? Call 518 664-6255
Eat, Read and be Scary! October 29 from 5:00-9:00 pm at the Historic Salem Courthouse in Salem, NY For kids of all ages The Bancroft Public Library is very excited to partner with Books In Kids’ Hands and the Salem Food Pantry during the Historic Salem Courthouse’s Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration. Our “Halloween Treats” will include free books for kids to take home, a healthy snack item, and a Halloween kids’ craft. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and have some fun!
Stratton VA Medical Center & The Albany VA Fisher House October 15-23 Support our community partners, Stratton VA Medical Center & The Albany VA Fisher House, with a hygiene and necessities drive. Please donate new items only.
Feminine Hygiene Product Drive and MoonBee Workshop. Helping women and girls at home and around the world. September 21-October 22 For teens & adults Give Back at the Crandall Library’s feminine hygiene product drive and MoonBee!
What’s a MoonBee? At this hands-on sewing bee workshop, participants will be creating and assembling reusable feminine hygiene kits to be distributed to school girls in over 30 countries around the world. No special skills are required.
All materials and instruction will be provided by the MoonCatchers Project Inc. This nonprofit organization is on a mission to remove menstruation related barriers to education for girls and young women around the world. These reusable kits allow school girls to fully participate in their education, avoiding the disruption and educational setbacks of missed school days due to menstruation.
The MoonBee workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd from 2-4 pm. Registration is required. Those with sewing skills are encouraged to register, but no special skills are required. There are tasks for all skill levels.
Feminine hygiene product donations will be accepted from Wednesday September 21st – October 22nd. The library will be collecting these products to be delivered to the Warren-Hamilton Community Action to help address related issues in Warren-Hamilton County communities.
Warm Hearts and Warm Toes October 15-29 The Great Give Back program is providing an opportunity for community members and the patrons of the Easton Library to give NEW warm adult winter accessories, new socks, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for people who need them. They will be collected at the library from Saturday, October 15, 2022 thru Saturday, October 29, 2022 and donated to the local schools, Open Door Mission and the Wait House in Glens Falls, serving adults and youths from Warren and Washington County communities. Please donate only NEW items. Thank you!
Sewing Open House at the Galway Public Library October 12 from 2:30-7:00 pm All ages (12 and under with a parent or guardian) Come and help make quilts for Hospice Veterans and for people in nursing homes. No sewing knowledge is required and all the needed supplies are provided by the QUILT NORTH GUILD.
Sewing machines – set up and easy instruction available for making quilt tops
Tables set up with finished quilt tops ready to be tied
Earn community service time and make something beautiful in the process!
Sign up is not required but recommended
Come For an Hour or Stay for the Entire Time Your Efforts Will Be Greatly Appreciated! Sign up is not required but recommended by calling 518-882-6385
Make Cards for Soldiers to Send Home Drive October 6 from 6:00-7:00 pm All Ages (8 and under with an adult or guardian) There is nothing more thoughtful and personal than a handwritten note inside a beautiful handmade card. We will make blank greeting cards for Operation Gratitude for service members’ own personal use. We will put our paper crafting skills to work making blank cards that deployed troops can then use to write home to their loved ones. There will be a table in the library with materials to make more cards after the event through the end of October. Please register in advance by calling 518-882-6385
The Great Giveback October 15-29 The Greenwich Free Library and the Easton Library will be collecting donations of NEW warm winter accessories (hats, gloves, mittens, socks and scarves) for teens and adults for 2 weeks in October to support two different local organizations.
Fall Food Drive October 1-8 Give back at the Schuylerville Public Library’s Fall Food Drive!
Donate a non-perishable food item with a good shelf date during the week of October 1 – 8 to the Schuylerville Public Library’s Fall Food Drive and receive a coupon for one free book at the Used Book Sale (October 8), hosted by the Advocates for the Schuylerville Public Library. Limit of one coupon per person, but all food donations will be accepted. Donated goods will be delivered to S.A.F.E.R – the Schuylerville Area Food & Emergency Relief pantry.
For another way to receive a free book coupon, simply register for a new library card during the week of Oct 1-8!
Pet Supply Drive September 28 – October 28 The Stillwater Public Library will be collecting pet supplies to benefit the Saratoga County Animal Shelter. Donations will be collected until October 28th, and the Animal Shelter will be presented with the donations at the Stillwater Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29th. Suggested donations: Cat Beds Cat Carriers KONGs Chew Toys Feline Pine cat litter Yesterday’s News cat litter Waste bags (on a roll) Dog Treats Pate Food (no chunks or gravy) Towels & Washcloths Blankets (fleece or reg weight) Any monetary donations should be made out to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter