Public libraries of Saratoga, Warren, Washington, and Hamilton counties
Below are libraries in the Southern Adirondack Library Systemthat participated in The Great Give Back 2021! Check back soon for information about what libraries will be participating in GGB 2022. 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