Upper Hudson Library System

Public libraries of Albany County and Rensselaer County


Below are libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System that will be participating in The Great Give Back 2020! Check back often for updates as more libraries join. As The Great Give Back draws nearer, details about libraries’ individual events will be added. Please contact libraries directly for questions regarding offered programming.

Bethlehem Public Library

Great Give Back Community Art Show
October 1st – 31st
11:00 am-9:00 pm
For all ages
Give back to your community by participating in an outdoor community art show. The goal of this year’s Great Giveback project is to use art to highlight the good in our community while creating a new, safe, outdoor experience for people to enjoy. Use your art to thank a person or organization, or use your art to inspire good feelings in others. The library will provide blank yard signs for interested community members to use as canvasses.
Yard signs can be picked up and decorated during the month of September, and the art show will run in October.
Creators should request a canvas by Sept. 23 to participate. All are welcome to come view the artwork.
Request a canvas for curbside pickup here http://www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/great-giveback-2020-outdoor-community-art-show/

Castleton Public Library

Cheney Library

Thank a Senior Citizen Cards
October 1st – 17th
In-library, grab-and-go, and virtual
For all ages
Show your appreciation for a senior citizen who has made a positive impact in your life. Fill out a Thank a Senior Citizen card and help us create a display of thanks. Cards can be filled out at the library or online, and will be formally presented on October 17. There is no limit to how many cards you can fill out, so thank as many amazing individuals as you would like. Participate in person or online. Details for online participation are available on our website: https://www.cheneylibrary.org/

Colonie Library (William K. Sanford Town Library)

Harvest Basket Food Drive
October 1st – December 21st
9:00 am-8:00 pm
For all ages
Harvest Basket Food Drive October 1- December 21
Fall is the season of harvest and giving thanks. To celebrate the season, the Colonie Library is collecting boxed and canned food to donate to local pantries. Please help us to fill our basket for families in need!
No registration required

North Greenbush Public Library

RCS Community Library

Paper Goods Drive
October 1st – 31st
10:00 am-5:00 pm
For all ages
Collecting needed paper goods for the food pantries at St. Pat’s and Trinity United Methodist Food Pantries
No registration required

Stephentown Memorial Library

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