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 2023! Check back often for updates; details about programs will begin to be shared around the beginning of September. Please contact libraries directly for questions regarding offered programming.

This October, all 36 Libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System are joining “The Great Give Back.” Throughout October, residents of Albany and Rensselaer County are encouraged to visit their local public libraries and contribute by donating food or personal hygiene items, which will be delivered to The Food Pantries for the Capital District.

Albany Public Library- Arbor Hill / West Hill Branch

Albany Public Library- Bach Branch

Albany Public Library- Delaware Branch

Albany Public Library- Howe Branch

Albany Public Library- North Albany Branch

Albany Public Library- Pine Hills Branch

Albany Public Library- Washington Ave. Branch

Altamont Free Library

Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library (Schaghticoke)

Berlin Free Town Library

Berne Public Library

The Great Give Back Food Donation
October 2nd-31st
All ages
The Berne Public Library will be accepting non-perishable food donations for the month of October. Donations will go to local pantries.
No registration required

Bethlehem Public Library

Brunswick Community Library

Collecting For: The Food Pantries of the Capital District
October 1st-31st from 10:00am-6:00pm
All ages
Our library is collecting food for The Food Pantries of the Capital District through the month of October! Drop off food during open hours in the month of Oct. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-2.
No registration required

Castleton Public Library

Cheney Library (Hoosick Falls)

Cohoes Public Library

East Greenbush Community Library

Period Product Drive
October 1st-31st
All ages
The library is collecting donations of period products throughout the month of October. All donations will go to local community partners. Help us make this basic necessity more accessible! Donation suggestions include new and unopened packages of tampons, pads and liners, menstrual cups, cleansing wipes, and reusable period products.
No registration required

Grafton Community Library

Donations for Local Food Pantry
October 21st-28th from 10:00am-1:00pm
All ages
Non-perishable Food Items that will be donated to local food pantry. Grafton Community Library has on-going food drive for local food pantry.
No registration required

Guilderland Public Library

The Great Give Back: Pet Food and Toy Drive!
October 14th-21st from 9:00am-5:00pm
All ages
We’re partnering once again with two local animal rescue organizations — Whiskers Benevolent League of Albany, and Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of NY, in Schenectady– to collect pet food and toy donations! We will collect donations from October 14-21; please leave them in the designated bins in the Lobby. Items to donate: Canned cat food and canned puppy food (not expired), Dry cat or dog food (not opened, not expired), Leashes, Soft toys –especially made of fleece, Kongs or rope toys for dogs, Bleach (unopened), towels, and small fleece blankets.
No registration required

Menands Public Library

Nassau Free Library

North Greenbush Public Library

Petersburgh Public Library

Poestenkill Library

RCS Community Library

Rensselaer Public Library

Rensselaerville Library

Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library

Sand Lake Town Library

Stephentown Memorial Library

Troy Public Library- Lansingburgh Branch

Troy Public Library- Main Branch

Voorheesville Public Library

Westerlo Public Library

William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie Library)

Click here to view past GGB events from Upper Hudson Library System.

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