Hours and Location

4922 Lakeshore Drive
PO Box 389
Bolton Landing, NY 12814-0389
Phone: (518) 644-2233     Fax: (518)644-2234
Email the Director

Off-Season Hours
Labor Day through Mid-June

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am to 6pm
Wednesday10am to 6pm
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday Closed

Summer Hours
From Mid-June through Labor Day

Monday 10am to 8pm
Tuesday 10am to 8pm
Wednesday 10am to 8pm
Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday 10am to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday Closed

What’s Going on at the Library

Because December is usually such a crazy month for you all, we do not have many activities planned.

The book club will be meeting on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30pm to discuss Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira – an incredible book that takes place in Albany just after the Civil War. The book club will meet again on January 21 to discuss Educated by Tara Westover.

I am so appreciative at the outpouring of food for our food drive. We will be making the delivery to North Country Ministry this week. The food drive has been so successful that we have decided to keep collecting. This month we are participating with the Holiday Food Drive, and all the foodstuff collected locally will be donated to the Food Pantry at Assembly of God Church located at 12 Church Hill Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814.

In January, the library will present the first of several Community Health related programs, with the first to be held on January 15, 2020 entitled “ Let’s Start with You” led by Nanette Blanchard. The program will start at 6:30pm. If anyone has a suggestion for this series of programs, please let me know.

Library Book Club

Here are the books we will be reading for the next few months:

  • Educated by Tara Westover – Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. 
  • America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray – From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France.
    It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love–with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter.
    Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father’s reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.