Menands Library – Small enough to know you, big enough to serve you



We’re a small community library, but luckily for our cardholders, we’re part of the Upper Hudson Library System, a consortium of libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties.  If you’re a cardholder at any public library in these two counties, you already have a card that’s valid here.  We have collections for children, adults, and teens, as well as access to UHLS’s online collection and other electronic resources where you can get digital magazines, get resume help, learn another language, or even explore your family history.

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Photo Gallery – 2019 Programs

We were busy from March – May 2019. The library had following events:

  • Art Competition  —  March 21,  2019
  • Movie Night —  April 11,  2019
  • Senator Neil Breslin’s visit —  April 17, 2019
  • Mother’s day  – (making cards) May 7,  2019
  • Mother’s day  (decorate a pot & plant a flower)—  May 10,  2019
  • Plaque ceremony —  May 11,  2019

We are extremely thankful to our patrons for their continued support to the library. Please keep visiting our website for details about our future programs.

Summer Reading Program — 2019

Menands Public Library has a yearly summer program to encourage kids and teens to read books throughout summer. This year’s theme is a “universe of stories”. The library encourages the patrons to attend different summer programs in the library. We shall award special bookmarks, prizes, and certificates to the summer program participants.

Program Registration Date: June 15, 2019 (From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM).

The library will organize an ice cream social event on June 15 to kick off the 2019 Summer Reading Program. For registration, we need your full name, phone number, and email address.

Program Begin Date: June 17, 2019

Program End Date: July 27, 2019

Awards will be announced on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Decorate a plant

Please join us for mother’s day program on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 2:30PM to 3:30PM.

Kids of all ages are invited to come by the library to decorate a pot with pot and flower to give to someone special this mother’s day. For more details, please call us: 518-463-4035.