Ballston Reader

What's Happening at the Town of Ballston Community Library

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Construction Update

Construction has begun on our Local History Room & LED Lighting Replacement Project! Please be patient with us as we work through the construction phase. There may be some extra noise, and parts of the building may be inaccessible certain days. We will update as we go through the project!

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The Town of Ballston Community Library is going fine free as of September 1st!

What does this mean for you?

No fines will be charged for overdue materials.

Fees for lost or damaged materials will still apply.

If you owe fines to another library, those will still be on your account.

Why are we making this change?

Libraries are for everyone and we want all members of the community to use the resources we offer. This will clear the slate and hopefully allow past patrons to return.

Studies show that fines do not incentivize people to return items and people are actually less likely to return items that are way overdue for fear of being charged.

Fines collected make up less than 1% of the Library's overall budget. We are able to make this change without raising taxes.

September is Library Card Sign Up Month! If you've been waiting to get a card, this is your chance.


Call 518-399-8174 or email the Library at

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The StoryWalkTM has returned to Anchor Diamond Park, this year on the Blue Trail!

Make a miniature painting using popsicle sticks, paint, and hot glue. This program is for ages 13 and up.
Thursday, September 22nd - 3:30pm
Registration is required.

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Rotary Peace Pole Dedication

Most people do not think of Rotary as a “peace organization”. To shine a permanent light on the fact that Rotary daily works for world peace, the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Rotary has established a small Rotary Peace Park at the Town of Ballston Community Library, which will be dedicated on September 24th at 1:00 PM.

The park features a Rotary peace pole which has a Rotary Gear and says “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in eight different languages as well as a plaque that says “Rotary works for world peace”. The park also features a granite boulder with the quote: “There is no way to peace; peace is the way” from A. J. Muste, a prominent Quaker peace activist. And there is a bench for just sitting and enjoying the peace.

The club will have information on the Rotary Peace Institutes and will have information from local peace organizations on how to create peace. Music and fun are also on the program. If your club would like to participate with an exhibit of your clubs service projects contact Linda LeTendre at 518 330 7683 or at

Come celebrate Rotary’s peacemaking efforts and take this light out from under that bushel! Saturday, September 24th, 11:00 AM at the Town of Ballston Library, 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills, NY

Digital Content & Book Page

Don't Forget Hoopla has Craftsy!

Do you have a Hoopla account? It is free. Sign up at

Hoopla offers movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics & TV shows!

OverDrive & Libby

Don't forget! Libby is an app that accesses the same content as OverDrive! Download Libby the same way you download other apps on your device of choice!

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Upcoming Programs!