Who are we?
The Friends of the Hamilton Public Library, Inc. (FOL) is a group of citizens in our community who are concerned with the library’s well-being: its active expansion and participation in community life.
On July 1st the Friends regretfully bid farewell to three outstanding Board members as their terms expired. David Hopper, Debbie White, and Emily Hutton-Hughes will certainly be missed, but we happily welcome three new board members, Barbara Albrecht, Jennifer Latreille, and Suzanne Watson. We are looking forward to a fabulous year!
As of September 1st the Friends acquired the book sale area located in the library at the Broad Street entrance. The continuous sale has been renamed the “Book Nook”, and we will be working with a contractor to make it more attractive and functional.
Our current fundraiser is a raffle for a beautiful swivel rocking chair crafted by Daniel Ray Stoltzfus and Sons from Custom Woodcraft in Munnsville N.Y. The chair comes with a lovely cushion. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at the Library or from a Friends Board Member. The drawing will be held at the Library on February 21st at 11.
Please help the Friends support the library by purchasing a ticket.
With your help, the Friends can continue to help the library enhance services, programs, and facilities in the future.
Board of the Friends of the Library
The board of the Friends of the Library meet the third Monday of every month at noon
You can pick up a membership form at the Welcome Table, in the front of the library, or download one here. Several levels of membership are available.
You can donate online via PayPal by sending money from your bank account or credit card. You can also make out a check directly to the Friends of the Library and drop it off at the circulation desk or mail it to the library (13 Broad St, Hamilton, NY). The Friends is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Volunteering your time is also a great way to help the Hamilton Public Library and Friends group. We occasionally have opportunities for community members to volunteer on a regular basis, periodically as needed, or for specific special events. If you are interested in volunteering, please call or stop by the library to make arrangements to meet with our Director.
Friends scoop ice cream for Summer Reading Program
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: (315) 824-3060
Fax: (315) 824-8420
HoursMon. to Thurs. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
We are closed on the following days:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Fourth of July*
Thanksgiving Eve – close at 4pm
Friday after Thanksgiving
New Year’s Eve
*If the holiday is on Saturday, we are also closed Friday. If the holiday is on Sunday, we are also closed Monday.
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