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Saratoga Springs Public Library

(518) 584-7860
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs , NY 12866

The Saratoga Springs Public Library is located on almost 2 acres in downtown Saratoga Springs, just east of Broadway, between Henry and Putnam Streets. The library plays a vital role in the community and offers multiple services and programs.

The library houses well over 200,000 items and a staff of both voluteers and paid personnel keep the library's daily operations running smooth. In addition to lending books and other media, the library offers extensive well-attended programs, provides access to public computers, and maintains three meeting rooms for use by non-profit and community groups. From toddler story time and adult reading groups to a broad variety of hands-on computer training courses to film forums and classes on everything from meditation to parenting and tax help... the Saratoga Springs Public Library has built a well-deserved reputation for excellence.

You can typically find the library open Mon-Thursday 9 am to 9 pm; Friday 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday 9am to 5 pm; and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. Hours vary for specific collections - such as their history section (The Saratoga room) and the library is closed most holidays.

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Upcoming Events

When: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Dana Pilson, Curatorial Researcher of Chesterwood, Daniel Chester French's former summer home, studio and gardens in Stockbridge, MA, will present on the nationally significant "Spirit of Life" sculpture by Daniel Chester French and its setting in Congress Park, the Spencer Trask Memorial, designed by Henry Bacon. Ms. Pilson will highlight the sculptor's artistic career and discuss the various preliminary stages of his work on The Spirit of Life sculpture in Congress Park in a powerpoint presentation with Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. Ms. Bosshart will discuss the restoration project to be completed by June 2015, the Memorial's centennial, as part of the City of Saratoga Springs' own centennial celebration.
When: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library, Community Room
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Meet Cinderella and some of the cast from the production of Rogers & Hammerstein's musical presented by the SSHS Drama Club. The cast will perform a song or two from the show, and tickets will be on sale. "Cinderella" is presented on March 26-28 at the high school.
When: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street
This event begins at 2 p.m. Kay Olan, a member of the Mohawk Nation, storyteller, & retired teacher, spent summers growing up on a Mohawk reservation near the NY/Canadian border. Locally, she is on the Ndakinna Board of Directors which among other things organizes the Saratoga Native American Festival. Kay has done programs in libraries, schools, museums and for the Peace Alliance in our area. To complement Saratoga Reads’ book The Round House, Kay will show a 30 min. documentary called Guswenta followed by a talk on themes mentioned in the documentary including a 401 year old treaty made between the Dutch and the Iroquois, the 28-day long paddling journey in 2013, a sample replica of a Two Row Wampum belt representing the Treaty, our responsibility to our environment. Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row Wampum, by Gwendolen Cates This 33-minute film features stunning footage of the 28 day paddling journey from the Onondaga Nation to the United Nations in New York City during the summer of 2013. It inspires people, indigenous and non-native, to consider our collective responsibility 400 years after the Two Row Wampum Treaty was created. “We have a responsibility to heal our relationships with one another and with the Earth."
When: Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street
Who shares these woods and waters with us? Using pelts, bones or tracks, participants identify a variety of Adirondack mammals and develop an understanding of how humans and animals interact. Presenters examine hunting traditions and conservation laws through documents and first person accounts. Participants may even try on a real bear skin coat. This program begins at 11 a.m.
When: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street
Saratoga Library Brown Bag Lunch Series: Sputen Duyvil, presented by Ione.
When: Sat, May 2, 2015
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street
Mark your calendar for Cynthia Leitich Smith’s visit to Saratoga Springs on May 2, for a Saratoga Reads Community Celebration Day at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Smith, a New York Times best-selling author, is known for her fiction for young readers. She is the author of three of of this year’s Saratoga Reads junior companion books.
When: Thu, May 14, 2015
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street
Brown Bag Lunch has a different title: The War at Home: A Community’s Service & Sacrifice
When: Thu, Jun 11, 2015
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street
Saratoga Library Brown Bag Lunch Series: Ellen Hardin Walworth, Founder of the DAR, presented by Connie Carroll.