Buy a Bag, Help the Library

During the month of March 2021, Schoharie Free Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Hannaford store located at 11140 Western Turnpike, Esperance NY. Buy a bag, follow the instructions on the Donations Tag, and help support the Schoharie Library.

New Check-In Procedures

In response to recommendations from professional library associations across the state and around the country, the Schoharie Free Library will be changing its quarantine period for returned materials from 96 hours to 48 hours. Library materials should still be returned to the book drop outside the library’s door. But beginning March 1st, returned items will be placed in quarantine for only two days before being checked in and returned to shelves.

Consequently, we will be shortening the five day grace period we had been giving for all returned materials. Starting Monday, March 1st, patrons will get three “free days” before any late fees are charged.

Contact the library with any questions.

Get E-Book Savvy!

Facilitator Jody DeJong will teach how to get started with a Kindle, e-reader, phone, or other device, and download books. Whether you use a free site through the library, such as Libby or Overdrive, or download from a commercial website, you can have a great reading experience! Please have your device handy.
Click here to sign up and we’ll send you a Zoom link:

Special Board Meeting

The Schoharie Free Library will hold a special board meeting on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at 7 p.m.  There will be an executive session regarding matters leading to the employment of an individual. 

Join the YAAC!

12-18 year-olds living in the Schoharie Central School District are invited to participate in the Schoharie Library’s Young Adult Advisory Council. To sign up, visit Our next meeting is online on Monday, Feb. 22 at 6:00 pm.

Magazines from Overdrive

Did you know your Schoharie Library card allows you to access over 3,000 magazines online? In addition to providing access to downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, the Overdrive app lets you browse and download magazines to your internet-enabled device. If you have questions, feel free to stop by or call the library.

Board of Trustees Meetings

The Board will hold a special board meeting on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. and will immediately adjourn into an executive session.   The purpose of the executive session is to discuss personnel matters.

The Board’s regular February meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.