December 2019

Thank you to our Board!

Happy December, all!  As we close out the year, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Bancroft Public Library Board of Trustees for their hard work and dedication. The Library Board secured funding through the Southern Adirondack Library System Construction Challenge Grant to pay for John G. Waite Associates Architectural Services to create a blueprint for changes to our building to bring it up to current ADA accessibility standards. The Library Board also applied for a NY State Aid for Library Construction Grant to attain money to help pay for these changes to the building. We are still awaiting news on this application. The Board did successfully secure funding via a separate NY State Aid for Library Construction Grant to help pay for a new roof, an upgraded heating and cooling system, and more energy-efficient windows. These forward-thinking changes to the building will serve the whole community well as we move toward the future.
Please update your bookmarks for our website
We’re sure you’ve noticed by now that our website has a fresh new look. You may not have noticed that our web address has changed a bit as well. It has been the case that typing in brings you to our site, but it had been redirecting to our original address. Recently, we’ve changed this, and now the site is solely on Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

2019 Gingerbread Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our 2019 Gingerbread House Contest winners: Kim Erbe and Simon Hickland!!

created by Simon Hickland, kids category
created by Kim Erbe, adult category


All food items and cash donated as part of the voting for this event are given directly to the Salem Area Food Pantry. This year, we were able to donate just over $240 and around 100 food items. Thanks so much to all who participated and voted.

Mark your calendars!

The next regular meeting of the Bancroft Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Regular monthly meetings of the Library Board are typically held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the library. Meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas and minutes are available on our Board of Trustees web page.

NOTE:  If you’re interested in seeing prior newsletters, please visit our Newsletters archive page.

Bancroft Library will be CLOSED for the holidays on:

Tuesday, December 24th
Wednesday, December 25th
Tuesday, December 31st
Wednesday, January 1st

We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and a wonderful new year!
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Bancroft Public Library | Susan Getty, Director |181 Main Street, PO Box 478, Salem, NY 12865 | 518.854.7463 | |


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