November/December 2018

Friends of the Bancroft Library Annual Wreath Sale:

Wreath Sale pick-up date is Sunday, November 25th, between 11 AM and 1:30 PM in front of the library and Proudfit Hall. Please feel free to contact Meg Adams at 518-791-0530 or Wendy Hunter at 518-728-1886 if you have questions or need a different pick-up option.

Thanks so much to everyone who ordered! 
Notes of interest:

We have created a Proudfit Hall Usage page on our website, so now you can view our Proudfit Hall Rental-Usage policy, access the Rental-Usage Agreement Form, see a calendar of when the space is available, and find contact information for reserving the space. 

In case you didn't know, another feature of our website is that we have links to all of our public policies and our current budget. To find these, when you are on our website, if you hover over the "About Us" tab at the top of the page, you'll see a drop-down menu which includes these items. Simply click on what you're interested in viewing.
Coming soon!
If you'd enjoy a fun outlet for your creative side, consider making a gingerbread structure to enter in our Gingerbread Contest! All ages and abilities are welcomed!

Even if you don't enter the contest yourself, when you're in town for the Annual Christmas Parade, be sure to stop in and vote for those that are entered! Voting takes place with donations of non-perishable food items and spare change, all of which will go to the Salem Food Pantry. Voting takes place on November 24th from 10 AM until 1 PM. Winners will be announced during the parade.
Contribute to our Holiday Giving Tree!
Regular Club Meetings:
  • Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 2 PM (see flyer below).
  • Bancroft Library Knitters & Crocheters meet every Tuesday at 6:00 PM for relaxing, chatting, and matter what level you're at. Beginners welcome! 
  • Scrabble Club meets every Wednesday from 10 AM until noon.
  • An informal, creative writers' group meets at 6:30 PM the first and third Thursdays of every month. Anyone interested can attend!
  • Chess Club meets every Saturday from 10 AM - 1 PM.
All are welcome! Check our calendar, call the library (518-854-7463) or stop in for details. 

For the time being, we are taking a break from Minecraft Club and our monthly LEGO Club. We'll keep you posted as to when these will be resuming. 
Don't forget about our Makerspace!

Technology @ Bancroft Library:

Good to know:

Remember, we have seven computers available for public use, all of which are connected to a printer. We also have a wireless printer/copier/scanner/fax machine. We are here to help!

Bancroft Library offers Notary Public Services. Library Director Susan Getty is a certified Notary Public. Inquire at the desk for details. 



If you'd like to keep an eye on the new materials we have at the library, check our “New Items” page.

The next meeting of the Bancroft Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4 @ 6:30 PM. 

Regular monthly meetings of the Library Board are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the library. Meetings are open to the public. Previous meeting minutes are available on our Board of Trustees web page.


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


We wish everyone the happiest of holiday seasons!
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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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