September 2019

Bancroft Public Library is seeking written proposals for projects to be performed at Bancroft Public Library/Proudfit Hall,
181 South Main Street, Salem, NY. 
Please click --> HERE <-- for the legal notice and specifications.
*Our next Teen Takeover will be held on Friday, October 4. The plan is to have a Sherlock-themed night, complete with an escape room!
Other news you can use:
Mobile DMV site has moved to the Library/Proudfit Hall
The Washington County mobile DMV site in Salem is now at Bancroft Library/Proudfit Hall. Hours for the mobile DMV services will be 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM on the third Tuesday of every month. The upcoming scheduled Tuesdays are as follows:
  • September 17, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • November 19, 2019
  • December 17, 2019
Mobile sites CANNOT process the following transactions:
  • real IDs or enhanced licenses
  • permit originals
  • license reciprocities
  • restricted or conditional licenses
  • CDL permit tests
  • new photos on regular license renewals *please note that in most cases the photo on file can be used*
Please contact the main county DMV office in Fort Edward at 518-746-2163 for any additional information. 

Library grounds are now tobacco-free:
According to NY state law, starting June 19, smoking inside of or within one hundred feet of the entrances, exits or outdoor areas of any public or association library is not allowed. At Bancroft Public Library, we have adopted a tobacco-free policy, and you will see signs posted around the building. Additionally, we have information and support resources for quitting smoking available in the library. The signs and information have been provided by the Living Tobacco-Free Initiative, a grant funded program through Glens Falls Hospital, which coordinates with organizations in the region to reduce tobacco exposure.

Regular Club Meetings:
  • Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 2 PM (see flyer below).
  • Scrabble Club meets every Wednesday from 10 AM until noon.
  • 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. 
Do you know about our Story Time bags?
We have a total of 17 Story Time bags. Each bag contains 4-5 picture books and a few activities related to a theme. The bag themes are:
Oceans                       Farm                      Tools
Socks & Shoes          Animal Homes     Food
Drawing                     Car Trip                Butterflies
Boxes                          Numbers               Alphabet          
Shapes                        Birds                      Senses                  
Windy Day                 Colors

The bags can be checked out with your library card, so you can do story time at home with your little ones!

*Our Story Time bags were funded by the Friends of the Library and the Stewart's Shops Holiday Match grant.
Notes of interest:

Website reminders:  We have a Proudfit Hall Usage page on our website, so 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. 

On our website, 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.

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 regular meeting of the Bancroft Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 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 page

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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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