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Library System
The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) is a cooperative association of twenty-nine autonomous public libraries working together to improve library service for the residents of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. UHLS is one of twenty-three public library systems in New York State.



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Check out the status of the solar array we installed on our building in December 2012.

It gives a lot of information including how much energy is being produced by the array, and what is being saved in environmental impact.


Position Announcement: Library Director

William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie, NY)

The William K. Sanford Town Library is seeking an experienced, proactive, energetic, supportive, and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.

The Library Director holds the primary responsibility for the overall operation and management of the Library. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, fiscal oversight and budget management, administration of library personnel, management of the Town's Educational/Governmental TV Station, program promotion, and general management of library services. As a representative of the library to the greater Town of Colonie community, the Library Director will demonstrate an enthusiasm for community engagement and the establishment of effective working relationships throughout the community. The ability to work collaboratively is vital.

See the full job announcement here



Digital magazines now available

Upper Hudson Library System is now offering digital magazines via our ebook vendor, OverDrive. Any cardholder at any public library in Albany or Rensselaer Counties can now check out digital magazines.

OverDrive uses the Nook app as its magazine reader, so you will have to set up a Barnes & Noble account and download the Nook app to your mobile device or compatible computer. To read NOOK periodicals, you need one of the following:

You can view the collection here, along with our great selection of ebooks, digital audiobooks and streaming video: http://digitalcollection.uhls.org

There's help online available here.




Children’s, tween, and teen programs in UHLS libraries are now more accessible than ever! Libraries in Upper Hudson Library System have pooled their programs in one program calendar, available at http://events-ys.uhls.org/. Users can search by date, location, or age categories.

Public libraries offer scores of activities during summer months to interest kids and teens in reading and help them combat “summer learning loss.” Kids who don’t read much over the summer can lose significant skills and return to school behind their peers. The joint program calendar makes finding a fun, free library event in UHLS libraries for children easy for parents.

  • Access the joint youth services program calendar here.
  • See a list of local public libraries here.
  • More about summer learning loss and libraries here.

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