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Who We Are:

The Friends of East Greenbush Community Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to creating broad community support for the East Greenbush Community Library as a major and expanding cultural resource and vital part of the East Greenbush community.

Through a range of fundraising events (book & media sales, children’s festival, tote bag sales, Amazon Smile and special events), the Friends enhance programs and services that the library can offer. Many of these programs and projects promote literacy and learning, and all contribute to a strong community supported by a strong library.

See how you can help support the East Greenbush Community Library.

Membership: Become a member
Book Sales text in front of books
Donate or Volunteer. Support Us.

Come Meet Us:

The Friends meet at 6:00 pm on the third Tuesday (except where noted) of the months of February 15th, April 12 (2nd Tuesday), June 22 (Wednesday), September 20, and November 15 in the East Greenbush Community Library. New members are encouraged to stop in and meet us to join this important community group.

Contact Us:

Charlie Pensabene, President
Email: foegcl@gmail.com

The Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way, East Greenbush, New York 12061

Check out the Friends of Libraries USA Group:  www.ala.org/united/friends

Newsletters

As of 2020, the Friends newsletter became part of the library’s bi-monthly print newsletter and weekly e-newsletters.

Read the most recent newsletter and subscribe to the library’s weekly e-newsletter.

By-laws
Board Members

Charlie Pensabene, President
Erin Cade, Vice President
Liz Reyner, Treasurer
Eileen Riley, Secretary
Lois Hazelton, Public Relations
Brandon Bonn, Database Manager
Anne Burton, Advocacy/Membership Chair
Julie Ann Price, Book Sale Chair

Subject East Greenbush Card UHLS Card UHLS MyCard
Library Card Registration Free to any individual who resides or pays taxes in the East Greenbush Community Library taxing district or Town of Schodack. Cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Free to any individual who volunteers or works at the EGRN Library. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Free to partner educational agencies with verified employment. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Those that live outside the UHLS area may purchase a temporary card at the price established by our Table of Fines and Fees. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

Free to residents residing in a community served by a UHLS library.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

The UHLS MyCard is a fine-free, limited-access library card for youth. It is intended to address multiple barriers to serving youth and families, including:

  • Barriers to access related to fines (e.g. computer access, checking out materials)
  • Parents not present for a child’s library card registration
  • Previous fines on a child’s card

Free for youth residing in a community served by a UHLS library.Applicants 18 and under who are applying for a limited use, UHLS Youth Only MyCard, need to provide name, address, and date of birth.UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.Youth ages birth to 18 can register unaccompanied, or with the help of a caregiver or relative who is not the child’s parent/guardian.This card may be used at all UHLS Libraries except for the Colonie Town Library.

Card blocked at $10 or more in replacement costs.

No fines for late items

Limits on # of Materials Borrowed Unlimited checkouts Unlimited checkouts Limited total items: Can only have 3 items checked out on their card at a time
Types of Items All eligible item types. All eligible item types except Museum Passes, ILL, and Hot off the Press. Active paid members of the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library have access to all lending collections. Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Databases/Digital Content EGRN and UHLS subscription databases and digital content UHLS subscription databases and digital content Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Interlibrary Loan Nationwide UHLS Libraries UHLS Libraries
Program Registration Unlimited except by limited program capacity Preference given to resident cardholders Preference given to resident cardholders