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Help Shape the Future of the Library – Become A Trustee

The Board of Trustees of the East Greenbush Community Library is seeking two new library trustees to complete its Board in 2025. As a trustee you will gain insight into our library’s relationship to the community, gain leadership experience, collaborate on local and statewide levels, and make a positive difference in your community!

The Board consists of seven trustees who work together to:

  • Support the library’s strategic plan through the library director.
  • Advance the mission of our library.
  • Exercise fiduciary responsibility for the use of library funds.
  • Adopt policies and rules regarding the operation of the library.
  • Promote library growth and relevance in our community.
  • Conduct library business in an open and ethical manner.

A trustee must be a qualified voter and resident of the town of East Greenbush. Trustees will be elected on September 17, 2024. The election will be held in the library, polls are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Information.

Trustee meetings are held on the first Monday and third Tuesday of each month. Meeting Calendar.

If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please contact the Board President, Mari Harris, at mharris@eglib.org by July 1, 2024. All qualified candidates are welcome!

Candidate packets are available at the checkout desk. View or download contents of the packet below.

Letter to Candidate
Library Board Committee Overview
Candidate Petition Form
By-Laws
2024 Board Roster
Strategic Plan 2023-2028
Strategic Plan 2023-2028 (Summary)
Annual Highlights By the Numbers

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