Adding Some Finishing Touches

You may have noticed that there are places to hang your jackets and bags as you walk through our downstairs hallway…

Our Multipurpose Room is also coming along as we continue to stock it with books!

Last but not least, we have our drop-down projector screen! Once audiovisual equipment is installed, this will be used for showing movies and delivering presentations.

Stay tuned for more!

Our Children’s Room is Open!

Story Hour in our freshly-reopened Children’s Room was tons of fun today. Together, we made rainbows and storm sounds to celebrate April showers bringing May flowers!

Below is April’s remaining Story Hour schedule. Please join us!

Meet Cheney Library’s New Director

Cheney Library is pleased to announce that Sara Yetto has accepted appointment to be our new Library Director.  Sara grew up in the Adirondacks where she developed her love for small rural libraries at a young age.  She attended Southern Vermont College where she graduated Valedictorian with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Psychology and a minor in Creative Writing. Sara is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree of Library and information Science from Valdosta State University’s online program.

Professionally, Sara has worked For Southern Vermont College Library as a Librarian, where she organized community outreach events, maintained the library’s main website and social media, and instructed students and faculty in performing advance database research. She also worked at the Pittstown Historical Society as a Record-Keeper and Transcriptionist, College Steps as a mentor, and for Southern Vermont College Communications Office as an Assistant.

Sara’s personal interests include reading, creative writing, and watching football with her family and friends.

Sara is excited to join Cheney Library’s team where she hopes to encourage library usability for our patrons, promote E-books, and maintain Cheney Library’s status as a “Place for the People.”

Position Available: Building and Grounds Caretaker

Cheney Library is seeking proposals for a Building and Grounds Caretaker to include outdoor, indoor, and seasonal duties.

The job would include outdoor duties including bringing trash to the curb on pick-up day, and the following seasonal duties:

  • Spring, Summer, Fall:  mowing, trimming bushes, weeding garden, raking leaves, cleaning gutters, maintaining walkways and sweeping ramp
  • Winter: shoveling, using a snowblower and sanding sidewalks, plowing and sanding back and side driveways

Indoor duties include: Cleaning the interior library 3 times a week, watering plants, changing light bulbs, checking and/or emptying dehumidifiers, performing minor repairs (made by authorized person in the library), and calling qualified professional(s) for major repairs upon approval from the Board.

Candidate must have his/her own insurance.

Submit proposal or inquiry to Sara Yetto at Cheney Library, PO 177, Hoosick Falls, NY, 12090 (518) 686-9401.

Story Hour begins March 5!

**NOTE: March 26 Free Play is cancelled due to electrical work being done in our Children’s Room.**

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and a snack! Story Hour begins at 10:00 A.M., and caregivers are expected to stay with children. Please let us know if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Our new director, Sara Yetto, looks forward to meeting you!

April-May Story Hour Schedule:

  • April 2: “Caterpillars and butterflies”
  • April 9: “Rain makes flowers”
  • April 16: “Bunnies and eggs, oh my!”
  • April 23: No Story Hour – Free Play
  • April 30: “The moon above”
  • May 7: “We love Mother’s Day”
  • May 14: “My country and me”

Re-Opening Soon.😊😊😊

Even though we opened he Children’s room on January 22nd, today, we found it necessary to keep it closed just a bit longer. Our basement renovation is interfering with the use of the room.

We thank you for your understanding. ✨✨✨✨✨✨

Basement Renovation

We are currently undergoing renovation in our basement area. Unfortunately, the children’s room will be closed until January 22nd. Photos will be posted, so you can be part of the improvement and follow the progress.

 Once completed, we will have a wonderful multipurpose room. We hope to introduce Movie Night among other things. Cabinets and shelves will complement the setup. This will also give the Book Sale room a new look.

Please excuse the noise that inevitably goes with renovations as you visit. We have a number of children’s books upstairs, so that the little ones won’t have to go without.

Meanwhile, we thank you for your patience.