Thank you, Jane Klonsky!

We had a wonderful time with Jane, who introduced her book Undonditional , older dogs, greater love to our library. Slides were shown, stories exchanged and many books signed.  Jane brought her dog, Charlie, and two patrons brought their dogs, as well. Through Jane’s generosity we took in $160.

The book is available to be checked out now!

Thanks so much to all who attendend!


JANE, SAM & CHARLIE: Manchester, VT

We would like to invite you to meet Jane Sobel Klonsky, author of UNCONDITIONAL.

Jane has traveled the United States with one mission: to document the powerful relationship between people and dogs in the twilight of their lives. The heartwarming collection of beautiful portraits is a one-of-a-kind celebration of the special bond with our cherished pets.

Jane is an award winning commercial photographer known for her work in travel, lifestyle and sports. The author of several books, Jane lives in Vermont with her husband Arthur, and their dogs Charlie and Sam.

This event will take place on Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 am

The book sells for $20 of which $7 are donated to library! 

You can reserve a book, if you are unable to attend.


Small Village with Big Dreams Seeks Library Director

Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls, NY, a member of the Upper Hudson Library System, is seeking a qualified, energetic Director to lead us into an expanding realm, which balances traditional librarian skills, ever increasing cyber skills, and community involvement.


The Director’s duties include, but are not limited to, Operational tasks (circulation of books, book collection and management, patron services), Administrative Tasks (personnel, building and equipment management, fund raising, education and cultural programs and other budgetary matters), and Professional Development (keeping informed of new services and programs, and attending meetings, workshops, and seminars).


A Bachelor’s Degree is required and library experience is preferred.    Applicants should include salary requirements in the cover letter. Send resume to Lynne Teker, 21939 NY 22, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090.
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Carol Gaillard to Retire

Carol Gaillard has announced her intentions to retire from the position as Library Director of Cheney Library as of  December 31, 2017. The Board of Trustees has accepted her intent with deep regret. Carol has kept our Library running smoothly for 18 years. We are proud to call her our Library Director.


We wish Carol a long, healthy, and happy retirement. We thank her for her long and distinguished service to Cheney Library.

Need some suggestions for choosing a device?

Buying a new device can be overwhelming. Tablet or laptop? iPhone or Android? How much is it going to cost? Get overviews on the differences between all the devices. We will talk about how to decide which one is best for you.

Come to this free class! Thursday, September 28th at 6 p.m.

Call us to register: 686-9401

Presented by Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Rensselaer County

This is to remind you that …

besides checking out books, we have videos, audiobooks, books in large print, magazines, five computer stations, free wifi, copying available for .15 per page and computer print-outs for .20 per page.

You can send or receive faxes for $1 per page.

We are more than happy to request books for you from other libraries within the Upper Hudson Library System, including videos and audiobooks. You can learn a new language on-line and access

Of course, you can request your own material on-line here or at home. So, while it is mostly about books, there are many other things we have for you.

Library at dusk, September 2015

Have you tried …

… our site? For this, you will have to come to the library and use one of our library computers. You can even send information you gather to your computer/i-phones, etc. at home.

This is a free service, of course, why not explore it!