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Gloversville Public Library

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Mission Statement

The Gloversville Public Library commits itself to the citizens of Gloversville to be a community resource that provides access to information and technology, educational and cultural events while remaining a center for research and recreational pursuits.

The Gloversville Public Library possesses a collection of approximately 46,000+ volumes with a special collection dedicated to local history. The collection also contains videos and DVDs, books-on-tape and CD, magazines, daily newspapers, novels on the high school reading list, and a paperback collection.

Internet access is available in the Reference Room and WiFi is available throughout the building. Please review the internet policy before using the computers and wireless network.

Brief History

The first library was organized in Gloversville in 1803 and called the Farmer's Library. In 1853, the Young Ladies Library Association was established and the first books purchased in 1855. Gentlemen were allowed to become honorary members by paying 25 cents a year. This enabled them to attend the monthly socials and escort the young ladies home.

In 1873, a new organization called the Young People's Library absorbed the older group. This organization exerted a great deal of influence in the community, but because no trained librarian was on hand, old books wore out or disappeared and few new ones were purchased. The first full service library in Gloversville was the Levi Parsons Library of Gloversville and Kingsboro established in 1880.

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation:
Mon3:00 PM8:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM6:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM7:00 PM
Thr9:00 AM7:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM7:00 PM
Notes: Above Are Summer Hours— (June 1st–Labor Day) Normal Hours— (Labor Day - May 31st) Mon.: 3pm–8pm Tues. & Wed.: 10am–7pm Thurs. & Fri.: 10am–6pm Sat.: 10am–4pm Sun.: closed


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