New Website Coming Soon

The Community Library is putting the final touches on a new, easier-to-navigate website. Our new site will use the same internet address, so you won’t need to update your bookmarks, but as we make the transition between the old and new versions of our webpage, some of the information you find on this site may be slightly out-of-date. While we anticipate the new site, please contact the library if you have questions.

Polar Bear Reading Challenge

Each month during the winter, The Community Library invites library patrons from within the Mohawk Valley Library System to participate in our reading challenge. Registered readers can earn raffle tickets for meeting reading goals. Register at the library to receive a bookmark at the library with complete rules. Kids and teens keep track of the number of minutes spent reading; adults are challenged to read books that fit in certain categories. Participants who complete goals earn raffle tickets for a chance to win gift cards from local businesses. This free program continues through the end of March. For more info, stop by the library’s front desk.

New Hours for 2024

Beginning January 2, 2024, The Community Library will be implementing new hours. We’ve expanded our programming over the past two years to the point where we were finding it difficult to fit all our programs into the available time slots. We recognized the need for additional service hours, so we’re now staying open a few hours later on Wednesday night and an extra hour on Saturday afternoons.

Our Friday afternoon hours are also changing. We keep hourly data about the number of visitors to the library and have found that very few patrons visit us on Friday afternoons, but that the last hour on Saturday is often busy. As such, we’ve shortened our Friday afternoon hours and decided to stay open longer on Saturdays.

Our new hours are:

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Friday/Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
  • Sunday/Monday: closed

We hope the new schedule will enable more library patrons to take advantage of everything we have to offer. Let us know what you think!

Library Phones

We have encountered some issues with the Library phones. Earlier this week we were not receiving calls unless you let the phone ring for a very long time. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We have a temporary solution in place but we will need to replace the phone system. The temporary solution does not have all the features we are accustom to so please have patience when calling. Please feel free to reach out by email at c0blib@@mvls.info

Come Write In!

the National Novel Writing Month logo features a viking helmet with horns atop a light blue shield depicting a coffee mug, a laptop computer, a pair of crossed pens, and a stack of paper.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual writing program challenging aspiring authors to complete 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November. The Community Library is pleased to serve as a community partner with the NaNoWriMo organization and invites registered participants in this year’s challenge to join us at the library every Tuesday evening in the month of November. We have reserved our Lamont Community Room on the library’s second floor from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Tuesdays for writers looking for a quiet, distraction-free place to write in the company of other authors.

2023 Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program at The Community Library in Cobleskill, New York

The Community Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program is off to an exciting start! We have a summer full of fun programs, special guests, reading challenges, and educational events for people of all ages.

Visit the circulation desk of the library to sign up for our summer reading challenge and keep track of your summer reading. Meeting reading goals earns participants free books, as well as raffle tickets that give you chances to win one of our valuable prize bundles. Attending library programs between July 5 and August 17 also earns participants raffle tickets.

Check out the links in the menu above to see more info about summer programs for each age group.

Museum Passes

You can borrow museum passes for 7 days with your Library Card. They can’t be used for special events at these locations

Adirondack Experience at Blue Mountain Lake (50% discount off admission for four adults or two adults and two children)

Empire Pass provides car access to NYS Parks

Iroquois Indian Museum (admission for two adults)

MiSci (50% discount of admission for two adults and four kids)

USS Slater (family pass admission for two adults and two children)

Pandemic Information

Masks are encouraged for everyone over the age of 2 regardless of vaccination status. Curbside pickup continues to be available just give us a call at 518.234.7897 to schedule a pickup time.

Meeting rooms are available by appointment only.

Reminder that the Library Wi-Fi is accessible 24/7 on Library property.

The Library’s Pandemic Operations Plan