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Using Google Earth on one of our public computers

Using Google Earth on one of our public computers

Thank you for supporting SML!

Please click here to make either a one-time or recurring donation using your credit card. The transaction will be processed by NYCharities, a safe and easy contributions portal dedicated to increasing charitable dollars from donors to New York causes.

If you’re a business interested in sponsorship opportunities or an individual or organization looking to fund specific programs or services here at the Library, please call or email our Director, Laurenne Teachout, for more information.

In addition to your financial contribution, there are also many other valuable ways you can help us continue our ongoing mission to serve the Greater Stephentown community, including:

  • Making your Amazon purchases through the AmazonSmile program and selecting Stephentown Memorial Library as your charity of choice
  • Donating books, DVDs, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, and museum passes to our collection for everyone to share
  • Donating your time and expertise as a volunteer

Still have questions? Please give us a call or stop by and let us know how we can help you find the best way to support your local library.libsign

Stephentown Summer Camp

Stephentown’s Summer Youth Day Camp program will operate under the direction of the Stephentown Memorial Library again this year. Join Camp Director and new New York resident Amy Doolittle and Assistant Camp Director and certified physical education teacher Laura Hunt for four weeks of science, sports, arts, environmental education and lots of play and fun. The camp is open to children entering first grade through age 12.
Campers will enjoy four weeks of science, sports, arts, environmental education and lots of play and fun. Camp activities will take place at the library, the town hall and the library’s adjacent green fields property.  **New this year:  Field Trips to Hancock Shaker Village – 7/12, USS Slater – 7/20, Martin Van Buren Home – 7/26, and Berkshire Museum – 8/2.  No onsite care will be provided at the library on field trip days.
The summer camp will take place Monday, July 11th through Friday, August 5th this year. Campers will be served free breakfast and free lunch, provided through the Rensselaer County Office of Family Services. Camp hours will be 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday. The camp is free for residents of Stephentown. For families who would like to drop off their child early, 8am drop off is available for $15/ week (discount available for multiple children in a family.)
**There are openings for Non-Stephentown residents to participate in the camp at a cost of $75/week, 8am to 2pm, space-permitting.  Apply soon!
Campers will be accepted on a space available basis. Camp registration forms available now on our website and at the Stephentown Memorial Library and the Town Hall. Please call the library for questions or other information – 518-733-5750.

SML receives Libri Grant



Stephentown Memorial Library has been awarded a 2016 Books for Children grant from The Libri Foundation. This grant will provide a one-year subscription to Junior Library Guild’s Science Nonfiction series as well as an additional $1,000 for books.

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children’s books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program.

Thank you Libri Foundation!

SML is Summer Feeding Site for Kids

We are pleased to have been chosen as a feeding site through the federally funded USDA Summer Food Service program.  We will be serving a healthy breakfast and  lunch each weekday July 11 through August 5.  Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the community room.  There is no charge and no income or residency requirement.  No preregistration is needed, but parents or guardians must read and sign a waiver on the first day their child attends the program.  All children age 18 and under are encouraged to take advantage of this program.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The program will run from 7/11 until 8/5, Monday through Friday. 



Fourth of July – SML closed

The library will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!