Museum Pass Program

The Columbia County Libraries Association now offer passes for admission to many local museums, historical sites and other places of interest. It’s easier than ever to borrow a pass, with online reservations and many available to print at home! This program is made possible by a grant from the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation to the Columbia County Libraries Association. Please click here to access the online reservation system. If you would like assistance with printing a pass, please contact us at 518-794-8844.

Virtual Family Cooking Class Begins March 29th & 30th

Polish your kitchen skills and try recipes from around the world with free Fresh Food Meal Kits in our new Virtual Family Cooking Class! This program is provided by the Sylvia Center, with support from the Rolling Grocer and the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store. Classes are for children 18 and under
with at least one parent or guardian.

If you are interested in our classes, please email: to register

or register following this link!

Pick up location and time for your Food Kit:
Rolling Grocer 19 Curbside Pickup
Fisher’s Store, 528 Route 20, New Lebanon
Mondays 4 – 5:15 p.m. beginning on March 29th

Classes take place Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. beginning on March 30th
Tune-in to the virtual cooking classes by
following the link you’ll receive via email.


The Library is open for in-person appointments! Fifteen minute appointments for browsing and 30 minute appointments for computer use are available during regular Library hours. You must call the library at 518-794-8844 to set up an appointment, and wear a mask at all times while in the Library. Curbside Services will continue to be available as well. 

Caring For Our Piece of the Earth Discussion Group Sign-ups

In this time of extreme climate change, we cannot possibly hope to save everything at once, but our own backyard is a great place to start! Starting in February, we will be holding a 6-session discussion group to address issues and exchange ideas on creating an earth-friendly backyard.

Topic: Caring for Our Piece of the Earth
Time: Apr 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 815 0361 4470
Passcode: 108196
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Check one out!
Read what others in our community have written or sketched, add your own thoughts and creative energy, then return for the next person to enjoy.
Each journal has a theme. Some are serious, some fun, some are to write about your favorite books and genres. Three are ongoing fiction where each person will add to the story! There should be one for everyone! Join in the fun.Themes:

  • To All the Books I’ve Loved Before
  • Thrills & Chills (for fans of suspense & horror)
  • The Strangest Summer: What My Life was Like in Quarantine
  • A Sketchbook of Self Portraits
  • an ongoing story–Calvin
  • Places I’ve Travelled
  • Memories of New Lebanon
  • I Survived: a story from my life
  • Encouraging Words for Others
  • Adventures in Parenting

Hoopla is Here

Hoopla has arrived at the New Lebanon Libray! Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more with no wait lists! Follow this link: and set up your account with your library card. Your may borrow 4 items per month, and temporarily download items to watch later. There’s even an app for that! Hoopla has a little something for everyone!


We’re making it easier for you to give with the option to donate online. You can now make a difference all year-long when you make a monthly gift to the New Lebanon Library! A monthly donation of $5 helps us purchase craft supplies for our art programs. Every dollar makes a difference and we make sure it goes back into the community that you love!


We all love to shop online. Now, when you shop online, you can also support your favorite non-profits! Use the link and select “New Lebanon Library”. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Library. Thank you for all that you do and we aim to continue serving you to the best of our abilities.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.