Welcome To The Petersburgh Public Library

Posted in Information on January 2nd, 2015 by ptrbadmin — Comments Off on Welcome To The Petersburgh Public Library



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The library has 8 copies of the book I Have a Bad Feeling About This still available for those in Grades 6 through 12 to read and pass on to someone else.  There are no due dates, no late fees, just Read It Forward. You can check out where your book has been by going to the badfeeling blog. Please use this blog to enter the next place that the book goes once you pass it on. Click on ‘check out where your book has been’. You will need the number of your book which is found on The End page. Scroll down to the book number – the possible numbers will be 202 to 211. Please fill in the next location after Petersburgh. You can also fill out a quick survey for a chance to win a prize using the Prize Possibilities link on the blog page. 

Summer Reading Program

The 2015 Summer Reading Program “Every Hero Has a Story” is upon us.  Registration is now in progress and reading can begin on June 26.  Stop at the Library for details or click on the Summer Reading tab at the top of this page to learn more. There is also a Calendar of Events for all of the libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System which can be viewed by clicking the Link on the left side of this page.



Be sure to check out our Local History page by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.


The library has received thousands of  LEGOS as part of a grant. Let’s use them! EVERYONE is invited to come make creations out of LEGOS on the second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 TO 6:30 P.M.   There will be no LEGOS available in July and August due to other programs taking place at the Library.

Story Hour for Preschoolers

The summer story hour themed “Heroes” begins June 30th and meets every Tuesday at 11 A.M. Check our Summer Reading page for details regarding each week’s “hero”.  All preschoolers and their care givers are invited for stories, activities, and snacks!!

Knitting Group

Everyone welcome to Knitting Classes at 3:30 PM on Wednesdays. Come be part of the Knit & Crochet group either as a novice or experienced knitter. Call us at 658-2927 if there is a better time for you to make the class.

Email addresses wanted!

The library is trying to update our patron’s information with email addresses. If we have your email address, you will be sent an email notifying you of upcoming due dates on your checked out items and then an overdue notice once an item has been out too long. Please let us know your email address next time you come in. This will help you keep track of your checked out items and when they are due.

 Museum Pass available

Passes are available for The Clark,  MASS MoCA,  the Iroquois Museum, and the USS Slater.

Art In The Library

CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY are the photographs of Tristin Webster. Tristin is a native of the valley and currently resides in Berlin, NY. The birth of her first child led to a new favorite pastime, photography. Her photography captures moments with her family and friends as well as scenes of nature and heroes of everyday life. Stop in and see her beautiful photographs!

Any interested artists, who have artwork or photographs that they would like to display at the library, can call the library at 658-2927. We have wall space to display your art and would love to hear from you. There is no charge to display it here.

Book Discussion Group

The group meets at 7:00 P.M. on the second Wednesday of each month. NEXT BOOK CLUB: The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie on September 9th at 7 PM.

The books being discussed are available from the Library so you can read them prior to the meeting.  New members are always welcome to join. Please join us even if you are only able to come once in a while or just want to come for the books in which you are interested.

2014 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults as voted by YALSA

(YALSA = Young Adult Library Services Association)

  • Berry, Julie. All the Truth That’s in Me. Penguin/Viking Juvenile, 2013.
  • Clark, Kristin Elizabeth. Freakboy. Macmillan/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013.
  • Federle, Tim. Better Nate Than Ever. Simon & Schuster/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013.
  • McNeal, Tom. Far Far Away. Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013.
  • Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park. Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013.
  • Sedgwick, Marcus. Midwinterblood. Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
  • Sepetys, Ruta. Out of the Easy. Penguin/Philomel, 2013.
  • Smith, Andrew. Winger. Illustrated by Sam Bosma. Simon & Schuster/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013.
  • Sullivan, Tara. Golden Boy. Penguin/Putnam Juvenile, 2013.
  • Wein, Elizabeth. Rose Under Fire. Disney-Hyperion, 2013.