Welcome To The Petersburgh Public Library



CPR Class scheduled for April 25 @ 6:30 PM

Friends and Family CPR class at the Veterans Hall on April 25th at 6:30 pm

if interested call Petersburgh Library at 658-2927 or stop in to sign up

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.




Ancestry.com is now available at the library

In order to use the free version at the library, you have to come in and use one of our public computers. There is no remote access.  You can try / use ancestry.com on your own on one of our public computers any time they are free or you can call ahead and reserve an hour a day (and stay longer if no one else needs to use the computer).


Memoir-writing workshop at the Petersburgh Public Library

Saturday, May 6th    10am-2pm  

with Ellen Perry Berkeley

award-winning writer and enjoyable teacher of writing

Your Life is a Story, and your story matters: to you, to your children and family, to your town, and to others who don’t even know you, but are curious about what life was like in a time and place different from their own. Let us help you tell your story!

The first workshop will be held Saturday, April 1  at the Petersburgh Public Library and will run from 10am-2pm.

Part 1, from 10-11:30, will include helpful hints on how to delve into your past, and encouragement to help you continue.  Part 2, from 11:30-2 will include a writing exercise, and, if you wish to share what you’ve written, some helpful feedback and suggestions on how to proceed.

If there is enough interest, several 2-hour follow up sessions will be scheduled every few weeks to help maintain your momentum.



Save the Date! April 19th at 6:30 PM

Please stop by the library or call 658-2927 to sign up!

The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY will present “Healthy Living for a Healthier Brain”.

At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.  To help people age well, the Alzheimer’s Association® is offering the “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” program. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:
• Cognitive activity.
• Physical health and exercise.
• Diet and nutrition.
• Social engagement.
In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do — steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area.  Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research is designed for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible


Save the date! May 20th from 9 AM until 1 PM

Petersburgh Public Library’s annual book sale, bake sale, and plant sale

There is no tag sale this year.




The Petersburgh Public Library is expanding its story hour program from 10 AM until noon on Tuesday mornings. It will be a drop-in time when you can stop by any time that is convenient for you during those 2 hours.  There are many toys, puzzles, building blocks and other items that preschoolers can enjoy.  So, there will be time to play, time to be creative with arts and crafts, time for stories and snacks.  Invite a friend and join us on Tuesday mornings.

 There is no story hour if Berlin School is closed or delayed.


What is Beanstack?

Get email book recommendations just for your child – or you!

We have a free new service to help you find books that you – or for parents, your child – will enjoy! It’s called Beanstack, and when you sign up, you will receive an email from us with a book recommendation based on your – or your child’s – interests. Parents receive weekly emails, teen and adult readers get emails every other week. The recommendations are based on what you tell us about the reader’s interests. All recommended books are available free through our library. Beanstack also offers app recommendations for parents looking for an app appropriate to their child’s age and interests.

To get started, go to BEANSTACK logo / link at the top of the home page (on left).



In order to download free e-books to your device(s), use overdrive. You can access overdrive from this website by clicking on online databases under UHLS resources on left side of the home page. Overdrive and directions to use overdrive will be one of the options that comes up.




The magazines you know and love are available through the library.  All you need is your library card, a computer, and internet connection.  Click on the Flipster link on the left side of the home page of our website and you will be able to access the digital magazines available at our library.


Mango Languages
Are you interested in learning a foreign language?  If so, check out the Online Language-Learning from Mango languages available through the library.  More than 60 foreign language courses featuring native speakers are available.  You can take self-paced lessons anytime. To use, click on mango languages under links on left side of home page.

Local History/Genealogy

Be sure to check out our Local History page by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.  We have added a link to a picture of the map of Meadow Lawn Cemetery.  More information about the cemetery is available in a binder at the library.

Knitting Group

Everyone welcome to Knitting Group at 3:00 PM on Wednesdays. Call us at 658-2927 if there is a better time for you to make the class.  Come be part of the group either as a novice or experienced knitter.   A hat made by one of our members is pictured above.

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,  Hildene The Lincoln Family Home, the Iroquois Museum, and the USS Slater.

Art In The Library

The library is currently displaying the artwork of Margaret Weinland. Margaret says, “I’ve been taking pictures since I was a second grader in Chappaqua NY. Apparently I have “an eye” because people have always given me a lot of good feedback. I began to exhibit my work & to sell my photographs in card form in 1997.”

stop by the library to see Margaret’s artwork!!

The library also has Ann Lindsay jewelry for sale (to benefit the library).

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 from September through June. NEXT BOOK CLUB: Death in Holy Orders by P D James on Wednesday, April 12th 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.

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