Library Trustee openings

As a public library the 9 trustees that govern the Library are elected by voters in our service area.  The election is held the first Tuesday in May each year.

Candidates for the board must 1. reside in the Gloversville Enlarged School District, 2. be over 18 years of age, 3. file a petition  with the Library that contains with 25 signatures of registered votes.

The most important qualification is a strong and genuine belief in public libraries and their mission in the community as centers for information and referral, recreation, and lifelong education.  A candidate must also be willing to devote appropriate time and effort to carrying out the duties and responsibilities of trusteeship.

This year we have 3 seats opening up.  Two (2) 5-year terms and one (1) 2 year term.  Candidates with the most number of votes will receive the 5-year terms.  The candidate with the 3rd most votes will receive the 2-year term.

Trustee packet
Trustee petition - (8.5 x 14" legal paper)
Packets and petitions are also available at the Library.

Tours of the Library are available.

Many have seen the restored main lobby and the newly installed windows, but how many can say they’ve seen the 110-year-old boiler?

The first floor of the library is always open to all, but now we want you to see all three floors. We want you to see the spaces where the planned new children’s library and the teen room will be. We want you to reminisce and to imagine what the library could be if all three and half floors are accessible. We want you to take a tour.

We even have official tour guides. Merry Brown and Patty Franco have guided over forty people through the library showing them what the capital campaign hopes to accomplish. They’ve given tours to local officials, administrators, Friends and alumni, state and federal politicians including Assemblyman Butler, Senator Farley, former Congressman Owens, and Congresswoman Stefanik.  It was after a tour of the library following a tour of Gloversville that Richard Russo agreed to be the Honorary Chair of the capital campaign.

But you don’t have to be famous or influential to take a tour. Tours are for those who want to see our community revitalized, who appreciate the history and architecture of the library, and who want to see why the capital campaign is a necessity. Tours are for you.

To arrange a tour call Cathy Ellis, Office Manager of the campaign office, at 725-2819.


Tax forms are here

Federal Forms
The Gloversville Public Library has always been a source to obtain tax forms and instructions.  Due to Congressional budget cuts the forms sent to local agencies, like the Library, will be limited for the 2014 tax year.  When the Library receives its supplies it will have available: 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms. Instruction booklets are NOT being provided to the Library this year.

Instructions can be viewed and downloaded at and you may order forms at You may also call 1-800-829-3676 to order tax products to be delivered by mail.

A binder of instructions and other forms will be available for people to make photocopies at .15/page.  The Library can also print the instruction booklets for you at a cost of .10/page.  

NYS Forms
The NYS forms just arrived this week.  We have forms and instructions.

Tax Preparation
We have partnered with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) to help you file your taxes for free! Throughout the season, during the specified hours, you can schedule an appointment to come to the library and with the guidance of a Department of Taxation and Finance employee, file your own taxes free of charge. If your income was below $60,000 last year then you are qualified to take advantage of this terrific program.

This partnership allows us to fulfill our mission of being a resource to the public by helping you to file your taxes in the most secure and accurate way. We strongly encourage you to participate in this opportunity because the easy to follow interview style program that you will have access to will ensure that you get all of the credits you deserve. Also, by filing your taxes electronically, your return will be more secure, errors will be reduced – if not eliminated – and best of all, your refund will come twice as fast as someone who filed a paper return!

Call or stop in today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

What to bring to your tax appointment:

  • a copy of last year’s tax return
  • picture ID (driver’s license)
  • proof of income:- Forms W-2, 1098, 1099- any other documents showing additional income
  • 1095-A if you received credit from the marketplace
  • information related to any credits that you are claiming
  • bank account and routing numbers (for direct deposit of your refund)
  • social security card (or ITIN) for you, your spouse, and dependents. Be sure to bring your card.