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.