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Friends Receive 2023 Good News Award from Schenectady Chamber

May/June Newsletter available

Volunteer with us! Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page to volunteer at the stores, online sales, and program support.

About Us

The Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library is one of the largest, most active, and most enthusiastic library support systems in New York State. Since 1966 the FOTL has been enhancing the library system in Schenectady County through its support of numerous library programs.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Membership & Volunteer Opportunities

Share your love of books with like-minded people! Whether working in our bookstores, sorting incoming materials, organizing our programs, and more, the Friends is a great way to meet new people and support literacy in the community. Find out what your membership supports.

For ages 13-18, Join the Junior Friends


The Friends operate two bookstores — Whitney Book Corner and A Second Look — staffed by volunteers and stocked with gently used books donated from the community and library discards. Proceeds from the stores and biannual book sales benefit library programs.

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