Can Those Fines Week!

food for finesIn celebration of National Library Week, the library will hold its “Can Those Fines”  week. This special offer will run from April 14th through April 18th. Bring in a non-perishable food item and BSPL will waive up to a $5.00 overdue fine! Only fines that originated from Ballston Spa Public Library will be waived. Also, fines associated with lost or damaged materials will NOT be waived.


Book Signing

Join Ballston Spa resident and Friends of the Ballston Spa Public Library member, electric cityJulia Kirk Blackwelder on Saturday, April 11th at 1pm as she presents her book, Electric City.  The book, “Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady” explores the history of General Electric in Schenectady from the company’s creation in 1892 to the present. Books will be available for purchase.

Used Book Sale

The library will hold a used book sale on Saturday, April 25th from 10am-4pm.

There will be a huge assortment of adult and children’s books, movies, music and more! The popular $-A-Bag sale will be held from 3pm-4pm. Are you a Friend of the Ballston Spa Public Library member? Don’t forget to stop by and pick out a FREE item from the book sale!

Free Tax Prep at the Library!

If your income in 2014 was $60,000 or less you qualify to receive assistance from NYS Tax Department volunteers to e-file both New York State and Federal tax returns. Appointments will be located at the Ballston Spa Public Library every Tuesday from 11am-6pm at the library until April 14th. Call 885-5022 or stop to make an appointment today!

Read to Pearl

Do you a struggling reader? Sign your 5-10 year old up to read to Pearl the therapy dog, on Saturday, April 18th at 1:00pm. Call or stop in to reserve your 15 minute slot today!therapy dog