Library News

2021 Summer Reading Program

Join us for 4 weeks of summer reading. July 5th - 30th. 

Follow the HML's Facebook page where we will be posting SRP activities, offerings, and programs.  Facebook@HeermanceMemorialLibrary

Track your summer reading through ReadSquared.

(all ages) Drop-in for Storytime Programs:

  • Family Storytime with Ms. Terry on Wednesday, July 14 at 10:30
  • Storytime with Raina the Therapy Dog on Thursday, July 22 at 10:30
  • Storytime with Ms. Annette on Thursday, July 8 & July 29 at 2:00

(ages 8-12) Register for Nature & Science Programs by: 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension:

  • Bubbles Wednesday, July 7 at 2:30
  • Insects Wednesday, July 14 at 2:30
  • Clean the Water Wednesday, July 21 at 2:30
  • Plant Parts Wednesday, July 28 at 2:30

(tween-adult) Register for Poems & Paint on Monday & Tuesday, July 19 & 20 at 4:00

Register for Weekly "Take & Make" craft/activity kits by calling the library at 518-731-8084

SRP Finale with a performance by: Sharon's Music in Motion and Storytime with Ms. Terry on Monday, August 2 at 6:00 pm.



The library is OPEN for in-person browsing 

The library will continue to operate with limited hours:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m,
and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Curbside pick-up will continue to be available for those who prefer not to enter the library.


Storytime Videos on HML’s Facebook page

For families missing our in-person storytime programs, we are posting VIRTUAL STORYTIME on our HML Facebook page.




We would like to thank all of the publishers that are allowing libraries to read their books through online storytime programs. (Storytime video links will expire. This timeframe varies by publisher.)

Our goal continues to be a focus on early literacy by helping children build a strong foundation for learning, and encouraging a lifelong love of reading.



Journey is an Australian labradoodle dog in training. He loves being read to. Take a virtual trip with Journey as he explores our wonderful world through books. Come along and see new places through the eyes of a puppy! Take a journey with Journey.


Ancestry Research

There is temporary remote access to ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION.

Use your LIBRARY CARD number and password for access and Log in HERE

What is the difference between Ancestry.com and Ancestry Library Edition? ancestry and ale 112018.pdf



 Remote printing to the Library


HML’s friends group is always looking for new members

Friends of Heermance Memorial Library

The Friends of the Library formed in 1991 to raise funds for books. Today, as volunteers, we raise needed funds, develop activities, and sponsor events.

The Friends of Heermance Memorial Library meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 pm in The Heermance Memorial Library. All are welcome.


Arm Yourself with INFORMATION:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)  Information You Can Trust:

Information from Local, State, and National Agencies:

Monitor the Cluster Action Initiative from New York ForwardNYS provides a lookup tool so you can find out if your home or neighborhood is located within a coronavirus hot spot.
Look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for some of the most comprehensive information available regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
Center for Disease Control – Coronavirus page
NYS Dept. of Health - Coronavirus page
Albany County Department of Health - Coronavirus page
Greene County Government - Coronavirus page
Columbia County Dept. of Health - Coronavirus page
Albany Medical Center Hospital - Coronavirus page
St Peter's Hospital - St Peter's Health Partners - Coronavirus page
Columbia Memorial Hospital - Coronavirus page
World Health Organization (WHO)