Library News

Ancestry Research

There is temporary remote access to ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION  through May 31.

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

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


Storytime from home


For families missing our storytime programs, we are posting 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.

March 25, 2020

The Heermance Memorial Library will be CLOSED until further notice.

Protecting the health of our community members and staff is our primary concern. So out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily closing the library.

At this time we cannot determine the exact date that the library will reopen. Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates. Thank you.

Meanwhile you can take advantage of the online resources that the library has to offer.

NO fines will be added to library materials that are currently checked out while we are closed.

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.

Changes to library calendar of events

May 1, 2020

In the interest of public health, all programs in the library are CANCELED through the end of MAY.

We know this is disappointing news for both staff and the community. Thank you for understanding. 

Please continue to check our website, online calendar and Facebook page for any changes and updates.


Please note: The in-person Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group is canceled. Instead, we are offering a telephone support group on Thursday, April 16th at 6-7 pm dial 312-874-7636. Press option 1 then dial the access code # 25992.




The Library District is committed to serving the community during the current health crisis. We are doing all we can to ensure that our buildings are clean and safe and we will appreciate your help in this effort.

If you are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or have been exposed to individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past fourteen (14) days, we ask that you please do not enter the library.   

Thank you for your cooperation.

Arm Yourself with INFORMATION:

Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information You Can Trust:

Information from Local, State, and National Agencies:

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 HospitalCoronavirus page

St Peter’s Hospital – St Peter’s Health Partners – Coronavirus page

Columbia Memorial Hospital – Coronavirus page

World Health Organization (WHO)