Library News

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

April 1, 2020

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

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)

Battle of the Books

Do you love to read? 
Do you like to play Jeopardy?
Will you be entering grades 5-12 in the fall of 2020?
The Heermance Memorial Library is looking for students to join its BATTLE OF THE BOOKS Teams. This year we will be having two teams: one for Middle School and one for High School. “Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books encourages middle and high school-aged readers in our five-county region by introducing them to great books, authors, and their fellow readers in an atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship.” Each person on the team reads a selection of books, middle school has 6 titles, high school has 5 titles. The team meets once a month starting in March with dates to be announced and then weekly meetings will begin in June. The actual battle for the high school team will be on August 21st and the middle school battle will be on August 22nd. The location(s) for the battles will be decided in the future.
If you are interested in joining one of the teams please come into the library to sign up. Or if you have any questions feel free to call us or stop in.
(6)  2020 MIDDLE SCHOOL TITLES:  (fall 2020: grades 5 – 8)
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
Awkward by Svetlana Chakova
Blended by Sharon M. Draper
Freaking by Lana Krumwiede
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
(5)  2020 HIGH SCHOOL TITLES:  (fall 2020: grades 8 – 12)
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Timekeeper by Tara Sim