Guilderland Library Notes for Friday, May 16, 2014

There will be a public vote on the Guilderland Public Library’s budget, and election of library trustees, on Tuesday, May 20, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., at your local elementary school.  If you want information on the budget, and concise biographies on the five candidates running for the four trustee vacancies, please visit the library website’s budget page at

The library’s proposed 2014-15 budget is $3,541,967, an increase of $49,832, or 1.42 percent, over the 2013-14 budget. This maintains the service levels the community has come to expect from its public library, assures a continued supply of quality materials for public use, maximizes use of current resources, dedicates funds for building maintenance, and is below the mandated tax cap.

Saratoga Soundtrack

Come to GPL on Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m., to hear the award-winning chorus, Saratoga Soundtrack, as they delight one and all with their amazing a capella harmonies. 

Saratoga Soundtrack is a chartered chorus of Sweet Adelines International, an organization dedicated to promoting the art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. As they note on their website, they “…strive for excellence in musicianship and performance, but most of all, we love to sing and to have fun!” 

Weather permitting, this concert will be held outside in the library’s Community Literary Garden. These outdoor concerts are named in honor of Jean Marie Cole, the library’s retired, long-time head of circulation. If it rains, the concert will move to the Helderberg Room.

 Library info

 The Guilderland Public Library is located at 2228 Western Ave. in Guilderland. Visit the library’s website at Check out the unofficial library updates at and follow the library on Twitter (@GuilderlandLib).