Guilderland library welcomes and communicates with all

To the Editor:

I am responding to the letter last week from Don Csaposs, commenting upon his recent experience with the Guilderland Public Library.  E-mail reminders of materials due are sent to every borrower who supplies the library with a valid e-address. In addition, you may receive e-mail copies of the newsletter.

The library communicates with patrons through a column in The Altamont Enterprise, announcements in Our Towne Guilderland, webpage, Facebook, posters/fliers posted in house, and e-mail blasts.  All of these modes of communication can also be supplemented by simply calling the library for information about programs and services.

If you have been a long-time patron of the library and would like to know all of the current policies and services the library offers, you may find them on the website or ask at the check-out desk for a brochure.

The Guilderland Public Library is a member of the Upper Hudson Library System, which hosts a cooperative catalogue of all the holdings of 29 libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties.  UHLS is currently looking to replace Horizon, the current technologically outdated catalogue software.

More exciting and patron-friendly services will be part of the future of Guilderland’s library service.  The library is still one of the only places left that welcomes all — young or old, rich or poor, and in these days of hyper-partisanship, Republican, Democrat or any other political persuasion.

Barbara Nichols Randall

Editor’s note: Barbara Nichols Randall is the former director of the Guilderland Public Library; she retired last year.

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