Library Notes

The new fish tank at the Library



 Christy Fontana


 The Saranac Lake Free Library aquarium is home to Gary, Sparkle, Bird, Elton, Sonny and Cher. Come meet them and the rest of the gang.


Book Donations

  The SLFL has made some adjustments regarding donations for our Winter Carnival Book Sale.  We will begin accepting donations on Monday, October 1, during regular library hours.  Donations left outside the building will be discarded.  We will accept only items in good condition: fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, audio books on CD and complete games and puzzles.  We will accept up to three boxes or bags of donations at a time, and request contact information with all donations.

   The following items are not saleable, thus the library cannot accept them: textbooks, National Geographic hardcovers, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, computer software manuals, encyclopedias, outdated medical publications (Pre 2011), Time/Life series, paperback romance, magazines, VHS tapes, cassette tapes and outdated calendars.  Please do not contribute items stored in musty basements or attics, or contaminated with mildew.  


In Appreciation

  The library extends a sincere thank you to everyone who participated in our Come to the Fair summer sale


Story Time Program

   Preschool story time resumes on Thursday, September 20, at 10:30 a.m.  This program for caregivers and preschoolers will be offered every Thursday at 10:30 in accordance with the Saranac Lake School District calendar.


Current Events Café

   Everyone is welcome to enjoy good coffee or tea, and join in congenial conversation about local, national and world events.  This group meets in the Dickert Room on Mondays from 10:30 to noon.


Adirondack Research Room

  There are still a few interesting Adirondack books, duplicates from the collection, and ephemera for sale in the Adirondack Research Room.  All items are marked down to half price.


Racism Study Group

    On Monday, September 17, at 2 p.m. this group will meet to discuss, “Stamped From the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi.


Science Book Group

   “The Water Will Come” by Jeff Goddell will be reviewed at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18.


Great Film Series

   “High Noon” starring Gary Cooper, will be shown in the Cantwell Room at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25.  Everyone is welcome.  There is no fee.


Acquisition Highlights

Fiction: “An Unwanted Guest” (Lapena), “Murder Beyond the Grave” (Patterson), “Spymaster” (Thor), “Walking Shadows” (Kellerman), “Leave No Trace” (Mejai).

Nonfiction: “The Trainable Cat” (Bradshaw), “The Shadow President” (D’Antonio)“Seasons of My Mother” (Harden), “The Tangled Tree” (Quammen), “New York City, 2019” (Fodors), “500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish” (Jennings), “White Pine Camp” (Kirschenbaum),

Large Print: “Crime and Punctuation” (Dunnett), “Jell-O Girls” (Rowbottom), “Tip of the Iceberg” (Adams), “Paris By the Book” (Callanan).


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Address: Saranac Lake Free Library
109 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Phone: (518) 891-4190

Hours of Service

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday Hours:

September - May: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Memorial Day - Labor Day: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We are closed for the following holidays:

New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day Weekend, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day