We are closed for the following holidays. We are closed on Saturday's before a Monday holiday.

New Year's Day            Memorial Day
Independence Day        Labor Day
Veteran's Day               Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Community Room. The public is welcome to attend.

Ruth Ashworth

Harriet Berard, Historian

Linda Carpenter

Viginia Downs, Secretary

John Hart, Treasurer

Kenneth Hotopp, President

Terry Keller

Dee Neary

Gerald Peters

Janet Sand

Jean Stennet, Vice President

The Community Library is dedicated to providing information, technology and personal enrichment to everyone in our communities.

The Community Library is dedicated to providing information, technology and personal enrichment to everyone in our communities.

- Books for adults, teens, children and all the way down to the very youngest in print, audio, large print and downloadable and more!
- Great new release videos, TV shows and movies, your favorite older titles and others waiting to be discovered; available on DVD and Blu-Ray!
- eBooks and downloadable magazines
- Music
- Internet access, informational databases and other educational software
- WiFi access
- Reference, interlibrary loan, and online catalogs
- Children's summer reading program and Story Hour
- Historical collection and genealogy
- Local and national newspapers and magazine collection
- Maps and atlases
- Book discussion groups
- Public meeting rooms available for reservations, even outside of our regular hours

  • Shared borrowing of materials with 50 public libraries in eight counties.Public computers and always-on Wi-Fi for personal devices.
  • We’re ready to help you find your next great read, get started on research, find information online or use new technology.
  • Regular literary programming including Story Hour for young learners and readers and reading discussion groups.
  • Lots of great cultural and recreational programming throughout the year.
The Community Library was founded in 1921 by Rev. Dr. John Van Schaik Jr. after gathering interested neighbors at the Union Street School. When the doors opened, 1,200 items were available to members who paid a $1 fee. Support from taxpayers of the Cobleskill-Richmondvill School District, our chartered service area, now funds the majority of our operating budget. Roughly 30,000 items make up today's collection including books, magazines, videos, music, software, databases, unique local historical items and more.


To get a library card, register with photo ID (government issued, preferably) and mail you’ve received recently. A parent or guardian with a library card in good standing may register their child. Older teens can bring in photo ID and mail from home with a registration completed by their parent or guardian. Registrations (including ID and mail) may be updated periodically; if you don't have needed documents with you when your registration has expired, please bring them in next time in order to use your card.

Items borrowed are the responsibility of the borrower; fees for late items, damages and replacements may apply. Please report lost or stolen cards immediately. Fees will be charged for replacement cards. Cards must be readable by our scanners in order to borrow and pay fees.


Up to 50 items may be borrowed at a time. That can include up to two New videos and five Regular videos. All items have a 14-day loan period; renewals are allowed for many items, extending that loan if no other library user has requested the item. Renewals may be requested in person or by phone during business hours or online at any time. Items may be returned at any public library in the Mohawk Valley or Southern Adirondack Library Systems.

Fees per day for late returns:
$0.10 - Regular Books, Magazines & Music
$0.25 - New & Popular Books
$1.00 - All Videos

No fee is charged for days when the library is not open. Items left in the Returns Box outside of regular library hours will be checked in the following business day. Library users with $5 or more in fees will be unable to borrow additional materials or use the public internet computers.