Mask Policy Update

Effective Tuesday, August 3, SALS is following CDC guidelines regarding wearing masks.  All employees and visitors (over the age of 2) to the Bolton Free Library must wear masks that cover both the nose and mouth indoors regardless of vaccination status.

No Book Sale

To our Bolton Community,

Over the past year we at the Bolton Free Library have worked very hard to keep our staff and patrons safe, while still working to meet our mission.

Last evening the Bolton Free Library Board of Trustees met and voted to postpone, until further notice, the Annual Book Sale.

The set up for the Book Sale is very labor intensive and relies heavily on volunteers.  This involves taking the books from our attic, a confined space, and working shoulder to shoulder to move them to the tents.  Our volunteers are older, and this year are in short supply. As COVID cases are on the rise, including the Delta Variant, we are very concerned about this working arrangement.

The space under the large tent is very close, with little air flow on a still day. 

This was a difficult decision as the Annual Book Sale is a successful fundraiser and summer event that is enjoyed by so many. This being said, the safety of our staff, patrons and volunteers is paramount.  As of late last week approximately 64% of Warren County residents have completed a vaccination series, higher than the 54.8% New York State average.  Our concern is with the many summer visitors who may choose not to be vaccinated and do not adhere to mask wearing and social distancing guidelines.

Regarding Book Donations-Please, do not bring to the library or leave at our front door now.  Our attic is full, as is our main floor general storage area. Please call Megan or Sarah at 518-644-2233, to make arrangements to have them picked up from your home. 

We cannot accept the following:



Dictionaries, other than Foreign Language


Readers’ Digest Condensed Books

Computer/Software Manuals over five years old

Children’s Books that are written in

The Bolton Free Library Staff and Trustees thank you all for your patience and understanding.

Be safe,

Michelle Pollock

Book Sale Chair

Treasurer, Bolton Free Library

Who Needs a Mask?

Aren’t you all just sick of your plain, ordinary face masks? Well, I can help, thanks to a true friend of the library. We have such a variety, it is hard to choose a favorite. And don’t tell my sister, but I now have to find a bigger hiding spot for my collection. We have masks with books, daisies, sports teams, watermelons, and so much more. So to spice up your life, give me a call – or stop in – and add to your collection. That way I won’t feel so bad.