Thank you to the generous organizations who support our Library!


American Library Association (ALA) Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities Grant

$10,000 to improve the accessibility of the Library sidewalks to the ramp

Cloudsplitter Foundatio

$937   For a new, improved Library Sound System

$500 for Mission Support

LARAC Arts Education Grant $1,170 for a 3 part Painting Series on Georgia O’Keeffe

Stewarts Holiday Match Grant $450 Books and materials for children’s literacy

Price Chopper Golub Foundation $500 Support for Summer 2023 Meet The Author program series

Adirondack Action Pollinator Project  Pollinator Kits to be distributed for Pollinator Week June 19-25  

American Library Association and Carnegie Mellon Foundation We were selected to receive a BookList Reader grant from the American Library Association and Mellon Foundation. This consists of monthly copies of Booklist Reader for our patrons and a Library subscription to Booklist Reader that will allow us to share digitally through our website. This subscription starts in June 2023.

Southern Adirondack Library System  Construction Challenge Grant  for Air Duct clean and Duct Relocation in the amount of $4,820.   



The Bolton Free Library would like to extend our gratitude to the generous organizations – as well as individual donors – who have supported the Library in 2022.  Without your contributions, the Library would not be able to offer the many services, programs, and events that we do – and we are steadily adding new programs and events each year!  As a small public Library in continuous operation at this location since 1906,  we are faced with the combined challenges of maintaining our physical location while updating our services to meet the growing and changing needs of our community.  
The grants and donations we received in 2022 have enabled us to continue our mission of meeting the informational, educational, cultural and general needs of the community by offering the following in 2022:

1.  The Library supports the Bolton After School Program on Thursdays with storytime, plus other activities and classes.
2.  The Library provided each child at Bolton Central School in grades K-5 with a “Birthday Book”*.
3.  The Library also provided each child in the Bolton After School Program with two beautiful hardcover books* as a holiday gift.
4.  The Library hosted three popular Meet The Author events outdoors on the front lawn.
5.  A beautiful new circulation desk was installed, creating an Americans with Disabilities Act ADA compliant checkout area, improving patron traffic flow, and allowing greater organization of the Library’s daily operations.
6.  The installation of new windows, doors and insulation, in addition to the upkeep and improvements of the 100+ year old Library’s foundation and siding, all which have reduced energy costs and kept the Library a beautiful and welcoming structure.

*All books were purchased from Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, our closest local bookstore.

2022 Grants

Adirondack Foundation  $1,500   Increasing Children’s Literacy Bolton Central School Birthday Books
Charles R. Wood Foundation  $3,000 for the Bolton Free Library Community Outreach
NOROWAL Community Contribution  $4,000 Generator Backup Project
NYSED Library Development  $19,885   New Windows, Doors & Insulation
SALS Challenge Grant  $5,000  New Circulation Desk
Stewart’s Foundation  $500   Holiday Books for Bolton After School Program Children
Warren County Community Conservation  $1,000 to plant a native garden on the north side of the Library

The Annual Book Sale

The 2023 Sale will be July 27-30, 2023. We’re accepting donations! Click here for more info:

Special Events with Bolton Free Library

In December 2022, the Bolton Free Library participated in the town festivities to celebrate the lighting of the town Christmas tree. We gave away holiday books and bears to over 60 children at this event, and had a wonderful time!

Halloween Fun at UpYonda Farm’s Trunk-or-Treat

The Bolton Free Library had the BEST time at Upyonda Farms 2022 Annual Trunk-or-Treat! We gave out over 350 children’s books (and candy!!) to the children who attended this fantastic event.

A huge thank you to the many supporters who provided books and candy for this wonderful children’s event!

Clubs at the Bolton Free Library

Are you interested in joining our Book Club? Give us a call at 518-644-2233!

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm here at the Library.

Are you interested in joining our Fiber Arts Club? Give us a call at 518-644-2233 or just pop in!

The Bolton Free Library Display Case

Did you know that we have a new display in the Library’s display case almost every month?

Stop by and see our Spring March and April display created by Megan Baker, Mary Ciccarelli and Carla Cumming.

The theme is “Growing Our Love For Reading” and features a wide variety of books about spring, flowers, and new beginnings. Come by the Library and be inspired!

Adult Programs and Events

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.

Download eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines and more to your favorite device with the Libby app

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library system for FREE! All you need is your library card.

Libby is the library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide.

Visit to get started, or for more information about the change from OverDrive to Libby, go to

Questions? Call Megan or Sarah at 518-644-2233, or bring your device to the Library and we’ll help you get started!

Libby offers many unique features, as seen below.

And now library card holders have even more digital content to choose from!

OverDrive reciprocal lending with Mohawk Valley, Mid-Hudson and Upper Hudson Library Systems will go live on March 27th, 2023.  This program allows patrons to borrow select available content from any partner system’s OverDrive collection.  To access the available titles, patrons just need to add the other library systems to their accounts in the Libby app and log in with their library card.  Instructions for how to add a library can be found here for Libby, and are listed below.

Patrons can also access the partner systems’ collections via SALON by clicking on the Partner Libraries link when logged into their account.  The link is not currently visible in SALON, but should be on Monday, March 27th.