Holiday Cookies and Books!

The much beloved Friends Cookies and Books etc. holiday event will be held the weekend of December 9 this year. Exact dates and times to be determined, more details to come closer to the date.

Please click here to get our latest newsletter, in PDF format.

We recently donated a children's literacy computer in memory of member Eleanor Germain.

Bookstore Wannabees Wanted!

If you've ever dreamt of working in a bookstore, here's your chance! Our friendly Book Shop team is seeking new helpers to sort incoming books (it's fun to open the boxes!) and serve in the store for 3-hour shifts. (It's fun to talk to customers!) Please email us (see "Contact Us" above) or

call 518-325-3384 if you'd like to hear more.

NO obligation, as they say!

What's new with the Friends?

Please check this page often for upcoming events, reports on what we've done recently and other Friends news.

Friends of the Roeliff Jansen Library


Beautifully decorated chocolate bars (milk and dark) are available at the library desk.  Suggested donation is $2 for one, $5 for three. Enjoy a treat and donate a bit for the library!

Friends Monthly Meeting

Most meetings are the first Monday of the month. The time is 10 a.m. and we typically meet in the small conference room in the library. Please join us! 


The Friends cookie cookbook (recipes from 72 local bakers) is available at the library circulation desk. A suggested donation of $10 for treasured family recipes for cookies, bars, brownies, yum!  A great gift for all your baking friends!

Fall Book Shop Schedule

The Friends Book Shop is will be open on October 7 and November 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please stop in to view our wonderful selection of books and media.