A Message From our Director

Dear Patrons,

The Kirkland Town Library remains open for access to our many services. Our recent investment in three top-of-line air purifiers, along with the enhanced cleaning protocols we have in place, give the library a strong defense against the coronavirus.

A big thank you to all our patrons who are respectful of our requirements to sanitize their hands, maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others, and wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth.

Nevertheless, the increase in infection rates warrants an additional precaution. Effective immediately, we will limit the time one can be inside the library to 15 minutes. This new protocol aligns with the CDC guidance.

Curbside service remains available, as does home delivery. Please contact the library for more information on either of these options.

Also, thank you in advance for understanding that it may take longer for a request (hold) to be fulfilled, and for items to be removed from your card.

Serving our community safely is our highest priority, and I welcome your comments.


Anne Debraggio, Director

Click here for information about our COVID safe procedures.

Click here for updates about COVID-19 and lists of resources.

Fall Clean Up Day
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Help us clean up the Library grounds. Please bring a rake. Service hours are available for high school students.

Outdoor Story Time
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

The October 30 program has been cancelled due to the weather. Grab a book and cozy up to read together at home!

Join Ruth outside for an all-ages story time on our front lawn. Bring a blanket to sit on and wear a face mask. Weather permitting. Space is limited; call 315-853-2038 or email clinton@midyork.org to reserve a spot.

Mini Meal at the Library
Nov 5 – Nov 20 all-day

Help us create a mini Thanksgiving feast. Pick up air-dry clay at the Library, bring it home, and shape it into an item from the Thanksgiving table (food, cutlery, decor…whatever!). Bring it back to the Library before Nov. 20 and we’ll include it in a display for the whole community to see!

Gratitude Signs
Nov 6 – Nov 30 all-day

Now that the election is over, lets move together as a community by focusing on what we are thankful for by transforming yard signs into displays of gratitude. Stop by the Library to pick up a sign (if you need one), the materials needed to cover it, and instructions for how you can show what you are thankful for. If you have unwanted signs, drop them off at the Library.

Veterans Day
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Library will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Veterans Day.

Connecting Communities: Towards a Better Understanding of Racism in the U.S.
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Zoom as Utica Councilperson Delvin J. Moody will lead a discussion based on  Ibram X. Kendi’s book “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” Reading the book before the program is encouraged but not required. Please contact your local library for a copy. Presented by Hamilton Employees Against Racism (HEAR) with support from the Kirkland Town Library and Utica Public Library. To register, click here.

Winter Clothing Drive
Nov 16 – Nov 21 all-day

The Rescue Mission of Utica is in need of winter coats as well as gloves, hats, boots, and scarves. Donations will be accepted at the Library through Saturday, November 21. Thank you for helping us support our community!

Thanksgiving Eve
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Library will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Thanksgiving Day
Nov 26 all-day

The Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving.

Annual Jewelry Sale
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us outside the Library and choose from a variety of gently worn bracelets, charms, earrings, necklaces, pins, rings, watches, and more. All proceeds benefit the Kirkland Town Library. Shoppers are required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and keep six feet of physical distance while at the sale. In case of inclement weather, the sale will be on Saturday, December 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.