The Gay-Kimball Library is a Public Library made possible by Walter N. Gay’s land donation in 1927 and a bequest from Warren Kimball’s estate in 1945.
Our mission is to meet the recreational and informational needs of the community in a creative, professional, and welcoming manner. The Library will offer diverse resources and provide a community meeting place for people of all ages.
What’s going on at the Library?
- Book Discussion Group, Tuesday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m.: We are discussing The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
- Cooking the Book Group, Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.: A book club meets cooking group: adults and teens are invited to participate by selecting a recipe from our featured cookbook each month to make ahead of time and bring to the library to share with the group. This month’s book is Ina Garten’s Cooking for Jeffrey. Copies are available at the front desk.
- Coffee Saturday @ the Library, Saturday, April 22 from 10:00-1:30: It is our monthly coffee social time. Come meet new friends and old friends alike. Coffee, tea, and possibly a treat will be served.
Wanted: Canned Fruits for Helping Hands April 4 to April 13: We are celebrating National Library Week by holding a Canned Fruit drive for Helping Hands. The Library Board of Trustees will waive $0.50 per can, up to $2.50 for those with fines (damaged or lost items are not eligible).
Thank you to the town voters for approving our request to have the carpet replaced. The Library will be closed from Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, May 6 for it to happen. Be sure to visit us the following week to see the new carpet!
Our director, Stephanie, submitted a grant proposal for the Bookapalooza Award Grant, via Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC). She is THRILLED to announce to our Library has been selected as one of three winners nationwide!!
Through this Award, we will be receiving boxes of new children’s materials, including BOOKS (fiction and nonfiction), AUDIOBOOKS, and DVDs. These materials will arrive sometime at the end of the month/beginning of May–then we will be busy getting them reading for the Summer Reading Program!
We are thrilled to have been selected as a worthy recipient. These items will be an amazing addition to our collection and will benefit all the children in Troy.