Make a Donation to the Library

Thanks for visiting this page, and thank you so much for your generosity! You can make a donation to the library by:

1.) Cash or check 

You can address checks to the Argyle Free Library, and drop them off during regular library hours or by mailing them to us at:

PO Box 238
Argyle, NY 12809-0238

2.) Amazon Wishlist 

Every year in December, we put out an Amazon Wishlist with items we have not been able to purchase for the library due to restraints in our budget. This list is active year round if you want to make a donation now. Visit the list at: http://bit.ly/2zUTuV5

3.) Add us to your will 

You can bequeath money to us in your will. Fidelity has guidelines on how to do this on their website: https://www.fidelity.com/growing-managing-wealth/estate-planning/beneficiary-strategies/charity

3.) Donate books 

We do appreciate book donations, but the majority of book donations we get we typically don’t add to our shelves. This is because we already have the book, or the book is too old to be of interest to most patrons. We will always put new and popular books on our shelves, ie. books that are currently on the New York Times Bestseller list or other best seller lists.

Our guidelines for book donations are as follows:

Argyle Free Library Donated Book Policy

Gifts/donations 
Gifts or donations of any material will be evaluated for inclusion in the collection. If we deem that the material is right for the collection, we will add it to our shelves. If the material is not right for us, we will either sell it at our annual book sale or direct the person to other organizations that may accept the item.

How to drop off gifts and donations 
We only accept books on the first Saturday of the month from 12 pm to 1 pm. During that time, volunteers will be at the library to accept donations. They will go through donations and accept books for inclusion in the collection or for sale at our annual book sale. Any books that the volunteers deem are not fit for inclusion in the collection will not be accepted. A list of other organizations that may accept the books will be available upon request.

General guidelines on materials the library will and will not accept

Books and materials the library WILL accept:
Fiction that has been popular in the last three years
Non-fiction on topics such as knitting, cooking, gardening that are in fair condition.
Non-fiction on topics that date quickly (health, law, technology, science) that are between one year old and three years old
Paperbacks in fair condition with genres of western, romance, mystery, and science fiction
DVDs that came out in the last 3 years

Books and materials the library is unable to accept:
Fiction that is older than three years
Non-fiction on topics that date quickly (health, law, technology, science) more than three years old
Paperbacks in poor condition or in a genre we don’t collect in
DVDs that are older than 3 years

Book of the Week: Diana Gabaldon

Recently, we’ve had a lot of patrons come in and tell us how much they love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series! Now that they’ve finished the books, they’re sad and don’t know what to read next. We can help with that!

Did you know that Diana Gabaldon has written other novels featuring characters from the Outlander series?

The Lord John Grey series

These novels and novellas follow Lord John Grey’s adventures during times in the main Outlander series that we don’t see or hear much of him. The chronology of these can be a little confusing, so allow us to help.

1.) Lord John and the Hellfire Club

A short story, found in the larger collection titled Lord John and the Hand of Devils 

2.) Lord John and the Private Matter  

A novel available at Argyle Free Library

3.) Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

A novel available through Interlibrary Loan in the SALS system. All you need to do is place a hold, and it will be delivered here!

4.) Lord John and the Haunted Soldier 

A novella published in the larger collection titled Lord John and the Hand of Devils

5.) Lord John and the Custom of the Army

A novella that can be found in Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction, as an ebook, or as an audiobook. It is frequently called just, “The Custom of the Army.”

6.) The Scottish Prisoner

A novel available at Argyle Free Library

7.) Lord John and the Plague of Zombies

A novella that can be found on audiobook and as an ebook.

Books featuring other characters in the Outlander series

1.) Virgins 

This novella follows Jaime a few years before he meets Claire. Jaime leaves Scotland to soldier in France with his friend Ian Murray. Available as an ebook and through interlibrary loan.

2.) Seven Stones to Stand or Fall 

This is a collection of seven short stories featuring different characters from the Outlander series including:

The Custom of the Army 

A Lord John Grey short story

The Space Between 

This short story features the Comte Saint Germain, Michael Murray, and Joan Mackimmie (Marsali’s younger sister)

A Plague of Zombies 

A Lord John Grey novella

A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows 

This short story follows Roger Mackenzie’s father and mother. We finally find out what happened to them!

Virgins 

This novella follows Jaime a few years before he meets Claire. Jaime leaves Scotland to soldier in France with his friend Ian Murray.

A Fugitive Green

In this short story, we learn about how Lord John Grey’s brother and sister-in-law met.

Besieged 

A Lord John Grey short story in which he travels to Cuba

This collection is available on ebook, at the Argyle Free Library, and through interlibrary loan.  

3.) Exiles: An Outlander Graphic Novel 

Outlander told from Jaime’s perspective! Available through interlibrary loan.

Books about Diana Gabaldon’s Writing Process

1.) Outlandish Companion Volume I 

Essays by the author about her writing process and other relevant information related to books 1-4. Available through interlibrary loan as a book, audiobook, or Playaway.

2.) Outlandish Companion Volume II

Essays by the author about her writing process and other relevant information related to books 4-8. Available through interlibrary loan as a book or audiobook.

3.) “I Give You My Body”…How I Write Sex Scenes 

Diana Gabaldon writes about her process of writing sex scenes in her novel. Available as an ebook with a library card through Overdrive.

Nonfiction Books Related to the Outlander Series

1.) Outlander Kitchen: the official Outlander companion cookbook 

Make recipes related to Jaime and Claire’s journies throughout the Outlander series. Available through interlibrary loan. 

2.) The making of Outlander: official guide to seasons one and two 

Read about how the Outlander TV show was made. Available through interlibrary loan.

3.) Highland Knits: Knitwear inspired by the Outlander series 

Learn a new skill and look as gorgeous as Claire! Available through interlibrary loan.

 

 

Technology Trainers start at the Library on May 15th!

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Technology Trainers are volunteers whom you can ask any question you have about computers, smartphones, etc.

Need help downloading books onto your Kindle? Want to set up a Facebook account?

Times available for appointments in May:

Monday the 15th, 3-5 pm
Tuesday the 16th, 7-9 pm
Wednesday the 17th, 11 am-1 pm
Thursday the 18th, 7-9 pm
Saturday the 20th, 11 am-1 pm

To schedule your appointment with a Technology Trainer, please call us at 518. 638. 8911 or email arg-director@sals.edu

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