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Schenectady County Public Library Winter 2022 Hours Announced

Schenectady County Seal

Schenectady County announced the new winter hours for the Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library and 8 branch libraries, which will begin on January 2, 2022. The Scotia branch library is currently closed for renovations.

“Families and residents are utilizing library services more than ever as the pandemic continues to affect how we live, learn and work,” said Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta, Vice-Chair of the Education and Libraries Committee. “From youth and adult programing to computer access and serving as meeting places for local groups, our community branches have become much more than just a place to read or borrow books.”

Schenectady County Public Library Branch Schedule – Starting on January 2, 2022

Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library - 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady 12305

Monday – Thursday: 9am to 8pm

Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

Phyllis Bornt Branch Library & Literacy Center – 948 State Street, Schenectady 12307

Monday & Wednesday: 12pm to 7pm

Tuesday & Thursday – Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Glenville Branch Library – 20 Glenridge Road, Glenville 12302

Monday & Wednesday: 10am to 7pm

Tuesday & Thursday – Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Mont Pleasant Branch Library – 1036 Crane Street, Schenectady 12303

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm to 7pm

Niskayuna Branch Library – 2400 Nott Street East, Niskayuna 12309

Monday & Tuesday: 10am to 7pm

Wednesday – Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Quaker Street Branch Library – 133 Bull Street, Delanson 12053

Monday – Wednesday: 10am to 5pm

Thursday: 12pm to 7pm

Rotterdam Branch Library – 1100 N. Westcott Road, Rotterdam 12306

Monday & Thursday – Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am to 7pm

Scotia Branch Library – 14 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia 12302

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10am to 5pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm to 7pm

Woodlawn Branch Library – 2 Sanford Street, Schenectady 12304

Monday: 10am to 5pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm to 7pm

Wednesday & Friday: 10am to 3pm

Library patrons are required to wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and comply with all County procedures, which may include having their temperature taken and signing in for the purpose of contact tracing.

Hours of operation are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Visit or follow @SCPLNY on Facebook for the most up-to-date information. All branches will be closed on January 1, January 17 and February 21, 2022.

Programming Highlights – January 2022

Youth Winter Reading Challenge – Read for a Better World, January 1-31 for ages 0-18 years old

Spending as little as 20 minutes a day reading can impact school success and long-term learning. This year’s challenge is to spend 600 minutes (or 10 hours total) reading or being read to during the month of January. Each young reader that completes the challenge will win a prize, to make the world a better place, and be entered to win raffle prizes. Participants are encouraged to use the Beanstack app to track their progress online. Paper reading logs are also available at all branch libraries. Visit to register.

Adult Winter Reading Challenge – Read for a Better World, January 1-31 for ages 19+

SCPL is kicking off its 5th annual Winter Reading Challenge on January 1. This year we challenge you to Read for a Better World by reflecting on your own identify, the world you live in, and how you can act for a more just world. SCPL challenges you to read 5 books with a collective goal of 500 books read county-wide. Visit to sign-up and learn more about online tracking through the Beanstack app.

Beat the Snow Music Series

Sundays in January (starting on 1/9/2022) from 2-3pm in the McChesney Room at the Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library.

January 9 – Malcolm Kogut & Crew (sing-along)

January 16 – Musicians of Maalwyck (classical music)

January 23 – The Etude Club of Schenectady Ensemble

January 30 – Roseanne Hargrave & Michael Clement


Information about additional library events and programming is available at