Friends of the Voorheesville Public Library

Join the Friends

Your membership helps raise funds that supplement the Library budget, encourages Library awareness throughout the community, and provides Library program volunteer opportunities and more.

To join, email the Friends at You can also pick up a membership envelope in the Library or complete and mail this membership form.

The Friends generally meet every month and hold an Annual Membership Meeting one evening in the Spring. Check the Library online calendar to confirm dates.

Support the Library

The Friends organize fundraisers for the library throughout the year. The  Winter Boutiques are always a big hit! ENCORE! Books and ENCORE! Books Fall Sale help fund local literacy initiatives. Many thanks to all the volunteers for their time and for their generous donations to ENCORE! Books


Executive Committee

  • President Sherry Burgoon
  • Vice-President Dennis Ulion
  • Secretary Julie Ruhren
  • Treasurer Karen Klevanosky
  • ENCORE! Coordinator Patty Miller
  • Members-at-Large Sharon Siegel, Andrea Leong
  • Library Liaison Tracey Pause
Friends of the Voorheesville Public Library Annual Book Sale is September 22 through Sunday, September 24

FOL Annual Book Sale:
Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2023

  • Books for all ages and of all kinds, audiobooks, CDs. DVDs. puzzles, greeting cards and sheet music.
  • Nothing is ever more than $1.00. 
  • Bake sale items available for purchase.
  • Live performance with Kitty Rodeo on Sunday from Noon to 1 pm.
  • Raffle drawing at 2 pm on Sunday.


FOL Encore Book Shed is Open! (depending on the weather)

Encore! Books are no longer being accepted. Please save your books until Spring 2024

Encore! Book Shed is open for sales, May through August, weather permitting.
Tuesdays • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursdays • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friends of the Library is very appreciative of the continued support for ENCORE! Books. We thank everyone for their part in making our summer season and BIG Fall Sale extremely successful including the hard working dedicated volunteers, community members donating inventory and the hundreds of patrons that purchased treasures from us.    

Encore! Books Donation Requirements 

Encore! Book Shed accepts the following:
  • Children’s & adults items: books, audiobooks, up-to-date and/or popular DVD & CDs and some video games
  • Hardcover & softcover fiction in very good condition
  • Hardcover & softcover nonfiction in very good condition
    • Health related nonfiction- up to 4 years ago
    • Medical nonfiction up to 2 years ago
    • Classics in good condition- any copyright date
  • Current travel books- Present year and up to two-years ago
  • Vintage books in good condition. Limited items. Any copyright date
  • Foreign language books including foreign language dictionaries
  • Small gift books
  • Puzzles in excellent condition
  • Unused greeting cards with envelopes

Because they do not sell and we have limited space. Encore! Books cannot accept the following:
  • Books that are musty, moldy, dusty, ripped, discolored or have broken spines
  • Textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias or phone books
  • Magazines or catalogues
  • VHS tapes or cassette tapes
  •  Books with written notes or highlighting
  • Travel books (how to get around) more than 2 years old
  • Books without ISBN numbers
  • Any book with spiral binding and/or no title on the spine
Thank you for your donations. Receipts are available upon request.