New Tupper Lake Public Library website

Hi there! If you’re used to finding us here on this website, please change your bookmarks, make mental notes, do whatever you need to do to begin visiting us on our new website:

You’ll find many of the same links and resources as you’ve been able to find on this site, but in a new design.

All updates and new information will be posted there from now on.

This site will come down in a few weeks once everyone has had a chance to find our new site.

Happy surfing 🙂

No Requests today, 7/1

Good morning everyone! Due to construction our systems are all offline today. As a result, we won’t be able to fill outstanding requests today. We should be back up and running tomorrow and will respond to all requests in our queue. Thank you for your patience! Air conditioning coming soon 🙂

Requesting books by email

If you’d like to request a book by email, just send us a note at

Please include your name, and as much information as you can about the book you’d like: author, title, the color of it. And we’ll get back to you ASAP with instructions for pick up 🙂

Thank you!

Board Meeting 6/9

Our next board meeting will be held on Tuesday June 9th at 9:30AM on Zoom. If you would like to attend please email us (goffnelson[at] for the link.

Curbside pick-up services begin May 26th

Good news! Starting tomorrow, Tuesday May 26th, the library will begin “curb-side” pick-up services of all in-house materials. If you would like to request an item for pick-up, first check the catalog to make sure it’s in Tupper Lake, then give us a call or send us an email to arrange pick-up. Not sure if the item is held by the library? Just give us a call and we’ll take a look.
Staff will be on hand to answer calls, return emails, and fill requests from 9-5 Monday-Friday. We’ll also have Saturday hours from 10-2 and evening hours on Wednesday from 5-8.
At this time the library remains closed to the public.
We hope to hear from you soon!

Virtual Teddy Bear’s Picnic

teddy bear picnic

Hello kids and teddy bears (and parents)! Please join us on Zoom for our annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic on May 22nd at 2:00pm.

Please email for the Zoom meeting invite link.

Below you’ll find links to a craft template for you to print out at home and an announcement of the picnic with instructions for the day’s events! We’ll have singing, stories, crafts, and we encourage all of you to get creative in making special snacks and disguises! We hope to see you there!

Teddy Bears Picnic Craft Templates

Teddy Bears Picnic Announcement2


Virtual poetry reading with Michael Czarnecki on Zoom

Please join us via Zoom on May 26th at 6:00pm for a virtual poetry reading with poet Michael Czarnecki. Michael will share poems old and new then invite participants to share their own work. So be sure to have your own poems on hand when you log in to the meeting!

Michael has made his living through the creative word for over a quarter century. He has publiched 17 chapbooks and books of poetry and has given hundreds of readings throughout the country.

For the Zoom meeting invite please email and we will send you the link. Thanks! 

This even is co-sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds it has received from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



Board meeting 5/12

We are holding our monthly board meeting today at 2:00pm. If you would like to join please email goffnelson[at] for an invite.

Board meeting 4/15

We are holding a videoconference board meeting today at 2:00pm. Please contact us if you’d like to join.

Library to suspend all lending effective immediately

Given new information recently released from the National Institutes of Health regarding the lifespan of coronavirus on a variety of surfaces, the library has decided to stop lending all materials at this time.
Most of our books are covered in plastic and the study found that the coronavirus remains detectable on plastic for 2-3 days.

Follow the link for more information.