Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More Baskets for our "Taste of Chocolate" event Oct. 25 at 6pm, at St. Cecilia's Hall

Vendors Needed

We are hosting a Soup, Bake, & Craft Sale on Saturday, November 15, from 10-3pm. This event will be held in St. Cecilia's Church hall at 26 Broadway in Fonda. We are looking for vendors. If you are interested in a table, please leave your name & phone number at the library.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Taste of Chocolate Baskets are Here!

Yes, it's that time of year already! Our Taste of Chocolate is coming up on October 25, at St. Cecilia's Hall, 26 Broadway, Fonda, at 6pm. We currently have 22 baskets already on display at the library, for multiple ages and genders! Have you considered putting a basket together with your friends or family? Why not make a basket representing a craft, hobby or sport you enjoy? Have fun with it!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Congratulations and Thank you

Congratulations to the 176 children who participated in our summer reading program! You set a new library record by reading 3175 books!
The eight week program- Fizz, Boom, Read! concluded with an awards party featuring Pip Squeaks The Clown on Wednesday, August 20th. Children who were unable to attend the awards party may stop by the library for their certificates and awards.
The library would like to thank the following businesses for their generous prize and awards donations: McDonalds, Applebee's, Stewart's Shops, Taco Bell, Price Chopper, and Dollar General. Thank you to the Museum of Innovation and Science for the children's tickets to the Grossology exhibit. We would like to thank the many members of our community who volunteered their time for programs and who donated prizes.
The summer reading program was funded by New York State Library's Family Literacy Library Services grant program, Saratoga Arts through its Fulton-Montgomery Arts grants, which is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Mohawk Valley Library System, GE Volunteers, Stewart's Holiday Match, WGY Christmas Wish, the Montgomery County Youth Bureau, Children's Aid Association, Walmart Community Giving, The Lion's Club, and the Frothingham Free Library.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grants - Informational Grants Seminar

Are you affiliated with a Fulton or Montgomery County non-profit or municipality planning arts, cultural, or school programming for 2015? Or are you an individual artist wanting to create new work and engage your local community in your creative process? Attend an Informational Grant Seminar and learn how to apply for funding for your projects and programs!
New and returning applicants are required to attend a seminar. If you are unable to attend a seminar, individual appointments may also be arranged. Grant seminar preregistration is required. Please call 584-4132 to pre-register.  Please visit
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 
Frothingham Free Library
28 West Main St

Fonda,  NY 12068

4:00pm-5:00pm, Individual Artist Grants

5:30pm-6:30pm, Project Grants 

6:45pm-7:45pm, Arts Education Grants

Lizards in the Library!

Wow, the colors you can mix to paint a clay lizard! What a fabulous job our kids did under the direction of Suzanna Van Schoonhoven Hunter!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Teamwork Tuesday at Library!

Working together for a good cause! Food items were brought in and used as building blocks for various projects. The food was then donated to the Haven of Hope Food Pantry in Fonda!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Don't forget how easy it is to download our Audiobooks and eBooks! These can be downloaded to your computer, mobile device or eBook reader, 24/7, anytime, anywhere you have wifi!

It's a perfect fit for summer; headed to the beach and need a book? Check us out!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


DaybyDayNY is a virtual calendar with content that changes every day. This unique setup gives families with young children numerous daily activities and a story to read together. The story, provided each day by One More Story (, is in the form of an eBook that includes original music and sound effects, produced by former Sesame Street Music Director, Robby Merkin. In addition, the website includes monthly activities, storytelling and nursery rhyme videos, rhymes for young children, craft activities for children and their caregivers, and much more!

Magazines Available on Loan

Did you know the library has current magazines that we lend out: Bon Appetit, Details, Entertainment Weekly, Empire State Mason, National Geographic, Popular Mechanics, Parents, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, Sports' Illustrated, Sports' Illustrated Kids,  Smithsonian, The Philadelphia Trumpet, Wired, and The Volunteer Firefighter!

You are also welcome to come in, relax, and read!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Recycle used ink cartidges and cell phones

Please don't forget we accept used ink cartridges and cell phones for recycling. Just turn your old items in at our desk; we'll recycle it for you!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thank you to the families of Mr. & Mrs. J. Vincent Jowett and Anthony Aversa for the memorial donations to the library. This year we were able to paint shelves and trim as well as purchase a nice area rug for in front of our check out counter.