Amsterdam library an affordable option

“Open to all” is cast in stone on the front of the 1902 Carnegie Library in Amsterdam.

The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District has no library open to all BPCSD residents. Libraries today are more important than ever. The Amsterdam Free Library is open when our school is closed. We residents of BPCSD need a library and can adopt the Amsterdam Free Library for less than one dollar (87 cents) by voting yes for Proposition 4.

Hundreds of BPCSD residents from the towns of Broadalbin and Perth have chosen to use the services of the Amsterdam Free Library.


The Amsterdam Free Library is a full-service library. It is a fantastic, friendly, fun place to be. Computers, wifi, ebooks, computer classes and help, digital video discs, audiobooks, music programs, art shows, maker-space, 3-D printer, online data bases, online ordering, connections to the 756 other public libraries in New York state, reading rooms, coffee room, meeting room, classes, talks and programs for young and mature, preschool education, and books are some of the services.

BPCSD will have this for less than one dollar per person year. What a bargain.

Sharing this Amsterdam Free Library with BPCSD is financially wise. For less than one dollar per person, we can think regionally and both the Amsterdam Free Library and the residents of BPCSD win.

Let’s not argue or be so parochial, let’s act on how we can make our school district a better place for all the BPCSD. Please vote “yes” on Proposition 4 on May 16.


BPCSD resident

President Board of Trustees

Amsterdam Free Library