Last year, the Town of Ballston Community Library hosted a community event called “A Gathering of Elders”. Watch the video of the event here!
Every year the staff of the Ballston Spa National Bank select nonprofit groups to receive donations. We would like to thank everyone at the Ballston Spa National Bank for selecting the Town of Ballston Community Library!
Information on the Town of Ballston Sewer System can be found here:
Town of Ballston Senior Connection
Along with the Town of Ballston, the New York State Broadband Program Office, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Hudson Valley Wireless, a program has been developed to help our area seniors. The Town of Ballston Senior Connection is intended to help seniors learn how to use the internet, both for functionality, and recreation. The goal is for seniors to become “digitally literate”. What exactly does this mean? Being “digitally literate” mean to have the knowledge and ability to use technology, such as computers, smartphones, and tablets. The Senior Connection aims mainly to help seniors overcome the basic barriers to access and the general fear that often accompanies new technologies. After that, seniors will be helped discover all the ways they can benefit from using various technologies, whether it is staying in touch with family that lives far away, or e-filing their taxes, or looking up information on healthcare, or other programs.
http://nysbroadband.ny.gov/node/198 – New York State Broadband Program page.
http://theballstonjournal.com/2014/04/22/digital-literacy-program-targets-ballston-seniors/ – The Ballston Journal Online article about the Town of Ballston Senior Connection.
The library is a drop off location for Operation Adopt-A-Soldier, for more ways to help including pre-made packages please visit their site http://www.operationadoptasoldier.org/
Items needed include:
|Tooth paste||Fly traps||Flea collars||Chap stick|
|Tooth brushes||Deodorant||Candy||Baby wipes|
|Chips/snacks||Lotion||Eye drops||Nail clippers|
|Maxi pads||Tampons||Antibacterial soap||Wet naps|
|All occasion cards||Envelopes||Stationary||Magazines|
|Newspapers||Pens/pencils||Shaving cream||Toilet paper|
|Homemade cookies||Kleenex||Disinfectant soap||Spaghetti O’s|
|Hard candy||Little Debbie snacks||Girl Scout cookies||Hand cream|
|Powered drink mix||Lemonade powder||Ice tea mix||Ball hats|
|Journals||Bar soap||Shampoo||Baby powder|
|Watch hats||International phone cards||Lip gloss||Ramaen soup|
|(Dry) cup of soup||First aid items||Crayons||Coloring books|
|Games||Books||Comic books||Beef Jerky|
|Tuna can or packet||Trail mix||Dried fruit||Nuts|
|Energy bars||Canned snacks (pringles)||Candy bars||Packaged cookies|
|Canned meals||Hostess cupcakes||Instant Coffee & Tea||Microwave meals|
|Antibacterial wipes||Foot powder/cream||QTips||Tissues|
|Cough drops||Insect repellent||Motrin/Tylenol||band-aids|
|Sun screen||Wash clothes||Hand Lotion||DVD Movies|
|MusicCDs||Portable DVD player||Mp3player||Crossword puzzles|
|Soccer balls||Gameboy||Pen/Paper/Envelopes||Children toys|
|School Supplies||Cool Max T-shirts,brown||Socks,black and white||Flip-flops for shower|
|Sock liners||Goggles||Sunglasses||Can openers|
|Hot plates||AA and AAA batteries||Rechargeable batteries and chargers,AA||22v/110v electrical converters|
|Small flashlights||English/Arabic dictionary|