Reaney Days

Reaney Days

Friday, August 23, 2013

Writers' Group Resuming!

The Reaney Writers’ group is returning after a five year hiatus. The group will be facilitated by area resident Ali MacDonald. Scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Reaney Writers will meet at the St. Johnsville Community House, 16 Washington Street. Their first meeting is September 21 at 10 AM. 
Born in Alabama and raised in Indiana, Ali MacDonald is a longtime Mohawk Valley resident. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Mrs. MacDonald has been the recipient of numerous creative writing and poetry awards along with several grants. Most recently, she was awarded first prize for a short story at the Utica Writers’ Club. She is also the author of a novel, Dancing With the King at Conyers.
Reaney Writers are funded in part by Poets and Writers, Inc. with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
Anyone desiring further information is invited to contact library director Dawn Lamphere at 518-568-7822 or via email to
All are welcome to the table. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Join our FRIENDS

FRIENDS of the Library
Margaret Reaney Memorial Library
19 Kingsbury Avenue
St. Johnsville, NY  13452 


Are you a FRIEND of Margaret Reaney?  If not, we’d love to have you! 

            Over the course of the last 21 years the FRIENDS of Margaret Reaney Memorial Library have underwritten the cost of writing and art workshops, children’s programs, a new brochure, post cards and bookbinding for materials in the local history collection.  In addition, when the library needed a new microfilm reader, our group responded in such a way we were able to replace that very necessary piece of equipment.  The FRIENDS also make an annual contribution to the book budget and support the Flapjacks and Fairytales fundraiser.  Thanks to their generosity our FJ&FT “baskets” this year included the always popular money tree, a pair of bicycles and 2 well-fed piggy banks.  FRIENDS members have also provided regular volunteer hours assisting with special projects.
            Won’t you please consider becoming a FRIEND?  There are no meetings to attend and your membership allows us to support the programs and services of Margaret Reaney Memorial Library.  Simply select your membership level below and mail your check payable to the FRIENDS of the Reaney Library to the address noted above.

            Thank you for your support!



                                                                                    Marta Zimmerman



Individual                               $15.00

Family                                     $20.00

Organization/Business     $30.00

Patron                                     $50.00