About the Guilderland Library Foundation

The Guilderland Library Foundation is a private, separately incorporated fundraising organization the works to support the mission of the Guilderland Public Library. Encompassing the traditional activities of a Library “Friends” organization, the Library Foundation underwrites many of the programs and services that make GPL a cultural nexus of the Guilderland community.

If you would like to become part of the Foundation, please click here to email the Foundation Secretary.

The Foundation has upgraded the Library’s Young Adult area, created the ever-popular Community Literary Garden, and continues to sponsor the Carol J. Hamblin Notable Authors Speakers Series that has hosted Joyce Carol Oates, Jeff Shaara, Joseph E. Persico, Paul Grondahl, Gregory Maguire, Tim Green, Ela Stein Weissberger, Will Moses, The New Yorker magazine Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff, Lincoln historian and author Harold Holzer, crime novelist Alafair Burke, Elizabeth Rosner, TV Commentator and former Mets baseball star Ron Darling, Dr. David Oshinsky, and Jacqueline Rogers.


Please send donations to the Foundation at:
The Guilderland Library Foundation
2228 Western Avenue
Guilderland, NY 12084


Foundation Officers and Members

President: Steve Wacksman
Vice President: Hillary Koldin
Treasurer: Chris Trant
Secretary: Lisa Brainard

Foundation Members:
Jane Bonavita
Michaela Burbank
Samantha Coons
Ann Lala
Jacob Lamme
Erin Lancraft
Michael Laster
Cindy Wadach

Library Director: Tim Wiles
Library Assistant Director: Natalie Hurteau
Trustee President: Catherine Barber

Staff Representatives:
Tim Wiles, Library Director
Luanne Nicholson, Library Public Information Officer