Rural Law Center of New York

The Indian Lake Library is pleased to provide access to the Rural Law Center of New York, INC.   We can connect you with answers with your questions on such topics as:

Going to Court, Preparing for Court in New York State, Small Claims Court, How to Serve the Other Party

What is Service?, Directions for Personal Service, Service by Publication in NYS Divorce

Custody/Visitation, How to Prepare for a Custody Case, Custody Case Worksheet, Custody for the Non-Biological Parent, Quick Tips for Non-Parent Custody, Non-Parent Filing for Child Custody

How to Respond to a Scheduling Order, Sample Response to a Scheduling Order,

Grandparent Visitation Guide

Financial Matters, Managing Your Debt, Quick Tips for Dealing with Creditors

How to Answer a Complaint, Getting Creditors to Cease Contact, How to Dispute a Debt, What are Exempt Funds?

Letter to Creditor/Exempt Funds, Should I File for Bankruptcy?

Child Support, Child Support in NYS/Some Answers, NYS Child Support Standards Chart

Wills/Powers of Attorney, Writing Your Will, Being an Executor, NYS Power of Attorney

Divorce/Separation, Guide to Self-Represented Divorce, How to Serve Your Spouse, How to Respond When Served

Mediation/Arbitration, What is Mediation?, FAQ about Mediation

Health and Aging, Senior Citizen NYS Legal Resource Guide, Health Care Proxy in New York State, Senior and Caregiver Checklist

Housing Legal Resource Guide, Buying a Home on a Land Contract, Sample Land Contract, Buying a Mobile Home, Tenant Tips

WRITERS GROUP NEWSLETTER,    Donna Bradley January, 2015

A new year and a fresh start!! Yes, it has been well below zero pretty often this month, but, we are a hardy folk, maybe a bit weary of this cold, but we plod onward. Our first meeting of the year began with a long list of “business” issues.  I will list the issues below Continue reading

Heritage Quest Online now Available

Indian Lake Library cardholders can now use  new genealogy data bases. Use your library card bar code to log in here to Heritage Quest. Additionally, is soon to be available for use in the library.  Research your family history online. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. Purchased for residents in Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties through a generous grant from Senator Hugh Farley, New York State Central Book Aid and the Southern Adirondack Library System

According to their website, “HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids… It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. Continue reading

Greetings of the Season!

The library will be closed December 25, 26, 27, 28 and will reopen on Monday, December 29 at noon.  We will be closed January 1 and 2 too! So please come in before the holiday and get your books, audios and videos! Due dates will be adjusted.  Celebrate and read every day.cropped-travel-books-and-movies

Safe travels! You can go anywhere if you travel in a book…

Book Donations on Hold… for now

Your generous donations for our booksales have exceeded our storage.  booksbooksbooksThank you all, but we cannot accept any more donations until after the February sale!

Snow closing policy

Please get your books before it snows!  When the Indian Lake School closes, the library will be closed.  This also includes snowy evenings. Yes, it looks like we will be in for some nasty weather, so please call first to check if we are open, BEFORE your visit to the library!

It’s Your Money Postponed until 2/28

The Saturday Financial Literacy Program has been postponed until Saturday, February 28, 2015 and will be held from 9 am to 11:30 AM at the Indian Lake Library and 1:00 PM-3:30 PM at the Lake Pleasant Library.  This program about tax refunds, credits, identity theft and more is still free and open to all. Sign up please at the library

INDIAN LAKE WRITERS’ GROUP Monthly Newsletter November, 2014 Bradley LXXXXVI

After completing a year and a half of creativity, cooperation and hard work our Chap Book arrived just in time for distribution at our monthly meeting.  How exciting to finally view the finished product after all of this hard work.  It was considered a rousing success.  Many of our wonderful writers’ brought pieces to read.  The creativity does not stop.

We traveled on a 379 mile bike ride along the Erie Canal.  Continue reading

It’s your money, Don’t Just Give it Away!

Interested in better management of your personal finances? Are you loaning your money to the government to get a tax refund and then paying needlessly to get your money back in January? Do you know  how to get your health care tax credit? Questions about your credit score? Learn how to be more financially literate!


Don’t Just Give it AWAY!

We’ll bring in the experts to tell you more  about tax refunds, tax credits, getting your taxes done for free and identity theft. Hear more about refund anticipation loans, checks and other refund options on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014 February 28, 2015 from 9-11:30 AM. REFRESHMENTS will be served. Please sign up in advance

Learn about Self- Publishing

Pete Klein, author of 4 vampire novels and the guide book “Adirondack Hikes in Hamilton County,” will be on hand at the Indian Lake Public Library on Friday, Nov. 14, starting at 7 p.m. to sign copies of his books, discuss the books with readers and offer opinions on the ins and outs of self-publishing.
Pete will generously donate half of the proceeds from all books sold to the library.

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