Middleburgh Library

323 Main St.
Middleburgh, New York 12122
Phone: 518-827-5142
Theresa Pavoldi - 518-827-5142 - tpavoldi@mvls.org

Middleburgh Library


The Middleburg Library was created from a meeting in 1932. A room in the Haynes House was set as the first library. Mrs. Frances B. Spencer, a qualified librarian, donated her services as librarian without cost, for two afternoons and two evenings a week. Mrs. Spencer served as librarian without pay for more than 40 years!

The library has moved four times and is currently in its second "permanent" home. In all these moves the library continued to contain components that made it important to the community: a community/meeting room, a children's room and a History/Genealogy room.

On August 28, 2011 Hurricane Irene flooded the library. Due to the devastation, the building was forced to close its doors. Over 3,000 books, carpeting, furnishings and computers were lost. With the help of volunteers and numerous donations the library reopened for business with a special celebration on February 4th, 2012. The library continues to be a community-gathering place and a vital part of the fabric of Middleburgh!

The library contains a large collection documents, family bibles, and photographs of the history of Middleburgh and the surrounding area.

Middleburgh Library is a member of the Capital District Library Council.


Best Family

This collection contains photographs and documents related to the Best family.

Drug Company Statements Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit

This collection contains documents relating to prescription drugs and Dr. Best.

Family Bible Records  Schoharie County NY

This collection contains an index of Family Bibles.

Leonard Family

This collection contains photographs, news articles, and documents related to the Leonard Family of Middleburgh, New York area.

Main Street Businesses Middleburgh New York

This collection contains images of businesses located in the Middleburgh, New York area.

World War 2 Fallen Sons

This collection consists of newspaper articles about the men from Middleburgh, NY and the surrounding area who died in World War II.

World's Fair Items Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit

This collection contains items relating to the World’s Fair.

WW 2 Native Sons

Newspaper clippings about local men from Schohaire County, New York serving in the armed forces during World War II.