Summer Reading Programs

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Join us for a variety of special programs at both the Main Library and the Lansingburgh Branch for various ages.  All programs are free. Please call Young People’s Services at 274-7071 to sign up for programs.


  • Journey Through the Solar System: Friday, July 21st at 3:00pm, Main Library, presented by the Traveling Museum, ages 5-8
  • Art Class with the TANG Museum:  Thursday, July 27th at 11:00 am, Main Library and 1:00 pm at Lansingburgh Branch, ages 5 and up
  • ValleyCats Storyhour with Southpaw: Saturday, July 29th at 11:00 am, Main Library, ages 4 and up


  • Oceans in Motion: Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00 pm, Main Library by the Traveling Museum, ages 7-10
  • Jody Scalise aka “Motion Man”- comedian, mime, and acrobat: Tuesday, August 8th at 6:00 pm, Main Library for Kids and families
  • Storytime: Wednesday, August 9th at 10:30 am, Main Library, ages 0-5
  • ValleyCats Storyhour with Southpaw: Wednesday, August 9th from 1:30-2:30 pm, Lansingburgh Branch, ages 4 and up

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Summer Reading Challenge

summer reading challenge

Sign up, read, record what you’ve read, and bring it back to the library for a chance to
win prizes! It’s THAT easy!

Also check out our awesome summer programs!  Please call Young People’s Services at 274-7071 to sign up for programs or sign up online.  All participants are invited to the End of Summer Reading Party on Tuesday, August 15th at 6 pm with Puppets and a Magician at the Main Library.

Food, prizes, and more!  All events are free.

We are grateful to the Friends of the Troy Public Library for their support. We are also pleased to partner with New York State Assembly member John McDonald.



New This Summer: “MyCard”


We are excited to announce the Troy Public Library MyCard. Our new youth card improves access to library materials for children who live in the city of Troy.

The MyCard is for kids and teens ages 5-17 who live in the city of Troy. With a MyCard, kids can take up to 3 items out at once. They will be able to borrow books, audiobooks, and music CDs without any late fines. Only charges for lost or damaged items will apply.

The MyCard is only valid at Troy Public Library locations. If a child already has a card in our system they may keep it or replace it with our new MyCard.

Stop in to either location to sign up for a Troy Public Library MyCard and to join our Summer Reading Challenge. Track your reading in order to try to win weekly prizes, and sign up for summer programs.

Be sure to check our website or our Facebook page for details and updates.


Preschool Family Storytime

Storytimes are offered for children up to age 5, accompanied by parents or caregivers. We will share stories, rhymes, songs & a simple craft.  Join us!

Main Library: 

  • Select Wednesdays during the summer at 10:30 am

Lansingburgh Branch:

  • Thursdays at 10:30 am




Teen Art Night

Thursdays at 6:00 pm
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  • August 24th – Painted Paper Abstract Art: Paint paper and cut into pieces to paste a design onto foam board! Ages 12-19, Registration required – Register online

T(w)een Art Night: Abstract Stipple Art

student paintingThursdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library

  • August 17th – Salt Painting: Make a unique painting with glue, salt, and watercolors! Ages 8-12, Registration required – Register online.