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.



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




1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 books


We are launching a new early Literacy program specifically designed to give babies and toddlers the best start possible on lifelong reading and learning skills. 1KBBK is an easy-to-follow program designed to help parents and children get in the habit of reading on a regular basis and to improve all important language skills before they enter kindergarten. Stop by the Main Library and ask about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.


Ask the Book Fairy!

Calling all kids…do you believe in Magic? Is there something you want to know? Ask the Book Fairy! Go to the Main Library and locate the fairy door in the tree in the Young People’s Room. Leave a note inside with your name and your question. Your answer will be waiting in the nearby little mailbox on the following day.