Tween/Teen Art Night

Select Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library
  • suppliesJune 19th – Tape Resist Painting – Join us for a night of sticky tape and colorful paint! Lay tape onto paper to create unique designs, then paint over it. When the tape is peeled away, your beautiful image will appear! See what kinds of designs you can create! Ages 8-16.  Register online.



Library’s Rock! Summer Reading Challenge

summer reading 2018

Beginning Monday, June 25th, Young People ages preschool through Young Adult can sign up and get prizes just for reading.  Stop by the Young People’s Department or register online. All Participants are invited to the End of Summer Reading Party on Tuesday, August 14 at 6 pm for more prizes, refreshments and special entertainment.

For the very youngest readers ask about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative.

Calling all kids…Have you ever seen a great horned owl? Danced with a chicken? Made your own ice cream? You can enjoy each of these experiences and more at your library this summer.

All Summer:

  • Lego League:  Mondays at 5:30 pm, Lansingburgh,  ages 4 and up
  • Teen Gaming:  Tuesdays at 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Lansingburgh
  • Family Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 am, Lansingburgh, ages 0-5
  • librariesrockimageGreta the Reading Dog: Saturdays at 12:00 pm, Main Library, all ages


  • Family Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 am, Main Library, ages 0-5
  • Family Craft Night: Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 pm, Main Library, ages 4-11
  • River Fest Storytime: Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 am at River St. and Monument Square
  • Tape Resist Painting: Tuesday, June 19th at 6:00 pm, Main Library, ages 8-16
  • Frog Prince Puppet Show: Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30 pm, Main Library, ages 3 and up
  • All About Fish! Wednesday, June 27th at 2:00 pm, Lansingburgh Branch, ages 5 and up

Continue Reading »


Tail Waggin’ Tutor



Saturdays at Noon
Main Library

Children are invited to build reading confidence by sharing a book with Greta, the Reading Dog.

All ages welcome for this drop-in event.

Preschool Family Storytime

Family Storytime – Grow a Reader!
This 45 minute enrichment program includes stories, songs, and movement to support children’s learning and discovery from the very beginning. For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Main Library: 

  • Wednesdays 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.