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.

 

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New This Summer: “MyCard”

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.

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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

 

 

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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.

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Teddy the Reading Dog

teddy dog

Monthly on Saturdays at 10:30 am
Lansingburgh Branch

Teddy will be at the library on April 2nd, May 7th and June 4th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.    If your child struggles with reading, bring him or her in to read to Teddy the Shih Tzu, who will help build reading confidence with a judgment-free ear and a wagging tail!  Stop in for a 15 minute appointment.

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Lansingburgh LEGO League

lego

Mondays at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Stop by and have fun creating with LEGO bricks. For ages 4 and up. Under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.

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