Tween/Teen Art Night


Select Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library
For ages 8 and up. All materials provided and registration is required.
  • June 4th – Dreamcatchers
    Learn how to make a simple dreamcatcher using colorful thread and pipe cleaners to hang on your wall. Decorate and personalize your dreamcatcher with feathers and beads or change the design to suit your creativity. Registration is required. Register online.
  • June 18th – Braided Leather Cuffs
    Learn how to create braided leather cuffs and bracelets using suede and leather cords, which teens and tweens can wear as a trendy fashion accessory. Register online.



Brick Builders

lego building

Thursday, June 20th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Children ages 4 and up will have the opportunity to get creative and build anything they can imagine with LOTS of Legos. No registration required. No outside pieces please. Register online. 


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




Tutor Time – Lansingburgh Branch

Saturdays at 10:00 – 3:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

tutor time

RPI’s Tutor Time was founded in Fall 2001 by a group of students participating in the America Reads / America Counts Work Study program, a government sponsored program that promotes the “no child left behind” initiative. Its goal is to ensure that each child, grades K-9, receive assistance in basic math and reading skills.

Tutor Time works on an appointment basis at each of its locations. Students are given one hour appointments between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please make your appointment by calling The Tutor Time Hotline: 518-276-3098 or by filling out an application.

To see events at other libraries check out this system wide youth services calendar.



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.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten


1000 books before kindergarten

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.