Summer @Schuylerville Library

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Summer Reading Program

Read all summer long with Schuylerville Public Library!

People of all ages are encouraged to take part in our online summer reading tracker, called READsquared from June 1 through August 10.  All kids and teens 0-17 can track their reading minutes and every time they reach 1,000 minutes, they will be entered into all prize raffles!  Also, for kids 0-17, make sure to complete weekly bingo sheet challenges for even more chances at our raffle prizes and fun treats. 

For adults, each book read will earn a raffle entry for grownup prizes, and every 1,000 minutes read and logged on Readsquared will also earn entries for all adult prizes. 

Find our tracker here or download the free READsquared app at the app store or google play.

Kids, ages 0-17  Turn completed Bingo sheets in at the Library for more prize raffle entries from July 1- Aug 10!


Summer Meals

From July 1 to August 23, Monday through Friday (except July 4) the Schuylerville Public Library is serving free summer meals for kids and teens from 12pm to 1pm.  Grab a sandwich, veggies, fresh fruit, and cold milk every day.  *Meals may be eaten on site or taken home this year!

No registration required.  Available to all children 18 years and under every weekday! This program made possible by Captain Youth Services. Questions, please call 518-371-1185 or visit 

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Summer Programs

** Indicates that Event Requires Registration- please click the event title to go to registration

Get started with your summer reading challenges and enjoy some free ice cream sundaes, provided by Stewart’s, along with face painting provided by the Advocates for the Schuylerville Public Library.  Fun for all!
**July 1-3: Mythology Camp
Join us for our first ever library camp series! For three days, kids 8-12 are welcome to join us in learning about ancient mythologies and have fun with friends. Sign up for one, two, or all three days! Drop off will be at 10AM, and the pick up is at 2PM. There will be limited spots, so please be sure to sign up if you are interested.
Day 1: Camp Half-blood – Percy Jackson and Greek mythology theme
Day 2: Camp Asgard – Norse mythology theme
Day 3: Camp Nile – Ancient Egypt theme
Join River Jack Z of the Zucchini Brothers for fun singing, dancing, and jamming. Recommended for ages 1-6
Join Winterberry Homestead’s Lindsay Sprague for an interesting program for the whole family! Learn how to care for chickens in your own backyard or a sustainable farming operation. Many heritage and endangered breeds will be at the Library to see.
Join Carolyn of Comfort Food Community for a fun healthy snack. Kids will get to prepare and enjoy a treat and learn about some of the things that this busy food pantry and organization do. Carolyn will bring ingredients for a delicious smoothie. Please call ahead if your child has dietary restrictions or allergies for more info.  Suggested ages 8-12.
Join the Tang Teaching Museum for a fun kid’s art project, based on nature.  Suggested ages 7-12.  Project TBD
Enjoy some clogging with Hill Country Cloggers.  As immigrants settled in the Appalachian Mountains, they brought with them their Native dances, styles and music.  Some of the dances blended and mixed with other dances to form new styles and dances.  Clogging emerged from a mixture of Irish jigs, English Country dances, German dances, possibly Cherokee Indian, and most certainly African American dances.  Add that to the Appalachian flat footing and syncopation dancing and you have what we call the clogging of today.  Cloggers wear a special set of taps on their shoes to create a unique type of sound.  The Hill Country Cloggers wear a double plated jingle tap with a buck toe so they can make as much noise as possible. Clogging is fun. Clogging makes people and those around them smile.
**July 31 at 3pm: Coral Reefs with WMHT
Open to kids ages 4-8 with a caregiver. Join WMHT for a look at coral reefs. Kids will view a reef on screen with different sea creatures swimming through it. Then they will create their own coral reef 3-D project, with plenty of building materials- open to creativity. Each child registered to attend will also receive a complimentary National Geographic Coral Reef book to take home, provided by WMHT. Registration is required for each child participating.
Join graphic novelist Ira Marcks for a fun-filled two hour event. Ira will introduce kids to his life as a graphic novelist and discuss his creative process in writing his latest books, Shark Summer and Spirit Week. After that, he will assist kids with a hands-on lesson in designing believable characters. At the end of the event, Ira will also have several of his books available for purchase of $12 each, autographed by the author.  This event is perfect for aspiring artists ages 8-12


Arts Around the Globe, funded by Saratoga Arts Community Arts grant:
Saratoga Arts made these programs possible through the Community Arts Regrant Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Hear some of James’ favorite stories, including Adirondack tall tales and animal interactions.  Ages 8 & up recommended. 
Join the World Awareness Children’s Museum for a fun and educational look at this holiday. Kids will have a hands-on exploration of art and objects relating to the Mexican Day of the Dead, along with some take-home craft projects. Suggested Grades 3-6.
Experience the sounds of the Sitar and Tabla with Hindustani Classical Musicians Veena and Devesh Chandra. Veena Chandra is an internationally renowned sitarist, composer, teacher, and choreographer.  Devesh Chandra, her son, has been learning the Tabla since the age of 3. He has learned Northern Indian Classical Music by accompanying his mother. Fun for all ages!
Drum in Joy with Chelsie Henderson of Earthbeat Music and several of her students!  Drums will be provided.  All ages and abilities welcome.  Weather permitting, we will be outdoors under the pavilion.  If not, we will move indoors.  Please register for a count of how many instruments we will need. Drum in Joy is a West African drumming-inspired course to build confidence + community, and encourage positive body and mind health + overall happiness!
People of all ages are welcome to experience the beautiful dancing and culture of the Asian Culture Dance Troupe. Enjoy gorgeous costumes and music with great photo opportunities. The dancers will perform traditional Chinese dances. Xinhua Lee, who began the dance troupe, is herself a native of China and a former Chinese opera company member. She began the group to spread Chinese culture throughout the Capital Region.



Watch our Event Calendar for more programs this summer!

Teens can download free e-audiobooks all summer with Sync!