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 19 through August 23.  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 (July & August) 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 10- Aug 19!


Summer Meals

From July 3 to August 25th, 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.  *Grab-and-go is not available this summer, meaning meals  need to be eaten on site!

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 

Summer Meals Flyer

Summer Programs

Wonderful Wednesdays – Registration Required – Starts May 26th!

July 12, 4-5pm: Wildlife by Bernie
Meet Max, the Canada Lynx, Burt the Amazon Parrot, and Ruby & Pearl the South American Chinchillas. Bernie Hoffman will introduce audiences to her pets and explain the natural habitats and habits of each. She will touch on endangered species and animal crises. A fun and educational experience for the whole family!
July 19, 4-5pm: Planetarium Adventure
Get the planetarium experience right inside the library!  Planetarium Adventures will bring their large inflatable planetarium and instructor Chris Grubb will lead participants to explore outer space.  This is always a fun event!  Some crawling/scooting is required to enter the planetarium.  Thanks to the Advocates for Schuylerville Public Library for sponsoring this family event with a Stewarts Holiday Match Grant!
Please register everyone attending the event, including parents/caregivers who plan to take part
An outrageously funny original variety show with a zany cast of sixteen puppets!  40 minutes of fun including a boy named Dude, a royal disaster, and a western melodrama.  Audience participation encouraged.  Fun for the whole family!  Thanks to the Advocates for Schuylerville Public Library for sponsoring this family event with a Stewarts Holiday Match Grant!
August 2, 4-4:45pm: Jackie the Magician
Jackie the Magician in sure to entertain the entire family with her award-winning show! Her shows are aimed at 3-10 year olds. Magic, puppets, ventriloquism, and laughter.
This program is a hands-on community development program that educates students on the intricacies and inner workings of their own community!  We will investigate the principles of community planning, and explore social and environmental factors that contribute to shaping our towns and cities.  During this experience students will explore community needs and then put their new found knowledge to work planning and building a model of their ideal community.  Recommended for grades 2-5.  Thanks to the Advocates for Schuylerville Public Library for sponsoring this family event with a Stewarts Holiday Match Grant!

Artful Afternoons, 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.
River Jack Z is perhaps best known as guitarist and vocalist for the renowned Zucchini Brothers group. Jack will spend about 50-60 minutes writing a song with participants. This program is a lot of fun for the whole family and very interactive! Participants will receive a recorded song file after the program to enjoy for years to come. APPROPRIATE FOR AGES 7+. Kids and adults alike will have fun creating a one-of-a-kind song with Jack.
Join Lili Loveday for a fun Cooperative movement games and stories program for children ages 6-12.  Children will use their imaginations to create dances to stories and we will play some movement games like Box Box Secret Box, Cross the River, Race or Chase, Shark!, and Tree Frog.  Lili Loveday is a NYS certified teacher in dance education, who has taught youth dance for many years out of Greenwich NY. 
Join the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company for a performance of Rhonda Appleseed & the Tree that Learned How to Speak.  These performers are always a hit!  Children will have opportunities to be actively involved in the story, sometimes joining the cast on stage.  Please register both children and adults who will attend to allow us to set up enough seats.
About the Show:
Rhonda is a descendant of Johnny Appleseed, and everyone calls her Ronnie. When she learns about her great great uncle’s story, she grows fascinated and then proud. Ronnie decides that she wants to follow in his footsteps. She decides she will protect nature and all the creatures on our planet from climate change. But how? She takes a journey to visit one of the beautiful, kind, wise old apple trees that Johnny planted so long ago to ask how she can help. The tree teaches her that her voice is needed to bring people together to do the right thing.
Kids ages 6-12 can explore acrylic painting with the Tang Teaching Museum educators.  Project will be based on summer museum exhibitions. Come dressed to paint! Please register only the child(ren) who will participate.
The Tang Teaching Museum is a museum and art gallery located at Skidmore College and its mission is to awaken the community to the richness and diversity of the human experience through the medium of art.
The wonderful ceramicists from Saratoga Clay Arts will offer a hands-on pottery class for children ages 6-12.  Kids will create pinch pots with clay and paint them, then they will be able to pick up their fired pots approximately two weeks after the class at the library.  Only 15 spots are available.  Please register only the child(ren) who will participate. 

Other Special Events this Summer:
Join the Library and our friends group (The Advocates) for free ice cream sundaes, provided generously by Stewarts.  There will be a drumming circle with Rural Soul and friends.  There may also be a “super” character or two roaming around and some fun yard games available to play. This event may be altered due to weather.  No registration necessary.  All ages welcome!
July 14, 5-6pm: Squishmallow Social
Bring your favorite Squishmallow(s) for a fun evening of crafts, snacks, and games!  Recommended for grades 2-5.
July 17, 12-1pm: Read to Rudy the Corgi
Rudy loves to listen to kids reading to him. Come and meet the most adorable therapy corgi dog and practice your reading aloud skills. Ages 5 & up.
July 17, 2:30-4pm: Art Bots with Kathy Ceceri
Learn how electrical circuits work as you build a motorized robot that draws designs with its “programmable body.” Instructor is local author Kathy Ceceri, whose books include BOTS and Making Simple Robots.  Ages 7 & up.
July 28, 11am-12pm: Story Laurie, Around the World
Travel around the world with the fabulous Story Laurie! As we travel, we explore how similar stories and songs appear in the beautiful tapestry of world cultures, and are thus reminded how we humans the world over are more alike than different. Its a lively mix of participatory stories and sing-along songs.
Story Laurie was named Best Children’s Performer by Hudson Valley Magazine and is renowned for her amazing ability to engage kids of ALL ages with her deliciously creative and fun participatory programs.
Learn about electrical circuits, switches, and sensors as you add lights to your drawing of a kitty, dino, or creature from your own imagination. Instructor is local author Kathy Ceceri, whose books include Paper Inventions.  Ages 12 & up
Rudy loves to listen to kids reading to him. Come and meet the most adorable therapy corgi dog and practice your reading aloud skills. Ages 5 & up.

Watch our Event Calendar for more programs this summer!

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

2023 Summer Tutoring

Are you a high schooler interested in tutoring this summer? High schoolers will tutor elementary schoolers in math and reading. Please click the link below to see the available timeslots and to sign up: