Summer @Schuylerville Library


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Out of This World!

Summer Reading Program

Read books all summer long with Schuylerville Public Library!

Kids & Teens: Each week track your reading with our weekly BINGO sheets—online with Beanstack or with our paper tracker—and turn them in to the library for our weekly prize (everyone who turns in a bingo sheet receives a prize). All completed BINGO sheets will be entered into our big end of summer drawing as well!

Weekly prizes include Malta Drive-In passes, ice cream gift cards, TGIFridays gift cards, and more. End of summer drawing prizes include movie tickets, Five Below gift certificates and more.

Paper BINGO sheets may be picked up at the Library, or downloaded here. For online tracking visit: https://schuylervillelibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

This summer, adults may enter to win a raffle basket for every book read.  Just ask for a ticket after you’ve completed a book or enter online at Beanstack!

Summer Meals

From July 1st to August 30th, Monday through Friday the Schuylerville Public Library is serving free summer meals for kids and teens from 11:30am to 1pm.  *except on July 4 (closed for holiday). Grab a sandwich, salad, fresh fruit, and cold milk every day.

If the weather is nice—we will be outside playing games and eating lunch. If the weather isn’t nice—lunch is inside and we will have all sorts of things to do.

No registration required.  Meals must be eaten on site. 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 captaincares.org

 

Summer Programs

  • Summer Kick off Ice Cream Party: Register for summer reading and check out our awesome library. This is a rain or shine event. Super thank you to Stewarts for the Ice Cream and the Advocates for the Schuylerville Public Library for making this possible. Monday July 8th at 3:30pm ~ Open to all ages
  • Pokemon Tournament: bring your cards, hand held games or toys and play Pokemon with other!  Pokemon video games will be available.  July 16 at 3-6pm ~Ages 4-16
  • Light Up Wearables Workshop: Join local author and STEAM instructor Kathy Ceceri and we create and take home a wearable circuit project. July 23 at 2pm ~Ages 6-16
  • Family Game Night: tons of board games and vintage video games to choose from!  Bring the family.  July 30 at 4-7pm ~ all ages
  • End of Summer Party: All good things must come to an end; for 6 weeks we read, filled out bingo sheets, and attended programs, and now its time to say goodbye to summer. End of summer prize drawings and snacks! Saturday August 17th at 1pm  ~ Open to all ages

Wonderful Wednesdays

  • My Mother the Astronaut: the Traveling Lantern Theater Co brings us My Mother the Astronaut: To the Moon and Beyond! Aquarius’ mom is an astronaut and today is Take your Child to Work Day. Aquarius can’t wait to go to NASA and find out what its like to be in space. They visit Mission Control where she meets scientists and engineers who show her what they do and she learns all about space travel. Her imagination blasts off and she dream of incredible journeys through the cosmos.  Appropriate for ages 4 & up. July 10, 6pm
  • Birds of Prey: Trish Marki, wildlife educator at The Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York, will give a presentation titled, “Silent Wings: Birds of Prey”   Audience members will see live birds of prey up-close, including a hawk, owls and a falcon. They will also discuss the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable birds, conservation issues that impact them, and wildlife rehabilitation, including what to do if you find injured or orphaned wildlife.  July 17, 6pm
  • Science Extravaganza with Miss Jenny: Join Miss Jenny and she explores science with some fun projects and experiments.July 24, 6pm
  • Harry Potter’s Birthday Party: Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with games, snacks, crafts and more!  July 31, 6pm
  • The Tick Brothers concert: The Tick Brothers are RiverJack Z & Mikey D. Come to a show and they will gladly share the history of their name…a tale not to be missed! This duo of brothers ( from another mother ) puts out a full band sound that’s sure to soothe the soul and rock your bones! Perfect for any gathering, any time, anywhere that folks congregate for a good time… August 7, 6pm
  • Inflatable Planetarium: Journey through space and time in the Starlab, exploring the universe and ancient cultures. Planetarium Adventures brings the Starlab Learning Dome to inspire curious young minds. The Starlab, a portable planetarium, is an interactive teaching tool disguised as a“spacedome”. The visual impact in the Starlab is guaranteed to capture the attention and enthusiasm of kids and adults alike while teaching them astronomy. August 14, 6pm

Morning Programs

  • Counting Down to Kindergarten: Our award winning kindergarten readiness program is back for our summer session. Miss Susan will lead students in circle time and stations to cover everything from writing to socialization as we count down to kindergarten! Registration Required. Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am ~ Ages 3-5.
  • Sun & Story Hour: Join Miss Holly out and about for some story time fun outside in the sun!  Locations will be announced in early July. Tuesdays at 10am ~ open to any children who enjoy a picture book
  • Around the World Enrichment HourMiss Holly’s story time exploration of a country, appropriate for any children who enjoy a picture book.  Thursdays at 10am
  • Pre-K Playdate: An informal play date for parents with children under age 7. Toys, crafts, and of course books will be available. Parents can mingle while the kids play.  Fridays at 10am ~ birth to Age 7

Afternoon Programs

  • Movie Makers:  Movie Makers is a drop in program for kids and teens where we make movies for Youtube. Permission slips must be filled out and signed prior to filming. Mondays at 2pm ~ Ages 5-16
  • STEM Build It: Sharpen your STEM learning skills over the summer. explore many stations; each with a specific building challenge and unique materials. Tuesdays at 2 pm—Ages 4-16
  • Out of This World Art: Kids can explore some art processes in this fun afternoon program. A different project each week! Wednesdays at 2pm ~ Ages 4-16
  • Thinking Thursdays: Rotating drop in clubs include: Magic Academy, Global Gourmands, Animal Club & Youth Book Clunb Thursdays at 2pm ~ Ages 5-16
  • Lego Club: Drop by the library for our open ended building session of Lego Club. Fridays at 2pm ~ Ages 4-16

Children’s Theater Camp

  • Join Drama Kids International as kids 8-18 attend a week-long theater camp for free.  Registration required.  Campers will show off their creativity and deliver an originally scripted, self-directed performance.  Campers will explore all aspects of theater, from acting and directing, to set design and more.  Camp will run Mon-Fri August 5-9, from 1:30-4pm at the Library, with a performance for family and friends after the last class.
    Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.