This year we’re bringing our annual Halloween parade to you! Stand along the parade route to show off your costume. Firetrucks and cars will travel the parade route with Halloween greetings and candy! We'll hold the parade rain or shine.
Click here to download the parade route as a PDF, or see below for image.
Co-sponsored by CPL, Castleton Fire Department, and Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association.
Show your support for members of our military – write a letter to deployed troops, veterans, new recruits, first responders, or wounded warriors. All ages are welcome to participate. Download guidelines and templates in the links below or pick them up at the library.
Click here for guidelines and children's templates for letters to active members of the military and veterans.
Click here for guidelines and children's templates for letters to first responders.
Drop off your letters at the library any time during the month of November, and we will send them in to Operation Gratitude.
Job Opening: Library Aide, Castleton Public Library (Part-Time)
The Castleton Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide. Schedule generally includes four 4-hour weekday shifts per week, plus an occasional 6-hour Saturday shift (once every 4 weeks).
Helping customers at the front desk, shelving library materials, operating the copier and fax machine, performing routine clerical tasks, assisting with program preparation, and answering the telephone. Full civil service position description is below.
The ideal candidate has strong customer service skills, is detail-oriented, and can efficiently use a computer for work tasks. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Prior library experience is preferred, but not required.
$13.00 per hour.
The hours for the position are generally as follows:
Mondays – 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays – 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Fridays – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturdays – One Saturday every 4 weeks, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
How to Apply:
Send a letter of interest, along with a Rensselaer County employment application (available here), by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Castleton Public Library, 85 S. Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033, Attn: Melissa Tacke. Applications must be received by Friday, August 27.
Rensselaer County Civil Service Commission Official Job Specifications:
Distinguishing Features of the Class: This position involves performing the duties of charging and discharging materials and related circulation duties at the circulation desk. Additionally, incumbents sort and reshelve library materials as necessary. Performance of related routine clerical tasks may be required. This work requires no prior knowledge of library work as employees are trained on the job. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director, Librarian, or higher-level library employee. Does related work as required.
Examples of Work:
Charges and discharges library materials;
Sorts and reshelves books and library materials;
Logs in and processes all periodicals and prepares current magazines for shelving, maintains back number stacks and routing;
Maintains files of vertical file material and publisher's catalogs;
Maintains use and acquisition statistics;
Responds to routine questions regarding library rules, hours of operation and location of materials;
Responds to requests from library patrons to assist with research, interlibrary requests and the use of computers and audio-visual equipment;
Typing, filing, and data searches as requested by higher level Library Employee;
Assists in periodic inventory of library materials and AV equipment;
Maintains inventory of supplies and suggests items for acquisition;
Assists in preparation of lists of missing books and books to be discarded;
Oversees the general condition and appeal of the library and its displays;
Performs related routine clerical tasks, including changing books, filing cards, writing and forwarding of over-due notices.
Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics: Ability to acquire a working knowledge of library rules and procedures; ability to understand and carry out written and oral directions; ability to deal in a personable and friendly manner with library patrons; accuracy; tact and courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma.
ADOPTED: March 25, 1992. CSC MTG. REVISED: March 18, 2004. CSC MTG.
Registration is now open for Castleton Public Library's Summer Reading Club! All ages can participate.
Register in person at the library anytime! You can register all summer long.
Want to know what's going on this summer with our events and take-home kits? Download a copy of our Summer Reading Club guide, or pick up a copy at the library!
Prefer to record your reading online? Register and track your reading on our READsquared site. If you need some help getting started using READsquared, click here to download a how-to guide. Still have questions? Email email@example.com or call us at 518-732-0879.
Whether you record your reading on paper or online, the more you read, the more chances you earn to win a prize! This year, our prizes are $30 Amazon gift certificates. We'll draw 30 winners! Submit your reading/activity logs by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 30 to be eligible for our prize drawings. We'll also have special goody bags available to pick up at the library from 8/16-9/4 for all youth participants.
If you need some art supplies this summer, ask us for a Summer Art Kit at the library, while supplies last! The art kit includes markers, crayons, kids scissors, glue, and a glue stick.
We're looking forward to a fun summer full of reading, exploration, and learning! Have questions about our Summer Reading Club? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-732-0879.