Spring is almost here! Stave away cabin fever during the next few weeks by visiting us to borrow a book or movie, stop in for our fun activities for kids, or attend one of our events for adults. We're here to serve you!
Did you know that the Friends of Castleton Public Library are currently seeking volunteers? Some of the Friends' current volunteer opportunities are:
Baking for the Friends' June bake sales at Music at Schodack Town Park.
Helping to create/update a Friends Facebook page, website, and database.
Calling donors to support Friends events.
Serving as a chair or co-chair to assist in planning Friends events.
Assisting during Friends events.
Helping to plan during Friends meetings.
Interested in volunteering with the Friends of CPL? Call Friends of CPL President Theresa Scandurra at 518-466-8051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready for spring with crafts celebrating some of our favorite outdoor creatures – insects!
Special Visitor Storytime: Puppies!
Thursday, March 9, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a special puppy-themed storytime featuring local author Diane Capogna and her book Puppy Comes Home. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Create a Chain Reaction
Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm.
Set up a course of ramps, hammers, pendulums, and more, then watch the chain reaction!
Afternoon Book Club - Klara and the Sun
Wednesday, March 15, 1:00 p.m.
Join us the third Wednesday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk. This month's title is Klara and the Sun: A Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Cool Science: Cold Air Balloon
Wednesday, March 15, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Learn about endothermic chemical reactions as we blow up a balloon using baking soda and vinegar!
Friends of CPL Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 p.m.
Want to help support and raise funds for the library? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.
Special Visitor Storytime: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Thursday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.
An environmental educator from Schodack Island State Park will join us for this special storytime all
about being green!
Friday, March 17, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join us at the library for potato stamps! Learn about the basics of printmaking by designing and carving your own stamp with this easy-to-find root vegetable. All ages welcome.
Friends of CPL Breakfast Fundraiser
Saturday, March 18, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Rens. Elks Lodge 2073, 683 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY 12061
Enjoy breakfast while you help benefit the library! Cost is $11.00 for a full breakfast of 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, home fries, pancakes, toast, and a beverage.
CPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the library's Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Teen Time: DIY Magnets
Thursday, March 23, 4:00 p.m.
Come make unique magnets with interesting designs! For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Saturday, March 25, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Create a unique piece of art using food coloring and shaving cream!
Kids Cook: S'more Pops
Wednesday, March 29, 4:00 p.m.
Join us for Kids Cook as we make delicious marshmallow and chocolate pops!
Special Visitor Storytime: All About Trees
Thursday, March 30, 10:30 a.m.
An environmental educator from Schodack Island State Park will join us for this special storytime all about trees!
Paint & Punch (Seats are limited - please register)
Thursday, March 30, 6:00 p.m.
Seats are limited - please register; call 518-732-0879 or email email@example.com. Join instructor Noreen Powell to paint a picture while you enjoy refreshments. For adults and teens ages 15+.
After Dinner Book Club - The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel
Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk. This month we are reading The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel by Laura Dave.
Did you know that we have a playlist of Virtual Storytime episodes that you can watch anytime? All episodes are created by Miss Joelle, our Youth Services Librarian.
Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes with us, on your schedule!
Did you know that we loan WiFi hotspots? They can be borrowed for 14 days -- all you need is your library card! Hotspots are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be checked out and returned at CPL. Call 518-732-0879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WiFi Inside & Outside Our Building
Our WiFi is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can access the public WiFi on the front lawn, or alongside the building on Stimpson Avenue (the signal is strongest near the front of the building). Just look for the network called "Castleton Public Library." There's no password to connect!