Spring is here! Come celebrate the season by borrowing one of our museum passes for a day trip, or learning and having fun at one of our classes and events for children and teens during the school break from April 7 through April 15.
Also, please save your returnable bottles and cans for later this month! The Friends of Castleton Public Library is holding their Bottle and Can Drive from Saturday, April 22 through Saturday, April 29. Bring your bottles and cans to the library any time during our open hours that week.
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.
Learn & Play Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4.
Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5.
Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.
Our Take-Home Kits
Take & Make Craft Kit: Earth Crafts
Pick up anytime from Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 29.
Celebrate Earth Day by making the fun crafts and decorations in this kit!
Our Other Events
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.
Thursday, April 6, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Get excited about warmer weather and growing plants with spring-themed crafts!
Make a Paper Snail
Friday, April 7, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Drop in to celebrate April showers as you create your own toy paper snail. All ages welcome.
Marble Fun Run
Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm.
Design and build a unique maze for a marble to go through, then drop a marble in and watch it work.
Perler Bead Crafts
Monday, April 10, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Use your imagination to make awesome creations with perler beads. All ages welcome!
Cool Science: Polishing Pennies
Tuesday, April 11, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Join us to learn about the science that makes a dirty penny shiny again!
Chair Yoga (Seats are Limited; Registration is Required)
Wednesday, April 12, 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required: call 518-732-0879 or email email@example.com.
With instructor Judi England. Chair yoga is a fun, accessible way to reduce stress and to build flexibility, balance, and strength. For all levels of ability and challenges. Bring a yoga tie (or a necktie, belt, or a piece of fabric), and wear comfortable clothing. Sponsored by Albany Guardian Society.
Kids Cook: PB&J Tacos
Wednesday, April 12, 4:00 p.m.
Join us to make delicious bread tacos using peanut butter, jelly, fruit, graham crackers, and honey!
Friends of CPL Meeting
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.
Want to help support and raise funds for the library? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.
Special Visitor Storytime: All About Owls
Thursday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.
An environmental educator from Schodack Island State Park will join us for this special storytime all about owls. We will dissect mock owl pellets to discover how and what owls eat!
Teen Time: Magazine Bead Jewelry
Thursday, April 13, 4:00 p.m.
Create unique beads using old magazine pages and glue, then design jewelry using your beads! For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Friday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring by making art featuring simple origami tulips! All ages welcome.
Marshmallow Peeps Slime
Saturday, April 15, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Do you like eating Peeps candy? Do you like making slime? Combine both activities by making a special, stretchy slime using Peeps!
CPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the library's Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Afternoon Book Club - Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Wednesday, April 19, 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 Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner.
Duct Tape Crafts
Thursday, April 20, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Make wallets, bow ties, flowers, and more! All ages welcome.
Friends of CPL Bottle & Can Drive
Saturday, April 22 through Saturday, April 29
Save us your empties! Bring your returnable bottles and cans to the library during our open hours from 4/22-4/29. All proceeds benefit the Friends of CPL.
Build with Keva Planks
Wednesday, April 26, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Want to build something cool? Drop in and make a tower or other exciting structure out of Keva Planks!
After Dinner Book Club - Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Monday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk. This month's title isFuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach.
Outer Space Crafts
Tuesday, May 2, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Come to the library to make fun crafts that are out of this world! All ages welcome.
Friends of CPL Plant Sale
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: River Rest (Corner of Scott Avenue and Main Street), Castleton, NY 12033
All proceeds benefit the library! An assortment of vegetable plants and flowers will be available.
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!