We're offering a variety of classes and events for all ages this month, with lots of Halloween fun! We're seeking donations for our Free Halloween Costume Giveaway on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. We're currently accepting donations of any clean, used or new costumes, masks, wigs, and accessories for children, teens, and adults. Donations can be dropped off any time during the library's hours of operation through Thursday, October 13. Thank you!
Also, don't miss our Halloween Parade and Party, co-sponsored by the library and the Castleton Fire Department. The parade leaves from the library at 2:00p.m. on Saturday, October 29, led by a fire truck! The parade ends at the firehouse, where we'll enjoy treats and make a craft. All ages are welcome.
See below for a complete list of our October events!
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.
October 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3.
Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!
Our Take-Home Kits
Take & Make Craft Kit: Pumpkin Paper Lanterns
Pick up any time from October 3 through Saturday, October 29
Make a paper jack-o'-lantern to get ready for Halloween!
Our Other Events
Monday, October 3, 10:30 a.m.
Location: We’ll meet at the beginning of the StoryWalk (near the playground) at Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156.
Join us (weather permitting) to explore the newest StoryWalk book together! October's StoryWalk book is Leaves by Ezra Stein. This book will be up on the StoryWalk all month long!
Kids Cook: Donut Apples
Wednesday, October 12, 4:00 p.m.
Join us each month for Kids Cook, where we will have fun making something tasty. This month, come decorate apple slices with a cream cheese frosting to make a unique type of donut!
Friends of CPL Meeting
Wednesday, October 12, 5:30 p.m.
Want to help support and raise funds for the library? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.
Free Halloween Costume Giveaway
Saturday, October 15, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Browse a selection of donated Halloween costumes, wigs, masks, & accessories; pick out costumes to take home! Donations of clean, gently used items accepted through Thursday, October 13.
Friends of CPL Pasta Dinner & Fundraiser
Saturday, October 15 - Pick up between 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Castleton Fire House, 11 Green Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033
Enjoy a tasty dinner and support the library! Choose baked ziti with meatballs or spaghetti with meatballs. All dinners come with salad and bread. Take out only -- please preorder. Place your preorder and choose your pick-up time by visiting tinyurl.com/CPL-Pasta or by calling 518-466-8051.
Library Board Meeting
Monday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the Castleton Public Library's Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Cool Science: Marble Maze Challenge
Tuesday, October 18, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Create your own paper plate marble maze and learn about engineering!
Afternoon Book Club - Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
We're Seeking Donated Halloween Costumes and Accessories for Giveaway!
The library is seeking donations of Halloween costumes andaccessories such wigs, masks, and makeup for our Halloween Costume Giveaway on Saturday, October 15. Donated items can be new or clean and gently used. Please drop off your donations any time the library is open from now through Thursday, October 13!
Digital Library Resources
Check Out Our Virtual Storytime Episodes
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!