Summer is just around the corner, and we're gearing up for our annual Summer Reading Program! We have many exciting programs to attend and activities to complete, keeping kids and teens engaged and active all summer long.
Over the summer, students risk losing some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Participating in Summer Reading helps maintain reading skills and helps kids and teens stay motivated to learn. We also have an early literacy component of our program to engage babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and help get them ready to read.
And Summer Reading isn't just for kids. We're offering programs that are fun for the whole family, as well as programs for adults. By participating in the Summer Reading Program, children, teens, and adults can also enter to win a number of great prizes!
Summer fun at the library begins on Friday, June 23 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. when the library hosts our Summer Reading Kickoff Party. Come sign up for our Summer Reading Program and enjoy some free ice cream. Can't make it to the party? Registration is open all summer long!
We hope you will join us for a summer full of fun and learning!
Learn the basics of computer use or ask questions in a one-on-one setting. Please call the library during regular business hours to register (518-732-0879) or email our Director.
Mountain View Cemetery Tour
Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Mountain View Cemetery, Scott Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033
Enjoy a tour of Mountain View Cemetery. Explore the crypt and the historic section of the cemetery, and see the cemetery’s impressive markers. Tour meets near the Veterans Memorial on 43 Scott Avenue. Bring your own lawn chair and picnic lunch to enjoy afterward (optional). Sponsored by the Historical Society of Esquatak and the Castleton Cemetery Association.
After Dinner Book Club - Appointment in Samarra
Monday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! June's selection is Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara. Books available at the front desk.
Story Hour with Miss Linda
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 8, 15, 22.
Join Miss Linda for a story and craft! Recommended for children from birth through age 6.
Maple Hill Middle School Storytelling Performance
Tuesday, June 6, 6:00 p.m.
7th graders from MHMS are looking forward to sharing a variety pack of stories with you. Come hear tall tales, spooky stories, and stories to make you laugh out loud!
World Wide Knit in Public Day @ CPL
Saturday, June 10, 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
It's World Wide Knit in Public Day! Knitters -- from beginner to experienced -- are invited to come knit and chat in the library.
Friends of CPL Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction
Saturday, June 10, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Castleton Fire House, 11 Green Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033
Enjoy a pasta dinner with garden salad, fresh bread from Mercato’s Restaurant, and a beverage for just $8.00 per person! Browse and bid for items in the Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit the library.
Wednesday, June 14, 4:00 p.m.
Come down to the library and play a giant version of one of our favorite games! We'll play Yahtzee on the front lawn, but in case of bad weather we'll play inside. For ages 7 and up.
Father's Day Crafts
Friday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Come make a special craft for Dad, Grandpa, or another special "Dad" in your life!
Family Movie Night: The Lego Batman Movie (PG)
Friday, June 16, 6:00 p.m.
This month's movie is The Lego Batman Movie (PG). Movie lovers of all ages are welcome!
Library Board Meeting
Monday, June 19, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the CPL Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Afternoon Book Club - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Tuesday, June 20, 1:00 p.m.
Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at front desk.
Tuesday, June 20, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Get a free, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 435-1770.
Summer Teen Volunteer Sign-Up
Wednesday, June 21, 2:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Calling all teens! Looking for something to do this summer? Stop by the library to sign up to help us out during the Summer Reading Program! Ages 12 and up can volunteer. If you can't stop by today, that's okay - just let us know you're interested! Call us at 518-732-0879 for an application.
Wednesday, June 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Come knit and chat the third Wednesday of each month! Beginners welcome.
Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party
Friday, June 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
School is out and Summer Reading is in! Sign up for our Summer Reading Program and enjoy some free ice cream. Can't make it to the party? You can sign up for SRP all summer long!
Make a Bookmark!
Saturday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come color your own customized bookmark!
Monday, June 26, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Unleash your inner sushi chef by crafting candy into edible works of art, Japanese style! For ages 10 and up.
Rainbow Scratch Art
Tuesday, June 27, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stop in to make cool rainbow scratch art with special paper!
Cool Science: Early Literacy Coding
Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Kids learn simple coding using KIBO Robots, Cubetto Block Robot, and Code & Go Robot Mouse Kit!
Water Bottle Bubble Blowers!
Wednesday, June 28, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Come and make an awesome bubble blower out of a water bottle!
TED Talk Discussion Series: Architecture
Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a viewing and discussion of TED Talks that share a common theme of "Architecture".
Thursday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
We'll read a story about cars, then walk over to Grant's Auto and see a real mechanic in action!
Building a Better Community: Main Street Cleanup
Thursday, June 29, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a cleanup of Main Street! All ages. Kids 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Friday, June 30, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Join us for group play with wooden blocks! Recommended for ages birth - 6.
Friday, June 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Get ready for the 4th of July with some fun crafts to celebrate and decorate your home!
Saturday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Use your imagination and a book page to create a unique poem! For all ages.