Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Summer Reading Club! We hope you enjoyed a summer full of fun and learning.
If you haven't turned in your reading record yet, please bring it in! We've already drawn our raffle prize winners, but kids and teens get a special goody bag when they hand in their reading record through Saturday, September 4. Online youth participants can also pick up their goody bags -- just stop and ask for yours at our front desk.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! If you register for a library card for the first time during the month of September, we'll give you a welcome gift. Spread the word to your family and friends! Signing up for a library card is easy -- adults and teens 16+ need to bring their photo ID and proof of current address. Youth under 16 need to bring their parent/guardian in order to sign up.
See below for a complete list of our September events. Unless otherwise indicated, our in-person events will be held outdoors. Feel free to drop in – no need to register! We’ll have a tent on the front lawn during the month of September to help protect participants from the sun and drizzle. In case of inclement weather, events will be cancelled. If you’re unsure of the impact of weather on an outdoor event, please give us a call at 518-732-0879 before you travel to the library.
Join us for 45-minute yoga sessions with instructor Rachel Toolan. Held outdoors. Bring your own mat. All skill levels welcome. Ages 12 & up.
Learn & Play Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
September 9, 16, 23, 30.
Our weekly in-person storytime is back! Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning. Event will be held outdoors. Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on.
Our Take-Home Kits
Cool Science at Home: Make Your Own Rock Candy
Kit available for pick-up at the library through September 4
Make your own delicious rock candy treat and learn about the science behind solutions!
Take & Make Craft Kit: Animal Puppets
Kit available for pick-up at the library through September 4
Have fun creating animal puppets to play with!
Take & Make Craft: Origami
Pick up anytime from Tuesday, September 7 through Saturday, October 2
Learn how to make fun folded origami creations! All ages.
Our Other Events
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
A library card gives you access to free books, movies, magazines, museum passes, digital collections, and more. Don’t have a library card yet? Come sign up this month and we’ll give you a special welcome gift!
Signing up for a library card is easy – adults and teens 16+ need valid photo ID and a piece of mail showing your current address. Youth under age 16 need to bring their parent/guardian to sign them up.
September StoryWalk: Squirrel's Family Tree
Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156.
The StoryWalk begins near the playground and is available anytime!
Enjoy a StoryWalk with your family! Squirrel's Family Tree will be up all month long. We change the book each month.
Summer Reading Finale Video
Video can be seen on YouTube beginning Friday, September 3
Let's see what the Castleton Public Library community has been up to this summer! Enjoy photos from the Summer Reading Club and a message from the CPL staff as we finish off the summer! The video will be posted on our YouTube channel on Friday, September 3.
CPL at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market
Friday, September 10, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Intersection of Scott Avenue and Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033
Come visit our table at the Farmers Market and learn more about what the library has to offer!
Drug Takeback Day
Saturday, September 11, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Drop off unused/expired medication for safe, anonymous disposal. Proper disposal of unused prescription and OTC medications is important to protect both people and the environment. Co-sponsored by Castleton Public Library and the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department.
Friends of CPL Meatball Sub & Dessert Fundraiser
Saturday, September 11, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: 110 Green Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033
Out and about for the Village-Wide Garage Sale? Stop at 110 Green Avenue to purchase meatball subs, brownie sundaes, and apple crisp to tempt your tastebuds. All proceeds benefit the library.
Tuesday, September 14, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Create your own beautiful galaxy jar using cotton balls and paint!
Afternoon Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wednesday, September 15, 1:00 p.m.
Join us the third Wednesday of each month for a book discussion! This month we'll discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Books available at the front desk.
Friends of CPL Meeting
Wednesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome. Meeting held indoors.
CPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.
September meeting of CPL’s Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Meeting held indoors.
Cool Science: Sink or Float
Tuesday, September 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Learn about density as we test whether items will sink or float in different types of water solutions!
Teen Time: Sharpie Tie Dye
Thursday, September 23, 4:00 p.m.
Simple, fun tie-dyeing using Sharpies! Bring a t-shirt or other item. For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Friday, September 24, 10:30 a.m.
Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher. Held indoors.
Wednesday, September 29, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Create unique artwork using salt, glue, and food coloring! What salt painting designs will you make?
After Dinner Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere
Monday, October 4, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a book discussion! This month we'll discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Held indoors. Books available at the front desk.
Friends of CPL Bottle & Can Drive
This fundraiser is ongoing!
Location: 6 Center Redemption, 550 South St., Rensselaer, NY 12144
This fundraiser is super-simple -- when you take your returnable bottles & cans to 6 Center Redemption, let them know that you’d like to donate to the Friends of Castleton Public Library.
Please do not bring bottle & can donations to the library. Thanks for your support!
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!