Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Summer Reading Program! 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 3. Youth who participated online can also stop in to get their goody bags!
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.
We're seeking donations for our Free Halloween Costume Giveaway on Saturday, October 15. 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 from now through Thursday, October 13. Thank you!
See below for a complete list of our September events. We hope you'll stop in and see us this fall!
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.
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6
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
Cool Science Kit: Salt Crytals
Pick up any time through September 3
Make your own salt crystals and learn about the science behind the crystallization process! Pick up kit any time through 9/3.
Take & Make Craft Kit: Collage Art
Pick up any time through September 3
Make your own unique collage using pages from magazines and picture books! Pick up kit any time through 9/3.
Take & Make Craft Kit: Paper Bag Puppets
Pick up any time from September 6 through October 1
Get creative and make puppets using paper bags and construction paper! Pick up any time from 9/6-10/1.
Our Other Events
Tuesday, September 6, 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! September's StoryWalk book is My Forest is Green by Darren Lebeuf. This book will be up on the StoryWalk all month long!
Tuesday, September 6, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Make a creative design on cardstock using colored sand and glue! Held outdoors (weather permitting).
Drug Takeback Day
Saturday, September 10, 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 10, 6:00 p.m.
Location: 110 Green Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033
Out and about for the Village-Wide Garage Sale? Stop at 110 Green Avenue to buy meatball subs, sundaes, and apple crisp to tempt your tastebuds and benefit the library! Music by Scarlet Duo.
Wednesday, September 14, 10:00 a.m.
With instructor Judi England. Registration required: call 518-732-0879 or email email@example.com.
Chair yoga is a fun, accessible way to short-circuit stress and build flexibility, balance, and strength. Appropriate 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 the Albany Guardian Society.
Saturday, September 17, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Create unique artwork using salt, glue, and food coloring! What salt painting designs will you make?
Afternoon Book Club - The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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 their current address. Youth
under age 16 need to bring their parent/guardian to sign them up.
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!