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Summer is here!  Encourage your child to read this summer by having her take the 15 minute pledge! Aim for 15 minutes of reading a day. No complicated record keeping, just have your child share their reading when they visit at your convenience.  Our readers get a small prize for reporting in, and are entered into prize raffles over the summer.

Click HERE to log in and make a book review.

Teen Log in.

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Science of Sports: Saturday July 23 at 1 PM. The “Dirt Meister” puts on a rollicking show and explores the roles played by inertia, leverage, angular momentum, friction and gravity in everything from bowling and basketball to soccer and golf! Ages 5-12. Sign up required.

Reptile Adventures: Saturday July 30th at 1 PM.  Meet reptiles face-to-face in this fun and informative show.  Ages 5-12.  Sign up required.

Doctor Who Party: Wednesday August 3 at 6 PM.  Jump in the T.A.R.D.I.S. and join us!  Ages 10-1,000.

Cake Decorating: Saturday August 6 at 1 PM.  Ages 10-18.  Learn the basics of decorating cupcakes with Sandra of Quigley’s Cakes. Must be signed up by Friday August 5th.

Ice Cream Social: Saturday August 13 at 1 PM.  Ages 4-12.  The participants of the summer reading challenge will be celebrated with prizes, ice cream and books. (Must be part of the summer reading challenge to participate).

Weekly this summer (running June 18-August 13)

  • Teen ChefMaker Lab– Tuesdays at 2 pm. (ages 5-12) Create, experiment and learn the fun way!
  • Snack Time- Thursdays at 3PM (all ages) Note: CCE will not be teaching due to low participation, however, we will continue to serve a snack at this time.
  • Pre-K Prep Story-time– Fridays at 11 (ages 3-6) get ready for school with stories and crafts.

faithfully-yours-cover-1-202x300Author Night and Therapy dog– Thursday July 28th at 6 PM.  Peggy Frezon, author of “Faithfully Yours”, will visit with her therapy dog, Ike.  She will discuss her book, the benefits of therapy dogs and how a dog becomes qualified.  Kids can read books to Ike during the discussion.

Computer tutor time-  Tuesdays from 1-3 PM.  Drop in to have help with your computer, tablet or smart phone, or learn on our lap-top computer.

Teen time Wednesdays from 4-6 PM. Teen time is for ages 12-18 in our multipurpose room- playing video games, making stuff, talking, having snacks and hanging out.

Teens, share what you’re reading to enter into prize drawings!  Ask us for more info.

Friends of the Library Meeting- Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 PM.  We need more members!  Come to the meeting to find out how to help.



To get started with E-books and downloadable audiobooks, download the Overdrive App onto your device.

New Items at the Library

We now have a way of showing items that have been recently added to our collection in the past 30 days.  If you are looking for an item that we don’t have, please contact us- we can help you get it from another library, or possibly purchase it for our library.

Click here to see new items.

Overdrive Magazines

We now have digital magazines available on Overdrive.  To get set up, you need the Nook app.  Detailed instructions are available on Overdrive’s website.

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Unattended Children

As of January first, 2013, the Rensselaer Library Commission has changed our Unattended Child policy.

“Children under the age of 10 may not be in the library without the direct supervision of a person at least 16 years or older.  “

Previously our policy allowed for babysitters aged 13 and up.   The library is not responsible for the supervision of unattended minors.  We will be enforcing this rule for the safety of the children and out of respect for other library users.  Children who are left unattended will be referred to the police.