Program Description: Join Abby Lappen (Tuesdays), Pamela Badila (Wednesdays), and Christa Shook (Thursdays) for fun with stories, songs, games, and crafts to develop literacy skills and inspire a love of reading, singing, and storytelling.
To register for these virtual children’s programs, click here.
Here is a guide for free online resources to enjoy while the doors to our facility are closed. Some of these resources require a library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.
Capital Region BOCES – Summer Adventure– Capital Region BOCES has partnered with its 24 component school districts to bring you eight weeks of fun, enriching activities to keep children engaged all summer long!
Mac Barnett Book Club Show – Children’s book author Mac Barnett has weekly reading “meetings” on his Instagram where he reads his own creations and other classic children books.
Christian Robinson’s Making Space – An interactive video series on the beloved illustrator and author’s Instagram. Christian invites viewers to make something together around topics such as speaking up, anger, possibility and friendship.
Open Culture (Massive Open Online Course) – Over 1,500 online courses from various educational institutions like Yale, Stanford, MIT and more. To access free courses select the “Full Course, No Certificate” (edX) or “Audit” (Coursera) option.
Altered Zone: NY, the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council’s (HAL TAC) original escape room escapade will take place on Monday, October 14, 11am-3pm in the library’s community room.
The year is 2100, and the world is left reeling after a suspicious spacecraft appears in the sky over Hudson, NY. A team is chosen to make first contact, and to craft a peace treaty with the “Visitors.” Unfortunately, due to a mis-translation during talks, the team is imprisoned and now war with the Visitors is imminent! Trapped in an alien crater, the team has only 15 minutes to escape, fix their mistake, and warn everyone before the attacks start. The fate of mankind rests on THEIR shoulders.
Come and play as a ragtag team of friends, or with your family. The game is limited to 15 mins and the team that has the shortest time will win a special prize. Registration is mandatory and form is below.
Beautiful Blackbird illustration by Ashley Bryan courtesy of The Ashley Bryan Center
Program Description: In celebration ofBlack History Month we are proud to present a month long tribute of famed children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. The library’s regularly scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Story & Craft Hours will be showcasing the different works and artistry of Ashley Bryan and his impact in the field of children literacy and education.
Date/Time: Wednesday & Thursday Story & Craft Hour, 10am-11am. Saturday Story and Craft Hour, 11am-12pm