About Youth Services
The Youth Services Department provides informational, educational, cultural, and recreational reading resources, services, and programs for children of all ages and their parents, educators, and caregivers.
All materials for children can be found in the Children's Library on the second floor. Things have move around a little. See Children's Library map for current collection locations.
Available for loan:
- Books on tape or CD
- Music on CD or cassette
- Computer software
- Parenting materials
Available for use in the library:
- Reference materials
- Magazine & Newspaper databases and online Encyclopedias for homework help (also available from home with a Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library card)
- Multimedia computers featuring The Zoombinis Logical Journey, Magic Schoolbus Explores in the Ageof Dinosaurs, Blue's ABC Time Activities, Clifford the Big Red Dog Reading and others.
- iPads (Library District residents)
- Computers with Internet access for use by children and adults accompanied by children. Signed parental consent required for patrons under 18.
The Children's Library offers a wide variety of programs throughout the school year, including vacation weeks. Themes include books, science, arts and crafts, music, dance and puppetry. Some programs require registration; others do not.
Please visit our Calendar of Events for the current Children's program listings or check our current program brochure. You may register online for most of our programs by clicking on the date of the event on the online calendar, then selecting the event and following some simple instructions. Programs requiring registration are underlined on the calendar.
Our Summer Reading Club (SRC) is for students entering grades K -5 in the fall and is designed to encourage regular library use. Registration begins in late June. Details on the current SRC are available on our website and in the Children's Library from late May until registration ends.
Story Times and Other Programs for Preschool Children:Story Times for two year olds, three year olds, and 4-6 year olds are offered during the fall, winter, and spring. Read more about our preschool programs.
Youth Services staff provide tours to preschook, K-5 classes and non-school groups. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 371-8622.