The Library will be closed at 5 pm on August 27, 2019 for staff training.

Children

Summer Reading Club


Sign-up online or at the Library beginning June 24. Keep track of how many minutes you read using Beanstack, the online home for summer reading, with the link here.

       

Nature Story Walk

Thanks to the generosity of the FOL, the Library is partnering with the Town of Clifton Park Open Space, Trails, and Riverfront Committee to display picture books in four town parks. 

Kids can pick up a passport at the Library, at the Children’s Desk, or on one of the trails, then stamp their passport as they visit each book display. 
Collect all four to redeem for a small prize at the Library!

Dates:
6/29-7/13 Hayes Nature Park A Tree is Nice
7/13-7/27 Mohawk Landing Stella, Fairy of the Forest
7/27-8/10 Garnsey Park Our Big Home: An Earth Poem
8/10-8/24 Veteran’s Memorial Park Miss Maple’s Seeds

For more information, click here.

The Children’s Library serves children from infant through fifth grade and their families. Individuals with special needs are welcome here, too.

  • Have a program idea?
  • Want recommendations for a good book or series?

Let us know what’s on your mind—we’re happy to help!

Programs

Join us for a wide variety of programs for children.

Reading Suggestions

Fun Items to Borrow

We also loan activities and tech devices.

Early Learning

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library recommends these five proven steps to help raise a reader.

  • Talking with children helps them learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.
  • Singing slows down language so children can hear the different sounds in words.
  • Reading together develops vocabulary and comprehension and motivates children to want to learn to read.
  • Writing with children helps them understand that printed letters stand for spoken words.
  • Playing helps children learn language and literacy skills as they put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Foundation recommends reading, even re-reading, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 books before Kindergarten. Pick up a packet at the Children’s Desk.