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NYS Summer Reading Programs for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

Date: Monday, June 22 - Monday, August 31

Starting Monday, June 22, register online to record, track, and participate in our Summer Reading program for either kids, teens, or adults!

Children Teens Adults
Summer Reading for Children Summer Reading for Teens Summer Reading for Adults

Please join us, our friends (and invite your friends too!) for the NYS Summer Reading program! Registration for the Summer Reading program can be completed either online, or in-person at the library in the Children's Room, Teen Room or Information Desk, and Information Desk for the Children, Teen, and Adult programs, respectively.

Additional Summer Reading Information:

  • Kids: Read more information on the Children's Summer Reading Program.
  • Teens: Read more information on the Teen's Summer Reading Program in our Summer Brochure (pg. 12). There's also a SuperHero Summer Kickoff & Pop Culture Convention run by the Teen group - more information on this can be found on their Facebook Group page.
  • Adults: Find further details on the Adult Summer Reading Program in our Summer Brochure (pg. 18).

Songwriting Workshop with RiverJack Z

Date: Thursday, July 30
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Participants will join RiverJack Z a.k.a. Jack Zucchini (of the Zucchini Brothers) to learn more about songwriting by writing and recording their own song. Working together, participants will create a musical composition. This is a family program and parents and/or caregivers are required to attend. The library will receive a CD/DVD recording (audio/video) containing the students' song as well as an online downloadable MP3 version to share with parents. Registration begins July 1, 2015.

For ages 6 and up with a parent or caregiver.

Supported in part by funds from the New York State Library's Family Literacy Library Services grant program.

Artists in Action: Martha Raleigh Winsten, Acrylics

Date: Wednesday, August 5
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: New & Popular Reading Area

Join us for our monthly Artists in Action series, this month featuring Martha Raleigh Winsten, an acrylic painter who specializes in animal portraits. Her thoroughbred horse paintings are in the private collections of many well-known people in the horse world. Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Public Library and Saratoga Arts. No registration required.