Baby and Me Lap Time
Our weekly Baby and Me Lap Time program meets Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. Parents or caregivers and their children ages birth to 18 months are invited to join Miss Beth for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. No registration required.
Preschool Story Times
What a great way to have fun with your preschooler! Come join us for our story times which meet every Thursday at the library at 11:00 a.m. We read books, sing songs, do activites and crafts with plenty of smiles and laughs. Our preschool storytime is meant for children ages 3-5.
Calling all toddlers! Come to this special storytime for little ones too active for lap time but not quite ready for preschool storytime. We will share short picture books, march around, and sometimes complete a short arts and crafts activity.
Monthly Teen Night
Friday nights are teen nights at the library! Keep checking the library website and social media pages to see what cool programs we’ve got planned to help teens and tweens kick off their weekend. We have movies, video game nights, crafty nights, and a whole lot of other random, fun stuff. No registration required.
Teen Advisory Board
Do you want to help the library plan awesome teen programs and events? Come by and join the Teen Advisory Board! T.A.B. members help plan unique and interesting programs, choose new books and movies for the collection, and get volunteer hours for helping out. Our T.A.B. usually meets before regularly scheduled teen nights; just stop by to learn more!
The Readers’ Circle meets at the library on the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Next Page Book Club
The Next Page Book Club meets at the library on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Its members read well-reviewed and award-winning books, engaging novels, and readable nonfiction.
Nonfiction Book Club
The Nonfiction Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. They read only nonfiction books based on the preferences of those attending.
Summer Reading Program
Reading over the summer is a great way to explore a world of wonderful adventures and let your imagination go wild! Books allow you to climb Mount Everest, sail the Hudson River, fend off evil at every corner, meet amazing people or even run for president without ever leaving your house–except to come to the library, of course! This six-week program begins at the end of June each year and has components appropriate for preschoolers, elementary school-aged children, and teens. Registration for many of the activities is required but the core component of the program, the reading challenge, is flexible and can be adapted to your busy summer schedules.
Family Film Series
Dan Schoonover’s Family Film Festival runs from the fall of each year through the following April. The 16mm classic films that he shows are drawn from the collection of his late father, Raymond Schoonover. Homemade popcorn and brownies are served at each showing. No registration is required and individual film titles are listed on the library’s calendar.
Museum Pass Program
The library lends passes to regional museums and historical sites through our Museum Pass Program. Venues include the Berkshire Museum, Eric Carle Museum, Mass MoCA, Hancock Shaker Village, the Schenectady Museum and Planetarium, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The passes generally allow free admission for two adults and two children (although some of the museums offer free admission for any number of children.) The passes may be borrowed, first come, first served, and cannot be reserved. Passes must be returned by the library’s closing time on the due date or a $5.00 per day fee will be incurred.