Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with us here at GPL on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m., with a bilingual family storytime in Mandarin and English. Julia Liu, a bilingual early childhood educator will lead this program. Please register for this class by calling 518-456-2400, ext 4, or register online at www.guilderlandlibrary.org.
Family STEAM Nights
On Monday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m., the Shaker High School Robotics Club will be at the Library to share and guide you through some exciting, hands-on STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math — activities! For 2nd grade and up. Please register for this class by calling 518-456-2400, ext. 4, or register online at www.guilderlandlibrary.org.
Storytimes are Back
Storytimes are designed to reinforce early literacy skills. We may use a combination of stories, videos, singing, crafting, playing, puppets and movement to entertain and teach. Choose the Storytime that’s best suited for your child’s age! No need to register, just come here and enjoy!
Baby Bookworms – a NEW Storytime that’s held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. — is a storytime full of songs and fun. Make a weekly date to build memories with your baby, lay a foundation for success with pre-literacy skills, and connect with other caregivers in the community. Ages birth to 18 months and a caregiver.
Toddler Time – Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. — offers a variety of fun activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, playing instruments, and creating crafts (both sessions feature the same activities). Toddlers 19 – 36 months with a caregiver.
Preschool Drop-In Storytime – on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. — develops the early literacy skills so vital to success in school! Join us for stories, songs, and movement! Ages 3 – 5 years with a caregiver. Younger siblings welcome!
Wee Waddlers Rhyme Time – a NEW Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. — provides bonding and pre-literacy skills. We’ll have music and movement, rhymes & bounces, puppets, read-alouds, toys, bubbles and more. New walkers up to 24 months old with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome to attend. Older siblings should bring a stuffed animal with them.
The ever-popular 3 Little Birds: Music & Movement starts Friday Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m., and is then held every Friday at that same time. You’ll sing, dance and join our 3 Little Birds – Penny, Poppy & Pete – for a fun-filled class your whole family will enjoy! This program is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Ages birth to 5 years with a caregiver.
Please note: We follow the Guilderland Central School District calendar. When school is not in session, we do not hold storytime. Also, when schools are closed due to bad weather, storytimes are cancelled.
Special Meeting of the Board
The Guilderland Public Library’s Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m., to hear a presentation on a possible renewal of the library building. The presentation will be given by the architectural firm of Butler, Rowland and Mays. The public is encouraged to attend. Information on this possible project is available at www.guilderlandlibrary.org/renewal.
GPL Pops Up @ Ladies Night Out!
Ladies Night Out, held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Western Turnpike Golf Course Ballroom, is a health and wellness event is sponsored by the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce. We’ll be there with free books to give away, consumer health resources, and a special raffle basket, too!
— Mark Curiale