The library will close at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, for New Year’s Eve. We will be closed all day on Tuesday, Jan. 1, opening as normal at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 2nd.
Happy New Year!
Our library is always open through our website, www.guilderlandlibrary.org. Among many other things, you can download e-books and page through dozens of magazines at no charge. Check it Out!
Winter Reading Challenge!
Can we read 2,000 books during the month of January? Last year we blew our goal of 300 books out of the water by reading 1,577! Let’s read even more this year! If we help reach the nationwide goal of 75,000 books, Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban will donate $35,000 to literacy programs and the top performing libraries (maybe even ours!). Register online today: guilderlandlibrary.beanstack.org! Every book we log during the month of January counts towards the goal! If you are like me, you will get caught up in the challenge and the chase, and find yourself reading more! That’s always a good thing. Share what you’re reading! Use the hashtag #WinterRead2019 on social media.
Ice Cream Party with CMOST
Join us for our annual ice cream making party with the experts from Children’s Museum of Science and Technology! Thursday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. Grades 1-4.
Join us for a sensational sensory playtime! We will explore fun new activities like Ziploc finger paint, water table play, light table activities, a special sensory “pit”, musical instruments, baby building blocks and more. Please dress baby for active play! Birth-24 months. Friday, Jan. 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Both Baby Bookworms and Toddler Time restart on Tuesday, Jan. 8!
No story times are held when Guilderland Central School District is closed or delayed.
Walk Me to the Moon!
Did you know that the moon is just about 239,000 miles away? From now until April, local libraries are participating in the first Library Moon Walk, a challenge designed to keep us moving over the winter months. We are trying to log our steps, to collectively reach the moon!
— Timothy Wiles
As of this writing, we’ve logged 31,879 miles! Visit the website at https://library-moonwalk.sals.edu to join in the fun. The website collects no personal information—just your distance and your zip code. While there, you can see a list of health programs at local libraries, or go to Medline Plus, the National Library of Medicine’s reliable health information source—which is authoritative and free.
Great Books Discussion Group
Local writer, speaker, teacher, coach, and spiritual director Diane Cameron has spoken frequently here at GPL. Now her latest book “Never Leave Your Dead,” will be the subject of the Great Books discussion group, which meets on Thursday January 3rd, at 7 p.m. The book unravels the true story of Cameron’s stepfather, Donald Watkins, a former Marine who served in China from 1937 to 1939 during the Japanese invasion. After returning home, Donald’s seemingly normal life took a sharp turn when he murdered his first wife and mother-in-law in 1953. As punishment for his crime, he spent twenty-two years at Fairview State Hospital for the criminally insane.