June 28 was a very special day at the North Greenbush Library, when Southpaw and friends from the Tri-City ValleyCats helped us kick-off our Summer Reading Program. A large group of children and parents enjoyed stories read by their local baseball heroes, and everyone had a great time getting to know our team's special mascot, Southpaw!
Summer reading programs help keep children’s brains active and ready to learn. The program is open to children of all reading abilities
Three Age Groups:
Early Readers — Ages 0 to 6 years old: Participants in this group will receive a reading record to complete and return. Each record has room for 10 books. We would like at least two books to be non-fiction. Our hope is that you and your child will learn about things that interest and intrigue them. For every sheet your child completes, he or she will earn a prize. Eight prizes are available for the eight weeks the program runs.
Tweens — Ages 7 to 11 years old: Participants in this group will fill out one recommendation form for each book read. The books should be age appropriate and the forms must be signed by a parent. The participants will have their names entered into a bi-weekly raffle for every form returned.
Teens — Ages 12 to 18 years old: When participants in this group finish a book and return the recommendation form, their name will be entered into a raffle. There will be 4 raffles at this age level. All books should be age appropriate.
Adult Summer Reading Program
Adults, Join the Fun!
Read your favorite authors between June 25 and August 18, and fill out the form available at the library to have your name entered into raffles held on July 9, July 30 and August 20.
Friends of the Library Raffle Drawing
Congratulations to our winners: Trisha M. (child's basket) and Nancy B. (50-50).
Museum Pass Program
North Greenbush residents are welcome to visit the library and borrow a pass to area museums.
Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, NY 13317
Free regular admission to the museum for 2 adults and 2 children ages 12-18. (Children 11 & under
free) plus 10% discount in the Arkell Shop, and reduced or free admission to special programs.
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Pass admits 2 Adults. Children under 12 free.
Available to North Greenbush residents only. Residents must visit the library to pick up the passes. Sorry we can't accept reservations, or renewals. Only one pass can be checked out at a time. There is a $5.00 per day fine if late and the pass must be returned to the North Greenbush Public Library. Patrons are responsible for replacement cost of lost passes.
It's a win-win. You don't have to waste time feeding empties to a machine, and the library gets a donation! Please bring your empty cans and bottles to the 6 Cent Redemption Center, 461 Main Ave, Wynantskill. Thanks to a program sponsored by the North Greenbush Friends of the Library, you can request that your deposit refund be donated to the library. The redemption center will sort and count all of your glass and plastic bottles, and cans eligible for a NYS deposit and will donate the proceeds to the library.
Please note: containers must be redeemed at the redemption center. The library cannot accept empty bottles and cans!
UHLS Online Resources
As a member library of the Upper Hudson Library System, we are delighted to announce that library patrons now have access to three exciting online resources:
Ancestry.com Library Edition
Flipster provides digital access through your library to the magazines you know and love. Read the
complete contents of over 60 popular digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. There is no separate account to set up, your library card grants you access
from wherever you are. Titles include People, US Weekly, The New Yorker, Forbes and many more. The Flipster app for your mobile device
is available on the iTunes Store and on Google Play.
Learn a new language with Mango Languages! This fun and easy to use self-paced language learning program features
courses in more than 70 languages! Library patrons can create an account using their email address and start learning right away. Courses are accessible
on a computer or mobile device using free apps that allow users to take their learning with them, with or without an internet connection. See the iTunes Store or Google Play for details and to download the app.
Ancestry® Library Edition provides access to the world’s most popular consumer online
genealogy resource from your library. Its 7,000 databases deliver an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe,
Australia and more. While much of the personalized functionality of Ancestry.com is not available in the library edition, it's you a great tool to start your genealogy
search. Access is only available at the library. Please bring a flash drive to save your information.
New Books & DVDs
Mystery...suspense...romance...comedy. Our new books offer all of this and more! Browse our list for new books by your favorite authors, and maybe find a few new favorites. Or check out some new DVDs for this evening's entertainment.
We love to see you at the library, so stop by soon.
Become a Friend!
Join the Friends of the North Greenbush Public Library. We need friends now to:
Run special projects
Organize fund raisers
Coordinate community programs
Advocate for our library.
For more information, or to volunteer, please see our Friends page.
Library Resources for the Visually Impaired
Braille books and services for the visually-impaired are available at the Sand Lake Public Library and the Troy Public Library. In addition, the New York State Library has numerous resources for the blind and visually impaired. For more information, including application for services forms, please see: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/