North Greenbush Public Library

Summer Reading Program for Kids and Adults

Libraries RockJune 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!

Check out our Summer Reading Photo Gallery!

Summer Reading Winners


  • Our first tween winner, Griffin, received a Barnes & Noble gift card and snacks.


  • Rosemary, our first teen winner, received a Regal movie gift card and snacks.


  • Maureen, our first adult winner, received Labella and Cumberland Farms gift cards.

See their picures and prizes in our Summer Reading Photo Gallery!

Program Details

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.

  • Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12210
    (518) 463-4478
    Family Pass admits 2 adults, all children and grandchildren under 18
  • Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, NY 13317
    (518) 673-2314
    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
    (413) 298-3926
    Pass admits 2 Adults. Children under 12 free.
  • Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 584-5540
    Pass admits 4 people
  • Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 10267
    (413) 458-2303
    Pass admits 1 adult, children under 18 and students with ID free
  • CMOST – Children’s Museum of Science & Technology, 250 Jordon Road, Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 235-2120
    Pass admits 2 adults and dependent children under 18
  • FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 822-1875
    Pass admits family of 4
  • Hancock Shaker Village, Routes 20 & 41, Pittsfield, MA 01202
    Pass admits 2 adults and 2 youths (13-17 years old); children 12 and under are free
  • Hildene (The Lincoln Family Home), 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254
    (802) 362-1788
    Pass admits family of four (2 adults and 2 children or 2 grandchildren)
    2 passes
  • Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
    (518) 792-1761
    Pass admits 2 adults and children under 18 living in the same household.
  • MiSci—Museum of Innovation & Science, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308
     (518) 382-7890                     
    Pass admits 2 adults, includes general and planetarium admission
  • MASS MoCA-Massachusetts Museum  of Contemporary Art, 1040 Mass Moca Way, North Adams, MA 01247
    (413) 664-4481
    Pass admits up to 2 adults and 2 Children (under 16)
  • USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, Broadway & Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202
    (518) 431-1943
    Family pass admits 2 adults and 2 children. Children under 5 free with family.
  • World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glen Falls, NY 12801
    (518) 793-2773
    Pass admits 5 people

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.

Please review the Museum Pass Rules here (PDF).

Bottle Redemption Benefits Library

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:

  • Flipster
  • Mango Languages
  • Library Edition

FlipsterFlipster 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.

Mango LanguagesLearn 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. Library EditionAncestry® 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 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.

Join the Friends of the LibraryBecome 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: