Albany Public Library 2012 Summer Reading Program
Welcome to the Summer Reading Program for readers entering Kindergarten through 5th grade.

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Play the Wii, Xbox 360, or Wii U. Ages 16 and under.
Location
Howe Large Meeting Room
Library
Howe Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Please join Ms. Jaimee in our Community Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for the youngest children, from birth to twenty-four months. Stay and play Youth Services Room after storytime is finished!
Location
Community Room (2nd Floor)
Library
Washington Ave. Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Come test your special powers at our Superheroes Training Camp. We'll make capes and decorate them. Wear your own superhero costume if you'd like. Then see if you can pick up a boulder, walk across a lava pit, make it through a maze of lasers and smash through a wall of bricks. Registration is required at the branch, online or at 463-0254. For ages 4-10.
Location
Delaware Large Meeting Room
Library
Delaware Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Build your own superhero mobile, and race it against your friends. Find out who can build the fastest, and win prizes!
Location
Arbor Hill / West Hill Large Meeting Room
Library
Arbor Hill / West Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come meet Hedy, a dog in training for the Guiding Eyes program. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an accredited school for training guide dogs. Dogs, like Hedy, are trained to lead the blind and visually impaired. Hedy and her trainer will show you tricks and inform us more on the Guiding Eyes Program.
Location
Pine Hills Large Meeting Room
Library
Pine Hills Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for an afternoon filled with fun crafts and games. All materials will be provided. Ages 4-16. Sign up required.

July 2 - Superhero lollipops
July 9 - Make your own Wild Wild West Wanted Villain Poster
July 16 - Baymax Origami
July 23 - Perler Bead Superheroes
July 30 - Superhero Watch It Grow Potters
August 6 - Tie-Dye Logo Bandanas
August 13 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Slime
August 20 - Superhero Paper Snowflakes
August 27 - Grow Your Own Groot
Location
Howe Large Meeting Room
Library
Howe Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join APL and the City of Albany Department of Recreation at Hoffman Park for a special outdoor story time and craft. Rain site is the Delaware Branch at 331 Delaware Ave.
Location
Outreach/Off-site
Library
Washington Ave. Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Teens are free to use the computer lab without a library card to do homework, learn computing skills, play games, watch videos, or surf the web.
Location
Small Auditorium - Washington Ave
Library
Washington Ave. Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Gear up for as super summer by making your own superhero costume, then visit our training stations to hone your hero skills! Ages 5+
Location
Community Room (2nd Floor)
Library
Washington Ave. Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come tour a firehouse, learn about safety, and fire equipment from our local heroes: the South End firefighters. Sign-up Required. Please meet at the Howe Children's Room at 1:45 PM so we can walk over together. Ages 5+
Location
Howe Childrens Department
Library
Howe Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The Tang Museum is visiting the library to make a special super hero cape with you! Registration is required. Please register online or call the Pine Hills Childrens Reference desk at 482-7911 (ext. 223).
Location
Pine Hills Large Meeting Room
Library
Pine Hills Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Through games and activities, we'll learn what makes a bird a bird, and how to identify birds most likely to be at a bird feeder. Then we'll create a bird craft. Ages 7+

Registration required through our online calendar or by calling 427-4310
Location
Community Room (2nd Floor)
Library
Washington Ave. Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Teen Open Lab
Location
Computer Lab - Washington Ave
Library
Washington Ave. Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Make your own arsenal of ninja gear. Sign-up required. Ages 7+
Location
Howe Childrens
Library
Howe Branch

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Important Messages
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Every time you log that you have read for 120 minutes, you can visit your branch to pick up a prize! You can enter the same title again if you read it for longer than 120 minutes.
Reviews
Title
Summertime in the BIG woods
Author
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Review
This book is a true story.Its true but it happened a long time ago.Laura had 2 sisters one was big and her name was Mary.She also had a younger one named Carrie.She had a mom and a dad and a dog named Jack.This book is not a Library book.
Title
Diggers/Trucks/Bucket Trucks (3 books)
Author
Derek Zobel
Review
I love these books and I get them out all the time!