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
Monday, August 03, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join APL and the City of Albany Department of Recreation in North Swan Park for a special outdoor story time and craft. Rain site will be the Washington Ave Branch at 161 Washington Ave.
Location
Outreach/Off-site
Library
Washington Ave. Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 03, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
AAA Hudson Valley’s Otto the Auto, is a robotic car that is used as a traffic safety tool for educating grades preK-2. Otto is lively, animated, and designed to help students learn, remember, and practice important traffic safety habits. Children learn about seat belt/booster seat use, crossing the street safely, playing away from traffic and the importance of wearing a helmet. Otto is a proven training tool, which leaves lasting memories as children grow.

Bring your camera to take a picture of your child with Otto following the 30 minute presentation!
Each child will be given a keepsake bookmark reminding them of ’Otto Safety Tips’.
Location
Bach Meeting Room
Library
Bach Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 03, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Does your teddy bear have a sore tummy? Does your bunny have an earache? Bring your favorite stuffed animal to our mini veterinary clinic. Enjoy waiting room activities, then meet our vet for your pet's check-up! For stuffed animals and their kids, ages 5+
Location
Community Room (2nd Floor)
Library
Washington Ave. Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
What’s something useful to make out of a tin for your summer vacation? You're about to find out! Come make something fun. 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, August 04, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Create your own superhero logo in the style of artist Nicholas Kruschenick then attach it to a flowing cape you can wear on your next awesome adventure. Ages 7+
Location
Community Room (2nd Floor)
Library
Washington Ave. Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Make our sidewalks ZAP! into superhero life! Kids, come create your own chalk superhero or supervillain outline, and decorate with chalk what your costume looks like! Sign up required.
Location
Howe Small Meeting Room
Library
Howe Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Create something cool from our awesome supplies on a cart, or create the craft of the day!
Library
North Albany Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Stories and fun for pre-school children and their caregivers.
Location
Delaware Large Meeting Room
Library
Delaware Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Let your little ones tap into their imaginations during this unstructured play time. Kids can play with our toy kitchens, blocks, dolls, train sets, etc. For ages 0-5
Location
Delaware Large Meeting Room
Library
Delaware Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Stories, songs and a craft or activity! For pre-school ages and older.
Location
Pine Hills Large Meeting Room
Library
Pine Hills Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Medical students will show children how to take blood pressures, scope eyes, ears, throat and other typical components of a well-child visit.
Location
Bach Garden
Library
Bach Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Parents and caregivers with kids ages three and up are welcome to this fitness program featuring gentle stretching, songs, and games for families to participate in together. Taught by Barbara Kam, an AFAA-certified instructor and mom. Register by calling 482-7911 (ext. 223), or online below. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel with you. If you or your child has an injury and need to use alternates during exercise, please contact the library in advance. Registration is required.
Location
Pine Hills Large Meeting Room
Library
Pine Hills Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Feel like making something cool this summer? Stop in to the North Albany branch, where we will create a different Summer Reading Program-inspired craft every week!
Library
North Albany Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Danielle for some beach read inspired jewelry making! Let the sound of the surf and the feel of hot sand inspire you as you create bracelets using sea glass and natural materials. Registration is required; please register online or call 463-0254.
Location
Delaware Large Meeting Room
Library
Delaware Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 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, August 06, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The University at Albany Social Robotics Team will be here to do interesting activities that explore the capabilities and ideas behind robotic platforms. Please register online or call the Pine Hills Children's Department at 482-7911 ext. 223.
Location
Pine Hills Large Meeting Room
Library
Pine Hills Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
The NYS Museum presents a literary program just for kids, where they'll learn what makes a character in a story "heroic." Museum educator Ryan Fitzpatrick introduces kids to the "hero narrative," comparing hero stories from the remote past to today's pop culture. Children will discover the common thread linking them all, from Gilgamesh and the Irish warrior Cu Chulainn, to Superman, Dr. Who, Luke Skywalker, Mulan and the Lion King. After our discussion, join us in a hero-themed library scavenger hunt. There will be prizes. This is a family program, recommended for ages 5 and up. A drop-in program.
Location
Delaware Large Meeting Room
Library
Delaware Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us as we talk about community heroes with Officer William Pierce, our local community officer. Learn what it takes to be a local hero, and become a Junior Albany Public Library Police Officer!
Location
Arbor Hill / West Hill Large Meeting Room
Library
Arbor Hill / West Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 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
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Create something cool from our awesome supplies on a cart, or create the craft of the day!
Library
North Albany Branch

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join Ms. Sarah in the Community Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for toddlers and their caregivers.
Location
Community Room (2nd Floor)
Library
Washington Ave. Branch

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Did you find you first summer job this year? If you did, may want to document all the details. Now is the time to start building a resume for your job hunt next summer! Are you working for the City of Albany Summer Youth Employment Program? Did you know that you will need to turn in a resume at the end of the summer? Come into the library to get some assistance with creating a resume that you will be able to use next year to help you find your next great summer job! No registration required.
Location
Delaware Young Adults Reading Area
Library
Delaware Branch

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Important Messages
Stay cool at the library!

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
Disney Princess: Rapunzel: A Day to Remember
Author
Helen Perleman
Review
I really liked this book. It was really funny because Flynn kept falling asleep and Rapunzel painted a picture of him when he was sleeping with a fly on his nose!
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Title
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night
Author
Cynthia Rylant
Review
Henry and Mudge go camping.   Find this book
ISBN
978-0-689-82586-6