Welcome to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library's 2015 Summer Reading Programs Home Page.
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   2015 Tadpole Readers       2015 SRC K-5       2015 Teen SRC       2015 Adult Summer Reading   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For children in grades 3-5. Registration required, beginning July 23 at 9:30 am. Join author/maker Kathy Ceceri for an exciting Electronic Art workshop. Art and science combine as children create unique works, using simple electronic concepts and materials. Session is 1 1/2 hours.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 03, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a STOP-IN program for children ages 2 through 4, accompanied by an adult. No registration is necessary, but space may be limited. Parents and preschoolers play and interact with others while using age-appropriate toys, books, puppets and puzzles.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For children entering grades 1-4. Improve reading skills or help your child gain more confidence in his/her reading abilities. Sign up your child to read alone, with a sibling or a friend. Bring a book or choose from a book basket selected by Youth Services staff. The NY State Librarian says "Summer reading programs at public libraries...best antidote for the "summer slide" in reading achievement." Call 371-8622 and ask for YOUTH SERVICES to make a 15-minute appointment, or stop by the YS desk. Walk-ins welcome if time slots are available. Please note there is NO online registration for this program.

Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop-in program. The Library invites children ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult, to share stories, simple songs, and coloring with a librarian and teen volunteer. NOTE: This activity takes place in the far corner of the Children's Library.
Location
J Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Registration required beginning July 29 at 9:30 am. For children ages 3 & 4. Super foods, super health and fitness. Join the Honest Weight Food Co-Op in the exploration and preparation of foods that are not only good for you, but are good and tasty treats.
(*FAA)
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Super foods, super health and fitness. Join the Honest Weight Food Co-Op in the exploration and preparation of foods that are not only good for you, but are good and tasty treats. A different food will be highlighted each session. For teens going into Grade 6 & higher in the fall. REGISTRATION REQUIRED for each session beginning 7/22/15.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Families with children in grades K-5 are invited to STOP-IN (registration not necessary) and build with the Library's LEGO and KEVA materials.*

THEME: (optional)

Ready, Set...Action!
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Drop-in program for families. Registration is not required, but children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

BIG HERO 6: Robotics prodigy Hiro harnesses his genius to work with his robot companion Baymax. They transform Hiro's human friends into a band of hi-tech heroes determined to solve the dangerous mystery pervading the streets of San Fransokyo. (Rated PG, 108 min.)

Low sensory environment (*LSE), some lights will remain on, and children are free to move about--all are welcome! Popcorn and a beverage available. (*FAA)
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 10, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Children entering grades K-3 are invited to STOP-IN to craft some simple creations from a variety of materials, including recycled items. No registration required. NOTE: Parents/caregivers are asked to remain in the program and assist children, as children may leave when their project is completed.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Registration required, beginning August 4 at 9:30 am. For children ages 3-4 accompanied by an adult. Songs and games with a parachute!
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Drop-in program. For families with children ages 3 and up. Come enjoy the antics of juggler/beatboxer/comedian Jester Jim and celebrate a summer of reading. (*FAA)
Location
Program Room A-D
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
For children entering grades 1-4. Improve reading skills or help your child gain more confidence in his/her reading abilities. Sign up your child to read alone, with a sibling or a friend. Bring a book or choose from a book basket selected by Youth Services staff. The NY State Librarian says "Summer reading programs at public libraries...best antidote for the "summer slide" in reading achievement." Call 371-8622 and ask for YOUTH SERVICES to make a 15-minute appointment, or stop by the YS desk. Walk-ins welcome if time slots are available. Please note there is NO online registration for this program.

Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Drop-in program for families. Registration is not required, but children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

BOLT: The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. (Rated PG, 96 min.)

Low sensory environment (*LSE), some lights will remain on, and children are free to move about--all are welcome! Popcorn and a beverage available. (*FAA)
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

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Important Message



Beginning Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM SRC K-5 Readers who have met or exceeded the challenge to read 500 minutes over a minimum of 25 days can collect their 2015 awards: a certificate of completion, a book from the Summer Reader Rewards Collection and a super hero poster.

Join us for a midsummer celebration of things heroic on Thursday, July 23 at 7 pm when singer/songwriter, instrumentalist extraordinaire Tom Sieling performs his show "Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune."


Remember, even if you've reached the 500 minute goal, keep on reading! Come to the Library and talk about books you've read and restock your book supply.

The Summer Reading Club for children entering grades K-5 (SRC K-5) encourages reading for the fun of it, but also helps maintain reading skills over the summer. The Library offers creative, engaging programs to enhance the SRC experience.

Register online or come to the Library any time on or after June 22.


Update this electronic log OR track your minutes on paper at home, then come to the Library to have teen volunteers or staff log your reading time online.

Speak with a teen volunteer about any book you're reading and pick a prize from our SRC K-5 Treasure Chest, and enter the weekly book raffle. It's so easy (one entry per week).


SRC K-5 program and prize redemption ends Sunday, August 30.

This program is supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Also supported in part by funds from the NYS Library's Family Literacy Library Services grant program, and a grant to the Southern Adirondack Library System from the Saratoga County Youth Bureau and the Office of Children and Family Services.

Reviews
Review
My 8 year old daughter really enjoyed the Dino poems...nice pictures as well!
Title
Dizzy Dinosaurs Silly Dino Poems
Author
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Genre
picture books
Rating
5-the best
Review
Very funny and cute book. Excellent use of sight words.
Title
Are You My Mother?
Author
P.D. Eastman
Genre
easy readers
Rating
5-the best
Review
Who knew weasels change fur color in the winter. It's a gook book!!
Title
Weasels
Author
Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Genre
nonfiction
Rating
5-the best
Review
Great book!!!
Title
Beavers
Author
Emily Green
Genre
nonfiction
Rating
5-the best