Welcome to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library's 2015 Summer Reading Programs Home Page.
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Registration required beginning May 28 at 9:30 AM.For children in Grades K-2 . Junior LEGO builders are challenged to work as individuals or in groups to build projects based upon a theme (see below) using the Library’s blocks and materials. Constructions will be photographed for display on the Library’s Flickr web pages.


THIS WEEK'S THEME:

Help Me!
Location
Program Room C-D
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
SRC Training for teen volunteers
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
SRC Training for teen volunteers
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Registration required beginning June 11 at 9:30 AM . For children in Grades 3-5. LEGO builders are challenged to work as individuals or in groups to build projects based upon a theme (see below) using the Library’s blocks and materials. Constructions will be photographed for display on the Library’s Flickr web pages.


THIS WEEK'S THEME:

Scene from a Favorite Book
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 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
Wednesday, June 24, 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.

The Incredibles: Bob and Helen, great super hero crime fighters in their younger days, have been forced to adopt civilian identities. They have moved to suburbs where they live "normal" lives with their three kids. Desperate for action, Bob flees the family when a mysterious summons takes him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. (Rated PG, 115 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, June 29, 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, June 30, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Drop-in, outdoor program for families with children ages 3 and up. Start your summer reading adventures with our Hero Training Camp. We'll have light exercise sessions for all family members. Costume creation, a photo booth and a training course for our smaller heroes are also part of the early evening's fun. Try healthy foods, meet everyday heroes, and sign up for the Summer Reading Club.Will be held inside Library in case of inclement weather.(*FAA)
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop-in program. Parents and infants under 24 months play and interact with others while using age appropriate toys, books and puzzles. Space may be limited, so no siblings, please.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 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
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For children ages 3-4 accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and begins Thurs. July 2 at 9:30 am. Songs and games with a parachute!
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Description
Drop-in program for walking infants under 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No siblings, please. Not a series, one session only. Experience upbeat one-on-one time with your beginning walker. We'll share independent movement activities as well as interactive rhymes, songs, very short books and felt board stories. Short playtime follows.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 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.

FINDING NEMO: In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin, an overly protective clownfish, embarks on a daring rescue mission when his beloved son, Nemo, gets scooped up by a diver. With his unforgettable friend Dory by his side, Marlin encounters an ocean full of memorable comedic characters on his momentous journey to find Nemo. (Rated G, 100 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, July 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop-in program. Parents and infants under 24 months play and interact with others while using age appropriate toys, books and puzzles. Space may be limited, so no siblings, please.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 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
Wednesday, July 15, 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, July 15, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Registration required beginning July 8 at 9:30 am. For children entering grades K-2. 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, July 15, 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 7/1/15.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For children entering grades K-2. Registration required and begins July 9 at 9:30 am. Hear stories about heroes, from Annie Oakley to Paul Bunyan, and make a craft. (*FAA)
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
For children entering grades 3-5 in the fall. Registration required and begins July 9 at 9:30 am. Paint a person or critter made from a brick paver. Please wear old clothes! (*FAA)
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 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
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Registration required beginning July 11 at 9:30 AM for children entering grades 3-5 This is a 3-hour workshop with professional artist Ira Marcks. Participants will learn to make their own comics and work together to create a cartoon.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop-in program. Parents and infants under 24 months play and interact with others while using age appropriate toys, books and puzzles. Space may be limited, so no siblings, please.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 20, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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. Siblings are welcome.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Registration is required and begins Tues., July 14 at 9:30AM. Family program for children ages 2-6, must be accompanied by an adult. Young musicians can experience a variety of musical instruments and discover the many different sounds they make. Learn how science and music go together and add up to a wonderful hour of noisy self-expression!
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 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, July 22, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Registration required, beginning July 15 at 9:30 AM. For children entering grades 1-5. You'll create superhero logos representing the super qualities you'd like to have. Then you'll attach them to a flowing, wearable cape. And voila-a super art cape!
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For families with children of all ages. Tom Sieling, a widely acclaimed singer and songwriter, will perform a free family program consisting of fun, humorous, very participatory children's songs that are guaranteed to engage everyone. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica and a drum machine, and all songs include parts for the whole family. Summer Reading Club readers are especially welcome!
Location
Program Room A-D
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop-in program. Join us for a rousing game of BINGO based on favorite book characters. This is an event for families to enjoy together. The focus will be on picture books and easy readers for ages 4-8.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 27, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop-in program. Parents and infants under 24 months play and interact with others while using age appropriate toys, books and puzzles. Space may be limited, so no siblings, please.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 27, 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, July 28, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Drop-in program. Fun for the whole family, recommended for children in grades K and up! Put your knowledge of serious and frivolous facts to the test. Bring your own trivia team or make one here. Join us for an evening that promises a little knowledge and lots of laughs. (*FAA)
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 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, July 29, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
For children entering grades 3-5. Registration required, beginning July 22 at 9:30 am. 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, July 29, 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 7/15/15.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

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

The program has not started yet but will begin on Monday, June 22, 2015.
Important Message



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.

Reviews
Review
loved it
Title
War and Peace
Author
Tolstoy
Genre
easy readers
Rating
1-the least favorite