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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop-in program. Parents and children age 12-36 months play and interact with others while using age appropriate toys, books and puzzles. Come make new friends. Siblings welcome. Space may be limited.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
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
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Drop-in program for ages 3 and up accompanied by an adult. Senora Gloria of the Capital Region Language Center will present stories, songs and movement activities in Spanish. No previous exposure to Spanish necessary. We will meet in the Reading Garden. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Children's Activities Room.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
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 13, 2016
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 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For children ages 3-5, registration required and begins one week prior to program. Get ready to run, jump, explore, play and have fun! Go Kids multi-sport and exercise programs are specifically designed for young children; their activities teach the fundamentals of 7 different sports in a social, team based, non-competitive environment. Please wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and bring a water bottle.
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Families with children ages 3-6 and siblings are welcome to attend this series of short, literature-based films. This is a DROP-IN program (registration is NOT required), however children must be accompanied by an adult.


The following short films are tentatively scheduled:

Giggle, Giggle, Quack – Doreen Cronin (10 min)
Mysterious Tadpole – Steven Kellogg (9 min)
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? – Steve Jenkins (8 min)
Apt. 3 – Ezra Jack Keats (6 min)
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a DROP-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 19, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
For children ages 2 and up and their families. Registration begins July 12 at 9:30 am.
If you come down to the library today, you're in for a big surprise. Bring your teddy bear and lunch and be prepared to play the wonderful games Teddy Bears play at their picnics. Hide and seek, chase, hopscotch, jumprope, and chalk drawing. We'll provide a special dessert treat. (*FAA)

Rooms A & B are rain space for event scheduled outside on this day and time
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop-in program for ages 3 and up accompanied by an adult. Mrs. Marina will present stories and a few songs in Russian/English, plus a craft. No previous exposure to Russian is needed--come and enjoy!
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
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
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Description
Registration required; beginning July 19. For preschoolers ages 4 and 5.
Children will learn how they understand the world with their sense of touch and that some objects are safe to touch while others are not. Preschoolers will be presented with the challenge of identifying a variety of objects using only their sense of touch. They will also experiment with an interesting and innovative material to model their very own creation.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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
Monday, August 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Registration required, beginning Mon., July 25 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 03, 2016
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, August 04, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For children ages 3-5, registration required and begins one week prior to program. Get ready to run, jump, explore, play and have fun! Go Kids multi-sport and exercise programs are specifically designed for young children; their activities teach the fundamentals of 7 different sports in a social, team based, non-competitive environment. Please wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and bring a water bottle.
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop-in program. Parents and children age 12-36 months play and interact with others while using age appropriate toys, books and puzzles. Come make new friends. Siblings welcome. Space may be limited.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 08, 2016
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, August 15, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a DROP-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
Friday, August 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Families with children ages 3-6 and siblings are welcome to attend this series of short, literature-based films. This is a DROP-IN program (registration is NOT required), however children must be accompanied by an adult.


The following short films are tentatively scheduled:

Millions of Cats – Wanda Gag (10 min)
Possum Magic – Mem Fox (11 min)
The Little Red Hen – Paul Galdone (8 min)
Fish is Fish – Leo Lionni (5 min)
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 22, 2016
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

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Important Message




Tadpole Readers is a fun, easy way to develop your child's pre-reading skills while you relax together over books. It is an ideal approach for nurturing a lifelong love of reading and libraries.

Each day a child and partner read for 15 minutes or more, update this electronic log OR mark the reading record provided with your Tadpole registration and come to the Library to have our teens or staff record your reading times online.
Come to the Library, talk about a book and enter to win a book in our weekly raffle and visit the Tadpole Treasure Chest.
Beginning Monday, July 18 once you have completed reading 300 minutes of reading, come in to receive your certificate of achievement and a small reward.


The Tadpole Readers program ends Sunday, August 28, 2016.


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.