Summer Reading

Summer Reading Program

@ The Rensselaerville Library

Embedded Bunnies reading

Public libraries across the State are encouraging reading through the Summer Reading at New York Libraries program. Summer Reading at New York Libraries is an annual event that brings children and families into local public libraries for reading and fun summertime programs. All Summer Read programs are offered free of charge to all children from babies to teens. Parents are encouraged to participate as well.


Register below to take the Summer Read Challenge. This Challenge asks you to choose a number of hours to read prior to the end of the Summer Read Program on August 3rd. We are ready to help with online registration and book selection. Greenville students (grades 6-8) we have your summer read list so get your books now. Prizes or tickets for prizes will be awarded along the way and tickets will be drawn at the wrap up party on August 3rd.

Reading doesn’t mean just books! Audiobooks, graphic novels,

newspapers, magazines, maps, and the cereal box count too!

Wee Read (Preschool aged Children)
Kids Read (K-grade 5)
Teens Read (Grade 6-12)
Adults Read

Summer Reading Schedule:

Programs are free and for all ages unless noted.

Saturday, June 15 Registration Begins! During Library hours staff can assist with online registration. You can register at any time through August 3rd.

Tuesday, June 25th Magic with Jim Snack @ 6:30pm @ Conkling Hall (8 Methodist Hill Rd). After the magic show Jim will provide a FREE magic workshop for those who pre-register otherwise it will be $5 at the door.

Wednesdays in July the Library will open at 3pmWe will have a book sale on the sidewalk and activities for children inside.

Thursday, July 4th the Library is closed for the holiday!

Saturday, August 3rd is the last day of Summer Reading. Make sure to complete your records by noon. We will award final prizes and make ice cream sundaes.

Wednesdays in August the Library will open at 3pm.  We will have a book sale on the sidewalk.

Sundays at the Library This summer the Library will host a Sunday open house series. Drop by after brunch from noon to 2:00 to use our free Wi-Fi and enjoy coffee, home baked treats and kid-friendly refreshments. The highlight will be storytime at 1:00pm.  Over eight Sundays, Library neighbor Bob Blum will read from the works of L. Frank Baum,

including the entire beloved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. All ages welcome!  Starting July 7, 2013 through August 25th.

 Festival Of Writers Program

Thursday, August 15th the movie Winged Migration with Keynote speaker Erin Crotty at the Carey Center for Global Good at 7pm

Friday, August 16th Author Hudson Talbott comes to the Library. Hudson will provide a program on his new book It’s All About Me-ow.

Saturday, August 17th Author Rick Arruzza comes to the Library to provide a program based on his Sparky books.


miSci logoMeet your Reading Goal and Discover Dinosaurs! with a FREE Child Museum admission with a paid adult to the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady. This summer, roaring, robotic dinosaurs come alive at miSci! Meet a 32-foot long Apatosaurus. Tremble at a growling 12-foot tall cousin of T-Rex. Discover 18 animatronic dinosaurs throughout the museum at this blockbuster exhibit, June 29 – September 29. Free with admission. Summer Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday – Saturday; 12 – 5pm Sunday

Fishing Poles: The Library, in collaboration with New York State Department of Conservation, loans fishing poles. The poles can be checked out for 7 days with your Library card. If over the age of 16 make sure to have a fishing license.

Embedded FrogThanks to Our Supporters!

Applebees, Bruegger’s Bagel, FunPlex Fun Park, Greenville Public School, Museum of Innovation and Science, Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation, Stewarts Shops, Upper Hudson Library System

The Wednesday programs/activities are 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. These activities were developed through a partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program.

All images used with permission of the Collaborative Summer Library Program, copyright 2013 CSLP.

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Rensselaerville Library

Located at 1459 County Route 351, Rensselaerville, NY 12147.
Dating back to 1798, this was one of the first libraries in Albany County.