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UHLS has been chosen by Hannaford as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program!

HannafordsGuess what? UHLS has been chosen by the Hannaford supermarket at 900 Central Avenue in Albany as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program! This means every time anyone purchases the blue reusable bag with the “good karma message” during the month of July, we receive $1~ This is truly a great opportunity for us! Please go to the store, find the reusable bag rack, and buy the bag! And thank you for supporting ?#?publiclibraries?!

**NEW** Online Summer Read Sign-Up Available!

Have you signed up for Summer Read yet? If not, did you know you can sign up online Go to our webpage,, and click on the picture on the left side of the page that says “On Your Mark Get Set READ!” You’ll be taken to page where School-age kids (Grade k-5) can register. If you are not a K-5 kid, look below on that same page and click on your age group (Pre-school or Teens). Of course in-person Library sign-up is available as well.

Our first Summer Read program will start in 2 weeks time on Thursday, July 7th at 11:30 when the Traveling Museum visits and teaches us about cool kitchen chemistry! This program uses kitchen staples to produce amazing transformations. Suggested ages: pre-K to 5th grade, but all are welcome.

Both the Ageless and Mystery Book Clubs will be meeting on Wednesday, July 20

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The Mystery Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, June 22nd at 10:30am, when they will be discussing Robert B. Parker’s Night Passage. This club is open to all interested mystery fans.

The Ageless Book Club will be meeting this Wednesday, June 22nd as well, later in the afternoon at 1:30pm. The club will be discussing Fern Michael’s The Sisterhood series: Weekend Warriors, Payback, Vendetta, The Jury, and Sweet Revenge. This club is open to all ageless readers.

Books for next month’s meetings for both clubs will be available at the Library.

It’s Time to Sign Up for Summer Read at Cohoes Public Library!!


The Library is offering its annual Summer Reading Celebration during July and August, and participation is free and open to all ages – you too, parents! Come in to the Library and sign up for Summer Read. Pledge to read over the summer, keep track of your progress, and come and enjoy our free Summer Programs – including a great party at the end of the summer to celebrate your accomplishments!

As part of our Summer Reading Celebration the Cohoes Public Library is offering a number of free programs. Each program starts at 11:30am each Thursday between July 7th and August starting on Thursday, July 7th and ending on August 25th. Programs include:

*COOL KITCHEN July 7th at 11:30am – Culinary Chemistry. Kids use kitchen staples to produce amazing transformations. Suggested for pre-K to 5th grade.

*OIL SPILL!!  Thursday, July 14th at 11:30am – Young environmentalists simulate a spill then investigate how to clean it up. Suggested for Grades 1-6

*WHAT’S THE SCOOP? Thursday, July 21st at 11:30am – Learn about ice cream – the cool chemistry of making it – then top it off by enjoying some! All ages.

*COHOES POLICE DEPARTMENT Thursday, July 28th at 11:30am Come meet some of the Officers from the Cohoes Police Department. All ages.

*BUBBLES BONANZA Thursday, August 4th at 11:30am – We’ll have Bubble Experts who will fill the air with shimmering spheres of every size. All ages. (Note this program will be presented outside and is subject to weather. An alternative program will be presented indoors in case Bubbles Bonanza is rained out.)

*JIM SNACK (A Summer Read FavoriteFavorite!): Thursday, August 11th at 11:30am – Magic and Fun. All ages.

*COHOES FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday, August 18th at 11:30am – Come meet some of Cohoes Firefighters and check out their cool equipment and trucks. All ages.

*AWARDS CEREMONY FOR OUR SUMMER READERS! Thursday, August 25th at 11:30am – Come celebrate you fantastic summer reading with other Summer Read participants. There will cake and Fruit as well as prizes and gifts.

Summer reading is a great opportunity to continue reading and learning outside of the classroom. Summer Read helps fight the “Summer Slide”. The Summer Slide refers to the backslide of reading skills and comprehension that can occur over the summer break when kids do not practice their reading skills. This backslide means kids will start school in the fall at a significant disadvantage compared to kids who do read. Parents, you can support this by reinforcing the importance of literacy by reading and writing with your child every day. Lead by example by reading and writing yourself. Read a newspaper, or a book, or a magazine. Write a letter or email to family or friends and include your child in the process. Most importantly, demonstrate the power of words!

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