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The Library will be closed on July 4th

The Library will be closed on July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We will reopen for normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5th at 10 am. Have a safe holiday.

Super-VIP Story Time Program for kids K-5

The Cohoes Public Library is very proud to offer the Super-VIP Story Time Program this summer, every Tuesday at 10:30 am between July 11th and August 29th.

Our readers include:

Come and join the fun and hear a great story from our readers. We look forward to having you.

Please, all children attending this program be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Read 2017!! Build A Better World!

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. Programs are offered every Thursday, starting on Thursday, July 6th and concluding on Thursday, August 24th. MOST programs start at 11:30am except for our International Dance program which starts at 2pm on July 13thth, and the Inking & Copic Marker workshop on Thursday, July 27th, which also starts at 2pm and is limited to 15 children. Please sign up beforehand for this workshop.

Our SRP Schedule is as follows:

*Kelly Martin and Birds of Prey Thursday, July 6th at 11:30am. Wildlife rehabilitator and educator Kelly Martin  will be here to introduce us to some of the birds of prey she is rehabilitating. Suggested: All ages.

*International Dances Thursday, July 13th at 2:00pm. (Note this program starts at 2pm and is limited to 15 children) Listen and move to music from three different cultures. Investigate their similarities and differences, and learn a fun, simple circle dance. Suggested: Grades K-2nd grade

*Egg Incubation Thursday, July 20th at 11:30am. Learn about the life cycle of birds through a 28 day chicken egg incubation project. We’ll need volunteers to turn the eggs periodically through the 28 day gestation. Suggested: All ages.

*Inking & Copic Marker workshop with Sara Hopkins (Note this program starts at 2pm and is limited to 15 children) Thursday, July 27th at 2:00pm. Join Ms. Hopkins for a Manga and Comic book themed inking and copic marker workshop. Supplies will be provided. Suggested: Grades 4-6

*JIM SNACK: Thursday, August 3rd at 11:30am. Summer Read is not Summer Read without Jim Snack. Join Jim for his unique mix of magic and fun. Not to be missed. Suggested: all ages.

*Cohoes DPW Thursday, August 10th at 11:30am. Come join the Cohoes DPW. Check out their equipment and learn what they do. Suggested: All Ages (Note this program will be presented outside and is subject to weather.)

*Karl, Get out of the Garden! Thursday, August 17th at 11:30am. Based on her book about Karl Linnaeus as a young boy, Anita Sanchez will bring in real scientific specimens, like feathers, bones, seashells, seeds, and insects to help explain Karl Linnaeus’ simple system of classification. A fun and hands-on program! Grades 2-5.

*AWARDS CEREMONY FOR OUR SUMMER READERS Thursday, August 24th at 11:30am

Summer Read sign-up will start at the Library on Friday, June 9th. Please come on down and register for the fun and reading.

Ms Kayleigh is starting her evening story time on June 7th

 Enjoy an after dinner story at the Library. Ms. Kayleigh will be starting up her evening story time on Wednesday, June 7th at 6pm. This program is geared towards children 5-9 years of age. Miss Kayleigh will read a story and offer a fun activity afterwards.

Please let us know if you’ll be attending. We look forward to seeing you here.

Second session of Northeast Paranormal Society offered at 6pm on June 21st

Due to the extraordinarily high interest in tomorrow’s program presented by the Northeast Paranormal Society, we will be offering a second session on June 21st at 6pm.

We hope you will consider taking advantage of this second offering in the event you are unable to make tomorrow’s program, or cannot find a comfortable place to enjoy it.


Signup is requested again if you plan to attend the second show. You can reach the Library at (518) 235-2570

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