News from Castleton Public Library - June 2016
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Notes from Our Director: 

Summer is just around the corner, and we're gearing up for our Summer Reading Program! This year's theme is health and fitness. We have many exciting programs to attend and activities to complete, keeping kids and teens engaged and active all summer long. Click here to see a full list of all of our summer programs

Over the summer, students risk losing some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Participating in Summer Reading helps maintain reading skills and helps kids and teens stay motivated to learn. We also have an early literacy component of our program to engage babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and help get them ready to read. 

And Summer Reading isn't just for kids. We're offering programs that are fun for the whole family, as well as programs for adults. By participating in the Summer Reading Program, children, teens, and adults can also enter to win a number of great prizes! 

Summer fun at the library begins on Thursday, June 23 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. when the library hosts our Summer Reading Kickoff Party. Come sign up for our Summer Reading Program and enjoy some free ice cream. Can't make it to the party? Registration is open all summer.

We hope you will join us for a summer full of fun and learning! 


Melissa Tacke, Library Director
June Programs and Events at CPL
Click here to download the June events calendar as a PDF
Click here to download our Summer Reading Program calendar as a PDF
Computer Help

By appointment, to fit your schedule! 

Learn the basics of computer use or ask questions in a one-on-one setting. Please call the library during regular business hours to register (518-732-0879) or email our Director
Color Me Calm: Coloring for Grown-Ups

Wednesday, June 1, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Coloring for adults? Absolutely! It's a relaxing, stress-relieving, and fun way to spend an hour or two. We'll also have soothing music and herbal tea to help you unwind. 
Story Hour with Miss Linda

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 

May June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Join Miss Linda for story time and crafts! Open to all children and their caregivers; suggested age range birth to age 6. 
Block Party

Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1. 

Bring your baby, toddler, or preschooler in for group play with wooden blocks, and help develop their skills in early literacy, math and reasoning, logic, social know-how and more! 
Family Movie Night - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13)

Friday, June 3, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages are welcome to join us at our Family Movie Night! 
Bring Your Own Book Club

Monday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.

Bring a book you've read lately and discuss it with the group! This is a great way to learn about books and authors you might not otherwise encounter. For adults. 

Tuesday, June 7, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Saturday Storytime

Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m. 

Join Miss Mia for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.  
Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics

Monday, June 13, 6:00 p.m.

The Alzheimer's Association will explore memory loss issues and discuss the differences between memory loss brought on by normal aging vs. dementia. Registration requested; call 518-867-4997. 
Friends of CPL Meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 p.m.

Want to help support and raise funds for CPL? Come join the Friends! All are welcome.  

Thursday, June 16, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Father's Day Crafts

Friday, June 17, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Come make a special craft for Dad, Grandpa, or another special “Dad” in your life!
Library Board Meeting

Monday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of the Castleton Public Library's Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
Summer Teen Volunteer Sign-Up

Tuesday, June 21, 2:00-8:00 p.m.

Calling all teens! Looking for something to do this summer? Need community service hours? Stop by the library to sign up to help us out during the Summer Reading Program! 
Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party

Thursday, June 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

School is out and summer reading is in! Sign up for our Summer Reading Program and enjoy some free ice cream. Can't make it to the party? You can sign up for SRP all summer long! 
Knock Hockey

Monday, June 27, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids and teens -- bring a friend down to the library any time and play a game of tabletop hockey! 
Teen Spa Night

Tuesday, June 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

It's finally summer -- take some time to relax! Enjoy an evening of de-stressing and fun. Teens will craft their own sugar scrubs and bath fizzies, and learn techniques to help manage stress.
Sidewalk Science: Elephant Toothpaste

Wednesday, June 29, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Join us for some outdoor science! This week we'll create a fantastic foamy fountain of "toothpaste" fit for an elephant! 
TED Talk Discussion Series: Exercise and Sports

Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.

Join us the last Wednesday of each month for a viewing and discussion of two short TED Talks that share a common theme. June's theme is "Exercise and Sports." TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading." Annual TED Conference invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for up to 18 minutes on a variety of topics. 
Sculpture Walk

Thursday, June 30, 12:00 p.m.

After taking a walk together and collecting natural debris, we'll come back to the library and turn our found items into unique sculptural art projects!
Patriotic Crafts

Friday, July 1, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Get ready for the 4th of July with some fun crafts to celebrate and decorate your home! 
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