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This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "2.5 yrs + up" group.
This event is in the "Babies: Birth-18 mos." group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 mos." group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.

Summer Playtime

10:30am - 11:30am
Playtime, Summer Reading
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, 2.5 yrs + up, Babies: Birth-18 mos., Toddlers: 18-36 mos., Pre-School: 3-5 yrs
Program Type: Playtime, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Littles and caregivers can join us this summer for an open playtime with our toys and fine motor activities!

Ages 0-5.

No registration required.

This event is in the "Elementary School Aged" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

Author Talk with Max Brallier, Creator of The Last Kids on Earth

1:45pm - 2:30pm
Author Talk, Summer Reading
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Elementary School Aged, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Author Talk, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Kids in grades 3-5 can join us in the children's programming room to talk live to author Max Brallier, who will be connecting with us virtually. He will be discussing his series, The Last Kids on Earth.

This event is in the "Elementary School Aged" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Elementary School Aged, Grades 3-5, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Inspire your kiddos to make art this summer and join us live! Creativebug's Courtney Cerruti and her 8 year-old pal, Sophie will spend the hour exploring materials to make stamps, make marks with your hands, draw self portraits and more.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.
This event is in the "Elementary School Aged" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Silly Sidewalk Chalk

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Summer Reading
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Literary Garden
Age Group: Early Childhood, Pre-School: 3-5 yrs, Elementary School Aged, Grades K-2
Program Type: Summer Reading
Event Details:

Come join us for an afternoon of sidewalk chalk fun! Let your creativity shine and draw silly art using sidewalk chalk in the Literary Garden and participate in fun chalk activities. Weather permitting.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "2.5 yrs + up" group.
This event is in the "Babies: Birth-18 mos." group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 mos." group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Storytime / Early Literacy, Summer Reading
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, 2.5 yrs + up, Babies: Birth-18 mos., Toddlers: 18-36 mos., Pre-School: 3-5 yrs
Program Type: Storytime / Early Literacy, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Come on over to the library for Family Storytime! We'll read books, dance to silly songs, and have lots of fun!

For all kids ages Birth - 5 years old, with a caregiver.

No registration needed.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 mos." group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.

Small Creatures For Small Ones

10:30am - 11:00am
Summer Reading
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Helderberg Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, Toddlers: 18-36 mos., Pre-School: 3-5 yrs
Program Type: Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Please join us for a fun morning of seeing and touching! Uncharted Wild will be bringing 5 of their smallest & gentlest reptiles and a mammal for us to view.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "2.5 yrs + up" group.
This event is in the "Babies: Birth-18 mos." group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 mos." group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.

Summer Playtime

10:30am - 11:30am
Playtime, Summer Reading
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, 2.5 yrs + up, Babies: Birth-18 mos., Toddlers: 18-36 mos., Pre-School: 3-5 yrs
Program Type: Playtime, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Littles and caregivers can join us this summer for an open playtime with our toys and fine motor activities!

Ages 0-5. 

No registration required. 

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "2.5 yrs + up" group.
This event is in the "Babies: Birth-18 mos." group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 mos." group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.
This event is in the "Elementary School Aged" group.
This event is in the "Grades 1-3" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

✨ Fantasy Faire ✨

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Special Event, Summer Reading
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Helderberg Meeting Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, 2.5 yrs + up, Babies: Birth-18 mos., Toddlers: 18-36 mos., Pre-School: 3-5 yrs, Elementary School Aged, Grades 1-3, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Tweens & Teens, Families
Program Type: Special Event, Summer Reading
Event Details:

🎉 Come one, come all to GPL's Fantasy Faire! 🎉

Stop by the Helderberg Room anytime between 4pm-6pm to meet unicorns 🦄, make a craft 🎨, and play some carnival-style games 🎯!

Costumes encouraged.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "2.5 yrs + up" group.
This event is in the "Babies: Birth-18 mos." group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 mos." group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Storytime / Early Literacy, Summer Reading
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, 2.5 yrs + up, Babies: Birth-18 mos., Toddlers: 18-36 mos., Pre-School: 3-5 yrs
Program Type: Storytime / Early Literacy, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Come on over to the library for Family Storytime! We'll read books, dance to silly songs, and have lots of fun!

For all kids ages Birth - 5 years old, with a caregiver.

No registration needed.

This event is in the "Elementary School Aged" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Unicorn Picnic

11:00am - 12:00pm
Storytime / Early Literacy, Summer Reading
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Elementary School Aged, Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytime / Early Literacy, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

It's time for a Unicorn Picnic!

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "2.5 yrs + up" group.
This event is in the "Babies: Birth-18 mos." group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 mos." group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.

Summer Playtime

10:30am - 11:30am
Playtime, Summer Reading
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, 2.5 yrs + up, Babies: Birth-18 mos., Toddlers: 18-36 mos., Pre-School: 3-5 yrs
Program Type: Playtime, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Littles and caregivers can join us this summer for an open playtime with our toys and fine motor activities!

Ages 0-5.

Registration not required.

This event is in the "Elementary School Aged" group.
This event is in the "Grades 1-3" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

Drop-In Video Games

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Summer Reading, Trivia / Games
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Elementary School Aged, Grades 1-3, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Summer Reading, Trivia / Games
Event Details:

Drop by anytime between 1:30pm-3:30pm to play video games on our Nintendo Switch consoles!

This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.
This event is in the "Elementary School Aged" group.
This event is in the "Grades 1-3" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "High School: Gr. 9-12" group.
This event is in the "Middle School: Gr. 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: Gr. 4-8" group.
This event is in the "Teens: Gr. 7-12" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

LEGO Free Play

4:00pm - 7:00pm
S.T.E.A.M.
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Pre-School: 3-5 yrs, Elementary School Aged, Grades 1-3, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Tweens & Teens, High School: Gr. 9-12, Middle School: Gr. 6-8, Tweens: Gr. 4-8, Teens: Gr. 7-12, Families, All Ages
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Event Details:

It's time to build with LEGOs! Stop by the Children's Program Room anytime between 4:00pm - 7:00pm to build the most awesome LEGO creations you can imagine.

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "2.5 yrs + up" group.
This event is in the "Babies: Birth-18 mos." group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 mos." group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Storytime / Early Literacy, Summer Reading
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, 2.5 yrs + up, Babies: Birth-18 mos., Toddlers: 18-36 mos., Pre-School: 3-5 yrs
Program Type: Storytime / Early Literacy, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Come on over to the library for Family Storytime! We'll read books, dance to silly songs, and have lots of fun!

For all kids ages Birth - 5 years old, with a caregiver.

No registration needed.

This event is in the "Elementary School Aged" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "High School: Gr. 9-12" group.
This event is in the "Middle School: Gr. 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: Gr. 4-8" group.
This event is in the "Teens: Gr. 7-12" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Summer Lawn Games

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Playtime, Summer Reading, Trivia / Games
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Literary Garden
Age Group: Elementary School Aged, Grades 3-5, Tweens & Teens, High School: Gr. 9-12, Middle School: Gr. 6-8, Tweens: Gr. 4-8, Teens: Gr. 7-12, Families, Adults
Program Type: Playtime, Summer Reading, Trivia / Games
Event Details:

Cornhole!

         KanJam!

                 Ladder Ball!

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This event is in the "Elementary School Aged" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Mercy Watson Watch Party

11:00am - 12:30pm
Arts & Crafts, Author Talk, Summer Reading
Registration
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Elementary School Aged, Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Author Talk, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:

Join us at the library for a Mercy Watson Watch Party! Let's visit Deckawoo Drive to meet everyone’s favorite adventure loving pig, Mercy Watson!

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "2.5 yrs + up" group.
This event is in the "Babies: Birth-18 mos." group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 mos." group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.

Summer Playtime

10:30am - 11:30am
Playtime, Summer Reading
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, 2.5 yrs + up, Babies: Birth-18 mos., Toddlers: 18-36 mos., Pre-School: 3-5 yrs
Program Type: Playtime, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Littles and caregivers can join us this summer for an open playtime with our toys and fine motor activities!

Ages 0-5.

Registration not required.

This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

Mystery Bash

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Summer Reading
Registration
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Do you have what it takes to escape the haunted mansion? If you can successfully solve the puzzles, riddles and brain busters you can leave the haunted mansion with your rightful riches! (Participants will take home a puzzle prize bag)

This event is in the "Early Childhood" group.
This event is in the "2.5 yrs + up" group.
This event is in the "Babies: Birth-18 mos." group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 mos." group.
This event is in the "Pre-School: 3-5 yrs" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Storytime / Early Literacy, Summer Reading
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Early Childhood, 2.5 yrs + up, Babies: Birth-18 mos., Toddlers: 18-36 mos., Pre-School: 3-5 yrs
Program Type: Storytime / Early Literacy, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Come on over to the library for Family Storytime! We'll read books, dance to silly songs, and have lots of fun!

For all kids ages Birth - 5 years old, with a caregiver.

No registration needed.

This event is in the "Elementary School Aged" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

No-Sew Squish Friends

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading
Registration
Library Branch: Guilderland Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Elementary School Aged, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:

It's a mystery! Which Squish Friend will you get? Participants going into grades 3 to 5 will create a soft, squishy pillow buddy by tying together pieces of fleece. Caregivers are welcome to stay.