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Children's Programming

Children's Programming

The Childrens’ Department offers free programming for kids birth-age 12.  We have weekly storytimes, art times, and playgroups for young children.  School-age offerings include art classes, science classes, “Read to a Therapy Dog”, and lots of special events on weekends and during school breaks. 

Current Calendar of Children’s Programs

Ongoing Programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: 

Baby Lap Time
Wednesdays 2:30-2:50 pm.  Share interactive rhymes, songs and stories followed by group playtime.  No siblings, please.  For infants who are not yet walking.  Call or stop by to register.

Moosical and More Family Storytime
Saturdays 9:45-10:30 am.  Drop in for fun and interactive stories, songs, and movement.  For families with young children birth-5.  No sign up required.

Toddler Playgroups

  • Thursdays 9:15-10:00 Toddler Playgroup 1:  for walkers up to age 2
  • Thursdays 10:15-11:00 Toddler Playgroup 2:  For ages 2 and 3. 

Toys and activities grouped in play areas for your child’s enjoyment.  Meet other families and learn about the library’s resources.  Siblings welcome, please choose time slot that best fits your family.  Call or stop by to register.

Toddler Storytime
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays 9:30-9:50 am.  Simple stories, songs, and puppets for toddlers 18 months up to 3 years and a caregiver. Call or stop by to register.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:15-10:45 am. Songs, fingerplays, puppets and stories for ages 3-5.  No sign up.

Pajama Storytime
Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 pm. Geared toward ages 3-5, wear your PJs and come for bedtime stories, songs and more.  No sign up.

Preschool Art Time
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:00 am. Open-ended art projects for ages 3-5.  You must call each morning of the program to register for that day.

Ongoing Programs for School-Age Children: 

Read to a Therapy Dog
Kids 5 and up are invited to practice their reading one-on-one with a certified therapy dog.  The dogs are great listeners!  Call 518-792-6508 x 4 or stop by for list of openings and to register. 

Art Blast
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm.  Kids in 1st grade and up can stop by for a new art project each week!  No sign up required.

Explorer’s Club
2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm: grades 1-3, 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm:  grades 4-7.  Explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts with fun hands-on activities!  Please register online at www.crandalllibrary.org

Create with Legos
Monthly time to stop by to build and create with the library’s Legos!  For ages 3 and up and their families.  Check calendar for current dates.