The theme of this year's summer reading program is "Build a Better World." The goal of the program is to keep children's reading level up over the summer, keeping their minds active and ready to learn. The "Build a Better World' program will explore all kinds of topics from cooperation and creativity to caring and making a difference.
Kid's Age Groups
Ages 0 - 6: Children read or have 10 books read to them, parents fill out a reading record weekly and return to library for a prize.
Ages 7-11: Tweens read one book at their reading level and fill out a simple recommendation form to receive a raffle ticket in our bi-weekly drawing.
Ages 12-18 - Teens read one book and fill out a simple recommendation form to receive a raffle ticket. There will be two raffles for teens.
Adult Summer Reading Program
We are also sponsoring a summer reading program for adults. There will be four raffle drawings for adults. Read a book or listen to an audio book and fill out a simple recommendation form to receive a raffle ticket.
Announcing Our Winners!
Our summer reading program is in full swing and we are delighted to announce more winners in the teen and tween categories.
Our second teen raffle prize winner, Catherine, won a gift card to Applebees, a lunch box and a Subway gift card. Our second Tween winner, Alice, won a Barnes & Noble gift card and two books.
Our teen winner, Rosemary, won movie tickets and popcorn. Tween winner, Ethan, won a Valley Cats gift card and popcorn treats, and adult winner, Michael, also won a Valley Cats gift card and $10.00 gift card to Cumberland Farms. The Cumberland Farms gift card was generously donated by the Cumberland Farms store on Pawling Avenue.
Congratulations winners. And remember there is still time to join the summer reading program!
The UHLS is offering a free mobile app, providing a new way to access library resources on your mobile device. Quickly and easily find locations hours and contact info, check your library card account, request items, learn about upcoming events, access digital content, scan ISBN barcodes on books, CDs and DVDs to see if we have what your are looking for, and much more.
Download the App from iTunes or Google Play
The app is available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices. To locate the app, go to the app store and search for "UHLS mobile." After downloading, select the North Greenbush Public Library from the list to set it as your "preferred" library. It's easy, it's fun, and it's a great way to access the library wherever you are!
Introducing New UHLS Resources
As a member library of the Upper Hudson Library System, we are delighted to announce that library patrons now have access to three exciting online resources:
Ancestry.com Library Edition
Flipster provides digital access through your library to the magazines you know and love. Read the
complete contents of over 60 popular digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. There is no separate account to set up, your library card grants you access
from wherever you are. Titles include People, US Weekly, The New Yorker, Forbes and many more. The Flipster app for your mobile device
is available on the iTunes Store and on Google Play.
Learn a new language with Mango Languages! This fun and easy to use self-paced language learning program features
courses in more than 70 languages! Library patrons can create an account using their email address and start learning right away. Courses are accessible
on a computer or mobile device using free apps that allow users to take their learning with them, with or without an internet connection. See the iTunes Store or Google Play for details and to download the app.
Ancestry® Library Edition provides access to the world’s most popular consumer online
genealogy resource from your library. Its 7,000 databases deliver an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe,
Australia and more. While much of the personalized functionality of Ancestry.com is not available in the library edition, it's you a great tool to start your genealogy
search. Access is only available at the library. Please bring a flash drive to save your information.
Museum Pass Program
North Greenbush residents are welcome to visit the library and borrow a pass to area museums.
Available to North Greenbush residents only. Residents must visit the library to pick up the passes. Sorry we can't accept reservations, or renewals. Only one pass can be checked out at a time. There is a $5.00 per day fine if late and the pass must be returned to the North Greenbush Public Library. Patrons are responsible for replacement cost of lost passes.
Mystery...suspense...romance...comedy. Our new books offer all of this and more! Browse our list for new books by your favorite authors, and maybe find a few new favorites. Or check out some new DVDs for this evening's entertainment.
We love to see you at the library, so stop by soon.
Become a Friend!
Join the Friends of the North Greenbush Public Library. We need friends now to:
Run special projects
Organize fund raisers
Coordinate community programs
Advocate for our library.
For more information, or to volunteer, please see our Friends page.
Library Resources for the Visually Impaired
Braille books and services for the visually-impaired are available at the Sand Lake Public Library and the Troy Public Library. In addition, the New York State Library has numerous resources for the blind and visually impaired. For more information, including application for services forms, please see: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/
Have a Kindle or the Kindle App for iPad?
The Library Has Digital Media!
Some of us love the look and feel of a hardcover book, while others enjoy the convenience and flexibility of ebooks. Our library now meets your needs regardless of your preference. Borrowing digital media is easy, it's fun and it's available wherever you are, whenever you want to use the library!