For Children

Read These Great Books for National Grandparents Day

September 12 is National Grandparents day! Celebrate by checking out these books about grandparents. And don’t forget to take a moment to appreciate your grandparents and to let them know how much they mean to you! Picture Books Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson Link to this […]
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Pride 2021: Picture Books

Did you miss our Drag Storytime? Not to worry, you can still check out some LGBTQIA+ picture books to enjoy at home! Clicking the titles will lead you to the book in our catalog, where you can put materials on hold. How to place a hold.   Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack and illustrated […]
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Tails and Tales for Babies. Read, Write, Talk, Play, Sing

Tails and Tales for Babies

There are many different ways caregivers can support the development of their child’s early literacy skills. The Every Child Ready to Read Initiative promotes five development practices: reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. Learning to read begins at birth, and you can facilitate the growth of your baby’s brain by using these five simple practices […]
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Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales

Summer is just around the corner! The Albany County Public Library is excited to bring you 3+ months of fun and learning with reading challenges, a scavenger hunt, and more. Animal lovers of all ages can celebrate our theme this year: Tails and Tales.    Visit summer.acplwy.org for updates and more!   Summer Scavenger Hunt […]
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Fridge magnets spelling Black History Month with building blocks displaying values

Children’s books for Black History Month

By Monica Owens This is the first in a series of Library Corner submissions focusing on information, services, and resources for children, families, and those that work with children. We will add new children’s posts on the first Monday of each month. If you have suggestions for future topics or are interested in submitting a […]
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A banner that reads "Winter children's services" with a picture of parents with their kids outside the library

Activities and Services for Kids

As the weather gets colder and days get shorter, families find themselves spending more time together indoors. Finding things to do all day can be difficult for parents and caregivers with young children at home. Adding to the challenge this winter is an ongoing pandemic which has limited visits to favorite indoor destinations. For many […]
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Summer Is Here!

Our Summer Program kicks off at midnight tonight! The theme this year is Imagine Your Story, so get ready for a summer of magic, fairy tales, and fantastic adventures. We are calling our program Summer Quests because, in addition to reading, we are introducing new activities to learn, create, and do more this summer.   […]
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