Just for Kids

No registration required for our regularly scheduled Children’s Programs returning September 26!

October Programs for Kids

Pollinator Day at Smith Pond – Saturday, October 1, 10:30am – Noon

Butterflies, bees, and birds all play essential roles in our local ecosystems! Join library staff, author Nancy Castaldo, and the Columbia Land Conservancy for a celebration of pollinators and the native plants that support them! There will be stories and hands-on learning activities about the world of pollinators and a trip down the street from the Library to Smith Pond to plant seedlings in a new pollinator garden. Please wear dirt-friendly clothing and shoes for this morning of fun!

After School Kids Club: K- 5 Grade

Explore the world of arts and crafts and join in the fun of expressing yourself through art.

  • Thursday, October 13 at 3pm – Pet Treats for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.
  • Thursday, October 27 at 3pm – Dia de los Muertos Crafts

Nature Quest Hike for Families With Columbia Land Conservancy at Siegel-Kline Kill – Saturday, October 22, 10am

Nature Quest is an interactive “scavenger hunt” that will take participants through the Nature Quest trail at Siegel Kline Kill Conservation Area. Follow along with the Nature Quest booklet and activity to find animals that can be found at the conservation site.

Halloween Craft & Movie – Monday, October 31, 4pm

Before the Halloween festivities begin, stop by the library to decorate a treat bag and watch a movie. Refreshments will be served.

October Programs for Tweens and Teens

The Mentor is In! Writing and Career Help for Teens with Wally Rubin

Mondays and Wednesdays starting September 19,  3-6pm by appointment 

Need help with exploring which career paths might be best for you? Crafting college applications or term papers? Expanding critical thinking or debate skills? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with teen mentor Wally Rubin.

Rubin retired in 2020 from working in NYC government in a variety of different capacities, including Director of Theatre for the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, and District Manager for the Community Board serving the central business district of Manhattan.  In both of these roles, he served as a mentor for young people at the start of their careers and found it to be among the most satisfying and gratifying aspects of his professional life.

Tween & Teen Craft Club – Every Other Friday, 3-4:30pm

Make new friends and explore your creative side at the library!

  • October 14 – Pet Treats and Toys for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society
  • October 28 – Friendship Bracelets

Quick Links for Kids Digital Resources

Homework Help

Click here for a full listing of Homework Help resources for Kids and Teens.

Online Classes