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This fun, family friendly concert always has a visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself and a gift for each child in attendance.
Christmas Jars is the annual charitable fundraiser supported by students at Westlake High School. Stuff the Jar night is a holiday event put on by the students. All proceeds from Christmas Jars and Stuff The Jar Night go to help families in need right here in Saratoga Springs.
Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Youth Council
Preschool Pals is for children ages 3-5. Each 30-minute storytime includes three or four books, songs, and action rhymes on a weekly theme, and helps children develop the socialization and early literacy skills they’ll use in school. Registration is required, with a maximum of 30 children.
Community Playtime is open play for families; we set out toys and early literacy activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to enjoy with their grownups. A great opportunity for kids to play with different toys, and for grownups to chat with other grownups! No registration required, although the play space is small.
MESS (Marvelous Explorations in Stories and Science) is for children ages 3-5 and their grownups. Prepare to get messy in this 30-minute introduction to basic STEAM principles! We read a story and then do hands-on science experiments designed to help kids get excited about science, technology, engineering, art and math - with their grownups at their side. Registration is required, with a maximum of 15 children.
MESS (Marvelous Explorations in Stories and Science) is for children ages 5-8 and their grownups. Prepare to get messy in this 30-minute introduction to basic STEAM principles! We read a story and then do hands-on science experiments designed to help kids get excited about science, technology, engineering, art and math - with their grownups at their side. Registration is required.
Move, Rattle & Shake is a half hour of fun! All ages are welcome, but kids up to age 6 will enjoy it most. We start with a fun story, then dance, sing, and laugh while using gross motor skills and practicing socialization - but as far as the kids know, it’s just a dance party at the library! Registration is required, with a maximum of 30 children.
Bouncing Babies is for children from birth through age two and their grownups.* In this 20-minute storytime, we’ll read just one or two books, but sing lots of songs while grownups play and bond with their child - learning fun songs, rhymes, bounces, and activities they can do at home, too! Registration is required, with a maximum of 10 children. * If an older sibling needs to attend, we ask that they bring a stuffed animal or doll to use while they participate in the activities and songs.
Toddler Time: ABCs and 123s (previously called Wiggle Worms) is for children ages 2 or 3 who have outgrown the baby story time, but aren’t quite ready for Preschool Pals. This 20-minute storytime has a basic early preschool curriculum and covers a number, color, or letter of the alphabet; we read one or two books and sing lots of songs, with plenty of opportunities for both kids and their grownups to get some wiggles out. Registration is required, with a maximum of 20 children.
Crafternoon is a weekly craft activity in the Library for ages 4-8. Parents, caregivers or guardians please be prepared to help your child(ren) create this project. All crafts are while supplies last.
Join us for songs, stories, and fun in Spanish on Thursdays at 11:30 AM. This program lasts around 30 minutes and includes a few books, songs, and a craft on a weekly theme. Geared for ages 3-6, though families are welcome during the summer; registration is required, with a maximum of 30 children. For Saratoga Springs Library cardholders. Ven a escuchar canciones y cuentos en español los jueves a las 10 a. m. Este programa dura 30 minutos e incluye unos cuentos, canciones y una manualidad sobre el tema semanal. Apropiado para niños de 3 a 6 años, aun así toda la familia es bienvenida durante los meses del verano; se requiere registración por cada niño que va a asistir. (Acomoda 30 niños de máximo.) Hay que tener tarjeta activa de la biblioteca de Saratoga Springs para registrar.
Introductory knitting class for ages 14 and up