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What's Happening at the Town of Ballston Community Library

Friday, September 4th, 2020

September is National Library Card Sign up & Literacy Month

Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

Sign up for a library card today.

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Dear Readers

The Summer Reading Challenge continues until September 7. You can earn prizes by logging time spent reading, being read to, or listening to audio books and completing challenges that appear in our online logging system.

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Fall Activities

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Zoom Time

Baby Zoom Time

Tuesdays at 9:30 AM starting September 22

Register Here:

*Registration required, for caregivers and babies 0-17 months.

Never too early to get your baby ready to read. Join Ms Jane for the fun of books, rhymes, stories, songs and music to have memorable times with your little one. Program will be virtual via Zoom.

Toddler Zoom Time

Fridays at 9:30 AM Starting September 24

Register Here:

*Registration required for caregivers and toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years

Join Ms Jane on Zoom to experience the world of books, stories, songs, music, crafts and dances with your energetic toddlers. Program will be virtual via Zoom.

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Story Time in the Park

Thursdays at 10:30 AM

September 3 - October 8

Please join us for Story Time in Jenkins Park! We will gather under the pavilion on Thursdays at 10:30 AM (weather permitting) for stories, rhymes and songs. We will follow all CDC and NYS health guidelines. Please bring chairs or blankets to sit on and we will socially distance. Masks will be required when social distancing cannot be maintained. This is a drop-in program intended for kids ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver. Siblings are always welcome

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Mindfulness for The Busy Person

Join us for our Wellness session with Amy Rutledge as she walks you through a 30-minute guided mediation session online. Amy will introduce us to mindfulness in a year that has thrown our families, communities and world into a completely different way of being. Learn how to use mindfulness to improve the quality of our experience, raise our levels of consciousness, and navigate the new normal.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 6pm - Virtual

Halloween Cooking classes

Join Jodie Fitz online to practice your cooking skills and make a yummy treat. Ingredient lists and Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to the event. To get in the Halloween spirit kids will be making Worm Infested Brownie Bites and Beetle Juice.

For Grades K - 2nd. Registration required.

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Kid's Cooking fall Treats

Join Jodie Fitz online to practice your cooking skills and make a yummy treat. Ingredient lists and Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to the event. We're making Cinnamon Apples and Dip Turned into a Turkey along with a Fall Smoothie.

For Grades K-5. Registration required.

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September Releases

Planning to Return to School while Social Distancing

  • Engage and encourage everyone in the school and the community to practice preventive behaviors. These are the most important actions that will support schools’ safe reopening and will help them stay open.
  • Implement multiple mitigation strategies (e.g., social distancing, masks, hand hygiene)
  • Communicate, educate, and reinforce appropriate hygiene and social distancing practices in ways that are developmentally appropriate for students, teachers, and staff.
  • Maintain healthy environments (e.g., cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces).

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