The summer reading program is a fun way to include reading and related activities into summer family time. It helps children maintain and improve reading skills.
Children ages 15 years old and younger are welcome to participate. We’ll be offering a variety of programs as well as our pre-school story times, so pick up a list of events and drop in as often as possible. The library welcomes children of all abilities.
July 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 and August 6 and 7: Preschool Story Time from 10:30 to 11:30am.
June 26 at 2:30pm: Gravitational Bull with Dave & Kyle Fultz. Dave and Kyle present a comedy juggling show involving audience participation, music, magic storytelling, and balloon sculpture. All ages are welcome.
July 16 at 11:30am: Dig Into Reading with staff from the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. This is a special kids-friendly activity to learn about archaeological artifacts and preservation of historic sites. For children ages 6-12.
July 18 at 1:30pm: Join us for a movie on the library big screen based on the award-winning children’s novel “Holes”, by Louis Sachar.
July 19 at 2:00pm: Puppetmaster Nancy Sander return with another hilarious performance of her whole-family puppet programs. Entertainment for the whole family.
July 22 at 11am: The Scotia-Genville Children’s Museum presents “Rocks Rock!”. If rocks could talk, they would tell stories of the earth – to become a young geologist and classify specimins.
July 22 at 1pm: The Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum presents “Dig Into Dinosaurs”. Travel back in time when giants roamed the earth. Bone up on fossils and uncover the mysteries of the Earth 150 million years ago. Both programs are limited to 28 children and preregistration is suggested.
July 25 at 10:00am: Story Lauri Gardeners present “Groovin in the Garden”. Gardeners, bookworms, and kid community heroes will all meet up in Story Laurie’s highly original musical storytelling adventure. Open to all ages.
July 26 at 1:30pm: Join us for a movie on the library big screen based on the award-winning children’s novel “How to Train Your Dragon”, by Cressida Cowell.
July 29 at 11:00am: Star Wars read-along with R2-D2. Meet everyone’s favorite robot hero R2-D2 for pictures and fun, then listen and watch as R2-D2 presents the tale of Star Wars.
August 2 at 1:30pm: Join us for a movie on the library big screen based on the classic adventure story “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, by Jules Verne.
August 5 at 1:30pm: Join us for a movie on the library big screen – “Land Before Time”.
August 8 at 1:00pm: Musician/storyteller Nan Hoffman presents American folk music in song, story, humor, and fun tradition. Nan will also bring along her Limbertoys and Trainwhistles for entertainment and purchase. All ages welcome.
Special programs and preschool story time sponsored by Friends of the Basloe Library. Supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.