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Take Your Child to the Library Day

Visit your public libraries on Saturday, February 1st and help celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” Now in its third year, this annual event is held nation-wide on the first Saturday in February. The event encourages people to start and/or continue the habit of taking a child to the library regularly. You’ll be amazed at how it can improve literacy and a love of learning. If you need a library card, or are thinking of getting one for your child, this is a great time to sign up.

Attend one of the following special events:

Fulton County:
Johnstown Public Library, 38 South Market Street Johnstown, NY 12095
Tel:  518-762-8317
Drop in for a Bunny Scavenger Hunt anytime from 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.

Montgomery County:
Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St. Amsterdam, NY 12010
Tel:  518-842-1080
Welcome the Groundhog with Stories and Crafts at 10:30 a.m.

Frothingham Free Library, Fonda, 28 West Main Street Fonda, NY 12068
Tel: 518-853-3016
Drop in for a Special Story Hour, Prizes and Drawings beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Schenectady County:
Schenectady County Public Library, Central, 99 Clinton St. Schenectady, NY 12305
Tel:  518-388-4500
Drop in for a family craft from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Sign up to read to Zoe or Henry, our therapy dogs, from 12 noon through 2:00 p.m.  Enjoy a family story time for all ages at 2:30 p.m.

Duane Branch, 1331 State St., Schenectady, 12305
Tel: 286-2242
Drop in for a family craft from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Glenville Branch, 20 Glenridge Rd., Scotia, NY  12305
Tel: 386-2243
Drop in for a family craft from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mont Pleasant Branch, 1026 Crane St., Schenectady, 12303
Tel: 386-2245
Drop in for a family craft from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Niskayuna Branch, 2400 Nott St., Schenectady, 12309
Tel: 286-2249
Drop in for a family craft from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Quaker Street/Duanesburg Branch, Rt. 7 and Bull St., Quaker Street, 12141
Tel: 895-2719
Drop in for a family craft from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Rotterdam Branch, 1100 N. Westcott Rd., Schenectady, 12306
Tel: 356-3440
Drop in for a family storytime at 10:30 a.m. and surprises throughout the day

Scotia Branch, 14 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, NY  12302
Tel: 386-2247
Drop in for a family craft from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Woodlawn Branch, 2 Sanford St., Schenectady, 12304
Tel: 386-2248
Drop in for a family craft from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Schoharie County:
The Community Library (Cobleskill-Richmondville), 110 Union St., Cobleskill, 12043
Tel: 234-7897
Drop in any time for a Scavenger hunt, raffle, and yummy cake.

Schoharie Free Library, 103 Knower Ave., Schoharie, 12157
Tel: 295-7127
Drop in for Stories, Games and Crafts for the Entire Family from 10:30 a.m. through 12:30 pm.

Sharon Springs Free Library, 129 Main St., Sharon Springs, 13459
Tel: 284-3126
At 11:00 a.m., come for Yoga for Kids; From 12 noon to 2:00 p.m., drop in for crafts and  guessing game; each child will receive a book to own.

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