mitten tree

The Mitten Tree is a holiday tradition in Youth Services and it will be up from December 1-12.  Your donation of a hat, scarf, and/or pair of mittens will be its decorations.  Many children of St. Catherine’s Center in Albany will be warmer because of your generosity.  If you make a donation, you will also be entered into our raffle drawing to win a Disney character doll, book, or other fabulous prizes!



Another tradition in Youth Services is to be a drop-off spot for the “Letters to Santa” program*.  From December 1-18, leave your letter to Santa in our special mail box and he will write back to you!  Make sure to include your mailing address and don’t be late!  (This program is sponsored by the Town of Colonie.)


arts and craftsWeek of November 17-21

Bring the kids to the library to enjoy a free Thanksgiving craft project.  Directions and supplies will be given at the Youth Services Desk.  For children of all ages, with adult assistance for the younger artists.  Available during library hours.  No registration needed.


turkey-reading00011Tuesday, November 18 @ 1:30 and Thursday, November 20 @ 10:00

Everyone is welcome to a special Thanksgiving Family Drop-In Storytime.  Join us for holiday stories, songs, crafting, and a special snack.  For kids of all ages, with an adult.  No registration needed.