HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS

halloween-kidsOctober 25 from 10:00-11:30 – The Town of Colonie will hold a Halloween Outdoor Event at The Pruyn House (207 Old Niskayuna Road).  Andy “Music Man” Morse will perform, we will perform a storytime, Otto the Auto will be there too.  Come in costume for the parade!  Cookies and drinks will be provided too. Everything is free of charge!  Click here for the schedule of events.

October 28, 29 and 30th- Come in costume to the library!  On My Own*, Toddlertime*, and Family Drop-In Storytimes will all be celebrating Halloween during their regular scheduled program times.  Children are invited to come to the library in costume, if they so choose, and trick or treat throughout the library at the end of their storytime.  So much fun!

October 29- The Treehouse Club* will have tons of Halloween fun too!  Dress up and celebrate with us!

HALLOWEEN FOOD DRIVE IN YOUTH SERVICES

GIVE A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM AND RECEIVE A TREAT!

 * These programs require pre-registration for the Fall Session.

ALBANY CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL: CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST

albany childrens book festivalThe Albany Children’s Book Festival is hosting a Creative Writing Contest for students in Grades 5 through 8.  The theme is “Out of This World”.  “In a short, powerful piece of one or two pages, create your own world that transports the reader to a new place of your own imagination.”  There will be a winner chosen from each grade to receive a $50 Gift Card to the Northshire Bookstore.  And one Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive an iPad mini!  Entries must be postmarked by October 24, 2014.  For more information about this contest, click here.

The Festival is November 1st from 10-3:00 at The Albany Academy for Girls (140 Academy Road, Albany).  It is a FREE event and is open to the public. The Festival includes book sales and signings by nearly 60 award-winning and nationally acclaimed authors, workshops for teachers, librarians, and other adults, as well as activities for children and refreshments!  For more information on the festival and to see the great line-up of authors, click here.