Summertime Family Fun Programs at the Germantown Library

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Backyard Flockraising 202 hosted by Stephanie Wyant, Co-Founder of Hudson Valley Kinders & Kritters

Saturday, July 9th, 12-1:30 pm in the Germantown Library’s Hover Room

Backyard Flockraising 202 is a follow-up class to the popular Springtime Flockraising 101 and is for anyone interested in raising your own backyard flocks.

Learn everything you need to get started!

This program is open to all and is a Kid-Friendly Event.  Pre-registration is encouraged.  Call the library at 518.537.5800 or send us an e-mail at

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Summer Reading Program 2016

Kick-off party July 5th, 3:00-4:15 p.m. at the Germantown LibrarySRP kick off 2016Open to children ages 7 to 11

You may register for the reading program and the workshop anytime the library is open.

You’ll receive a log to record the titles of the books and the minutes you read this summer.

Once you complete level 1 (5 hours) stop in and get your log checked for your reading prize.

Continue reading to finish level 2 (5 hours) for even more reading prizes and a chance to win the grand prize, a gift certificate to Pop’s Universe.


Yoga with Regina Simmons moves to Saturdays at 9 a.m. starting April 30th

yoga spring 2016There will be no class on May 14th or May 23rd

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By shopping at AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.  Click the link above to start shopping!

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eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

tumblebooksTumbleBooks are electronic versions of kids’ favorite picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration.

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Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !