Youth Programs

The Town of Ballston Community Library provides programming for all ages. All programs are free of charge. Certain programs require registration and may have age or space requirements. Registered participants must meet the age requirements for the program but siblings are always welcome.

Registering For Programs: To register for a program please stop at the Library, sign up online or call 399-8174 ext. 3. For our Preschool Programs you are registering for the entire session. Attendance each week is appreciated but not required.

Weather Delays: If the weather is bad, calling before you visit the Library is a good idea. When Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake cancels classes we cancel our programs. Please call ahead or check our website.

Food Allergy Alert (FAA): Please be aware a number of our programs serve refreshments or involve food. Contact Youth Services with questions before registering or attending.

Contact Us

Phone: 518-399-8174 ext. 3
Fax: 518-399-1687

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Rebecca Darling, Head of Youth Services
Mary Jane Baumbak, Youth Services Clerk

Rong-Jane Chen, Youth Services Library Assistant
Jenn Lambiase, Youth Services Clerk

Preschool Programs

Spring Session until May 24

Baby Bookworms
Fridays at 10:30 AM
We will share simple stories, songs and finger plays as well as activities using music and movement. For children birth to 17 months with a caregiver; sibling are welcome. *Registration required.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or Fridays at 9:30 AM

We will sing, dance, play and learn though songs, rhymes and simple stories in this program designed for toddlers along with their parents and caregivers. *Registration required for kids 18 to 36 months, siblings are welcome.

Family Story Time
Mondays at 10:30 AM or Mondays at 4:00 PM
Join us while we read books, sing, do finger plays and movement activities to promote early literacy. This program is designed for two and three-year-olds accompanied by a caregiver. This is a drop in program and siblings are welcome.

Preschool Story Time
Wednesdays or Thursdays at 9:30 AM
Share early literacy skills with your child at this 30 minute program which includes a craft. For children ages 3, 4, or 5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. *Registration is required and siblings are welcome.

Music Medley
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Join us for a family style sing along led by our favorite musician Miss Terri! This 30 minute sing along is for preschoolers of all ages. This is a drop in program and siblings, parents, grandparents and friends are welcome!

Elementary Programs

Fidget Grows A Pizza Garden

Wednesday, April 10 at 1:00 PM

*Registration required, for grades K-2

Puppet People present Goldi-Rocks & the 3 Bears

Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 AM

*Registration required, Pre-K (ages 3 & up) to grade 5 & siblings are welcome.

Dance Storytelling

Friday, May 10 at 1:30 PM

*Registration required, for grades K-2.

For more information about Youth Book Clubs, please click here to go to the Youth Book Clubs page.

Author Adventures Book Club
Thursdays at 4:00 PM (1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4 & 5/2)
*Registration required, for kids in Kindergarten

Brown Bag Book Club
Thursdays at 4:00 PM (1/10, 1/14, 2/14, 4/11 & 5/9)
*Registration required, for Grade 1.

Page Turners Book Club
Thursdays at 4:00 PM (1/17, 2/14, 3/14, 4/18 & 5/16)
*Registration required, for Grade 1.

Booking Through Fiction
Tuesdays at 4:00 PM (1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/9 & 5/7)
*Registration required, for grades 3 & 4.

Book Buzz Book Club
Tuesdays at 4:00 PM 1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/16 & 5/14)
*Registration required, for grades 5 & 6.

Volunteer at the Library

As part of the Summer Reading Program, students entering grades 6—12 can earn community service hours by volunteering at the Library. Our Summer   VolunTeen Program runs June 17—August 14. Volunteers assist with programs, hand out prizes, and help keep the Library tidy.   All VolunTeens will have the opportunity to sign up for one shift per week as their schedule permits. Our VolunTeen program is now full and registration is closed.