Children’s Programs

The Children’s Library serves children from infant through fifth grade and their families. Individuals with special needs are welcome here, too.

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Please visit our YouTube page for virtual programs for children.

Join us for a wide variety of programs for children.

We offer Story Times for infants through school-aged children.

Multi-week story time programs are offered in the fall, winter, and spring. Registration is required for the following programs:

Bouncing BabiesPre-walking infants under 13 months.Tuesdays at 9:20 am
Wonderful WalkersWalking infants under 24 months.Wednesdays at 9:30 am OR Thursdays at 9:15 am OR 10 am
Parent/Child Story Time2 and 3 year olds with an adult. Siblings welcome.Mondays at 9:10 am OR 10:30 am OR Thursdays at 11 am OR Fridays at 10:30 am

Drop-In Story Time Options:

Story Time for 2-3 year oldsChild must be at least 2 years old at the start of the series. Siblings welcome.
Story Time for 3-6 year oldsChild must be at least 3 years old at the start of the series.
PJ Story TimeEvening Story Time for families with children 2-6 years old.
World Language Story TimeBilingual Story Time for ages 3 and up.

Please visit our online calendar for details, dates, and times. 



We also loan activities and tech devices.


Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library recommends these five proven steps to help raise a reader: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Foundation recommends reading, even re-reading, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 books before Kindergarten. Pick up a packet at the Children’s Desk.

  • Have a program idea?
  • Want recommendations for a good book or series?

Let us know what’s on your mind—we’re happy to help!

(from the Clifton Park library — I like that the programs and suggested ages are described in detail. The suggested reading for each age is fabulous. I like that the library frequently asks for program or book ideas from patrons. Can we do this on our website? Would someone in Ballston Spa library be able to answer patron emails at least 2x weekly?)