Great Activities for Kids & Teens

Summer is in full swing at APL with some awesome — and free — activities for kids and teens. Check out what we have to offer this week.


July 16 (Tuesday)

  • “What’s the Scoop?” — 2-3 pm at Pine Hills Branch — Learn about ice cream from the Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum then make, and eat, your own ice cream flavor creation. — For all ages.
  • Talking Trash and Edible Landfills” — 4-5 pm at Main Library — Learn how landfills keep trash from harming the environment. Then build your own layered “landfill” from fun stuff you can actually eat. — For ages 5-18. Please register at 427-4310.


July 17 (Wednesday)

  • “Tang Museum Art Project” — 1-2 pm at Bach Branch — Tang staff lead us through a creative art project. — For ages 5-12.
  • “Summer Crafts” — 3-4 pm at Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch — Make a fun craft to bring home. — For all ages.
  • “Spy Training” — 3-5 pm at Howe Branch — Put yourself thorugh the Howe Indoor Field Training Exercise Course and learn how to be a spy. Take part in staged raids, practice rescuing a treasure heavily guarded by alarms, and other hero antics. — For ages 7-18.
  • “Make a Terrarium” — 4-5 pm at Delaware Branch — Make a tiny garden in a glass jar. Basic materials provided, but you can bring your own special items to create a personal touch. — For ages 9-18. Please register at 463-0254.


July 18 (Thursday)

  •  “Berry, Berry Good” — 3-4 pm at Delaware Branch — Learn about berries from Honest Weight Food Co-op, read books about berries, make berry paintings, and eaty your own berry yogurt parfait. — For all ages.


July 19 (Friday)

  • “Digging for Dinosaurs” — 3-4 pm at North Albany Branch — Learn about dinosaurs from the Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum. — For ages 5-18.


More information — and more activities — can be found on our online calendar and our Summer Reading Program guide.



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