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Stories & Art in the Parks

Stories & Art in the Parks

June 30, 2015 | Youth Services

We had such a great time venturing out of the library and into Washington Park for story time yesterday! Did you miss it? Don’t worry–we’re doing it again every Monday this summer.

APL is partnering with the City of Albany’s Department of Recreation and Albany Barn for a six-week series of story times and art activities inblog2 our city’s beautiful parks. APL librarians will read stories and sing songs, followed by fun arts-and-crafts activities provided by the Dept. of Rec. and the Albany Barn. We will also welcome special guest WMHT as they bring their PBS KIDS program on select dates. 

Stories & Art in the Parks is an early literacy component of our annual Summer Reading Program, and it’s for kids ages 2-5. Park story times last about an hour, and we will have shade and tables available. If it rains, we’ll meet at the nearest APL neighborhood branch. Here’s the  schedule:

  • July 6 (Mon) at 11:00 am – 12: 00 pm
    With Special Guest WMHT PBS Kids
    Hoffman Park Playground (rain site Delaware Branch)
  • July 13 (Mon) at 11:00 am – 12: 00 pm
    With Special Guest WMHT PBS Kids
    Westland Hills Playground (rain site Pine Hills Branch)
  • July 20 (Mon) at 11:00 am – 12: 00 pm
    With Special Guest WMHT PBS Kids
    Lincoln Park Playground, Lower Area (rain site Howe Branch)
  • July 27 (Mon) at 11:00 am – 12: 00 pm
    Ridgefield Park Playground
    (rain site Bach Branch)
  • August 3 (Mon) at 11:00 am – 12: 00 pm
    North Swan Park Playground (rain site Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch

We hope to see everyone on Monday, July 6th at 11:00 am at the Hoffman Park playground!

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.