Round Lake Library
The Malta branch, part of the Round Lake Library system is a small library located in the Malta Community Center.  It's certainly not of the size and caliber of the Saratoga Library or Clifton Park/Halfmoon Library, but the book selections are vast, the staff is nice, and they have a separate room just for kids. 
We've done many story times and special programs and enjoyed them all.  The kids room has a nice selection of books, puzzles, games, blocks, and four touch-screen computers.  Jennifer Hurd typically runs the programs for young children and she is friendly, patient and super with kids.  This Thursday she is running a story time for 2-3 y/o's from 11:15-11:45.  You can register online, but they are good about taking walk-ins if you don't get to it.  

The Round Lake Library Branch has recently updated their website with lots more information.  If you haven't been yet, check it out!  There are activities at the Malta and Round Lake branches all the time.  Check their calendar for the details and to register online.   I'm not afraid to admit that despite being walking distance to this library, I still 'donate' to this library via my numerous overdue fines!

 
 
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There are two more Monday's left for the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library's PJ Storytime series.  It starts at 6:30pm so definitely doable for working mama's.  Local performer and educator Diane Payette leads this story time and PJ's are welcome (kids only!)  It's appropriate for kids ages 2-6 and is a free drop-in program. 
The library has a nice children's area so come early or state late to extend your stay. 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

 
 
Saratoga Library  518-584-7860   Registration is required unless noted

Toddler Story Time
(24-42 months):  Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 9:30-9:50am
                                                 Wednesdays: 9:30-9:50am or 11:00-11:20am
                                                 (Beginning the week of September 20 - week of November 29)

Saturday Family Story Time
(ages 2-5):  Saturdays 11:30am-12:00pm, September 25-November 20
  **No registration necessary for this program. 

Preschool Story Time
(42 months-5yrs): Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10:15-10:45am
                                                       Wednesdays: 10:15-10:45am or 2:00-2:30pm
                                                       (Beginning the week of September 20 - week of November 29)

Preschool Story/Music Program
(42 months-5yrs): Mondays: 10:15-10:45am  &  Tuesdays 2:00-2:30pm
                                                                     (Beginning the week of September 20 - week of November 29)

Library Babies
(An informal playgroup for babies under 24 months):
                        Fridays September 24-December 3. Drop in between 10:30am and noon                       
                        Saturdays September 25-November 20. Drop in between 10:00am and 11:00am
**No registration necessary for this program.
 
 
I love taking my kids to the library on any day, but it's always nice to catch one of the scheduled story times and activities!  Below is a list of the upcoming story times for Ballston Spa, Round Lake and Malta.  I have listed the phone numbers so you can give a quick call before heading out.   

Ballston Spa  518-885-5022
All drop-in programs, no registration required.  A short playtime follows the program.  
3-5yrs:  Thursdays from 10-10:45am
18mo-3yrs: Fridays from 10-10:45am

Round Lake  518-899-2285
Story times start the first week of October and are as follows:
Toddler Story Time:  Tuesdays at 10:30am (10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9)
Preschool Story Time: Thursdays at 2:00pm (10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18,)  
Baby & Me: 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 11:15am (10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16)  

Malta Branch  518-682-2495
Toddler Story Time:  Thursdays at 11:15am   (10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18)
Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays at 10:30am  (10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10)
                                  & Thursdays at 2:15pm   (10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18)