Fourth of July weekend – SML closed

The library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Summer Reading Program!


July 6 – August 16
Stephentown Memorial Library

Public libraries across the State encourage reading through New York’s Statewide Summer Reading Program. In 2015, the theme for kids is Every Hero has a Story, while for teens it is Unmask.  This year we invite adults to join the fun of summer reading with their own theme, Escape the Ordinary. We will highlight books that lend themselves to the theme and their will be prize raffles for all ages throughout the summer.

Research shows that children who read during the summer perform better when school resumes in the fall. Kids are participating in summer reading fun at their local libraries in growing numbers.

Parents and caregivers: this is one time you want your child to join the crowd! Sign-up for the Summer Reading Program starts now at the Stephentown Memorial Library and continues throughout the summer. Registration forms are simple and available at our Circulation Desk.  Online registration is also available.  Free books, free programs AND smarter kids… sounds like the perfect summer plan!


Stephentown Summer Camp

Stephentown’s Summer Youth Day Camp program will operate under the direction of the Stephentown Memorial Library again this year. Join Camp Director and certified physical education teacher Laura Hunt and Assistant Camp Director and local soccer coach Shawn Willis for four weeks of science, sports, arts, environmental education and lots of play and fun. The camp is open to children entering first grade through age 12.
Campers will enjoy four weeks of science, sports, arts, environmental education and lots of play and fun. Camp activities will take place at the library, the town hall and the library’s adjacent green fields property.
The summer camp will take place Monday, July 6th through Friday, July 31st this year. Campers will be served free breakfast and free lunch, provided through the Rensselaer County Office of Family Services. Camp hours will be 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday. The camp is free for residents of Stephentown. For families who would like to drop off their child early, 8am drop off is available for $15/ week (discount available for multiple children in a family.)
**There are some openings for Non-Stephentown residents to participate in the camp at a cost of $50/week, 8am to 2pm, space-permitting.  Apply soon!
Campers will be accepted on a space available basis. Camp registration forms are available on our website and at the Stephentown Memorial Library and the Town Hall. Please call the library for questions or other information – 518-733-5750.

SML is Summer Feeding Site for Kids

We are pleased to have been chosen as a feeding site through the federally funded USDA Summer Food Service program.  We will be serving a healthy breakfast and  lunch each weekday July 6 through July 31.  Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the community room.  There is no charge and no income or residency requirement.  No preregistration is needed, but parents or guardians must read and sign a waiver on the first day their child attends the program.  All children age 18 and under are encouraged to take advantage of this program.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The program will run from 7/6 until 7/31, Monday through Friday. 



Kids Cooking with Jodie Fitz

Tuesday, July 7

10:00 AM at Stephentown Memorial Library


Jodie Fitz of The Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club brings a fairly easy recipe that is a hands-on activity for the children that attend the program. Kids will create a delicious treat and learn how easy cooking can be.  Jodie will teach kids how to “Cook Your Way Through a Healthy Day” and guide them through preparing a healthy snack they make themselves. No registration needed and all are welcome to attend.  Parental supervision is required.  This event is sponsored by Fidelis Care,