LEGO Club at SML


Friday, March 31

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Do you have a Lego enthusiast who could spend hours and hours every day engrossed with creative building? Then this club is for you and your family! Bring your young Lego builder to the library to build and create with our large collection of bricks. Donations of Lego bricks and accessories are also welcome at the Front Desk. Come and have some fun with other Lego fans!

This month’s theme is Spring.  We will have Lego Bingo and a Lego speed building contest! We will display all the creations of our Lego builders at the library until next month’s meeting.  Prizes for contest winners!


Seed Exchange at SML

Spring is here! Officially, anyway!
And the Library is reopening its Seed Exchange in anticipation of the upcoming growing season.

We always need donations of seed!
Please check your seeds to see what you can spare and drop off your extras at the front desk, anytime during regular library hours.

All we ask is that the seeds be carefully labelled, not-too-old, and were stored in cool dry conditions so they will germinate properly. If you want to check the “life expectancy” of different kinds of seeds, there is a viability chart with this information on top of the Seed Exchange (or look online).

Starting now, seeds in the Seed Exchange are available –self-serve– when the library is open.

We’re having an informal drop-in gathering on Saturday April 8, 10 – 12. Please stop by the Library community room to donate some seeds, take some seeds, and meet some fellow gardeners.
We’ll answer questions about seed saving and storage and also have a demo of how to do your own seed germination test.

Everyone is welcome (even if you don’t have seeds to donate.)

Once again we will keep a clipboard by the Seed Exchange so gardeners looking for (or offering) particular plants can write their request and connect with someone who might have what they want.

We also plan to hold our 4th Annual Plant Swap/Giveaway on Saturday May 13th, 10-2. As you start your seedlings and dig and divide your perennials this spring, save your extras to donate to this fun and well-attended event!

Questions? Call Joan-Claire: 733-0237

Easter Event at SML

The Town of Stephentown and

Stephentown Memorial Library invite you to an Easter Event


Sunday, April 9, Rain or Shine

Stephentown Memorial Library

1:00 PM – Meet the Easter Bunny and Games & Activities

1:30 PM – Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt and fun games for all ages.  Also decorate Easter eggs and enjoy refreshments.  The Easter Bunny will be on hand for extra excitement and photos!

To ensure we have enough materials, registration is requested.  Please call the library at 733-5750 to register your child.  All are welcome!


Summer Camp Director – Position Available

Summer Camp Director – Stephentown

Stephentown Memorial Library is seeking a director for the Stephentown Summer Camp program. The director will be responsible for working with the library to plan, organize and supervise a four- week, 6 hour/day, summer camp for children ages 6 through 12 (expect 45-55 campers).

The Director will work several hours per week in April and May then expands hours in June to accommodate camper registration, staff selection and training and preparation. The Director will work 8am to 2pm, Monday through Friday, for four weeks beginning July 10, 2017. The Director will supervise counselors, counselors-in-training and volunteers and work in concert with the library’s director and Board oversight committee. The position is expected to require 140 – 160 hours over four months, mostly in July, with total compensation of $2,250 for the period. Preferred candidates will have experience working with children and/or teens (teacher/coach/daycare).

This job requires the ability to pass a criminal background check and review of the Office of Children and Family Services Central Register Database for reported incidents of child abuse and maltreatment.

If you are interested, please contact Laurenne Teachout , Director of the Stephentown Memorial Library at 518-733-5750 or


Parenting Class with Bruce Weiner & Ryan Steller – Sign up Now!


Classes will meet on Wednesday evenings –

**3/15 CANCELLED**

Class will begin on 3/22 and run the following dates –

3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, & 5/3

6:30 to 8:30 PM  

Participants should plan to attend all 7 sessions in the class cycle.

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) method of parenting with Bruce Weiner and Ryan Steller.

The course will consist of the basics tenets of Parent Effectiveness Training, the positive character education focus on problem solving with children and other issues brought up by parents during the course.

Bruce Weiner is the  head of Psychological services for the Berlin School district and an experienced parent educator.   He lives with his wife in Hancock, MA and is the parent of two grown sons. 

Ryan Steller is School Counselor at Berlin Elementary School.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont and her Master’s in Education in school counseling from The College of Saint Rose.  She lives in Hoosick Falls with her husband and daughter.

The only cost will be $15 for course workbooks and this can be waived for those with financial need.

Stephentown Memorial Library invites you to join us for this helpful class.   All are welcome!

Reservations are required, as space for this class is limited.

Please call the Stephentown Memorial Library at (518) 733-5750 to reserve a space.