All About Bats!


Dyken Pond Environmental Center will present this fun and informative program on Tuesday, July 28 at 1 PM. Bats are misunderstood animals with bad reputations. They actually have an important role in the ecosystem. Learn about how this animal lives, its behavior and why they are important. Play bat games and make a bat mask. Advance registration requested.


Awesome Robot – Young Author Event


Thursday, July 30 at 1:00 PM in the SML Community Room

Meet 11-year-old Diego Mongue, who coauthors the ‘Awesome Robot Action Comix’ series with his artist father! Diego will talk about writing and sign copies.

Meet Dennis the Robot, too!

All are welcome and no registration is needed.

Storyteller, Karen Pillsworth

Karen Pillsworth two hands

Friday, July 31 at 10:00 AM

The Librarian on the Roof and Other Heroes I Have Known

Master Storyteller, Karen Pillsworth, presents a diverse group of stories which show that heroes come in all shapes and sizes, human and animal, real and imagined. It celebrates the fact that not all heroes are “super”, but can still inspire us to touch lives and change the world. All are welcome at this event.  Registration is appreciated.

Karen Pillsworth has been enchanting audiences in the U.S. and Canada with her stories for over 30 years. She has performed in libraries, camps, churches, parks, schools, historic sites and at festivals. She is regularly featured at Mohonk Mountain House and has shared her stories on WAMC National Public Radio.  In 2002 she was appointed the Storyteller Laureate of the city of Kingston, NY.

National Teen Lock-In Event


All teens age 13 – 18 are welcome!  Parent consent form is required for participation – Forms available at the library. Participants must be at the library and signed in by 7 pm on Friday, 7/31 and picked up and signed out by Midnight. 

Come in costume as your favorite Superhero, Villain, or other character and compete for prizes. Meet teens from around the country with activities that include games, Minecraft tournament, Skype, Movie showing of Mystery Men, food and fun.

Teens who attend will not be allowed to leave until the program is concluded and/or parents pick them up.

Parental permission form and advance registration is required.**Call to reserve a space**

 Nationwide Teen Lock-In

We are participating in the Nationwide Teen Lock-In and are participating in events with other teens from around the country.    Participating libraries list available at SML front desk.

Food, Fun and Activities included!

 Check out this trailer on YouTube for a sneak peak!

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!