Children's Corner @ Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

About Youth Services

The Youth Services Department provides informational, educational, cultural, and recreational reading resources, services, and programs for children of all ages and their parents, educators, and caregivers.

All materials for children can be found in the Children's Library on the second floor. Things have moved around a little. See Children's Library map for current collection locations.

Available for loan:

Available for use in the library:


The Children's Library offers a wide variety of programs throughout the school year, including vacation weeks. Themes include books, science, arts and crafts, music, dance and puppetry. Some programs require registration; others do not.

Visit our Calendar of Events for children's programs or check our current program brochure. You may register online for most of our programs by clicking on the date of the event on the online calendar, then selecting the event and following some simple instructions. Programs requiring registration are underlined on the calendar.

Our summer Tadpole Readers Club is for preschool children, ages 3 or 4, but not entering kindergarten in the fall. Registration begins in late June and caregivers log minutes read online or on paper to earn small incentives that may be picked up at the Library.

Our Summer Reading Club (SRC) is for students entering grades K -5 in the fall and is designed to encourage regular library use. Registration begins in late June. Details on the current SRC are available on our website and in the Children's Library from late spring until registration ends.

Story Times and Other Programs for Preschool Children:

Story Times for babies, toddlers, three year olds, and 4-6 year olds are offered during the fall, winter, and spring. Read more about our preschool programs.

Library Tours

Youth Services staff provide tours to preschool, K-5 classes and non-school groups. For more information, please contact Youth Services at (518) 371-8622.