The 2022 Cheney Library Summer Reading Program kicks off on July 15! Join us for activities that encourage explorations of new ways to create, experiment, and interact with nature. And don't forget: you can win prizes at the end of the program by tracking your reading! The program is open to Grades K-12, and it is free to participate.
Ready to have fun and get reading? Visit our Summer Reading page to learn more, and to register!
This year, we are also holding a Summer Reading Story Hour program for ages 2 through Pre-K. More information about this program can be found on our Summer Reading Story Hour page.
June 20 (7:00 - 8:30 PM)
We Who Believe in Freedom: A Community Conversation
Join us for a free community conversation with Dr. Alice Green about her book We Who Believe in Freedom: Activism and the Struggle for Social Justice. In discussion with Paul Grondahl, Green will talk about her experience as a lifelong advocate for social justice, discuss historic and continuing challenges in our community, and share the work she is currently doing and how community members can help.
The first 100 people to register for this program will receive a free copy of the book!
The program will be offered online, with a Zoom link sent following registration. Register here.
This program is presented in collaboration with the Center for Law and Justice and the New York State Writers Institute and is provided by the Upper Hudson Library System
June 16 - August 11 (Thursdays at 1 PM)
Summer Spice Club
Love to cook, bake, or simply experiment in the kitchen? Join us at the library for flavorful summer fun! Create a dish using a featured spice, then meet at the library every 2 weeks to share your cooking adventures. Bring in samples to share, photos of your creations, or just a story about how your delicious dish came to be.
For the first time, Cheney Library is holding a Summer Reading Story Hour! In July and August, join us on Tuesdays at 10 AM for stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun. This program is open to children ages 2 through Pre-K. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.
Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies are limited. Please ask a librarian for a kit.
Shop Our Book Sale Anytime!
Cheney Library's book sale is open whenever the library is open! We are also currently accepting donations of books in good condition. If you have items you would like to donate, please bring books to the library during our open hours so that a librarian can review any items of interest.
June 3 & 17 (4 PM - 5 PM)
June Lego Club
Calling all builders! Join us for Lego Club at the library to construct the creations of your dreams! Grades K-3 meet from 4 PM - 5 PM on Friday, June 3. Grades 4+ meet from 4 PM - 5 PM on Friday, June 17. Please note: Lego Club does not meet in July or August.
New To Our Shelves
The following are some of the new titles coming to the library:
The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci The Big Dark Sky by Dean R. Koontz Black Dog by Stuart Woods The Challenge by Danielle Steel Clive Cussler's The Serpent's Eye by Robin Burcell Escape by James Patterson Geiger by Gustaf Skördeman The Girl Who Survived by Lisa Jackson I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston The It Girl by Ruth Ware Let's Do Everything and Nothing by Julia Kuo The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Shattered by James Patterson The Sweet Remnants of Summer by Alexander McCall Smith Trust by Hernan Diaz When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Regan Barnhill The Wild Life by David Gordon