Schroon Lake Public Library

Family Adventure Backpacks


Family Adventure Backpacks have arrived. Borrow a pack on Stargazing; Music; Hiking; Insects; Bird Watching; Rocks and Minerals; and, Magnets.  Each pack comes with theme related books, games, and the tools you need for your adventure.  Packs may be borrowed for a week.

Fall Preschool Story Time

Preschool story time will be held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning October 6th.  Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and story-timemore. Story time is open to children birth -5.

Library Quilt Group

The Schroon Lake Library Quilt Group will meet on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the town hall meeting room. quilt-blockBring a piece to work on or share. New members always welcome.

Friends Bookstore

The Friends of the Library bookstore will be open this Saturday, September 24th from 10-4 p.m.  It’s located in the basement of the Schroon Lake Health Center on Fairfield Ave.  Stop in and browse before it closes for the season.bookbag

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 25 – Oct. 1

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Zumba Kids

Join us for Zumba-KidsZumba Kids at the library Thursday August 4th at 1:00. Join us for this fun, kid friendly, program!

Local Author reading this Friday evening

Friday, July 29th at 7 p.m. Neal Burdick, a local author and poet, will be reading from a large selection of his works including: The Adirondack Reader; Adirondack Reflections, his articles in Adirondack Life, and Adirondack Explorer and from his published poems in Blueline.  He will invite comments and discussions after the reading. Audience members will experience an evening with an author talented in a variety of genres and topics, be sure to join us!


The Knitting Group will meet on Thursday, June 23rd at 10 a.m. in the downstairs meeting room.knitting

Are You Ready?

DSC03988Check your Emergency Preparedness knowledge with our new interactive kiosk. On-loan from the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System for the next two weeks.

Friends Bookstore

The Friends of the Library Bookstore will be open for the season on Wednesday, June 15th from 10-2. Summer hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-2.  Located in the basement of the health bookbagcenter (behind the library)  Stock up for summer reading!

Poetry Workshop and Reading

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Thursday, June 2nd     Workshop begins at 3:00, reading begins at 4:30

With poets: Alan Casline &  Michael Czarnecki

Poetry Writing Workshop 3:00 PM

We’ll discuss prose and poetry writing, offer tips, answer questions, share experiences and comment on a short piece of your own writing.Michael and Alan will present a reading sharing work from their own books and recent work. FREE—All are welcome!