preschool story hours

All Niskayuna elementary schools offer free Preschool Story Hours during the school year for students entering kindergarten next fall. The program is designed to enhance kindergarten readiness and foster a feeling of comfort with the building and personnel.

  • Birchwood
    Wednesdays, Jan. 11 through April 12, 2017, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (No program on Feb. 22)

    Birchwood welcomes preschoolers eligible for Kindergarten the following September to a 30 minute story time in the Media Center with Mrs. Kirkpatrick, and a 20 minute activity in the gymnasium with Mr. West. Preschoolers will be able to borrow library books! While your preschooler is engaged in the library and the gym, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to learn about all that Birchwood has to offer.

    To register please contact SoYoung Mok, or the Birchwood Library Media Specialist, Kate Kirkpatrick,

    PLEASE Visit Birchwood's Library
  • Craig
    Tuesdays, Feb. 28 through April 4, 2017, 9 to 10 a.m.

    For more information or to register, contact Kelly Olsen at 393-4045. Visit craig's Library
  • Glencliff
    Thursdays, Dec. 1, 2016 through March 30, 2017, 9:10 to 9:55 a.m. (No program Dec. 28 and Feb. 21)
    An orientation program is held each year for students who will be eligible for kindergarten in the following September. Children spend a half hour with the Library Media Specialist and then twenty minutes with the physical education teacher. Parents or caregivers enjoy informative parenting programs while their children are in the library and the gym.

    For more information, call Glencliff Library Media Specialist Jennifer Mitchell at 399-2323 or PTO contact Jen Kelly at 703-3826. Visit Glencliff's Library
  • Hillside
    Tuesdays, January 9 through March 27, 2018, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. (No program on Feb. 20).

    For more information, contact Library Media Specialist Debbie Ubriaco at  Visit hillside's Library
  • Rosendale
    Thursdays, Jan. 5 through March 23, 2017, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (No program on Feb. 23)

    For more information, please contact Shannon Thompson, Rosendale Librarian (, 377-3123 x14709).

    Visit THE rosendale LibrARY WEB PAGE