Category Archives: Kids at the Library

New: After School Homework and Reading Help

***No Homework Help the Week of February Break***

Instead, join us for Harry Potter Fun Night and Game Night!


Need some extra help with your homework or reading?
Need distraction-free time to focus on getting it done?
Need a paper proofread?

Drop in anytime between 4 and 8, and our friendly volunteer Erin will help!

Open to elementary thru high school students.

Snacks provided!

@Malta
Tuesdays, 4-8pm

@Clark House
Thursdays, 4-8pm

New: Afternoon Story Time

StorytimesJoin us for a weekly afternoon story time including a story, songs and a simple craft.

All ages are welcome, but activities are geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregiver.

@Clark House
Tuesdays at 4:30PM

See all of our Story Times 

Library Moon Walk

Join us as we walk to the moon!

Just go to the Library Moon Walk site, and log your exercise in steps, minutes or miles. It will be counted toward our 238,900 mile virtual journey to the moon!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to go that far alone. Everyone in the Southern Adirondack Library System, Mohawk Valley Library System, and Upper Hudson Library System can help on this epic journey.

While you’re on the site, click on the Moon to see upcoming library programs about heath and wellness. Click on the Earth to access Medline Plus, which provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

This program is funded by a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Freading is Free eReading

We are certain you’ve noticed the lack of eBook options in our system. You may have also heard about the publishing industry’s reluctance to sell libraries eBooks.

Freading LogoWhat is Freading™?

Freading™ allows the Round Lake Library to increase our eBook Collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books- without waiting.

Use your Library Card to download a book each week for free.

Freading™has apps for most mobile devices including the Kindle Fire, Nook & Kobo. WOW!

Check it out now. What are you waiting for? Harness the power of your Library Card.

Tablets and EReaders Teen with eReaderLibrary Card

Read Down Your Fines

Kids- Pay Your fines through reading!

30 minutes = $1.

It’s as simple as that.

Ask a librarian at the desk for a timer, grab a book/manga/graphic novel and read. When the timer is done, take your library card (or ID) back to the librarian and have a dollar taken off your account.

The catch? You have to read while being in the library. Well… you can probably sit out on the porch if you want.

1000 Book Kid Program

1000 Book Kid Program

Sponsored by the Malta Sunrise Rotary

The Malta Sunrise Rotary is sponsoring a 1000 Book Program at both branches of the Round Lake Library.  This free and easy reading program encourages preschoolers and their parents to borrow, share, and read together.

How It Works

  • Select and check out 10 children’s books
  • Inform the librarian that this is a 1000 Book Kid.  Your books will be put in a special bag
  • When you return your 10 books and bag, circle the next number on your child’s card. (each number represents a group of 10)
  • When you have circled 100 numbers your child will be awarded a special sweatshirt courtesy of the Malta Sunrise Rotary.
Why do it?

  • Because anguage acquisition occurs before children enter school.
  • Because it challenges whole families to read 1000 books with their children before the end of first grade. Increasing the family’s bond.
  • Because it fosters a positive connection between books and family.
  • Because it helps children develop a lifelong bond with reading and books.