July 16 – Learn to Use Ancestry.com

Have you ever wanted to learn more about a family member? Now is your chance! Cheney Library will be holding 2 instructional sessions on July 16.


– Session One: 12 PM – 1 PM

– Session Two: 1 PM – 2 PM


5 seats are available per session. Please call (518) 686-9401 or email director@cheneylibrary.org to reserve your seat.

Participants are encouraged to bring as much information as possible about individuals you wish to research!

We hope to see you there!

The Summer Reading Program is Here!

We have lots of excitement planned for Grades K-8 this summer! See the schedules below for events and times. All events begin at 12:00 P.M. unless otherwise noted.

Participants are welcome to sign up at any time. The Summer Reading Program is open to all individuals in Grades K-8, and it is free to participate. Have fun, stay cool, and win prizes!


Grades K-3

* Caretakers are expected to stay with children in Grades K-3 during events.

July 9 @ 10:30 A.M. – A Universe of Art: Create your own textural art with visitors from the Tang Teaching Museum.

July 19 – Space Slime: SLIME-MAKING. Need we say more?

July 23 – Enter the Hero Universe: Create your own superhero costume!

July 30 – Space Crafts: Make galaxy piggy banks and glow-in-the-dark constellation jars.

August 6 – Pet a Robot Day: Play with Botley, the friendly coding robot.

August 16 – Meteorite Mixology: Experiment with cold drink mixing. Tasty or gross-out? Your choice!

August 23 – Alien Cupcake Decorating: Make (and eat) your own edible aliens.


Grades 4-8

July 12 – Galaxy of Games: Battle against your friends on the Wii or go old school with a board game.

July 19 – Space Slime: Sparkly, crackly, fluffy, create-your-own!

July 26 – Edible Mars Rover: Build your own delicious version.

August 2 – Galactically Bad Art: Create something especially awful

August 9 – Astro-eats Taste Test Challenge: Put your taste buds to the test!

August 16 – Meteorite Mixology: Create and sample a selection of cold summer mocktails.

August 23 @ 5 P.M. – After-hours Blast Off: Celebrate your achievements with ice cream and karaoke!