Children's Event

Story Time with the Open Door!

Nothing to do? Kids need a distraction? Join us on our Facebook page to hear one of the Open Door's staff members read a picture book via Facebook live! No need to leave the house!

Our first book will be the classic saga, "The Monster at the End of this Book" by Jon Stone and Micheal Smollin. Every Friday afternoon, we plan to read a different book until the schools reopen. We would be thrilled if you and your kids could join us!

The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street) (Little Golden Book) Cover Image
By Jon Stone, Michael Smollin (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780307010858
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Golden Books - December 31st, 1999

Event date: 

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Event address: 

NY

Children's Writing Contest 2020

Calling all kids in grades 1 through 8: it's time for our annual writing contest and entries are due TODAY, February 27 by 8pm!

Here’s the beginning to your story: “Last night I had the strangest dream about my favorite book character.” Who is your favorite book character? Dream up an amazing story about him, her, or it! Make it as wild or funny or strange as you want. We can't wait to read it!

Event date: 

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Brendan Wenzel Story Time, Drawing, and Signing A Stone Sat Still

Brendan Wenzel will be doing a story time, drawing, and signing A Stone Sat Still.

Brendan Wenzel, creator of the Caldecott Honor-winner, They All Saw a Cat, is a graduate of Pratt Institute. He is an ardent conservationist and a proud collaborator with organizations working to ensure the future of wild places and threatened species.

A Stone Sat Still Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452173184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 27th, 2019

Event date: 

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Kids Art Contest 2018 Due Date

Kids Art Contest 2018 Due Date

The 2018 Art Contest is to design a book jacket for your favorite book!
Artwork will be judged for originality, creativity, and interpretation
of the book’s theme.

Entries are due in the store before October 5.

Winners in each grade level (one through eight) will receive gift
certificates from The Open Door, and all entries will be displayed in
the store windows Nov. 10-17.

Event date: 

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Meet Nancy Castaldo and Anita Sanchez!

Nancy Castaldo:

Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544953437
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2018

Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780544633353
Availability: Call Store for Availability
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 7th, 2017

Itch!: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch Cover Image
By Anita Sanchez, Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544811010
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2018

Event date: 

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Meet Samantha Cotterill

No More Bows Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780062408709
Availability: Not Available
Published: HarperCollins - January 3rd, 2017

Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime! Cover Image
By Lisa Mantchev, Samantha Cotterill (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481467018
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 13th, 2018

Event date: 

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Meet Nina Crews!

 

Seeing Into Tomorrow Cover Image
By Nina Crews, Richard Wright, Nina Crews (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781512418651
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - February 1st, 2018

The Neighborhood Mother Goose Cover Image
By Nina Crews, Nina Crews (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060515737
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - December 23rd, 2003

The Neighborhood Sing-Along Cover Image
By Nina Crews, Nina Crews (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061850639
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 10th, 2011

One Hot Summer Day Cover Image
By Nina Crews, Nina Crews (Illustrator)
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780688133931
Availability: Not Available
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 31st, 1995

Event date: 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

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