Library Closed on Labor Day

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The Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015.  Enjoy the day, and we will see you on Tuesday!

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Special Board Meeting – 9/9/2015

There will be a special meeting of the Board of Trustees on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Library.  The Public is welcome to attend.

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Red Apple Run Registration Update

Click on Red Apple 5K Race at the top right hand corner of this page to print a race application or follow the directions in the left sidebar to register electronically. Print applications may be brought to the Library (3203 Church Street, Valatie) or mailed to Valatie Free Library / PO Box 336 / Valatie, NY 12184.  Register by  the Early-Bird Registration date of  September 8th and save five dollars.  Kids planning to do the 1 mile run can register any time, including the day of the race.  For more information, call the Library at 758-9321.

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Winning Ticket Drawn

will finalphilfinalOur good neighbor, Phil Praga, drew the winning ticket on Saturday.  The winner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 was long-time patron and local author, Will Swift.  Thank you, Phil, and to all who supported this raffle with their donations.  We appreciate your generosity and friendship.  Congratulations to Will!

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Movie Night at the Library

Monday night’s (August 10th) movie is Big Hero 6.  Time: 7:15 / Place: Church Street Library.  What could be better than a good movie and popcorn in air conditioning comfort?  If you have registered, we will call to remind you; if you have not registered, call us and we will let you know if we have space.

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Program Photos


samara2On Thursday, July 23rd, Lori Ogden conducted a cake decorating workshop for the Valatiepantojas with cakes final Free Library at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall.  At the end of the hour, the kids had created some beautifully decorated cakes.  Thank you to Lori,  and St.Luke’s for the use of the Hall.




This week we also welcomed Erica from the Children’s Museum at Saratoga who presented a halobuilding2program, “City by Design.”  The kids designed and constructed buildings out of recyclables and then placed these buildings into a “city.”  At this point, there was much discussion and planning about the best locations for the various buildings.  Kids left this family program with an appreciation for city engineering.  Thank you to Erica, Museum Educator, for a fun and informative Wednesday evening.


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Tuesday’s Hero!

mayor 4Each week on Tuesday afternoons in the gym of the Martin H. Glynn Municipal  Building, you will find kids, crafts and a community hero.  Yesterday, Tuesday, July 14, Valatie Mayor, Diane Argyle, was hero of the day and read several fables before the kids created some unique masks.  The audience was thoroughly engrossed in her reading of these fables to the point that they  “jumped” in unison at a particularly dramatic moment.  Thank  you, Mayor Argyle!

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Our Newest Patrons

Recently these two library lovers joined story hour picturegeorgie on lib floorb

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Congratulations and Thank You!

Impressive and Beautiful Photos!  A Chance to Trade  Photo Tips!  Good Snacks!  The Library Photo Exhibit at the Valatie Senior Center was the place to spend a couple of hours yesterday before heading back out into the wonderful sunny day.  Thank you to the photographers, the people who attended the exhibit, the VNET volunteers who baked and the Village for the use of the Center.  A very special thank you goes to JUDY HARRIS who spent several hours on Saturday helping to set up the exhibit and returned early on Sunday to make sure all the photos were just right for display.

Congratulations to the winners in 11 categories:
First Place:  John Alicea, Claudia Bailey, Ken Bovat, Carol Denton, Sierra Dexheimer, Beth (Marie) Meehan, Paul Roberts, Marie Stark,  Heather Sundwall

Second Place:  Thomas Acey, John Alicea, Corey Dexheimer, Ralph Gorgone, Ian Hemingway,  Dr. Joseph P. Lalka, Joan Lezette-Miller, Kelly Stammel, Heather Sundwall,  Jean Thomas,  Steve Wildermuth

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Spring Flowers

flowerpot20153flowerpot22015Craft Night was a big success.  Everyone enjoyed painting the flower pots, preparing the soil and then planting Johnny Jump Ups.  A sure sign of spring!

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