Programs – 8/4 and 85

Today, August 4th
10:30 a.m. Story Hour in the Library.  Posie is back!!!
2:00 p.m. Hero Tuesday in the gym of the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building.  Meet a surprise hero and make a fabulous craft!
7:15 – 8:30 p.m.  Game Night in the Library.  Play board games and have pizza.

Tomorrow, August 5th
6:30 p.m. Professor Klutzo and his puppet pals, Freddy the Frog and Percy the Penguin present the Heroes of Science.  A special snack surprise follows.  

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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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Win a Kindle! Help the Library!

Library_View_2_(3) for webThank you to all the people who stopped by on Saturday to help us with our fundraising raffle.  If you didn’t get a chance to come to the library on Saturday, there are still two and a half more weeks before the drawing for the Kindle Fire HD 7. Take a chance to read the latest book, watch a movie, check your email, take photos, use social media on a new Kindle Fire HD 7 while helping us provide a new and spacious library for the Valatie community. Raffle tickets will be available at the Library until  2 p.m. on Saturday, August 8th.  Take a chance; you could be the winner!

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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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Pots of Gold at the Library

les 1Story Hour  on Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, had a lively groupIMG_1568 of preschoolers, babies, moms, grandmas and a dad enjoying Irish stories, making designs of pots of gold and snacking on Oreo Mint cookies.  Thanks to the planning and organization of Lesley Hallenbeck, Children’s Program Coordinator, children and caregivers left with smiles, craft pictures and lots of books to read in the coming week.  Best comment of the day was “You do so much in such a small space.”  Story Hour meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Library.  Newcomers are always welcome.

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Toothbrushes and Stuffed Animals

dental 4On Tuesday, February 17th, Julie from Dr. Starkman’s Office indental 5 Valatie visited the Library Story Hour.  She read stories, sang songs and gave great advice about taking care of teeth.  Stuffed animals with very real-looking teeth were available for practising good brushing; they were a big hit with the preschoolers.  The fun-filled Story Hour concluded with a craft.  Parents and children learned about dental hygiene, and all enjoyed the presentation and hands-on activities.  Each child went home with a goody bag of toothbrush and toothpaste.  Thank you, Julie for an enjoyable and informative presentation.



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The Winner Is Announced


Congratulations to Joan Kugler who was the winner of the Christmas Raffle.  A special thanks to the donors who made the basket  very enticing – Chris’ Cafe, Magdalena’s, Great Finds, Crazy Daisy, Tabitha Rex.  And to all who donated and received tickets:  our appreciation!  All proceeds go to funding renovation of our new building.

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