Seniors and Kids: Join us on Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 P.M. at the Valatie Senior Center on William Street in Valatie to decorate cookies for the holidays. Bring your imagination; we’ll supply the cookies and decorating supplies.
Congratulations to Boy Scout Troop 114 and Jon Meredith for a successful Veterans’ Day Race and respectful Veterans’ Memorial Service in Glynn Square. The Scouts did a great job organizing both.
Each year the Scouts share the proceeds of the race with a non-profit organization, and this year they voted to donate to the Valatie Free Library. Thank you! We are very grateful for your generosity.
Fall at the Library means lots of new programs for kids and adults. Click here to see the calendar of events, and then join us for as many as you wish. As always, call us for more information (758-9321).
The Board of Trustees of the Valatie Free Library announces its new plans for the Kinderhook Street building.
Hudson Design Architecture and Construction Management PLLS of Garrison recently completed a Conceptual Design and Feasibility Study for the board, taking into consideration both the unique character and the challenging physical conditions of the former railroad freight barn at 1036 Route 9.
The new, one-story design maintains a goal of energy efficiency with the use of passive and active environmental design features. Continue reading
We appreciate the support of all who worked at or came to the library book sale on Saturday, June 29th. The proceeds will be used to help fund our summer graphic novel program which is also made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralizaton Program of the New York State Council on the Arts administered through the Community Arts Grants Program by the Greene County Council on the Arts. Thank you, Becky and Jerry Leggieri of the Valatie Volunteer Net, for carrying boxes of books, organizing those books and standing in the heat for 5 hours. Thanks also to our program director’s husband and son for carrying the books down from the second floor on June 28th and to Paul Cleland for helping to organize books.
Click here to see the library summer program schedule. Registration begins on June 13. Call the library (758-9321) for more information or to register now for the Graphic Novel workshop.
The VFL Summer Program is supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
During the past month three ICC Participatory Government students have performed their ten hours of community service, a course requirement, here at the library. They have dusted books, a boring but very necessary task to prevent mold forming, typed spine labels and registration lists for the summer program, raked up last year’s leaves, helped a younger student with homework and most recently, assisted at the annual doll tea. Our volunteer at the Doll Tea assisted by helping with the place card craft, arranging the cupcakes which the girls had decorated at the tables and polishing nails in the manicure session. All of the volunteers worked diligently, and they were a big help to staff. Thank you to these Participatory Government students and their teacher.
Beginning April 1st, the Library will be open an additional 3 hours per week. We will now be open one extra hour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. New hours for these days are: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon – 6 p.m. / Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.