Board of Trustees Meeting 12/01/15

The VFL Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, December 1st at 7 p.m. in the Library.  The Public is welcome to attend.

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End of Year Programs

Join us for two special programs!

Owls Program for Kids 5 and Older: Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m.  Michelle from Mud Creek will present this fascinating program.  Join us to examine owl pellets and learn what owls eat.

gingerbread manChristmas Cookie Decorating for Kids and Parents:  Saturday, Dectotsj
ember 12 from 1 – 3 p.m.  St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall.  Please register for this program so that we have enough cookies.  Tots the Clown will also join us that day to entertain and to make balloon animals for all.


Our usual groups will meet as follows:

Book Club:  Monday, November 30 at 7 p.m.  The group will be discussing The Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.  Newcomers are welcome.
Board of Trustees:  Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m.  The Public is welcome to attend.
Story Hour:  Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10:30 a.m.
 Kids and Parents, join us for stories, snack, craft and Posie, our Library Therapy Dog.
Knitting / Crochet:  Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m.  Newcomers, beginners and experienced, are welcome.

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Adult Holiday Craft: Fun and Productive

The group who met for the holiday craft program on Friday, November 13th had lots of fun and made beautiful centerpieces.  They discussed doing other crafts iamy 2n the future so look for program updates in the new year.


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Renovation Has Begun!

The Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that renovations have begun on phase 1 of its Kinderhook-Hudson Steam Railroad Freight Barn at 1036 Kinderhook Street. The completion of this phase of the project will increase the Library’s space with almost double the square footage, provide a parking lot for patron convenience, increase accessibility for all patrons and bring the 1890 barn back to use within the Village.
Upon completion of this phase the Library will move operations from the current Church Street location, which has been our home since 1940. We anticipate beginning services from our new location on February 1, 2016.
Over the past several years the Board of Trustees has explored the various ways to utilize the space at the Kinderhook Street location along with the financial resources available within the community we serve. We are not discarding the Hudson Design Studio plan but instead breaking the project into multiple manageable phases.
The Valatie Free Library has been an important community resource for 84 years. We are excited to begin this new chapter in the library’s history.
With your help, we continue to grow with our community.

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Friendly Ghosts and Big Smiles!

A few photos of the beaded ghosts made in the Halloween Craft Program on Wednesday evening.  Kids and parents had fun with the project, beading ghosts and pieces of candy corn, and they now have some new Halloween decorations to display.ghost and patty2lauren2ella2


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October Programs

October: For Kids
Story Hour for Preschoolers:  Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 a.m.  Fire Prevention, Pumpkins and more!  Special Guest on October 13 – Firefighter Fran.
Halloween Craft Program for Kids 7 and Older:  Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.  Create a Halloween design with beads– A witch, perhaps!
October: For Adults and Young Adults
Board of Trustees:  Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m.
Book Club:  Monday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
Lyme Disease –
How to Prevent, Detect and Treat, a presentation by Victoria from the Columbia County Health Department: Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Victoria will be accompanied by a communicable diseases nurse, also from the Health Department.
Knitting / Crochet:  Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m.



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Thank You to the Columbia County Health Department!

The Lyme Disease Workshop presented by Victoria Mcgahan and Registered Nurse, Pam Ferber, from the Columbia County Health Department was very informative.  Attendees saw photos of different types of ticks, discovered the many diseases ticks can cause, were made aware of myths surrounding the removal of ticks and learned how to prevent ticks from attaching to them.  The question and answer segment of the program was especially interesting and valuable.  We learned that the incidence of Lyme disease in Columbia County has fallen which is encouraging, but the number of people affected each year is still much too high.  Preventing attachment and removing ticks promptly and correctly as well as knowing when to seek medical attention are facts that should be known by all of us who live or work in Columbia County, and the workshop made this information current and available.   Thank you, Victoria and Pam!

If you would like more information about this topic, we have booklets in the Library and can obtain more.

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Do you want to read that bestseller immediately?

Consider reading that bestseller on a Library Kindle.  We try  to put the most popular books on our 2 Kindles so that you don’t have to be one of 100 or more holds on the latest Patterson or Child or Hawkins book.   This month we have added Murder House by James Patterson on both Library Kindles.  Feel free to make suggestions; we will try to accommodate as many as possible.  And, best of all, the Kindles may be borrowed for three weeks and are easy to use.  All you have to do is turn the Kindle on, tap on the title and then just tap to turn pages.  You  can stop reading, and when you continue, you are automatically on the last page you read.  We can show you how to do this in less than  5 minutes.  So, give a Kindle a try!

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