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Parking Lot Closed – Wed. Night & Thurs. Until 3 p.m.

The parking lot will be closed Wednesday night (10/18/2017) after 6 p.m. and Thursday (10/19/2017) until 3 p.m. when the Library opens for the usual Thursday 3 – 8 p.m. hours.  We are paving the parking lot, postponed last week because of rain.  The book and DVD return boxes will not be available during that time.  

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Paint and Sip – 10/20/2017

Bring out your inner artist!  Enjoy cider, cider doughnuts, apples, crackers and cheese!  Where:  the Valatie Free Library – 1036 Kinderhook Street.  When:  6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 20th.  Who:  Any adult who wishes to relax after a long work week.  Why: To try out your hidden artistic skills, to have fun and to bring home a painting to display in your home.  It will make a great conversation topic with holiday guests.  Call the Library (518-758-9321) to register so that we have enough supplies.

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We have been chosen AGAIN for the Hannaford Cause Bag program.

For this round, visit the Hannaford in Valatie, New York during October, purchase this bag, and the Valatie Free Library will receive $1!  A great way to cut down on all those plastic bags that cause clutter and harm the environment!  Use and reuse these strong “Create a Little Karma” bags to carry your groceries or library books!  Good for the Valatie Free Library! Good for the Planet!

 For more information about the program visit:


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Calling All Preschoolers!

Apple Printing at Story Hour – 9/12/17

Preschoolers, Caregivers and Younger Siblings, join us for Story Hour every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Valatie Free Library. Listen to stories, do a craft, meet Posie, the therapy dog, and have a snack. No registration is necessary. Just walk in – 1036 Kinderhook Street – 4 buildings down from the VMA.

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Red Apple Run – Appreciation and Results

Today was a great success!  Our appreciation to all for your support.  Thank you, runners and walkers, for your participation! Thank you to our sponsors and to Samascott Orchards for hosting us. Also thanks to the Kinderhook Runner’s Club for all of their guidance.   You can check times in the following links:
Click 2017awards-age groups for the awards in the 5K by age group.
Click 2017Kids_1_Mile for results for the Kids 1 mile walk / run.
Click 2017overall_results for the overall results for all the runners in the 5K.

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Announcement: Future Board Meetings

The Board of Trustees will  meet on the third Monday of each month beginning on Monday, September 18th.  The Public is welcome to attend all regular Board Meetings.

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Red Apple Run Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors.  You helped to make the race a great success.

Thank you to our GOLD sponsors:
Diana Van Alstyne
Freeman Howard, P.C.
Great Lengths Hair Salon
Hennessy Insurance Agency
Kinder Farm Inc.
Kinderhook Runners Club
Law Office of Alexander Powhida
Samascott Orchards
VFL Staff

Thank you to our SILVER sponsors:
Anderson Agency Real Estate
Chatham Brewing
Chatham Village Auto LLC
Gilcrest Properties
Key Bank
Kinderhook Wine & Spirits
La Bella’s
Shooters Sports
Wicked Good Food & Company

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