Category Archives: Announcement

Winners in Annual Photo Competition

The following are the winners in the 10 categories in the Valatie Free Library Annual Photo Competition. The winners were announced at the Photo Exhibition which was held at the Valatie Senior Center on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Ichabod Crane Photo Class:  1st Place: Ellie Plourde, 2nd Place:Karina Speer, 3rd Place: Nicholas Johnston Under 18 (Best of submitted […]

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Another Reason to Visit VFL

The next time you visit the Library, check out the new look in our Children’s Room. Volunteers from the Kinderhook Reformed Church have donated three original paintings of Eric Carle’s storybook characters to the Library. Thank you so much, Amy DeWeerd, Hannah DeWeerd and an anonymous painter who have made our children’s area colorful and […]

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NEW: Library Elf Is Here!

Have you ever forgotten the due date of a library item? Would you like a reminder a few days in advance? Then sign up for Library Elf, a new service just purchased by Mid-Hudson for all the system libraries. You can keep track of almost due, overdue and ready to pick up items. The signup […]

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We Have Museum Passes

The Valatie Free Library now has 6 museum passes available for patrons to borrow. They may be borrowed for 3 days, and, depending upon the individual museum, admit one, two or a family to the museum. When you plan to visit one of the museums for which we have a pass, call us to check […]

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Change in Overdrive Usage!

The number of ebooks and audiobooks that patrons may now checkout and put on hold in Overdrive has been changed.  Patrons may now check out 10 ebooks /audiobooks at one time and place 10 holds.  Formerly the number of checkouts and holds was 3 each.  A welcome change as we head into summer vacations and more time […]

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Photo Competition Winners

Again this year, the annual photo competition drew amazing photographs from local adults and kids.  Each year the judges are finding it more difficult to choose a first and second place photo in each category or the best photo of three submitted by kids 18 and under.    At the exhibition on Sunday, April 10th, the […]

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