A Look Ahead

The last events in September:
Story  Hour for Preschoolers in the Martin H. Glynn Square – Tuesday,  September 27 at 10:30 a.m.  Join us for stories and maybe a dance-a-thon.
– Fridays, September 23 and 30 at 10:00.  Join us to play Mahjongg.  Please call to register.

And then there is October and that brings Pumpkin Decorating.
  Think about a story book character you could create on your pumpkin.  Paint or attach items or . . .  Use your imagination!  Pick up your pumpkins on October 8th and return them to the Library on October 22nd.  We will arrange them in the Library, and the judges will decide the top winners in each age group.  There will be prizes for all who enter.  Winners will be announced on October 29th.  Thank you to Samascotts for donating 30 pumpkins for this project.

Additional October Events:

Book Sale –  See following  post for details.  No Donations Needed!
Story  Hour for Preschoolers in the Martin H. Glynn Square – Tuesdays,  October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10:30 a.m.  Join us for stories and maybe a dance-a-thon.
Button Art – Friday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m.  Join us to make a distinctive picture using cardstock flowers and vase and completing the design with colorful buttons.
Book Club –
Monday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in the Library.  We will be discussing The Maid by Nita Prose.  Newcomers are welcome.
Fall Nature Walk with Mud Creek Staff– Saturday, October 15 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Walk will take place at Mud Creek.
Mahjongg – Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:30 a.m..  Join us to play Mahjongg.  Walk-ins encouraged to attend.

No-Cost Ways to Help the Valatie Free Library

For two no-cost ways to help, view the following suggestions.
If you would like to help us with  no cost to yourself, Amazon Smile is the way to do it. Click here to be taken to the Amazon Smile site; sign in with your usual Amazon user ID and password, and shop. The Library will receive 0.5 % of your purchase amount at no cost to you. Thank you to anyone who uses Amazon Smile and indicates that Valatie Free Library should receive a percentage of their sales.
Another way to help the Library is to use CLYNK bags and Valatie Free Library tags.  Place your recyclable cans and bottles in the bags, place a tag in the appropriate place on the bag and drop off at the CLYNK location at Hannaford in Valatie or any other Hannaford.  The Library will receive a donation.  Stop in to pick up bags and tags at the Library / 1036 Kinderhook Street / Valatie.
Thank you to all who use these means to help your local Valatie Free Library.

Thank You!

Thank you to Mayor Frank Bevens and the Village Board for their donation of rapid Covid testing kits to the Valatie Free Library for our patrons and community members.  Visit the Library and pick up a test!

New Feature – RECITE ME

The Columbia County Libraries now have RECITE ME, a tool to make the information on our web pages accessible to all.  On this web page, click on RECITE ME  in the top toolbar.  Then go to any article, hover at the beginning of the article or highlight the article and listen.  RECITE ME will read the post and the caption under any picture included in the post.  Call 518-758-9321 if you have any questions.  Let us know what you think about this helpful new feature.

Kanopy – A Review

Thanks to a very generous donation by Theresa Hurley in memory of her sister, Mary C. Hurley, the Valatie Free Library again has a subscription to Kanopy.  Valatie Free Library patrons may now stream films, documentaries and children’s programming for no charge.  To use this service, a person must be a patron of the Valatie Free Library and not have fines or replacement charges of more that $10.
To use the service, c
lick on the Kanopy icon at the end of the right sidebar on this page and follow the instructions to register and get started.  You will need your library card barcode and pin.  If you need help or have misplaced your card or forgotten your pin, call us at 518-758-9321 or email valatiefreelibrary@gmail.com  If you were a Kanopy member when we last had a subscription, you need to re-register.  Feel free to call us for assistance.