Summer Programs Week Three

The following events are the highlights of the third week of the Valatie Free Library Summer Programming. Don’t forget to register so that we may send you the links to the shows.
Paint with Hannah DeWeerd.  Video is available for the Summer.  Free supplies will be provided to registrants.
Tuesday, July 14 – 10:30 a.m. Story Hour with Mr. Chuck.  Gotomeeting.
Wednesday, July 15 – 6:30 p.m. – Animal Embassy. “Dragons, Dwarfs and Giants.”  Join Chris from Animal Embassy as we explore some real-life dragons, and creatures great and small.  Facebook Live. Don’t miss this!
Friday, July 17 – 1:30 p.m.    Craft Workshop with Mr. Chuck. Pick up your free art supplies at the Library. Gotomeeting.
REGISTER: Click here to see the lineup and sign up for your favorites.

Help Is Here!

Are you missing those tech sessions with Lloyd the Geek? Have you felt like throwing your phone or other device across the room during the last 3 months?  Don’t despair: help is one free app away, and yes, it is help from Heather Lloyd.  Join us on Thursday, July 16th at 1:30 p.m. in a GotoMeeting session as Heather shows us how to install the free app, Teamviewer.  It is an easy install with Heather guiding our every move.  Call the Library (518-758-9321) to register for this app installation session so that we can send you the link.   Installation of the free app should take less than half an hour.

After that, you can work individually with Heather as she solves any tech problems on your device in real time and remotely. Your computer/phone, etc. can be your friend again.

Art Supplies Ready for Friday, July 10

We had to cancel last Friday’s craft because of the lack of power, but don’t miss this week.  Chuck has a really great craft project for Friday at 1:30 p.m.  Art supplies are ready and you can pick them up at the table outside the Library deck.  Click here to register for this program, and Chuck will send you the program link and have your bag of craft supplies waiting for you.

Thank You to the Storycrafters

Thank you to the Storycrafters for a wonderful show yesterday, Wednesday, July 1.  A great start to the Valatie Free Library Summer Program!  Jeri and Barry’s presentation gave us myths and stories of different cultures as well as new and funny versions of familiar fairy tales and “do it with them sounds and songs.”   We have a good collection of myths and fairy tales at the Library under the call number 398.2, and we have ordered some of the Storycrafters’ book suggestions.  Give us a call and we can find something you would like. 

There is still plenty of time (throughout the summer) to sign up for our other programs.  Click here or go to 2020 Summer Programs above and follow the link to register.  Don’t forget the Reading Challenge.  Books for ice cream!!

Summer Registration Starts on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Registration for summer programs is here!!  If you would like to enroll your children for some or all of the Valatie Free Library Programs, we welcome you!!  Check out the fun and inspiring programs that Chuck ,our new Program Coordinator,  has planned for July and August.  Click on the link above: 2020 Summer Programs and then click here for the registrations form.  It’s fast and easy to complete.  Just write your name and list the number of kids who will be watching each video or online presentation.   Then click Submit.  We will contact you before each program with the correct link.  If you are a phone person, call 518-758-9321 and we will register your children.  Join us for the fun!

Summer Programs at the Library

Please check out a silly version of the story of “The Tortoise and the Hare” as presented by the Ichabod Crane Librarians and the librarians from Kinderhook Memorial Library, North Chatham Library and the Valatie Free Library.

 We had fun “being” the animals and hope you enjoyed our version.  And don’t forget to check Valatie’s summer offerings under 2020 Summer Programs and 2020 Programas del Verano en Espanol at the top of this page.  We will be posting our registration form very soon and hope you will join us in our virtual programs.  Don’t miss the Storycrafters;  Master Magician, Doug Bartels; Chris and his special animals from Animal Embassy; Geology with Anita Sanchez; Brad Shur and his Shadow Puppets, and the rest of our wonderful summer performers.  Register for these and the Summer Reading Challenge:  Read and win ice cream cones from O’Kenny’s.  

Welcome Back! June 17, 2020 Curbside Pickup Begins

Curbside Hours:  Monday 1-6 / Tuesday & Wednesday 1 – 5 / Thursday 3 – 6 / Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To better serve you and ensure the safety of the Staff and Patrons of the Valatie Free Library, we ask that you:

  1. call or email the Library prior to your arrival (preferably the day before or several hours before you plan to be here) to order items. For the present you will be able to order only Valatie Free Library items as Mid-Hudson has not yet resumed delivery service. When you go into Encore, the public catalog, look for our books and order those.
  2. tell us a favorite author or genre (mystery, biography, etc.) if you do not have a specific title in mind.  We will do our best to find a suitable book or DVD. 
  3.  park behind the cones and between the vertical cones when you arrive in the parking lot.
  4. place the items you are returning in the Book Drop, return to your car and call to let us know you are here.
  5. wait in your car until a Staff member places your order on the table in front of the cones and reenters the building.  Pick up your items which will be labelled with your name.

 Please Note:

Printing, Faxing and Copying Services will be provided.  Email us your document OR place it on the table in front of the cones.  Include instructions (number of copies, color, no color, etc.)  We will process it while you wait.

Charges under $3 for printing, faxing and copying will be waived.  Charges over $3 may be paid with a check.  We are not handling cash and do not have a credit card machine.

Library Phone 518-758-9321 / Emailvalatiefreelibrary@gmail.com

Thank you for your patience as we start the process of reopening.  You are the best!!!

KIDS CENSUS ART CONTEST Deadline Extended to June 26

Kids: Would you like to do your own census project?  Do you like to observe and record?  Do you like to draw or create a collage?  Then enter the Kids Census Art Contest.  The DEADLINE for submitting entries has been extended to JUNE 26.   Click here to link to the instructions and some examples from Rebecca of the Census Bureau.  Note:  The printing on the poster is small, but readable and you can print it, if you wish, by pressing the control key and the letter p on your computer.  Have fun and good luck!!

May the Fourth Be With You As You Try To Escape!

Another Digital Escape Room:  “May The 4th Be With You As You Try To Escape!”  Kids: How much do you know about Luke, Lea, Han Solo, Chewie, Darth Vader?  Adults: how much do you remember?  Challenge each other!  The prize – lots of fun and bragging rights.  Click here to face off.
And If you didn’t visit the first Escape Room for the Earth Day challenge, it is not too late to do so. You can find it here.

Virtual Story Hours and Craft Times Continue

Virtual Story Hour for Children, preschool through Grade 1, will continue to be offered each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. on GotoMeeting.

Please email the Library at valatiefreelibrary@gmail.com on Sunday or Monday or prior to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, and we will send you  an invitation containing the link. Click the link, and you will be taken to Story Hour. There will also be instructions for joining us by phone. You do not need to have the GotoMeeting App to join. In addition to Chuck this week, staff member Marcella will also be reading a story. We hope to see preschoolers and other family members there.
On Fridays, Chuck will do a virtual craft at 10:30 a.m. on GotoMeeting. 
Email us if you would like to be part of that, and you will be sent an invitation with the link. Join the fun!! Suggest it to a friend.