Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  Now through October 24th.  Pick up a pumpkin at the Library; paint, carve or dress it up as your favorite book character.  Return it to the Library by Saturday, October 24th.  Online and in-Library voting will take place from October 26 – 30.  Winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Saturday, October 31st.  See additional details on the Valatie Free Library Home Page.
Monday, October 12 through Saturday, October 17.  The Great Give Back Day.  The Valatie Free Library is hosting a Food Drive at the Library for the Valatie Food Pantry.  Please bring non-perishable food and toiletries to the Library during regular Library hours.   We will box up the items and bring them to the Valatie Food Pantry.  Monetary donations are also acceptable.   Please help us help the Valatie Community.
Tuesdays, October 13, 20 and 27.  Story Time for Preschoolers at 3 p.m.  Join Mr. Chuck for an exciting half hour of stories on GotoMeeting.  Call 518-758-9321 or send an email to valatiefreelibrary@gmail.com to let Chuck know that you are interested, and he will send you the GotoMeeting link.  There is no charge for this, and you do not need to have the app.
Saturday, October 31.  Halloween Book Sale at the Library.  We are accepting donations of gently used books for a Halloween Book Sale.  Come to the Library Parking Lot to browse and find some great reading for the winter.  Take part in a 50-50 raffle.  A goody bag will be available for the children who accompany adults.  Rain Date will be Saturday, November 7th.  There is no parking in our parking lot on the day of the Book Sale, but you may use the side parking area of the Valatie Medical Arts Building.