2022 Summer Programs for Kids/Families

VALATIE FREE LIBRARY 2022 SUMMER PROGRAM: “Oceans of Possibilities”
June 27 – August 9 READING CHALLENGE. Read Books! Win Ice Cream Cones!
REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, JUNE 13 
Call the Library (518-758-9321) or click here to register

***Tuesdays (June 28 / July 5,12,19,26 / August 2, 9 – 10:30 a.m.) Story Hour for Preschoolers at Martin Glynn Square***
                                              Week 1: June 26 – July 2
Tuesday, June 28: (1:30 p.m.) Make Your Own Ice Cream for All Ages
Wednesday, June 29: (1:30 p.m.) “Life in the Sea” – Mad Science for Grades K – 5 with Meredith
                                              Week 2: July 3 – July 9
Wednesday, July 6: (11 a.m.) Pt 1 of Make Globe / Ocean Pinatas for kids 5 & older
Thursday, July 7: (10:30 a.m.) Beginning Book Club for children ages 3 – 5. Come to the Library to listen to a story, do a craft, have a snack & receive a free book. Register early so that we have enough books.
Friday, July 8: (1:30 p.m.) Paint and Snack for Kids 7 and older.
Saturday, July 9: (10 a.m.) Mud Creek presents “Ecosystem Study” for kids 8 and older
                                               Week 3: July 10 – July 16
Monday, July 11: (11 a.m.- noon) Make Cone Bird Feeders for Kids 4 and older
Tuesday, July 12: (11 a.m.) “Hello Puddle” with Anita Sanchez for Kids 4 and older
Wednesday, July 13: (11 a.m.) Pt 2 of Make Globe / Ocean Pinatas for kids 5 & older
Thursday, July 14: (6:30 p.m.) Animal Embassy with Chris & his rescued animals for families – St. Luke’s Hall
Friday, July 15: (6:30 p.m.) Doug Bartels, Master Magician for families at St. Luke’s Hall
Saturday, July 16: (11a.m.) Make a Decorative Terrarium for Kids 10 and older
                                        Week 4: July 17 – July 23
Monday, July 18: (1:30 p.m.) Brad Shur’s Marionette Workshop “Ocean of Stories” for families
Wednesday, July 20: (12 – 2 p.m. ) Make Smores the NASA way for Kids 5 and older
Thursday, July 21: (10:30 a.m.) Beginning Book Club for children ages 3 – 5. Come to the Library to listen to a story, do a craft, have a snack & receive a free book. Register early so that we have enough books.
Friday, July 22: (7 p.m.) Jeff Boyer Conducts “Fun with Energy” for families in Martin Glynn Gym
Saturday, July 23: (10 a.m.) Ocean-themed Rock Painting for all ages
                                           Week 5: July 24 – July 30

Monday, July 25 (4:30- 6 p.m.): Our second Pickling Workshop with the Sylvia Center. Join us at Katchkie Farm (745 Fischer, Kinderhook) to make your own pickles.
Thursday, July 28 (1:30 p.m.): Tie Dye a T-shirt with Sharpies for Kids 10 and older
Saturday, July 30 (2 – 3 p.m.) “Face Vessels” Clay Workshop with Grace Lange for all ages
                                            Week 6: July 31 – August 6
Wednesday, August 3: (11 a.m.) miSci of Schenectady presents “Crime Lab Science” – Ages 10 & older Thursday, August 4: (10:30 a.m.) Story Telling and Chalk Art with Library Staff for All Ages. Create a story and then illustrate it with a chalk drawing in the VFL Parking Lot.
Friday, August 5: (6:30 p.m.) Paint and Snack for Teens /Adults
Saturday, August 6: (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) Bike Ride with N. Chatham Library. Bike the Trail to North Chatham or whatever point you wish. Drawing for two prizes for those who complete the course to North Chatham and back to Valatie Free Library.
                                          Week 7: August 7 – August 9
Tuesday, August 9: (6:30 p.m.) END OF SUMMER PARTY for families at Callan Park. Check VFL website valatielibrary.net for details.
NOTE: UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT THE LIBRARY