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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 6 p.m. on Zoom

On Wednesday, January 19th from 6 pm – 7 pm, the Columbia County Libraries will host Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a presentation by the New York Historical Society.  The presentation features a view of the justice’s life and work, highlighting her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster […]

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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 […]

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Board of Trustees

The next Board of Trustees meeting will take place on Monday, February 21, 2021 at 7 p.m.  The Public is welcome to attend.  If the meeting is online, the link will be posted here 24 hours in advance. Board Position Open!  If you would be interested in joining the VFL Board of Trustees, inquire at […]

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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 […]

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Read Books / Win Ice Cream Cones

From June 27th through August 14th,  we will be awarding certificates for free ice cream cones from O’Kennys.  Read 6 picture books or 3 chapter books (2 if they are very long).  Sign the passport that is at the Library or that we will give to you at a program.  Return the passport to the […]

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Story Book Signs Are Back

The Storybook Signs are again on the Rail Trail behind the Library.  As you walk or bike on the Trail, pause to read William Wakes Up by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Chuck Groenink, Valatie Free Library’s Program Coordinator.  Thank you to Al Johnson who made and painted the new signs, to Chuck for putting […]

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Libby for Magazines Is Here!

E-magazines are available now only on Libby or Overdrive.  RB digital is no longer available.  However, you still have access to the same magazines that were formerly in RB digital and can request and borrow magazines for 7, 14 or 21 days.   Download the Libby App from the App Store or access Libby by clicking […]

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Make Your Own Bird Feeder

Help the birds that you see around your house by making an easy bird feeder for your backyard.  Pick up an identification chart of common feeder birds, your own bird identification journal and bird seed at the Library.  Find a stick and an empty milk or juice carton and you are ready.  Click here to […]

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Art Journaling # 2

Nancy Kohler, local artist and enthusiastic art journalist, returns to the Valatie Free Library with a monthly series of art journaling workshops.  No stranger to the Library, she has presented several workshops for families, kids and adults in past years and is looking forward to this new venture.  We are enthusiastic about welcoming her again […]

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