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The Great Give Back

This fall, the Valatie Free Library is again  taking part in the Great Give Back, an annual drive which features libraries across New York State working with their communities to help community members.  This year, the Columbia County Libraries Association which includes the eleven libraries in Columbia County will be partnering with Our Community Cares […]

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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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Path to the “Trail” Completed

Thank you to Billy Marsh, Ron Rich and Jake Samascott who completed the path linking the Valatie Free Library to the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail on Wednesday October 28th.  We appreciate their volunteering to create a functional and attractive access to the Trail for the community.  A special thank you to Ron for clearing the path […]

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