2020 Summer Programs

Welcome to the Valatie Free Library Summer Programs Page.   All  programs will be live streamed or on video and available for a particular length of time – anywhere from 12 hours to several weeks.  The list below is mostly complete; just the format is being finalized with  a few performers.  You can register for programs by clicking here or by clicking the links in the center post “Summer Registration Starts on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.”  A registration link will remain up in the left sidebar for the summer.     SUPER IMPORTANT:  DON’T FORGET THE READING CHALLENGE AS YOU REGISTER.   READ AND EARN CERTIFICATES FOR ICE CREAM CONES FROM O’KENNY’S.  ENTER A DRAWING TO WIN A  PRIZE AT THE END OF THE SUMMER.  Chuck,  Library Program Coordinator,  is now working on Readsquared to track summer reading.  That information will be posted very soon.

for Kids and Families

Week One – June 28 – July 4

Tuesday, June 30 – 10:30 a.m. Story Hour with Mr. Chuck.  Gotomeeting.
Wednesday, July 1 – 6:30 p.m. 
Our Kick Off Program “Just Imagine” with the Storycrafters – a program of myths and fairy tales to spark your imagination.  Live streaming performance.  Video available for 12 hours
Friday, July 3 – 1:30 p.m. Gotomeeting.  Craft Workshop with Mr. Chuck.  Pick up your free art supplies at the Library.

Week Two –  July 5 – 11

Tuesday, July 7  – 10:30 a.m. Story Hour with Mr. Chuck.  Gotomeeting.
Tuesday, July 7 – TBD – Paper Heart Puppets with Brad.  You can build along with Brad Shur as he creates two new characters on ZOOM.
Thursday, July 9 – Video – Anita Sanchez returns with “Geology Rocks,” a digital program about rocks, fossils and how the ground beneath our feet shapes our planets.  Pre- recorded video on Google Drive or You Tube.
Friday, July 10 – 1:30 p.m. Gotomeeting.  Craft Workshop with Mr. Chuck.  Pick up your free art supplies at the Library.

Week Three – July 12 – 18

Paint with Hannah DeWeerd.  Monday, July 13,  Video available for the Summer.  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.
Friday, July 17 – 1:30 p.m.  Gotomeeting.  Craft Workshop with Mr. Chuck.  Pick up your free art supplies at the Library.

Week Four – July 19 – 25

Tuesday, July 21  – 10:30 a.m. Story Hour with Mr. Chuck.  Gotomeeting.
Tuesday, July 21 – TBD Art School of Columbia County Family Fun Day.  We are waiting for the details for this day.
Thursday, July 23 – 1:30 – Cartooning Workshop with Mr. Chuck.  Whether you like Peanuts, Spiderman or graphic novels, this class is for everyone who loves comics and/or drawing.  We will have fun with the basics of designing characters and drawing comic panels.  Gotomeeting.
Friday, July 24 – 1:30 p.m.  Gotomeeting.  Craft Workshop with Mr. Chuck.  Pick up your free art supplies at the Library.

Week Five – July 26 – August 1

Tuesday, July 28  – 10:30 a.m. Story Hour with Mr. Chuck.  Gotomeeting.
Tuesday, July 28 – TBD – Columbia Land Conservancy will teach us about the Kinderhook Creek and everything that lives and grows alongside it.  This program is a little bit like a scavenger hunt for the whole family.  So get your boots on and drag mom and dad outside!
Thursday, July 30 – TBD – Mud Creek.  Pamela from Mud Creek will teach us about bees, butterflies and all the little critters that do the big job of pollinating flowers.
Friday, July 31 – 1:30 p.m.  Gotomeeting.  Craft Workshop with Mr. Chuck.   What will it be this week?  Pick up your free art supplies at the Library.

Week Six – August 2 – 8

Tuesday, August 4 – 10:20 a.m. Story Hour with Mr. Chuck .  Gotomeeting.
Wednesday, August 5 – Video.  Master Magician, Doug Bartels, presents a Magic Show filled with spells and astounding tricks.
Thursday, August 6 – Recorded Video
-“Toys and Tools of the Past.”  Can you imagine what it was like to live 200 years ago?  Anita Sanchez introduces us to some of the toys and tools from a time before plastic and big-box stores.
Friday, August 7 – 1:30 p.m.  Gotomeeting.  Craft Workshop with Mr. Chuck.  Pick up your free art supplies at the Library.

Week Seven – August 9 – 15 

Tuesday, August 11 – 10-30 a.m.    Story Hour with Mr. Chuck.  Gotomeeting.
Friday, August 14 – 1:30 p.m.  Gotomeeting.  Craft Workshop with Mr. Chuck.  The final project!  Send us one of the drawings you made this summer.  We will put them up in the Library.