Why is the summer reading program important?

Studies show that elementary aged children who don’t read regularly over the summer vacation lose a portion of their learned skills. This is called the “summer slide.” You can help your kids avoid the summer slide by participating in a summer reading program at the library of your choice.

This year’s theme at the Voorheesville Public Library is “Every Hero Has a Story!” Reader registration opened online on June 1. Voorheesville Elementary School students will be able to create their accounts during library time in school.

With our new reader reward system, all participants who record their reading will receive prizes at the end of the program, and also earn tickets for grand prize drawings. Check the library’s online calendar to see all of the fun events we have scheduled.

Registration is required for some of these activities and will begin on June 1. You can register through the online calendar, by phone or using email. The Voorheesville Public Library is excited to keep our community’s young people reading and learning through the summer, we hope to see you here.

Teens Care:

Pillowcase Sewing Party

At 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 30, student’s can be part of the Albany Chapter of ConKerr Cancer’s pillowcase project. The group provides emotional support to area cancer patients by providing them with fun pillowcases while they are receiving treatment.

All materials will be provided, teen power is needed to pin material, run the sewing machines, and iron the pillowcases. You will earn two hours of community service during this pillowcase party. This program is for students entering grades 7 and up, please register.

 

Saturday study hall

The library has open study hall, on June 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Do you need a quiet place to work? Need a space for your study group to meet? Come to the Library! The community room is open and set up for quiet work. Individuals and small groups welcome.

Free fishing weekend

Did you know the library has fishing poles and basic tackle, generously donated and maintained by Helderberg Bassmasters, that you can borrow? And, did you know that anyone can fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State and no license is required for the last weekend in June?

For more information, go to http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html. First come, first served, so stop by early for your gear.

Online registration

The library now has online program registration. Just go to our library website and click the link to the events calendar. This is where you will find information about upcoming programs and registration forms. Of course, you can still call the library or stop by the reference desk to register for a program. 

The Voorheesville Public Library is planning a super Summer Reading Program for all ages. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!” Reader registration opened online on June 1. Voorheesville Elementary School students will be able to create their accounts during library time in school.

With our new reader reward system, all participants who record their reading will receive prizes at the end of the program, and also earn tickets for grand prize drawings. Check the library’s online calendar to see all of the fun events we have scheduled. Registration is required for some of these activities and began on June 1.

You can register right through the online calendar, by phone or using email. We’ll be kicking off the fun with our annual Ice cream social on Thursday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. The library is excited to keep our community’s young people reading and learning through the summer, we hope to see you here.

Did you know the library now has online program registration? Just go to our library website and click the link to the events calendar. This is where you will find information about upcoming programs and registration forms. Of course, you can still call the library or stop by the reference desk to register for a program.

Saturday Study Hall

On June 13 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library offers open study hall. Do you need a quiet place to work? Need a space for your study group to meet? Come to the library! The community room is open and set up for quiet work. Individuals and small groups welcome.

Teens Care: Pillowcase Sewing Party

At 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 30, student’s can be part of the Albany Chapter of ConKerr Cancer’s pillowcase project. The group provides emotional support to area cancer patients by providing them with fun pillowcases while they are receiving treatment.

All materials will be provided, teen power is needed to pin material, run the sewing machines, and iron the pillowcases. You will earn two hours of community service during this pillowcase party. This program is for students entering grades 7 and up, please register.

3D Printing

Drop in on Monday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m., to check out the library’s new 3D printer. The library received a generous grant from the Albany County Legislature to purchase the Cube printer, and Sense 3D scanner. Watch it work, and learn how you can find or create a project to print for yourself. All ages are welcome.

Beginning beaded jewelry

Learn the ever-popular beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Stop by the library on Thursday, June 18, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., for some jewelry making fun time. We’ve added wire choices to our supply of beads and findings. Adults and teens ages 14 and up can register online, by phone or in person. There will be a small materials fee.

For teens entering grade seven and up, wishing to earn community service at the Voorheesville Public Library this summer, there will be a mandatory orientation on Friday, June 12, at 4:30 p.m. Jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger children during programs, and some computer tasks. Fill out a volunteer form, available on the teen page of our website, prior to this mandatory volunteer orientation. Teens should also bring their summer calendars so they know which dates they are available to volunteer. For more information, please contact Debbie Sternklar at the library, or e-mail teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Saturday study hall

We have open study hall; June 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do you need a quiet place to work? Need a space for your study group to meet? Come to the library. The community room is open and set up for quiet work. Individuals and small groups welcome. Drop in during regular hours.

Alzheimers Disease:

Early Detection Matters

Join us on Monday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m., when Erica Salamida, program manager from the Northeastern New York Alzheimer’s Association, will discuss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, its time to learn the facts. Early detection is the key to improving quality of life for anyone affected by memory impairment. This interactive workshop will present the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease where myth will be separated from fact. Commonly held fears about the disease will be addressed. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. Please register.

Summer reading program

We’re planning a super summer reading program for all ages. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!” Reader registration opens online on June 1. Voorheesville Elementary School students will be able to create their accounts during library time in school. With our new reader reward system, all participants who record their reading will receive prizes at the end of the program, and also earn tickets for grand prize drawings.

Check the library’s online calendar to see all of the fun events we have scheduled. Registration is required for some of these activities and will begin on June 1. You can register right through the online calendar, by phone or using e-mail. We’ll be kicking off the fun with our annual ice cream social on Thursday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. The library is excited to keep our community’s young people reading and learning through the summer, we hope to see you here.

Do you need a quiet place to work? Need a space for your study group to meet? Come to the Voorheesville Public Library. The community room is open and set up for quiet work on May 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals and small groups are welcome or drop in during regular hours.

Beginning beaded jewelry

On Tuesday, May 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the library you can learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Want to move beyond basic bead stringing? We’ll demonstrate wire looping, and then you can give it a try. This program is for adults and teens ages 14 and up. Please register and there will be a small materials fee.

Meet the author

Come in on Sunday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m., for a pancake breakfast and meet local author Jean Marotta. She is the author of Momma Jean’s Kitchen, and will be talking about writing, publishing, and cooking. This program is open to all. Please register. 

Teen volunteers

Students needing community service credit can volunteer at the library. Some student volunteer jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger kids during programs, dusting and straightening shelves, removing book labels, sorting and alphabetizing donations, and some computer tasks.  Give us a call at 765-2791 and ask for Mrs. Sternklar. Bring your school form to the scheduled appointment and we’ll get you started.

LGBTQ Family Story time

The library is pleased to offer LGBTQ Family Story Time on Saturday, May 30, at 10:15 a.m. This program is intended for LGBTQ families, allies, and supporters with children from infancy to first grade. Come enjoy stories, songs, and activities celebrating the beauty of families. Socialize with each other and check out library books. No registration is necessary.

Center Families is an emerging program of the Pride Center of the Capital District. We are dedicated to helping LGBTQ families in the Capital Region achieve their goals of building and sustaining happy and healthy families.

Alzheimers Disease:

Early Detection Matters

Join us on Monday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m., when Erica Salamida, program manager from the Northeastern New York Alzheimer’s Association, will discuss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, its time to learn the facts. Early detection is the key to improving quality of life for anyone affected by memory impairment. This interactive workshop will present the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease where myth will be separated from fact. Commonly held fears about the disease will be addressed. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. Please register.

Holiday hours

In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Saturday, May 23, Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25. 

Students needing community service credit can volunteer at the Voorheesville Public Library. Some student volunteer jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger kids during programs, dusting and straightening shelves, removing book labels, sorting/alphabetizing donations and some computer tasks. Give us a call at 765-2791 and ask for Mrs. Sternklar. Bring your school form to the scheduled appointment and we’ll get you started.

Saturday study hall

Do you need a quiet place to work? Need a space for your study group to meet? Come to the library. The community room is open and set up for quiet work on May 2 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals and small groups are welcome or drop in during regular hours.

Mark Twain 100 years later

On Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m., Dave Ehlert, performer and impersonator from Branson, Mo., will be bringing to life the American literary icon, Mark Twain. Twain’s life story will be retold through period costume, impersonation, and his famous quotes with a strong emphasis on the importance of literacy.

Twain is one of America’s greatest authors of the 19th Century and his books are part of American history. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled and educational evening. This program is for middle school through adult ages.

Beginning beaded jewelry

On Tuesday, May 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., you can learn easy beading techniques for making simple necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Want to move beyond basic bead stringing? We’ll demonstrate wire looping, and then you can give it a try. This program is for adults and teens ages 14 and up. Please register and there will be a small materials fee.

Meet the author

Come in on Sunday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m., for a pancake breakfast and meet local author Jean Marotta. She is the author of Momma Jean’s Kitchen, and will be talking about writing, publishing, and cooking. This program is open to all. Please register. 

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