The 2014 budget hearing for the Voorheesville Public Library will be held in the library community room on May 19, at 7 p.m., during the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Story time

Preschoolers through second grade, come celebrate National Children’s Book Week with Miss Amy on Saturday, May 17, at 10:15 a.m. Miss Amy will share her favorite children’s books,  songs, rhymes and a fun art activity. 

Book club

This spring, librarian Debbie Sternklar will hold Middle School Book Club meetings at 2:30 p.m., on the fourth Thursday of each month.  Books can be picked up and registration completed at the public library or the high school library where the club meets.  Refreshments will be served. We will be discussing Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer on May 22.

It’s not too late….…

There is still time to join the tween advisory board. On May 9, at 4 p.m., the TAB will meet with librarian Debbie Sternklar to discuss fall programming. If you’re a tween interested in helping plan for the future, please stop by the library and let your voice be heard. 

Services available

Now that spring is upon us, don’t forget the many services your local library has available for your use. Museum passes, nooks, audiobooks and playaways are just a few items that may help you enjoy your summer funtime even more. Stop by your local library and look around. You may be surprised at the changes since your last visit.

Children’s programming for May

Available during May are:

Miss Amy’s Circle Time, on Monday, May 12; 

— Preschool story time, Tuesdays, May 13, 20 and 27.

Babygarten, on Thursday May 15; 

Toddler Town, on Thursday, May 22; 

Video game donations

The library is starting a videogame collection for children and tweens.  If you’d like to help get this project off the ground, we will be accepting donations of console videogames that you’ve outgrown or beaten.  Games not added to the library collection will be traded in to purchase needed titles.  Donation receipts are available on request.  

E-mail newsletter

The bookworm and e-mail will be combined into an electronic newsletter beginning June 1. If you would like to receive this e-newsletter, you can sign up on the library website. Go to www.voorheesvillelibrary.org and click on the small box labeled library email newsletter. If you don’t have internet access, call 765-2791 and we will put you on our mailing list.

 

Calling all aspiring fashion designers in grade 6-12… Bring in a used t-shirt and refashion it to a new tote bag…no sewing involved.  On Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., stop by the library and share your ideas for upcycling old clothes. If you have a project that you’re proud of, bring it, wear it, show it off.  

Tick Talk

Please register to join Sara Lyon, from Albany County Department of Health, on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m for a discussion on how to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe from Lyme disease. Get answers to your questions about disease transmission, avoidance, and more.  

Friends of the Library Spring Bus Trip

On Saturday, May 3 enjoy a lovely spring day in Boston and support the library at the same time.  The cost of the bus is $40 for Friends’ members; $45 for non-members.  Paid reservations are accepted at the circulation desk.  Payment in advance is required. For more details visit www.voorheesvillelibrary.org or call 765-2791 and ask for Gail Brown. And yes there is complimentary WiFi on the bus. 

Sign up for The Bookworm

Beginning in June, the bookworm will be posted at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. If you don’t have internet access, just give us a call at 765-2791, ask for Lynn and we will put you on the mailing list. 

Middle School Book Club

This spring, librarian Debbie Sternklar will hold Middle School Book Club meetings at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month.  Books can be picked up and registration completed at the public library or the high school library where the club meets.  Refreshments will be served. We will be discussing Slob by Ellen Potter on April 24 and Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer on May 22.

Make It and Take It Mother’s Day Project

Tweens grades 4 thru 6, bring your mom on Sunday, May 4 at 1:00 p.m. to the library to do a project together.  Use colorful felt and buttons to create something you can keep or give on Mother’s Day.  We’ve got all the materials; you supply the creativity.  Please register.

The library will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20. 

Do you crack up at eggs-tra special stories?  Giggle yourself silly at funny yokes? On  Tuesday, April 15, at 10:15 a.m., at the Voorheesville Public Library you can eggs-plore the many answers to the question, which came first, the chicken or the egg.  Turn your funny side up at this egg-ceptionally egg-citing story time.  Please pre-register for this special kindergarten through second grade story time, or we’ll really have to scramble for supplies.  

Elder care

Are you coming up at that place in your life where you are, or are going to be, responsible for an elderly relative or friend? If so, please join us on Sunday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Albany Law students in conjunction with the Elder Law Project will be giving a presentation and answering questions on topics such as Medicaid, advance directive documents, and estate planning. If you have questions and need answers, please stop by.

Tween dance party

The library’s got the makings for a great dance party for grades four through six. On Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m., we’ll have music, balloons, freeze pops, and glow bracelets.  Come with your friends and show off your best dance moves with Wii’s Just Dance video game. Pre-registration is requested.

Pet care and responsibility

Spring is the time for puppies and kittens! One Wednesday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m., the Animal Protective Foundation will be visiting the library to teach young people about responsible pet care and ownership. The program will include an interactive lesson, an animal-themed craft and some special four-legged visitors. This program is intended for grades three through five, but all are welcome. Please register and bring a donation of paper towels and/or canned dog and cat food for the APF.

T-shirt to tote

Calling all aspiring fashion designers in grade 6 through 12, bring in a used t-shirt and refashion it to a new tote bag, no sewing involved.  On Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m., stop by the library and share your ideas for upcycling old clothes. If you have a project that you’re proud of, bring it, wear it, show it off.  

Tick talk

Please register to join Sara Lyon, from Albany County Department of Health, on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m., for a discussion on how to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe from Lyme disease. Get answers to your questions about disease transmission, avoidance, and more.  

Spring bus trip

On Saturday, May 3, enjoy a lovely spring day in Boston and support the library at the same time. The cost of the bus is $40 for Friends’ members, and $45 for non-members. Paid reservations are accepted at the circulation desk, with payment in advance required. For more details visit www.voorheesvillelibrary.org or call 765-2791 and ask for Gail Brown. And yes there is complimentary WiFi on the bus. 

 

Are you 14 or older? Looking for something fun to do? Why not stop in the Voorheesville Public Library on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for a beaded jewelry program. You can learn some basic beading techniques to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. There will be a small fee of up to $3 for materials and you should call ahead at 765-2791, to register. 

Spring bus trip

On Saturday, May 3, enjoy a lovely spring day in Boston and support the library at the same time.  Depart from Voorheesville Elementary School Parking Lot at 7 a.m., and arrive at the New England Aquarium around 10 a.m. Depart from the New England Aquarium 7 p.m., and arrive back at the Elementary School Parking Lot at 10 p.m. The cost of the bus is $40 for Friends’ members, and $45 for non-members. Paid reservations are accepted at the circulation desk, with payment in advance required. For more details visit www.voorheesvillelibrary.org or call 765-2791 and ask for Gail Brown. And yes there is complimentary WiFi on the bus. 

Elder care

Are you coming up at that place in your life where you are, or are going to be, responsible for an elderly relative or friend? If so, please join us on Sunday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Albany Law students in conjunction with the Elder Law Project will be giving a presentation and answering questions on topics such as Medicaid, advance directive documents, and estate planning. If you have questions and need answers, please stop by.

Egg-cellent Adventures

Do you crack up at eggs-tra special stories?  Giggle yourself silly at funny yokes? On  Tuesday, April 15, at 10:15 a.m., you can eggs-plore the many answers to the question, which came first, the chicken or the egg.  Turn your funny side up at this egg-ceptionally egg-citing story time.  Please pre-register for this special kindergarten through second grade story time, or we’ll really have to scramble for supplies.  

Pet care and responsibility

Spring is the time for puppies and kittens! One Wednesday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m., the Animal Protective Foundation will be visiting the library to teach young people about responsible pet care and ownership. The program will include an interactive lesson, an animal-themed craft and some special four-legged visitors. This program is intended for grades three through five, but all are welcome. Please register and bring a donation of paper towels and/or canned dog and cat food for the APF.

Tween dance party

The library’s got the makings for a great dance party for grades four through six. On Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m., we’ll have music, balloons, freeze pops, and glow bracelets.  Come with your friends and show off your best dance moves with Wii’s Just Dance video game. Pre-registration is requested.

April hallway and display case

Our friends John Elberfeld and Jane McLean have graciously extended their Civil War and barn quilts display through the end of April. If you have not had the pleasure of seeing this exhibit, please be sure to stop in the library before it is gone. Our April display case will feature The New York Capital District Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America with many examples of fine stitchery. 

 

I think we can all agree that it has been a long and cold winter. On Saturday, April 5, at 10:15 a.m., join Miss Amy as she shares stories about warmer days, budding flowers, and all the things that spring brings at Voorheesville Public Library’s story time.

Beaded jewelry

Are you 14 or older? Looking for something fun to do? Why not stop in the library on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for a beaded jewelry program. You can learn some basic beading techniques to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. There will be a small fee of up to $3 for materials and you should call ahead at 765-2791, to register. 

Spring bus trip

On Saturday, May 3, enjoy a lovely spring day in Boston and support the library at the same time.  Depart from Voorheesville Elementary School Parking Lot at 7 a.m., and arrive at the New England Aquarium around 10 a.m. Depart from the New England Aquarium 7 p.m., and arrive back at the Elementary School Parking Lot at 10 p.m. The cost of the bus is $40 for Friends’ members, and $45 for non-members. Paid reservations are accepted at the circulation desk, with payment in advance required. For more details visit www.voorheesvillelibrary.org or call 765-2791 and ask for Gail Brown. And yes there is complimentary WiFi on the bus. 

Elder care

Are you coming up at that place in your life where you are, or are going to be, responsible for an elderly relative or friend? If so, please join us on Sunday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Albany Law students in conjunction with the Elder Law Project will be giving a presentation and answering questions on topics such as Medicaid, advance directive documents, and estate planning. If you have questions and need answers, please stop by.

Egg-cellent Adventures

Do you crack up at eggs-tra special stories?  Giggle yourself silly at funny yokes? On  Tuesday, April 15, at 10:15 a.m., you can eggs-plore the many answers to the question, which came first, the chicken or the egg.  Turn your funny side up at this egg-ceptionally egg-citing story time.  Please pre-register for this special kindergarten through second grade story time, or we’ll really have to scramble for supplies.  

Pet care and responsibility

Spring is the time for puppies and kittens! One Wednesday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m., the Animal Protective Foundation will be visiting the library to teach young people about responsible pet care and ownership. The program will include an interactive lesson, an animal-themed craft and some special four-legged visitors. This program is intended for grades three through five, but all are welcome. Please register and bring a donation of paper towels and/or canned dog and cat food for the APF.

Last Chance

If you haven’t stopped by to enjoy our hallway and display case this month, please do so before they are gone. Our hallway has the civil war and barn quilt display, put together by John Elberfeld and Jane McLean. Our display case is filled with the most adorable frog collection, shared by Maeve Owens. 

 

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