Teens can learn how to keep their laptop or desktop computer running smoothly at the Voorheesville Public Library.  On June 9 at 7:00 p.m., join IT professional John Love as he talks attendees through installing updates, scanning for viruses and keeping data secure.

Movie screening

Please join us at 6:30 p.m., on June 11, for a screening of a 2014 Catskill Mountains Film Festival finalist Art of the Bag: A Speed Bag Story. This feature-length independent documentary follows the history of the speed bag and its ties to the Capital District area. Writer and director Joe Saba is a local filmmaker, photographer, musician and founder of ZazaCast Films. He will be attending the screening and available for questions after the show. Light refreshments will be served.

Community service credit

Students entering grade seven and up can earn community service credit for assisting with summer programs at the library. Jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger kids during programs, and some computer tasks. Fill out a volunteer form, available on the teen page of our website, prior to a mandatory orientation at the library at 4 p.m., on Friday, June 13. 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 us at teens@voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Summer reading program

You can now register online at voorheesvillelibrary.org for our Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program. We will explore, observe, measure, compare, and predict through exciting, engaging and educational programs that complement the STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Explore topics ranging from chicken farming to dinosaur digs and LEGO building to owl ecology and so much more. Reading is always a big part of SRP and prizes will be awarded for top readers. The library will be the place to be this summer.

You are cordially invited

Join us for our annual ice cream social on Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. We will say good-bye to the school year and say hello to summer with make your own sundaes, generously donated by Stewarts. We will have book lists for summer reading suggestions and you can sign up for the summer reading program. Bring the whole family!

June artist of the month

The library is proud to welcome artist Rose Lawson, displaying her paint and pen and ink drawings in our hall gallery. Our display case will feature a Hess Truck collection, owned and shared by Joe McDonnell. Please be sure to stop by the library and enjoy these two exhibits.

Library e-mail newsletter

If you would like to receive the library e-mail newsletter, you can sign up on the library website. Go to www.voorheesvillelibrary.org and click on the small box labeled newsletter. 

The Voorheesville Public Library will once again host a summer reading program. Beginning June 2 you can register online at voorheesvillelibrary.org for our Fizz, Boom, Read program. We will explore, observe, measure, compare, and predict through exciting, engaging, and educational programs that complement the STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Explore topics ranging from chicken farming to dinosaur digs and LEGO building to owl ecology and so much more. Reading will still be a big part of SRP and prizes will be awarded for top readers. The library will be the place to be this summer. 

Computer care for teens

Learn how to keep your laptop or desktop computer running smoothly. On June 9, at 7 p.m., join IT professional John Love as he walks you through installing updates, scanning for viruses, and keeping your data secure.

For children, teens and families

Join us for our annual ice cream social on Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. We will say good-bye to the school year and say hello to summer with make your own sundaes, generously donated by Stewarts. We will have book lists for summer reading suggestions, and you can sign up for the summer reading program. Bring the whole family. 

Community service credit

Students entering grade seven and up can earn community service credit for assisting with summer programs at the library. Jobs include helping prepare crafts, working with younger kids during programs, and some computer tasks. Fill out a volunteer form (available on the teen page of our website) prior to a mandatory orientation at the library at 4 p.m., on Friday, June 13. 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.

Movie screening

Please join us at 6:30 p.m., on June 11, for a screening of a 2014 Catskill Mountains Film Festival finalist Art of the Bag: A Speed Bag Story. This feature-length independent documentary follows the history of the speed bag and its ties to the Capital District area. Writer/director Joe Saba is a local filmmaker/photographer/musician and founder of ZazaCast Films. He will be attending the screening and available for questions  after the show. Light refreshments will be served.

Artist of the month

The library is proud to welcome artist Rose Lawson, displaying her paint/pen and ink drawings in our hall gallery. Our display case will feature a Hess Truck collection, owned and shared by Joe McDonnell. Please be sure to stop by the library and enjoy these two exhibits. 

And, a big thank you to our May artist Anthony Giminiani for sharing his beautiful photographs.

Why is summer reading 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. Here are some ideas to keep your kids reading once summer starts. 1) Match activities with books. If you’re going to the zoo, find some interesting animal books beforehand. Have tickets to a ballgame? Find some books on a favorite player or team. 2) Show them it’s fun to read. Bring a paperback to the beach or read the paper each morning. Talk about what you’re reading and why you find it interesting. 3) Visit the library. Most libraries have fun and educational summer reading programs. All libraries have staff to help you find appropriate titles for any age. 4) Boredom often sets in once the glitter of vacation wears off. Books that teach kids how to make or do something are a great way to occupy them for hours, or even days. Check out what your Voorheesville Public Library has to offer.

Friends meet

The next friends meeting will be held at the library on May 30, at 10 a.m.  Joining the friends is just one way to support the library and all of the important programming that is made available throughout the year.  

Summer reading program

The Voorheesville library will once again host a summer reading program. Beginning June 2, you can register online for our Fizz, Boom, Read program. Let your mind bubble over this summer with new ideas and great adventures. You can keep track of your reading choices, write reviews, play games, and keep abreast of upcoming programs. 

Library closed

The library will be closed from Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26 for the Memorial Day weekend. If you would like to renew an item, you may do so using our online catalogue at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. You will need your library card number to access your account.  From your smart phone you can find the link at m.voorheesvillelibrary.org.

Bookworm news

The Bookworm and V-mail will be combined into one e-mail 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. In June, the library will be giving away a donated 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet to one lucky winner. To enter the drawing, look for the link in our e-newsletter and fill out the entry form. If you do not wish to subscribe to the e-newsletter, you can enter the contest by filling out an entry form at the library. All rules and drawing date can be viewed on the library website.

May artist of the month

The next time you are visiting the library, please be sure to enjoy the gallery display by Anthony Giminiani. He has shared some wonderful photographs with us and we have been hearing some great comments from patrons. Thanks so much, A!

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.

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. 

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.  

Join the friends

The friends of the library will be meeting at the library on May 30, at 10 a.m.  Joining the friends is just one way to support the library and all of the important programming that is made available throughout the year.  

Why is summer reading 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. Here are some ideas to keep your kids reading once summer starts:

— 1. Match activities with books. If you’re going to the zoo, find some interesting animal books beforehand. Have tickets to a ballgame?  Find some books on a favorite player or team;

— 2. Show them it’s fun to read. Bring a paperback to the beach or read the paper each morning. Talk about what you’re reading and why you find it interesting; 

— 3. Visit the library. Most libraries have fun and educational summer reading programs. All libraries have staff to help you find appropriate titles for any age; and

— 4. Boredom often sets in once the glitter of vacation wears off. Books that teach kids how to make or do something are a great way to occupy them for hours, or even days. Check out what your library has to offer.

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.

 

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