“Fizz, Boom, Read” is our theme for 2014. Our programs are free and open to all. Young people who join the summer Voorheesville Public Library program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed. Check our library website for up-to-date information about our programs, reading lists, and the many ways to discover the treasures of your library.

Sign up now for summer programs.

 Here are just a few of the upcoming programs:

— July 1 Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer; kick off the summer with the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages;

— July 7 Chickens around the World Traveling Farm; learn about some interesting chickens from different parts of the world.  For kids in kindergarten to grade four;

— July 9 Tween Creativity Lab; art that bubbles, pops and glows. For kids in grade four to six;

— July 10 Summertots; join Miss Amy for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes and playtime together. This program is for newborns to 36 months;

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 and you don’t want to miss out.

Read It Forward

Free copies of the suspenseful adventure The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost have been released in Voorheesville for teens. If you get one, read it, comment on it, and pass it on to another teen. Details are inside the paperbacks. You can also read The Paladin Prophecy on one of the YA Nooks, or in hardcover from the library, or listen to the audiobook. All readers should respond to our quick online survey for a chance to win the second book in the series, Alliance. If you need help passing a copy forward, drop it off at the library.

Come one, come all

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. NYS Assemblywoman Patricia A. Fahy will be in attendance, so be sure to stop by, have some delicious Stewart’s ice cream and enjoy a lovely evening.

Summer concert series

Save the date. On Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m., stop by for a relaxing evening at the library. Bring a blanket or use our chairs and kick back to enjoy The Red Haired Strangers in a free concert brought to you by the Friends of the Library.

Students entering grade seven and up can earn community service credit for assisting with summer programs at the Voorheesville Public 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.

Summer reading program

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. We’re doing the Fizz, Boom, Read program this year, which complements the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum. And it’s a lot of fun! You can register online at voorheesvillelibrary.org. Reading is always a big part of SRP, and prizes will be awarded for top readers. The library is always the summer place to be.

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.

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.

Read it forward

Free copies of the suspenseful adventure The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost have been released in Voorheesville for teens. If you get one, read it, comment on it, and pass it on to another teen. Details are inside the paperbacks. You can also read The Paladin Prophecy on one of the YA Nooks, or in hardcover from the library, or listen to the audiobook.  All readers should respond to our quick online survey for a chance to win the second book in the series, Alliance.  If you need help passing a copy forward, drop it off at the library.

What is Google Glass?

Wikipedia describes google glass as “a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD).” Basically, it is a hands-free device, attached to a pair of eyeglasses that allows the user to communicate with the Internet using voice commands. Join Professor Ira Goldstein, on June 17, at 7 p.m., for a demonstration of how it works and what it could mean for you. 

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. 

 

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.

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