I can’t believe this is the last week for the Super Readers Club. The theme for this final week is Super Sidekicks Stuffed Animal Summer Camp.

That’s right boys and girls, on Monday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m., students in kindergarten through third grade can send your favorite stuffed animal sidekick to sleepover summer camp at the Voorheesville Public Library. When you arrive with your stuffed friend, you can decorate his or her nametag, listen to some stories, help them choose their bed for the night, then kiss them goodbye until pick-up time on Tuesday evening.

Our teen camp counselors will show your sidekick a great time as they explore the library.

Read It Forward

Free copies of “I Have a Bad Feeling About This” by Jeff Strand will be circulating through Voorheesville all summer long. If you get one, read it and then pass it on to another teen. There are no due dates or overdue fines. All readers who respond to an online survey will have a chance to win a prize package full of fun survival gear.

Heroes of the

Mammal World

At 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 12, students in grades 4 and up are invited to observe amazing camouflage, learn about the mammal that can jump 100 times longer than their body, find out about echolocation, and see live, in front of your eyes, the most amazing mammal of all with George Steele. Registration is requested for this super exciting animal program.

Heroic Hijinks

This music and movement program, conducted by Rose Stuart, will have children ages 3 to 7 vanquishing villains, flying around a super-sized parachute, and leaping over buildings in a single bound. Come dressed in your “superest” costume on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 10:15 a.m., for some super fun photos.

Super birds of prey

Students in grades 3 and up are invited to drop in at the library on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., to find out about birds of prey and their super powers. Learn about these incredible birds from Trish Markey from the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York. She will be bringing real live birds. The president of the Audubon Society of the Capital Region will inform us about the organization whose mission is to conserve and restore national ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.

Movie matinee

Stop in the library on Aug. 17, at 2 p.m., and enjoy this PG rated new release. An alien named OH, is on the run from his own people when he lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. This movie is 94 minutes long. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Save the Date

The annual fall book sale will be held on Sept. 18 through 20, and the library is now accepting donations. Please use the blue book-drop, next to The Book Nook shed, to donate your gently used books, DVDs and audiobooks.

Bring your favorite books to life on Saturday, July 18 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., to the Voorheesville Public Library. Children in grades five and up are invited to join local children's artist Aly Parrott as we create and design small scale, functional, puppet theaters from old boot boxes and drawing paper. Just bring your vision of a favorite book scene and we will supply the tools to create a piece of interactive art you can enjoy for years to come.

Lego Club with

master builder

This is one Lego club meeting that you won’t want to miss. On Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m., Master Lego Architect William Leue will show us some of his LEego models based on local landmarks. Learn how he approaches brick challenges and then create your own unique structure from a mystery bag of Lego pieces.

This program is recommended for grade four and adult builders are welcome as well. Please register early as this is sure to be a popular program.

Super Readers Club

Can you keep a secret? Every Monday in July, at 2 p.m., a secret meeting of the Super Readers Club will take place in the library. These may look like ordinary children, but in fact, they are super readers. The theme for July 20 is “What is a Hero?” with Monica Parmenter. Super readers and their caretakers will travel back in time to learn about historical heroes. Children in kindergarten through grade three are invited to join Parmenter as she discovers who the true heroes were long ago.

Write Your Own Adventure

Artist and educator Rebecca Angel Maxwell will assist teens in grades six and up as they write a story in the style of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series.  On Tuesday, July 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., students, using Twine publishing software, will format their story into an interactive game for readers to explore online. Please register early as this program is sure to fill quickly.

Movie matinée

Stop by on Wednesday, July 22, at 2 p.m., to watch Paddington. A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. This movie runs 95 minutes

Family dance party

Children ages two to five, with caretaker, are invited to join us on Wednesday, July 22, at 6:30 p.m., for an evening of dancing fun. Did you know that playing music, clapping, and singing strengthen early literacy skills? Please stop by and shake your sillies out.

Annual fall book sale

The library is now accepting donations for the Annual Fall Book Sale from Sept. 18 to 20. Please use the blue book-drop, next to The Book Nook shed, to donate your gently used books, DVDs and audiobooks. 

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.

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