We are slowly phasing in operations here at the Voorpl. Our first week back was staff only. As you can imagine, there was a lot of cleaning to be done.

Starting our second week, and continuing through June, select materials will be available for contact-less pickup Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Service hours and collection availability are ever-changing, so please check the website @voorpl.org for the most up to date details, or call the library between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
 

Summer Reading

The library is excited to offer a summer reading program where we will read, create, and learn as individuals, families, and as a community. We are imagining something entirely new for the summer of 2020. Sign up for programs using the library’s Event Keeper calendar @voorpl.org. We have many offerings on our summer schedule and we are stocking our new online summer reading and learning software with fun challenges for all ages.

This summer will be a wonderful mixture of online and at home and outdoor adventures and activities as we "Imagine Your Story" as a Voorheesville community. We have selected some fantastic prizes that you will have an opportunity to win! Create an account on READsquared to start logging in your books:  http://voorplny10.readsquared.com/
 

Big Library Read

The next Big Library Read kicks off on June 22, with “The Darwin Affair” by Tim Mason. Voorheesville patrons are invited to join millions of others around the globe in reading this historical fiction thriller ebook.

From June 22 through July 13, unlimited readers can borrow and read this ebook or audiobook from Overdrive, and join the book discussion online. For more information, go to www.voorpl.org, and look for the Big Library Read.
 

Book Discussions 

Library book discussions are going digital! Adult readers should join the Voorpl Book Group on Facebook. There we will host various formal book discussions and informal chatter about book related topics. Request to join this closed group and get accepted by VPL to get the private links to the discussion meetings.

Email the librarians at with any questions about book clubs, registration, or for help accessing digital services. Librarians will be available to answer your emails during our regular business hours. 

The Fiction Book Discussion will meet via Go To Meeting at 7 p.m., July 8, to discuss “Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie. Register now, and participate in the discussion via internet or phone. 

The Nonfiction Book Discussion group will meet virtually at 7p.m., Monday, July 13, to discuss “A Primate's Memoir” by Robert Sapolsky. Books are available for curbside pickup by calling the Library.  Downloadable audiobooks are available on Hoopla. Please register to be sent the meeting sign on information.  

The Cookbook Discussion group will meet virtually at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23, to discuss “Easy Mexican Food Favorites” by Jennifer Olvera. Books are available for curbside pickup by calling the library. Please register to be sent the meeting sign on information.

“An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones tells the story of a middle-class African-American couple living in Atlanta whose lives are torn apart when the husband is wrongfully accused of rape. A discussion group at the Voorheesville Public Library will talk about the novel on June 17.

The Books & Beyond Book Discussion will meet virtually via GoToMeeting at 11: a.m. on Wednesday, June 17. We will be discussing “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. You can participate via Internet or phone. Email for more information. Join Facebook at Voorpl Book Groups to discuss all things books! Digital copies are available for all book discussions, via Overdrive and Hoopla.

Summer Adventure 

The library is excited to offer a summer reading program where we will read, create, and learn together as individuals, families, and as a community. Look for virtual storytimes with take and make activity kits, online author and illustrator visits, fitness classes, STEAM programs and projects, a parent book discussion facilitated by an expert, a teen writing workshop conducted by an award-winning young adult author, and a parenting series, among other engaging and educational opportunities. Check our website calendar for updates. Online registration began on June 1.

Big Library Read

The next Big Library Read kicks off on June 22, with “The Darwin Affair” by Tim Mason. Voorheesville patrons are invited to join millions of others around the globe in reading this historical fiction thriller ebook. From June 22 through July 13, unlimited readers can borrow and read this ebook or audiobook from Overdrive, and join the book discussion online. For more information, go to www.voorpl.org, and look for the Big Library Read.

Book discussions 

Library book discussions are going digital! Adult readers should join the Voorpl Book Group on Facebook. There we will host various formal book discussions and informal chatter about book related topics.  Request to join this closed group and get accepted by VPL to get the private links to the discussion meetings. Email the librarians at with any questions about book clubs, registration, or for help accessing digital services. Librarians will be available to answer your emails during our regular business hours.

Book & Beyond Book Discussion, Wednesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. The Books & Beyond Book Discussion will meet virtually via Go To Meeting. We will be discussing “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. 

Voorheesville Cares

The Voorheesville Public Library is part of the Voorheesville Community Assistance for Covid-19 Coalition. This partnership includes community support groups, the Voorheesville Central School District, religious organizations, Kiwanis, etc. The group has created a support line and email address.  all us at 518-288-8910 or contact us by email at if you or someone you know is in need of assistance in any way!  

“The Darwin Affair” by Tim Mason is a Victorian-era thriller, where the controversial publication of “On the Origin of Species” sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman. Mason’s book is the selection for the next Big Library Read as millions around the globe read the ebook.

The Friends of the Library will hold its annual meeting on the GoToMeeting platform on Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m. If you are a member in good standing and can attend online, please email the Friends at  for details and instructions.

There are open positions for members-at-large on the board of directors. If you are interested in serving with a fun and productive group, or would like more information, please email the Friends. The board now meets on Monday evenings to accommodate folks who work or care for children at home during the day.

Big Library Read

The next Big Library Read kicks off on June 22, with “The Darwin Affair” by Tim Mason. Voorheesville patrons are invited to join millions of others around the globe in reading this historical fiction thriller ebook.

From June 22 through July 13, unlimited readers can borrow and read this ebook or audiobook from Overdrive, and join the book discussion online. For more information, go to www.voorpl.org, and look for the Big Library Read.

Summer Adventure

The library is excited to offer a summer reading program where we will read, create, and learn together as individuals, families, and as a community.

Look for virtual story times with take-and-make activity kits, online author and illustrator visits, fitness classes, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) programs and projects, a parent book discussion facilitated by an expert, a teen writing workshop conducted by an award-winning young adult author, and a parenting series, among other engaging and educational opportunities.

Check our website calendar for updates. Online registration begins June 1.

Book talk

Library book discussions are going digital! Adult readers should join the Voorpl Book Group on Facebook. There we will host various formal book discussions and informal chatter about book-related topics.

Request to join this closed group and get accepted by VPL to get the private links to the discussion meetings. Email the librarians at with any questions about book clubs, registration, or for help accessing digital services. Librarians will be available to answer your emails during our regular business hours.

Fiction Book Discussion, Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. The Fiction Book Discussion will meet virtually via GoToMeeting. We will be discussing “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. 

Book & Beyond Book Discussion, Wednesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. The Books & Beyond Book Discussion will meet virtually via GoToMeeting. We will be discussing “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones.

Voorheesville Cares

The Voorheesville Public Library is part of the Voorheesville Community Assistance for COVID-19 Coalition. This partnership includes community support groups, the Voorheesville Central School District, religious organizations, Kiwanis, etc.

The group has created a support line and email address. Call us at 518-288-8910 or contact us by email at if you or someone you know is in need of assistance in any way!

— From the cover of “Cook Like a Pro”

The Voorheesville Library’s Talk & Taste Cookbook Group will meet digitally on May 28 to discuss “Cook Like a Pro” by Ina Garten and any recipes found on her Barefoot Contessa website.

“Imagine Your Story” at the Voorheesville Public Library! We are excited to offer a summer reading program where we will read, create, and learn together as individuals, families, and as a community.

We are imagining something entirely new for the summer of 2020. Be on the lookout as we unveil this summer’s program very soon. Check the library’s website for up to date details.

Book talk

Library book discussions are going digital! Adult readers should join the Voorpl Book Group on Facebook. There we will host various formal book discussions and informal chatter about book-related topics. Request to join this closed group and get accepted by VPL to get the private links to the discussion meetings.

The Talk & Taste Cookbook Group will meet on Thursday, May 28, at 6 p.m. to discuss “Cook Like a Pro” by Ina Garten and any recipes found on her Barefoot Contessa website.

Email the librarians at with any questions about book clubs, registration, or for help accessing digital services. Librarians will be available to answer your emails during our regular business hours.

Voorheesville Cares

The Voorheesville Public Library is part of the Voorheesville Community Assistance for COVID-19 Coalition. This partnership includes community support groups, the Voorheesville Central School District, religious organizations, Kiwanis, etc. The group has created a support line and email address.

As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, please know that your community is here to assist you. Please contact us if you or someone you know is in need of assistance in any way! 

Community volunteers can help with shopping, prescription pick-up, mail, accessing technology, fellowship and spiritual support, and more! Call us at 518-288-8910 or contact us by email at voorheesvillecares@gmail.com.

Teen Advisory Group

Mrs. Sternklar is looking for advice to plan enjoyable summer activities for the middle and high school students. Our summer program will be going digital this year, and we want to know what we can bring into your home.

Online book discussions, writing programs with published authors, drawing lessons via video, interactive game time, cooking lessons, craft kits?  Please email to volunteer for the Teen Advisory Group.

Rescue Pet Contest 

Megan Viscio, local artist and teacher, will be selecting winners whose pets will be made into mini-sculptures and featured in her art show. To enter the contest, provide a short write-up about your rescue pet or rescue experience along with several photographs from which Megan will work.

The winners will get to keep the mini-sculptures after the show. If interested or if you need more information, contact Megan at or Gail Brown at . Because the library is presently closed, the art show may become virtual or it will wait until the library can safely open. Visit Megan’s artwork at thestudiohouse.blog.

Reusable bags

The Friends of the Voorheesville Library have been selected to receive funds in May from reusable bag purchases at the Voorheesville Hannaford. Please consider purchasing a reusable bag to help support the Friends of the Voorheesville Library.

The Voorheesville Public Library is part of the Voorheesville Community Assistance for COVID-19 Coalition. This partnership includes community support groups, the Voorheesville Central School District, religious organizations, Kiwanis, etc. The group has created a support line and email address.  

As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, please know that your community is here to assist you. Please contact us if you or someone you know is in need of assistance in any way!  Community volunteers can help with shopping, prescription pick-up, mail, accessing technology, fellowship and spiritual support, and more! Call us at 518-288-8910 or contact us by email at voorheesvillecares@gmail.com.

Teen Advisory Group

Mrs. Sternklar is looking for advice to plan enjoyable summer activities for the middle and high school students. Our summer program will be going digital this year, and we want to know what we can bring into your home.

Online book discussions, a writing program with a published author, drawing lessons via video, interactive game time, cooking lessons, craft kits? Please email to volunteer for the Teen Advisory Group. 

Rescue Pet Contest

Megan Viscio, local artist and teacher, will be selecting winners, whose pets will be made into mini-sculptures and featured in her art show. To enter the contest, provide a short write-up about your rescue pet or rescue experience along with several photographs from which Megan will work.

The winners will get to keep the mini-sculptures after the show. If interested or if you need more information, contact Megan at or Gail Brown at . Because the library is presently closed, the art show may become virtual or it will wait until the library can safely open. Visit Megan's artwork at thestudiohouse.blog.

Book talk

Library book discussions are going digital! Adult readers should join the Voorpl Book Group on Facebook. There we will host various formal book discussions and informal chatter about book related topics. Request to join this closed group and get accepted by VPL to get the private links to the discussion meetings.

Summer Adventure

Imagine Your Story at the Voorheesville Public Library! We are excited to offer a summer reading program where we will read, create, and learn together as individuals, families, and as a community. We are imagining something entirely new for the summer of 2020. Be on the lookout as we unveil this summer’s program very soon. Check the library's website for up to date details.

Reusable grocery bags

The Friends of the Voorheesville Library have been selected to receive funds in May from reusable bag purchases at the Voorheesville Hannaford. Please consider purchasing a reusable bag to help support the Friends of the Voorheesville Library. 

Virtual librarians

Email the librarians at with any questions about book clubs, registration, or for help accessing digital services. Librarians will be available to answer your emails during our regular business hours.

Virtual board meeting

The library’s board of trustees will present the 2020-21 budget at its virtual meeting on Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. To attend virtually, please follow the link shared on the library's website, www.voorpl.org.

Do you love your rescue pet?

Of course you do!

Would you like the chance to have your rescue pet highlighted in an upcoming art show at the Voorheesville Public Library? Megan Viscio, local artist and teacher, will be selecting winners, whose pets will be made into mini-sculptures and featured in her art show.

To enter the contest, provide a short, heartwarming write-up about your rescue pet or rescue experience along with several photographs from which Megan will work. The winners will get to keep the mini-sculptures after the show.

If you are interested or if you need more information, contact Megan at or Gail Brown at . Because the library is presently closed due to COVID-19, the art show may become virtual or it will wait until the library can safely open to offer public gatherings. Visit Megan’s artwork at thestudiohouse.blog.

Book talk

Library book discussions are going digital! Adult readers should join the Voorpl Book Group on Facebook. There we will host various formal book discussions and informal chatter about book-related topics. Request to join this closed group and get accepted by VPL to get the private links to the discussion meetings.

“Varina” by Charles Frazier will be discussed at the Books & Beyond Facebook meeting on Wednesday, May 20, at 11 a.m. The ebook and downloadable audiobook are available on Hoopla with your library card.  

The Talk & Taste Cookbook Group will meet on Thursday, May 28, at 6 p.m. to discuss “Cook Like a Pro” by Ina Garten and any recipes found on her Barefoot Contessa website.

The Middle School Book Club will be discussing “Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus” by Dusti Bowling on Wednesday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m. This meeting will be conducted in Ms. Menetti’s Middle School Library Google Classroom. Students should look there for information about this co-sponsored event.

Email the librarians at with any questions about book clubs, registration, or for help accessing digital services. Librarians will be available to answer your emails during our regular business hours.

Summer Adventure

Imagine Your Story at the Voorheesville Public Library! We are excited to offer a summer reading program where we will read, create, and learn together as individuals, families, and as a community. We are imagining something entirely new for the summer of 2020. Be on the lookout as we unveil this summer’s program very soon. Check the library’s website for up-to-date details.

Reusable bags

The Friends of the Voorheesville Library has been selected to receive funds in May from reusable bag purchases at the Voorheesville Hannaford. If you are out and about doing your grocery shopping at our local Hannaford, please consider purchasing a reusable bag to help support the Friends of the Voorheesville Library. If you don’t plan to be out grocery shopping, please consider a direct donation to your local Friends of the Library.

“Imagine Your Story” at the Voorheesville Public Library! We are excited to offer a summer reading program where we will read, create, and learn together as individuals, families, and as a community.

We are imagining something entirely new for the summer of 2020. Be on the lookout as we unveil this summer’s program very soon. Check the library's website for up to date details.

Reusable grocery bags

The Friends of the Voorheesville have been selected to receive funds in May from reusable bag purchases at the Voorheesville Hannaford. If you are out and about doing your grocery shopping at our local Hannaford, please consider purchasing a reusable bag to help support the Friends of the Voorheesville Library. If you don’t plan to be out grocery shopping, please consider a direct donation to your local Friends of the Library. 

3D Printing

The Voorheesville Public Library is working with the University at Albany College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity group to 3D print frames for protective face shields much needed for health-care workers on the front lines. Each frame contains three parts and, besides set-up time, it takes a total of 63 minutes and 57 seconds to print one. To date, we have printed 65 frames, about eight per day.

Hoopla

Hoopla is a new digital media service offered by the Voorheesville Public Library. Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics, and TV shows instantly. There is no need to wait for a title to become available. All titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets, to enjoy offline at your convenience. Check it out at www.voorpl.org. You’ll need to create a free account, using your Voorheesville Library card. 

Library from Home

We have a new page on our website called “Library from Home.” It’s a wonderful resource for all of the students and parents now at home, distance learning. There are links to resources, projects, and more for all of your educational needs.

Improved parking lot wifi

The external WiFi at the Voorheesville Public Library has been expanded to include all parts of the parking area. No password is needed.

The library is closed until further notice. Please be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date information. Just type voorpl.org into your browser address window, hit enter, and you’re there.

The boo- drop is closed. Please hold on to your library materials. Due dates for all materials have been extended. Fines will not be charged during this closing. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Contact us via email at for help accessing digital services or for account questions. Librarians will be available to answer your emails during our regular business hours.

Please stay safe and stay home!

Your library card can be your ticket to many online resources. As many of you know, the Voorheesville Public Library is part of the Upper Hudson Library System.

What does that mean for you? It means that, not only do you have access to all of the library’s online catalogue, which is growing by the day, but you also have access to thousands of other titles as well. It’s easy to access and borrow these digital materials using Overdrive or Libby on your computer or mobile device.

You can check out up to 10 items and, if there is no waiting list, you can renew them each once. There are no late fees, because when they are due, they just disappear from your bookshelf.

Once you have downloaded Libby or Overdrive, all you need is your library card and a valid email address to get started. If you need a library card, you may apply online from our website and begin using it immediately.

Hoopla

Hoopla is a new digital media service offered by the Voorheesville Public Library. Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows instantly.

There is no need to wait for a title to become available. All titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets, to enjoy offline at your convenience. Check it out at www.voorpl.org. You’ll need to create a free account, using your Voorheesville Library card. 

Library from Home

We have a new page on our website called “Library from Home.” It’s a wonderful resource for students and parents now at home, distance-learning. There are links to resources, projects, and more for all of your educational needs. 

Bingo is back

Library Bingo is up and running. Be the first in your house to win a bingo prize from the library. Get started today, at voorpl.org.

Parking lot wifi

The external wifi at the Voorheesville Public Library has been expanded to include all parts of the parking area. No passwords needed.

The library is closed until further notice. Please be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date information. Just type voorpl.org into your browser address window, hit enter, and you’re there.

The book drop is closed. Please hold on to your library materials. Due dates for all materials have been extended. Fines will not be charged during this closing.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Contact us via email at for help accessing digital services or for account questions. Librarians will be available to answer your emails during our regular business hours.

Please stay safe, stay home!

The Voorheesville Public Library is closed. We are scheduled to be closed until the end of April but, as we have all seen over the past few weeks, circumstances change quickly. Please be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date information. Just type voorpl.org into your browser address window, hit enter, and you’re there.

Census 2020

Have you done your 2020 Census yet? Not only is it required by law, but it will now be even more important that every person in our villages and towns be counted, so resources can be more equitably distributed.

You can complete the census online at https://my2020census.gov, by phone 1-844-330-2020, or, if you received a mailer, just fill it out and return by mail. If you have any questions, our librarians are still answering emails at during regular business hours. 

Library from Home

We have a new page on our website called “Library from Home.” It’s a wonderful resource for all of the students and parents now at home, distance-learning. There are links to resources, projects, and more for all of your educational needs. 

Bingo, library-style

Do you all remember the fun we had with library bingo last summer? Well, it's baaaack.

Some of the squares are pretty easy, like “have a dessert.” Who amongst us hasn’t been having dessert for breakfast? But some of the squares might make you work for it.

I’m not sure what the street date is for this, so be sure to watch our website at voorpl.org for details. You might even win a magnet.

Check it out

Your library card can be your ticket to many online resources. As many of you know, the Voorheesville Public Library is part of the Upper Hudson Library System.

What does that mean for you? It means that, not only do you have access to all of our online catalogue, you also have access to thousands of other titles as well. It’s easy to access and borrow these digital materials using Overdrive or Libby on your computer or mobile device.

You can check out up to 10 items and, if there is no waiting list, you can renew them each once. There are no late fees because, when they are due, they just disappear from your bookshelf.

Once you have downloaded Libby or Overdrive, all you need is your library card and a valid email address to get started. If you need a library card, you may apply online from our website and begin using it immediately.

No fines

The book drop is closed. Please hold on to your library materials. Due dates for all materials have been extended. Fines will not be charged during this closing. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Contact us via email at for help accessing digital services or for account questions. Librarians will be available to answer your emails during our regular business hours.

Please stay safe; stay home!

Well, the library is still closed. The governor has extended the lockdown until the end of April, which seems a long way off at this point.

All programs and meetings in the Library Community Room have been cancelled through April 30, including community reservations. If you had an event scheduled at the library, please be sure to inform your participants it has been cancelled or postponed. 

Your local librarians, however, are still working hard to try to make this necessary isolation a little more bearable. Please check it out at www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. If you are not already following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you’re missing some fun stuff. 

Your library card can be your ticket to many online resources. As many of you know, the Voorheesville Public Library is part of the Upper Hudson Library System.

What does that mean for you? It means that, not only do you have access to all of our online catalogue, you also have access to thousands of other titles as well. It’s easy to access and borrow these digital materials using Overdrive or Libby on your computer or mobile device.

You can check out up to 10 items and, if there is no waiting list, you can renew them each once. When you place a request for items, they can be automatically checked out to you when they become available.

There are no late fees because, when they are due, they just disappear from your bookshelf. Once you have downloaded Libby or Overdrive, all you need is your library card and a valid email address to get started.

We have a new page on our website called “Library From Home.” It’s a wonderful resource for all of the students and parents now at home, doing distance learning. There are links to resources, projects, and more for all of your educational needs. 

For those children who miss story time and library tots story hour, there is now a video of Mrs. Brown doing story time from her living room. You can be sure that she (like all of us) would much rather be at the library doing story time but, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Stay home, and watch from the safety of your living room. Watch for more episodes from our talented crew.

The book drop is closed. Please hold on to your library materials. Due dates for all materials have been extended. Fines will not be charged during this closing. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Contact us via email at for help accessing digital services or for account questions. Librarians will be available to answer your emails during our regular business hours.

Please stay safe; stay home!

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