Voorheesville Library Notes for Friday, January 3, 2014

Beginning January 1 and running through March 31, the Voorheesville Public Library will be hosting an online winter reading club. Cozy up this winter and keep yourself connected with fellow readers, listeners, and viewers. Join the conversation by sharing your opinion about books, music, or movies you’ve enjoyed. Post your comments on the library Winter Reading Club webpage or drop off a handwritten review at the library. Comment as many times as you want, each comment makes you eligible to win a prize. Three drawings will be held each month, so be sure you’re entered. attending a Winter Reading Club Drawing Program will also make you eligible for special prizes. All prizes have been graciously donated by the Friends of the Library.

Fine free days

Do you have an overdue library item? If so, return it to us between Thursday, Jan. 2 and Monday, Jan. 13, and you will be granted amnesty. Items from other libraries are not included.

Circle time

Miss Amy’s Circle Time is a special program for preschool children aged 3 and 4 offered on the second Monday of every month. Join Miss Amy for a structured, themed story time that will include introduction to the calendar and weather observation as well as songs, fingerplays, stories and a follow-up craft. Our next Circle Time will be Jan. 13, at 10:15 a.m.

Food pantry

Did you know the library is a drop-off point for canned or other goods to help those in need during the winter months. All donations are forwarded on to the New Scotland food pantry.

Artist of the month

Our January Artist of the Month is RaeLee Robinson displaying her wet on wet paintings. This is an unusual art form and one that needs to be seen. Please stop by to stroll the gallery and enjoy Robinson’s talent. Our display case this month is filled with needle basketry, generously shared by Anita Wahlen. While visiting the library, please be sure to see the wonderful display she has prepared for us. 

Don’t forget, we are always looking for new and interesting art forms and personal collections. If you’d like to share your works or collection, please give us a call at 765-2791 and ask for Lynn. 

Meet the archivist

Jim Corsaro is available two days each week to help anyone interested in using the library’s local history and archival collections. In the coming year, he will be presenting talks about historical records and how to care for them. Call the library and ask for Jim if you have family papers, business records or organization proceedings that you would like to preserve or are considering donating to the library.