Voorheesville Library Notes for Friday, May 23, 2014

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!