Voorheesville Library Notes for Saturday, June 22, 2013


On Saturday, June 8, beginning at 10:15 a.m., at the Voorheesville Public Library, we will take out our bells, shakers, music and dancing for a busy fun-filled story time. For toddlers through kindergarteners with an adult, our musical program will include fun activities from books to Mother Goose rhymes. We will have an art activity that will finish our program.

Registration for

summer reading program

Sign up now for these summer programs:

— Tween Tech Week, from July 16 to 18, offers Bits, Bytes and Bots for Stop Motion Animated Movie Making;

— Caldecott Week, from July 22 to 26, includes a family trivia night competition and a two-day workshop with artist Kyra Teis;

— American Girl Doll Party on Aug. 6, includes games, crafts, refreshments, a cookie exchange, pictures with your doll and more. This program is for doll owners of all ages; and

— Flow Circus, on Aug. 8, a family comedy, magic and juggling performance for all ages and followed by a skill toy workshop just for tweens and teens.

Registration is required for all of the above programs. Please register early, as they are sure to fill up. Check the library online events calendar for the latest additional programming and descriptions.

Volunteers wanted

Students entering grade 6 and up are needed to assist with summer programs. Tasks include helping with craft projects, checking reading lists, crowd management, and working with younger kids at programs. To participate, volunteers must fill out a form on the library website or at the library, have the form signed by a parent, and return it to Mrs. Laiosa. For more information, please e-mail joyce.laiosa@voorheesvillelibrary.org. Attendance at the orientation meeting on Friday, June 14 at 4 p.m. is mandatory.

Museum pass program

The library has a museum pass program that allows patrons to borrow a museum pass to gain free entrance to many local museums. The program is done on a first come, first served basis, and the passes cannot be renewed. We have passes for The Guggenheim, Hancock Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, Clarke Art Institute and MassMoca, just to name a few. All of our passes allow at least 2 adults and children free entrance. Call the library at 765-2791 for more information.

Library displays

The June Artist of the Month is Paul Stenkamp, showing his Encaustic paintings. Encaustic painting is done with wax and heat. Be sure to stop by the library to see this unusual medium.

This June we also have Gittie Commino. Gittie does hidden pictures in pencil drawings. You really need to see this to believe it.