Voorheesville Library Notes for Wednesday, October 23, 2013

On Friday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Healthy Capital District Initiative will be holding private meetings with patrons to discuss health care options. This will include the Healthcare Marketplace, as well as other options that may be available. The representatives from HCDI are trained navigators for the Affordable Healthcare Act and will be able to help you fill out whatever paperwork or online forms are needed to register for this new state-based health insurance exchange.

Due to high demand, we are asking that you call ahead to register. Please call the Voorheesville Public Library at 765-2791 to schedule an appointment.

Costumes and stories

The library will be having a special Halloween preschool story time on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 10:15 a.m. Dress up in your favorite costume and stop by for a story, some scary good treats and maybe even a parade through the library. This is a theme-based, multi-age level story time with an emphasis on early literacy. Please register for this special program by calling the library.

Shopping on Amazon.com

If you’ll be shopping at Amazon.com this holiday season, remember to start on our library home page, www.voorheesvillelibrary.org. Click the Amazon box and our Friends of the Library will receive a portion of every dollar spent.

Renew overdues online

Overdue items can now be renewed online as long as there is not a reserve list for the items. Any fines that are due will be added to the cardholder’s account.

 NYC bus trip

On Saturday, Dec. 7, is the date for the Friends of the Library bus trip to New York City. The bus will leave from the Voorheesville Elementary School parking lot at 7 a.m. and arrive at Bryant Park in NYC at 10 a.m. For the return trip, we will be leaving NYC at 7 p.m. and arrive back in Voorheesville at 10 p.m.  The FOL bus trips always fill quickly, so stop by the library at your earliest convenience. The price is $35 FOL members and $40 non- members. Paid reservations will be accepted at the circulation desk at the library.

Cooking and book discussion selections

If you like cooking, explore our new Kindle Fire tablet. It’s preloaded with popular cookbooks like Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten, cooking apps like Food Network, and cooking magazines like Cooking Light. Or, if you’re interested in thought-provoking books take a look at our new Kindle Touch featuring books that have been chosen for the library’s book discussion group. The collection also includes some popular classics and audiobooks.