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Welcome to our Children on demand page! We are so glad you have stopped by for a visit. We have a lot going on for you to participate in! Check EventKeeper for dates and details and to register for all youth and family programming. Limited registration REQUIRED for all programs and attendees must follow the up-to-date COVID guidelines. 

    • In Person Preschool Storytimes for children ages 2-5 will be held on most Tuesday mornings at 10:00. Take & Make thematic kits will be available after the program for fun at home activities. 
    • In Person Library Tots for children 0-30 months will be held on most Thursday mornings at 10:00. Each child who registers will be provided with a bag of colorful, interactive and educational early literacy supplies to keep and reuse.  
    • On weekends and school breaks, the library offers exciting, fun and educational programs for a variety of ages and interests.  
    • The youth services librarians provide outreach programs and services for the school district and educational organizations. 
    • The librarians and library staff continually collaborate with the school district and teachers to partner on community-wide initiatives. 

 

  • The youth services team is here for you! If you have any questions, please email Gail Brown at kids@voorpl.org.

 

Library Tots Storytimes

Yellow bunny holding a sign with words "Library Tots". Yellow bird looking at the bunny.

In person, outdoor Library Tots are back! Let’s get together for a fun program featuring songs, fingerplays, body movement, felt board stories, and books! Each child who registers will be provided with their own bag of colorful, interactive and educational early literacy supplies to keep and reuse. Limited registration. Ages 0-30 months w/caregiver. Please register as a family. Library Tots will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. Registrants will be notified.

Tuesdays • 10:00 am 

September 21 (waiting list), 28 (waiting list)

October 5, 12, 26

Fall Preschool Storytimes

Cute kitty holding sign with words, "Preschool Storytime" with yellow bird looking at the kitty.

In person, indoor preschool storytimes are back! Enjoy an interactive, theme-based, multi-age storytime with an emphasis on early literacy. Limited registration required and attendees MUST register and follow all COVID related guidelines. Take & Make kits will be available after the program for fun at home activities. Ages 2-5 w/caregiver.  Please register once per family.

Tuesdays • 10:00 am 

September 21 (waiting list), 28

October 5, 12, 26

Children in grades 2-3 are invited to join a book group created just for them as we read and discuss the delightful book I am Sammy, Trusted Guide. Sammy the golden retriever has a big job as a guide dog. Because his owner is visually impaired, Sammy needs to keep a constant watch of their surroundings. In the city, there is a lot to notice and a lot of potential distractions. Told from the dog’s perspective, this wonderful story includes information about the breed and role of the working dog. We will have a visit from a real Guiding Eyes Dog in training! Please register and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk. Books are provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Library. For grades 2-3. 

Looking for something to do as a family on your day off from school? The Library has installed a StoryWalk® at Wallace Park on Swift Rd. along the wooded walking trail. Join Mrs. Brown as she reads When Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Pena, a picture book whose illustrations are brimming with activity and whose message is poignant and thought provoking. We will walk along the wooded trail and read and discuss each panel (page) of the book. Take & Make kits will be available after the program for fun at home activities. Families can play on the playground after the StoryWalk®.  For grades K-3 w/caregiver and families. Please register once per family. If it rains, the program will be rescheduled. 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Recap:

Enjoy this video that some teachers and students put together for the One School, One Book Program. It was unveiled at the all school virtual assembly on Thursday, June 3.

One School, One Book Program

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

The Voorheesville community is invited to read the award-winning novel Wishtree by Katherine Applegate as part of the One School, One Book Program, where every student and family in the elementary school will be reading the book as a school community and participating in ongoing activities that highlight the themes of the book, including a WISHTREE at Hotaling Park.

What do you wish for?

“When a whole school reads a book, there’s a lot to talk about.” 

Preschool Storytimes Out and About in Our Community

Our Youth Services librarians have gone out into our neighborhoods and created a series of Video Storytimes that can be found on our YouTube channelHere are a few favorite storytimes for you to watch:

Apples, Apples, Apples. View on YouTube
Miss Lisa visits the orchard at Indian Ladder Farms.

• A Visit to the Village Animal Clinic. View on YouTube
We’re across the street from the library at a Veterinarian Hospital.