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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!

  • Virtual Preschool Storytimes are posted on most Tuesday mornings by 10:00 on the library’s YouTube channel  and the themed Take & Make Preschool Craft for that week is available during curbside hours at the front entrance until they are gone.
  • On weekends and school breaks, the library is offering live and recorded programs, some with accompanying Take & Make kits and activities, for a variety of ages and interests. Check EventKeeper for dates and details of all youth and family programming.
  • The librarians and library staff are collaborating with the school district and teachers to partner on community-wide initiatives. Look for upcoming details about the READ for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region happening in March and the One School, One Book Program launching this spring.
  • The youth services team is here for you! If you have any questions, please email Gail Brown at kids@voorpl.org.
Summer Adventure @ the Voorp • 2021
Are you excited to join the adventure at the library this summer as we read, learn, grow, and explore together?
It’s going to be a fun Summer full of Tails and Tales! 

Enjoy this kick-off video that some children, families, VES and VPL staff put together. 

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.” 

May and June Virtual Preschool Storytimes

Watch and listen with all of these Storytimes for you on our YouTube account. Families with young children can enjoy a recorded storytime, with books read by Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa, early literacy activities, and easy crafts! Links posted the day of the Storytime.

• Tuesday, May 4 • Bikes!  View on You Tube.

   Link to craft video. 

• Tuesday, May 11 • Planting Time! View on YouTube

   Link to craft video.

• Tuesday, June 11 • Visit a Local Restaurant View on YouTube

   Link to craft video.

• Tuesday, June 8 • Summertime Celebration View on YouTube

   Link to craft video.

March and April Virtual Preschool Storytimes

March along with all of these Storytimes for you to watch on our YouTube account. Families with young children can enjoy a recorded storytime, with books read by Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa, early literacy activities, and easy crafts! Links posted the day of the Storytime.

• Tuesday, March 2 • Color My World!  View on You Tube.

   Link to craft video. 

• Tuesday, March 9 • Up, Up and Away View on YouTube

   Link to craft video.

• Tuesday, March 16 • How are You Feeling? View on YouTube

   Link to craft video.

• Tuesday, April 6 • Spots & Dots View on YouTube

   Link to craft video.

• Tuesday, April 13 • Horsin’ Around View on YouTube

   Link to craft video.

• Tuesday, April 20 • Spring Has Sprung! View on YouTube

   Link to craft video.

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 channel. Families with young children can enjoy recorded storytimes, with books read by Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa , early literacy activities, and fun & easy crafts demonstrated by Miss Lisa! Be sure to take a look at these and many other storytimes on the Voorheesville Public Library YouTube channel.

Here 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 Voorheesville Fire Department. View on YouTube
A very special storytime with the Voorheesville Fire Department.

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

• Wonky Donkey. View on YouTube
Mrs. Brown visits and reads a story to one of her neighborhood farm animals.

• Horsin’ Around. View on YouTube

Mrs. Brown visits a nearby horse stable.