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Welcome to our Children’s 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, where indicated, register for youth and family programming. 

    • Preschool Storytimes for children ages 2-5 will be held on most Tuesday mornings at 10:00. 
    • Library Tots for children 0-30 months will be held on most Thursday mornings at 10:00. Library Tots will resume in June 2022.
    • On weekends and school breaks, the library offers exciting, fun and educational programs for a variety of ages and interests.  
    • The library offers a variety of summer activities for all ages at the library and out in the community as part of the Summer Adventure @ the Voorpl
    • 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 and to enhance the learning experience of the Voorheesville students.
  • The youth services team is here for you! If you have any questions, please email Gail Brown, Head of Youth and Family Services, at kids@voorpl.org.

Oceans of Possibilities • Summer '22

Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program

Summer Adventure @ the Voorpl – The library will be offering a variety of summer activities for all ages in the library and out in the community. Details and registration will be coming very soon. Check the online calendar often for the most up-to-date information. 

READSquared is for readers of all ages — preschoolers, children, teens and adults. Make an account to track reading progress beginning on June 1. There will be incentives to keep participants recording their progress through Friday, August 12.

Preschool Storytimes

Preschool Storytime Spring Logo 2022 with three cute animals

Tuesdays at 10 am

May 10 • Spring Flowers

May 17 • Amphibious Fine Frogs

May 24 • “Quack, quack says the duck”

 

Enjoy an interactive, theme-based, multi-age storytime with an emphasis on early literacy that will include an art activity to complete at the library or at home. Ages 2-5 w/caregiver.

Walk and read a story oat the StoryWalk at Wallace Park

Library Tots Storytimes

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

Library Tots get together for a fun programs featuring songs, fingerplays, body movement, felt board stories, books, and toys!  Ages 0-30 months w/caregiver. 

Winter Stuffie Sleepover

Stuffed Animals enjoy a Sleepover and Snowy Adventure at the Voorpl.

Voorheesville Public Library’s
Gail Brown
named Public Librarian of the Year
by New York State Library Association

Voorheesville Public Library is proud to announce that Gail Brown, Head of Youth and Family Services, was named Public Librarian of the Year by the New York State Library Association. The award was presented at the NYLA Annual Conference in Syracuse, NY on Friday, November 5th.

“Gail Brown’s dedication to provide meaningful programs to the children and families we serve throughout the COVID pandemic was definitely a major factor in NYLA’s decision,” said Library Director, Sarah Clark. “She’s a tireless advocate for the library, forging community partnerships that benefit patrons of all ages.”

“Gail goes above and beyond to create learning opportunities for our staff and students. Voorheesville Central School District is lucky to have Gail supporting our students and district,” shared Frank Macri, School Superintendent.

This award is the second for Brown and the library this year. In June, Voorheesville Public Library was awarded the Upper Hudson Library System’s Program of the Year Award for Children and Families for the 2020 Nursery Rhyme & Fairy Tale Adventure Drive -Through.