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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. 
    • 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

One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten

How can my child sign up? 

  • Come to the Information Desk at the library and ask to sign up for the program.  
  • When you have filled in your contact information on the registration slip, the staff member will give you a folder. This folder will contain valuable information about the program, facts about the benefits of reading to and with your child, bookmarks, and a coloring sheet.  
  • Start reading, keeping track of the books you have read. 
  • One book read ten times counts as ten books. 

This is a very reachable goal! 

Preschool Storytimes

Cute Bunny and Squirrel Illustration

Preschool Storytimes will resume on September 12

Tuesdays at 10 am – 11 am

November 7 – Owls Hoot!

November 14 – P is for peas, Please!

December 5 – C is for Cookie

December 12 – Happy Holidays

Enjoy an interactive, theme-based, multi-age storytime with an emphasis on early literacy that will include an art activity. Ages 2-5. No registration required. 

Library Tots

Miss Fox holding and acorn illustrations

Library Tots 

Thursdays from 10 am to 10:45 am

November 14 

November 21

November 28

December 5

December 12

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Let’s meet inside for a fun program featuring songs, fingerplays, body movement, felt board stories, books & toys. Ages 0-30 months w/caregiver. No registration required. 

Voorheesville Public Library’s
Gail Brown
named Public Librarian of the Year 2021
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.