@ the Virtual Voorpl

The Voorheesville Public Library has online programming offerings for all ages. Take a look at all the areas where you can virtually find “Your place for education, research, and special events.” There’s quite a variety of things to watch, listen to, discuss, make and share.

Storytimes and More for Children

Our Youth Services Department has created a series of Video Storytimes that can be found on our YouTube account. Families with young children can enjoy a recorded storytime, with a book read by Mrs. Brown, early literacy activity, and a fun & easy craft demonstrated by Miss Lisa!

Here’s a list of the most recent storytimes for you to watch:

Kindness Storytime with Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa. May 28, 2020

Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa are bringing lessons on being kind.

Ocean Storytime with Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa. May 13, 2020

Glub, glub! Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa are bringing you an ocean themed storytime.

Storytime with Mrs Brown and Miss Lisa. May 6, 2020

Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa bring you a storytime featuring their FAVORITE pets…dogs!!!

Bunny Rabbit Storytime. April 2020

Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa bring you another very special storytime. We hope you will all enjoy these springtime bunny rabbits!

Froggy Storytime with Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa. April 2020

Mrs. Brown and Miss Lisa have created a very froggy storytime for all their library friends! Watch and listen carefully to the stories, songs and froggy craft video.

Storytime with Mrs. Brown

Spring Storytime with Mrs. Brown.

Storytime with Mrs. Brown @ the #virtualvoorpl

Mrs. Brown presents a virtual storytime to all her friends.

Teen Time

The Tween Book Bunch, Middle School Book Club, and high school book club — Locked OUT of the Library, will meet virtually. Check EventKeeper for dates and titles. The librarians and library staff are also collaborating with the school librarians. Encourage your students to check their Library Google Classroom for activities like book clubs, games, and recorded readings. Mrs. Sternklar is forming a Teen Advisory Group that will help with summer activities. Email teens@voorpl.org to join.

Adult Book Groups

Book Groups and discussions are ongoing via our Facebook Book Group page and GoToMeeting.

Join the library’s Facebook Voorpl Book Groups to get information on each book and dates of live GoToMeeting discussions. You can login in via phone or internet. Questions? Email tracey.pause@voorheesvillelibrary.org

Technology Information

Technology slideshows on a variety of topics

Maker Monday

For those who like to create, we offer a series of 60-second “Maker Monday” videos available to watch any day of the week. Here are some YouTube Links to some Maker Monday videos. We post our Maker Monday videos on our Facebook page as well.

Make a Card Maker Monday

Send a happy rainbow card to a friend.

Thumbprint Frogs. April 2020

Miss Lisa bring you a ribbit, ribbit craft time!

Maker Monday Sardine Can Cat Abode. April 2020

Make a cat abode from a cardboard box. 

Maker Monday. Butterfly

Trace your hands to create a lovely Springtime butterfly!

Maker Monday. Create a Succulent from a Plastic Egg

Create a succulent from a plastic egg. Materials used: 1 green plastic egg, sharpie marker, pink highlighter, paper towel, scissors, glue, small flower pot ( any small container you have around will do).


Help us form a new collection. Take the 5 question music survey

Music hits so many chords! We have created a Spotify account with a variety of playlists for your listening pleasure.

Community Collaborations

The library is creating 3D-printed protective face shields with our Lulzbot Mini 2 printer in collaboration with the UAlbany group: https://www.facebook.com/CEHCcommunity3Dprinting/. To date more than 2,000 face shields have been distributed to our local health care workers. Donations can be made through the University at Albany Foundation at www.albany.edu/cehc/covid-support

Since we started this endeavor a few weeks ago, Albany Medical Center, Albany County, UAlbany First Responders, and other organizations have benefited from our participation. If you would like to request shields for your organization, please complete this form: https://bit.ly/3b6dUd6

Community Cards Thanks to our creative community members young and old who made cards and wrote notes to brighten the days of many local senior citizens. The letters and cards have been distributed through the Town of New Scotland Senior Services and Colonie Senior Services. 

Voorheesville Community Assistance for Covid-19 Coalition
As we continue to navigate the Coronavirus pandemic, please know that your community is here to assist you. 
Community volunteers can help with shopping or food bank information, prescription pick-up, mail drop-off, accessing technology and technology support, connecting with Albany County Social Services, fellowship and support… and more. Please contact us by phone (518) 288-8910 or email VoorheesvilleCares@gmail.com.

3D Print Protective Face Shield
Food Donation Thank You
Community Card Drive
Fill a Car for Vets

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