The Hobo Convention

In years past, a hobo camp, sometimes called a jungle, existed just outside Valley Falls. Hoboes were usually men, traveling the American highways and railroads working their way to places they had yet to find.  Your children, ages 6-12 years old, have an opportunity to experience this piece of history at The Hobo Convention, Saturday October 15th on the Valley Falls Library lawn.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 20 children, so register early!! You can pick up your registration form at the library. The fee is $5.00/child, or $7.00/family. Registrations must be received by 10/3/16. 

For more information, contact Janet Weber at or call 753-6131.

Summer Reading Program Wrap Up



Congratulations to all our Summer Read Program participants! We had a total of  23, 063 pages read by children, 6,006 minutes read by one teen, and 34 books completed by adults. Our winners of the Kindle Fire drawing are Josiah Howard of Valley Falls, and Anna Grace Macica of Schaghticoke. Great job, everyone!!

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Program


The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as inevitable parts of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection is the key to improving quality of life for anyone affected by memory impairment. Attend this interactive workshop to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease where we separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.
Appropriate Audience – Anyone who is interested in learning the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, and a little information about Alzheimer’s disease.

The Library will be hosting a program on the Things You Need to Know about Alzheimer’s. Come and hear from our guest speaker, Molly McCann on  October 26, 2016 at 6:30pm.

Stay tuned for information on how to register through Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York!


Rensselaer County Libraries Collaborate to Host a Library Corner at the Schaghticoke Fair


The past few years the Valley Falls Free Library has held a Library Corner at the annual Schaghticoke Fair. Once again the Library Corner will be up and running during this year’s 2016 Schaghticoke fair season. This year, we have something extra special planned! Through collaboration between several Rensselaer County libraries, we were successful in organizing a schedule for the library corner that expanded it to other libraries in the county. This year, the library corner will  include the many libraries in the area. These libraries offer residents the opportunity to learn not only through books and reading but also through activities, events, workshops, and displays for adults as well as children.

The library corner will be housed in the Arts and Crafts Building. The libraries in attendance will take turns covering the library corner which will be open Thursday-Monday from 12pm-3pm. Visitors are encouraged to stop by to hear a story, participate in arts and craft projects or just to learn a little bit about what these local libraries have to offer! The libraries in attendance will be:

Valley Falls

Hoosick Falls

East Greenbush

Sand Lake






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