Village Wide Yard Sale!!!

yard saleThe village-wide garage and lawn sale is an annual fundraiser for the library, and you can help!  For a donation of $10.00, you will receive a place on the “Garage Sale Map” and all advertising. This can be your house, or you can “rent” space on the library lawn. Please stop in to the Library to get your registration form, or contact Sandi for more information.

Date: June 6th

Time: 9AM-2PM

If you would like to donate baked goods, perennials or “treasures” for our sale, or can be of other assistance, please contact the library.

Memorial Day Observance

Flag and soldiers.

The Valley Falls Library is hosting a Memorial Day Observance on Saturday, May 23th at the Library. Please join us on the library lawn to remember those who have sacrificed so much for us and our nation.

The ceremony will include raising of the American flag, Honor Guard/Rifle Squad, TAPS, and music.

Some seating will be available, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair.

The event is free and open to all.

Saturday, May 23rd at 10:00AM

Valley Falls Free Library Lawn

42 State Street, Valley Falls, NY 12185

(Rain location will be the Community Hall, 11 Charles Street, Valley Falls, NY 12185)

Bake Sale Volunteers Needed

BAKE SALE6-1We are again soliciting donations of baked goods for the Village Wide Garage and Lawn Sale on June 6th. If you are willing and able to bake, please reply back to Sandi at or call 753-4230.
Thank you so much for your participation!

Sierra and Encore are Live!

Our new systems are operational… glitchy, but that is to be expected. East Greenbush library has provided a tutorial on how to use your Encore account, so please feel free to check it out!

Cataloging System Upgrade


Upper Hudson Library System will be rolling out a new integrated catalog system over the next few weeks. While the new system provides better service to our customers, you will experience some temporary adjustments while we transition to the new catalog.

Please read on for details about the new system, and know that we appreciate your patience as we get it integrated into our daily operations. And if you have any questions or concerns, please ask us. Staff at all branches are trained on the new system and should be able to discuss the changes with you.

We are changing the computer system that we use to check materials out to you and that you use to manage your library account. The new catalog is a better system and enhancement to our services that will make it easier to search and access our collection of books and materials.

The new catalog will be used at all libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties (through the Upper Hudson Library System). So, all libraries in these two counties are changing over to the new system between now and March 31.

The new system offers a range of improvements including:

  • Easier searching for materials, including articles
  • Better management of your book cart and library account
  • Option to keep track of items you’ve already borrowed
  • Ability to download eBooks and eAudiobooks right from the catalog

Here are some important dates for you to know:

Until March 29

  • If you have items in “my list” in your current library account, you need to email them to yourself. You will then have to re-enter those items into the new system.

March 23—March 30

  • If you have misplaced your library card, you may be asked for a secondary ID to check out items. (We aren’t issuing new cards during this phase.)

March 23—March 31

  • If you place items on hold during this time, you may not be able to check them out. You will be able to check out these on-hold items starting April 1.

March 30

  • You can check out titles, but you must have a library card to do so
  • You will not be able to pay fines or for lost items, buy replacement cards, get a new library card, place items on hold
  • Access to some online resources (like eBooks, eMagazines, databases) may be limited.

March 31

  • Expect the new catalog to be up and running sometime on this day. Please be patient as we may experience a few glitches here and there.
  • You should be able to access online accounts, place holds, renew items, do searches, download books, and so on.
  • Plan on logging into your account to check the status of any items placed on hold. They should become active this day.