Story Time is Coming!!

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It is that time of year again, and Story Time will start again! Come join us, September 16th and September 30th at 10AM. Bring your little ones (they like to hear the stories, too!) for a story or two, and a craft.

 

A Fresh Look

As we contemplate adding an access ramp to our small, lovable library, we turned our eyes to reorganizing the internal space of the library. With the heroic efforts of our Board President, Ralph Marino, our intrepid Vice-President Dale Akin, and an extremely talented designer friend, Patti Krawiecki, we made a great start in making our space more accessible. We have our DVD collection located in a “Media Nook” and shuffled around some of the nonfiction. It is by no means permanent, or even halfway finished, but we are all pleased with the results! Come check it out, browse to see where we moved things, and by all means, check out the basement!!

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Here is our new “Media Area” where you can browse for a movie or three…

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Reception for Sandi

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Sunday was our Retirement Reception for Sandi, and I want to thank everyone who assisted with organizing, setting up, and feeding the many people that came to thank Sandi for her years of service to our community. It was a wonderful send-off to a wonderful person!

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Library Director Position Available

The Valley Falls Free Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a passionate commitment to public library service for the part-time position of Library Director. The library serves a population of 5,804 in the Village of Valley Falls and the Town of Pittstown close to New York’s Capital District, the Saratoga Springs area and the Bennington/Manchester, VT region.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the overall operation and management of the Library.  Duties include, but are not limited to; planning and implementation of library programs and services, fiscal oversight and budget management, supervision of library personnel, and management of the library facility.  As an official representative of the library to the Village of Valley Falls and the Town of Pittstown, the Library Director will demonstrate an enthusiasm for community engagement and establishing effective working relationships throughout the community.

This is a part time position of 20 hours per week with a starting hourly wage of $15.00. Some administrative duties of the position may be handled off site.

Minimum qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree and some experience working in a public library are required.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in library science or a related field, but individuals with relevant experience in lieu of a Master’s degree will also be considered.

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to:ValleyFallsSearch@uhls.lib.ny.us
To the attention of Susan Stover (Search Committee Chair)

SANDI GOODWIN VALLEY FALLS LIBRARIAN IS RETIRING!

The books are all filed, as per Melvil Dewey
But as for the Library, we’re crying boo-hooey.
Sandi has collected her last overdue,
We’re happy for her, but we’re feeling blue. 
She’d retire sometime; we knew it would end,
The hard part is telling all her good friends!
We wish her the best, as she’s given to us,
But we can’t let her go without fanfare and fuss!
Come August 23rd, for cookies and punch
To let Sandi know we’ll miss her a bunch.
 

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  Sunday, August 23, 2015

 11am-2pm, Presentation – 11:30am

Valley Falls Library, 42 State Street

Valley Falls, New York 12185