Category Archives: Community

Local Author Night: Amy Halloran

The New Bread Basket
Tuesday, March 28th


At the Valley Falls Free Library

Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket will discuss how bread is building community and a new band of farmers & food activists work to reinvent local grain systems. Learn how grain growers are gaining options to produce crops for local use, and consumers are supporting regional grain economies through an emerging demand for local beer and bread.
For more information about Amy, visit her website here.

Beanstack is Here!



What is Beanstack?

Beanstack is a free service provided by your local library to help families discover books and apps based on the reader’s age and interests.  All books recommended are available for free at your library.

With a Beanstack profile, you’ll receive one recommendation per week of a book matched to your or your child’s age, interests, and background.  We include easy-to-use learning tips and activities for each book selected.

If you have a library card, you also gain access to our full database of specifically selected books and apps. You may also view our themes for the younger readers, which are learning guides that include tips and activities on subjects ranging from “Exploring Egypt” to “Say No to Bullying!”

Who can sign up for Beanstack?

Anyone is welcome to sign up for Beanstack and receive weekly book recommendations and tips.

Here’s how to get started using Beanstack:

  1. Join today at Valley Falls Library Beanstack.
  2. Look for your age group and click register.
  3. Enter the required information and you’ll be all set with your account.
    (Note, a library card is not required to sign up for Beanstack)
  4. Log your books, and have fun!

For more information, click on the BEANSTACK tab under our picture above.


Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop


Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a free interactive workshop at the Valley Falls Free Library.

To register, contact  Tonya at  518-867-4999, ext. 200, or by email at

Date:  Wednesday, October 26th

Time:   6:30-7:30PM

Any questions, call the library circulation desk at 518-753-4230, or email

This program is supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.