Halloween “Treat Drive”

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Halloween “Treat Drive” for the Village of Valley Falls!

Did you know that our Village hosts over 400 goblins and ghouls on Halloween night?! We are fortunate to be a location where families feel safe to enjoy a great night of trick or treating. And that’s a lot of treats!

The Valley Falls Free Library is hosting a “Treat Drive” for this year’s Halloween. Want to donate some candy or other goodies for the houses in the Village? Drop it by the box in the Library. If you are a giver of Halloween treats in the Village, please come by and grab some treats for distribution!

The library is open for donation or to pick up candy as follows:
Monday – closed
Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday, Friday 9:30 am -12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday – closed

Treats can include candy, stickers, pencils, small toys – we have children across many ages and needs – all types of donations are welcome!

Valley Falls Library Fundraiser !

Valley Falls Library Fundraiser !


Come support Reading and help raise money for the Valley Falls Library. We will be painting 2 Glasses.

Hostess: Janelle Johnson

Date: Wednesday, July 18th

Time: painting begins at 6:30

Location: 11 Charles Street, Valley Falls

Painting Fee: $35 per painter for 2 glasses.

RSVP: by July 13th to the library, to save your seats, arrange for payment and choose your style glassYes, you can mix and match. You can choose from stem, stemless or beer mugs.  Keep them for yourself or give them as a gift.

Colorful Creations Painting Parties is a Funtastic experience!!!  Come learn glass painting techniques and create your very own masterpiece!

Janelle Johnson


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Summer Read Program Begins!!


Readers of all ages will explore all things musical (and some geological!) this summer as the Valley Falls Free Library and Diver  Memorial Library present “Libraries Rock” during our summer library program. Activities will include musical crafts, art projects, rock creations, and more. Check out our schedule of events in the libraries, or online.

The 2018 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through  adult, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, a reading challenge, and more.   Registration for “Libraries Rock” begins on June 9th at the Valley Falls Village Wide Yard Sale, the Schaghticoke Strawberry Festival, and in the libraries. You can also register online at Beanstack. For more information, call the Valley Falls Free Library at 518-753-4230 or visit our website, http://www.valleyfallslibrary.org/ or Diver Library at 518-753-4344, or visit http://diverlibrary.org/

All children’s programs are free of charge. Adult programs will have a fee listed in the description, and a registration date. Find all of our scheduled programs on the VAFL/SCHG Community Calendar.


The Hobo Convention

From the 1880’s to the 1940’s, hobos were a part of American life, with up to 250,000 travelers on the road at one time. Most saw them as honest, honorable people caught in extraordinary times. All would agree, however, that the railroads crisscrossing this country were the lifeblood of every hobo.  Hobo signs were their secret language: they gave direction and advice to the savvy traveler, including where to find food, water, a place to sleep and possibly work. Based on these signs, hobos could tell how they would be received by a home owner, the police, a community or even a dog. The meanings of hobo signs reflect all sides of transient life, from the honorable to the unsavory.  These signs also tell the story of what it took to survive as a hobo* (GoUpstate.com, The Hobo Quilt Dedication). As they traveled, they often sojourned in camps, called jungles. There was just such a jungle outside Valley Falls in the 1930’s. The Library invites you and your child to become a member of the hobo subculture for a day and learn about this important part of American history.

Registration for the Convention on October 14th is required, and space is limited to 20 children, so register early!! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 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 10/3/17. 

Registration forms can be picked up at the library, or downloaded here:  HoboConvention2017

For more information, contact Janet Weber at jweber6131@aol.com or call 753-6131.

Story Time Leader Found!!!


We have found another volunteer to lead our second Story Time, so we will start September 20th, every Wednesday morning at 10AM. Join Marcia and Jim for a story and a craft (and Jim will be bringing his Therapy dog, Isaiah!).