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, or Diver Library at 518-753-4344, or visit

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.


Check out a Mobile Hotspot!!

We now have a Sprint R910 Mobile Hotspot for you to borrow!

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What is a Hotspot?
A hotspot, or more exactly a mobile hotspot, is a small portable device about the size of a deck of cards that provides wireless Internet access to your personal electronic device (a smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc.).

The Franklin Wi-Fi Hot Spot (FWF HS) unit generally circulates like a book, magazine or puzzle. So, normally the patron will have use of it for a 14-day period.

Where can I check out the Library Hotspot?
We anticipate the demand for the FWF HS will be high, especially at certain times of the school year. Therefore some special concerns apply.

The Library Hotspot may be physically checked out from the Valley Falls Free Library Circulation desk. The hotspot cannot be reserved online. You may call the library (518-753-4230) to request it, but it is first come, first served.

Who can borrow a Library Hotspot?
Valley Falls Free Library and local cardholders in good standing with a current local address may borrow the Library Hotspot. Cardholders must not owe more than $15 on their library account.

How long can I keep it?
The Library Hotspot can be checked out for two weeks. They may be renewed if there are no holds on it. Please contact the library to find out if the hotspot has been reserved.

How do I return it?
The Library Hotspot must be returned directly to the circulation desk. You must return the device with all the packaging and accessories.

What is the cost?
Library Hotspots are FREE to check out.
A late fine will be $1 a day for 5 days. On day 6, patrons will be charged $120, the library’s cost, for a lost unit or for one damaged beyond normal usability. A $20 fee will be charged for a missing cord and plug.

Can I use the Library HotSpot anywhere?
The Library Hotspot connects to the Internet anywhere Sprint has service. The FWF HS uses 3G/4G wireless service, which does not uniformly cover our service area, so the unit should be tested in the patron’s location within 24 hours of being checked out. If it cannot connect with the Internet, the unit should be returned promptly so others may borrow it.
They do not work outside of the United States.

Can I connect multiple devices to the Library HotSpot?
You can connect up to 5 devices on the Library HotSpot Main WiFi name.

How do I use the HotSpot?
You should have received a Quick Start Guide with the HotSpot. Here they are in PDF form.

Wentorf Grant New Acquisitions

Thanks to the Wentorf Foundation, we have new Audiobooks and Large Print books on our shelves! Come check them out!!