Friends of the Library
* Friends Yoga: Every Friday
* The chair yoga classes from 5:00 to 6:00 pm are free, donations accepted.
* The regular yoga classes are from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and are $5.00 per class.
* Former library director Jim Holley, a registered yoga teacher, will continue to teach the class.
* Donations support Friends of the Vestal Public Library programs.
For more information, contact Jim Holley at (607)754-4244
WINTER READING CLUB: DECEMBER 1-JANUARY31
Our Winter Reading Club is a BINGO board filled with activities that children can complete by reading, creating crafts, or coming to programs. Sign up in our Youth Services department. Raffle entries and prizes will be given for each BINGO. One grand prize raffle basket will be given for each age category. The raffle prize basket will include movies, snacks, sleds, candy and MORE!
Family Reader - Age 2-7
Independent Reader - Ages 8+
Storytimes- Will Begin Again in January 2017
Storytime sign-ups will be month by month. To register, stop by the library or call us at (607) 754-4243 and ask for the Youth Services Department. Sign-ups can be for one session or multiple.
LEAP Toddler - Ages 2-3 LEAP Toddler is our storytime for ages 2-3. LEAP stands for Learning Enrichment and Play. Storytimes involve several stories, with music and a craft at the end. Storytimes for January are listed below:
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY SESSIONS ARE THE SAME
Tuesday, January 3rd 10:00 A.M-10:45 A.M
Wednesday, January 4th 10:00 A.M-10:45 A.M
Tuesday, January 10th 10:00 A.M. - 10;45 A.M
Wednesday, January 11th 10:00 A.M. -10:45 A.M
Tuesday, January 17th 10:00 A.M-10:45 A.M
Wednesday, January 18th 10:00 A.M-10:45 A.M
LEAP Preschool - Ages 3-5 LEAP Preschool is our storytime for ages 3-5. LEAP stands for Learning Enrichment and Play. Storytimes involve multiple stories with songs and a craft at the end. Storytimes for January are listed below:
Tuesday, January 3rd 1:30 P.M-2:30 P.M
Tuesday, January 10th 1:30-2:30 P.M
Tuesday, January 17th 1:30-2:30 P.M
Combined Storytime - Ages 2-5 Our Combined Storytime is for ages 2-5. It is a regular storytime with multiple stories, songs and a craft at the end!
Wednesday, January 4th 11:30 A.M-12:30 P.M
Wednesday, January 11th 11:30 A.M-12:30 P.M
Wednesday, January 18th 11:30 A.M-12:30 P.M
Starlight Stories - Ages 2-7 A nighttime storytime for ages 2-7. The program will involve bedtime stories and relaxed music. Pajamas are welcome!
Thursday, January 26 6:30-7:30 P.M
Mother Goose Lapsit - Ages 0-24 Months
Mother Goose uses a variety of activities, including rhymes and songs to foster speech development, motor coordination and more!
Friday, January 13th 10;30-11:15 A.M
Friday, January 27th 10:30-11:15 A.M
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead is a new program at the Vestal Library. It is intended for ages 3-7, and will involve a short lesson on concepts relating to the project. Each session will include a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art&Design or Math element to it. The sessions are different from each other, so children can register for both.
Dates for January are as follows:
January 6 11:30 A.M-12:30 P.M
January 25 4:00 P.M-5:00 P.M
The Middle (Ages 7-12): Minecraft Crafts
We will be making crafts associated with Minecraft!
January 30 4:00-5:00 P.M
Join the Youth Services Department for their Family Game Days!
Play board games, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. No registration is required for this event.
Family Game Days: Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
The next game day will be January 14th from 11 A.M - 1 P.M.
For more information and dates, contact the Youth Services Department at 607-754-4243.
What is the BARK-9 Program? The "Books and Reading Canine" program helps to improve children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method--reading to a dog. But not just any dog, a THERAPY Dog.