Vestal Public Library -

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.
 Fall 2016 Schedule:
                                          *Mondays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                           

October 2016 Book Sale

On Saturday, October 22nd from 9 am to 2 pm the Friends of the      Vestal Library will be having a Book Sale. Come and check out our huge selection of both adult and children's books. Hardcover books and trade paperbacks are just .50 and paperbacks are .25 or 5 for $1.  We will also hold a bag sale that begins at 1 pm for just $3.00 per bag!  Bring the whole family and get some amazing deals!

In addition to the book sale, there will also be a bake sale going on!


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

Halloween Party

The Vestal Public Library will be offering an all ages Halloween Party on October 29th from 11-2 P.M. There will be candy, games and snacks! The events will be broken down into:

11:00-11:45  Games and Crafts
11:45-12:00  Library Parade in Costumes
12:00-12:45  Cupcake Wars Competition (with PRIZES!)
12:45-2:00  Nightmare Before Christmas viewing (76 minutes)

No sign-up is necessary. Patrons do not have to stay for the entire event.


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. The Tuesday and Friday session each week will be the same.

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, puppets and even a new sign language sign each week. Storytimes for November are listed below:

October 21st    11:30-12:30 P.M
Tuesday, November 1   10-11 A.M
Friday, November 4   11:30-12:30 P.M
Tuesday, November 8    10-11 A.M
Friday, November 12    11:30-12:30 P.M
Tuesday, November 15    10-11 A.M
Friday, November 18    11:30-12:30 P.M

Tuesday Sessions are 10-11 A.M
Friday Sessions are 11:30-12:30 P.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, a simple sign language lesson each week, and a craft at the end. Storytimes for Novemberare listed below:

October 21st 10-11 A.M
Tuesday, November 1 11:30-12:30 P.M
Friday, November 4   10-11 A.M
Tuesday, November 8  11:30-12:30 P.M
 Friday, November 12   10-11 A.M
Tuesday, November 15  11:30-12:30 P.M
Friday, November 18   10-11 A.M

Tuesday Sessions are 11:30-12:30 P.M
Friday Sessions are 10-11 A.M

Starlight Stories - Ages 2-7A nighttime storytime for ages 2-7. The program will involvebedtime stories and relaxed music. Pajamas are welcome!

October 20th - 6:30-7:30 P.M
November 17th - 6:30-7:30 P.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. Sessions for October are listed below:

October 26th - 2:00-3:00 P.M 

November 2nd - 11:30-12:30 P.M
November 30th - 2:00-3:00 P.M

The Middle (Ages 7-12)

Re-create the fun of Chris Grabenstein’s exciting book Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by solving the clues and celebrate your success with a candy prize! Call the library or stop by to register for the program!
October 31st - 3:15-4:30 P.M

TGIF Teens: Murder Mystery Party (Ages 12-18)

Vestal Public Library invites you to come help us solve the mystery! Was it an accident or attempted murder? Come find out at our interactive teen mystery party. Call or stop by the library to sign up for this fun-filled event!

 *Program will be canceled if 5 participants are not signed up by 10/24*

October 27th - 3:15-5:15 P.M

Game Days
                       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 November 19th from 11 A.M - 1 P.M.

 For more information and dates, contact the Youth Services Department at 607-754-4243.

Family Movie Days

Join the Youth Services Department for Family Movie Day!  The Vestal Public Library Youth Services Department will be screening popular family friendly films. No registration is required for these events. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

The next Family Movie Day will be November 26th at 11 A.M. We will be screening "Finding Dory"!