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
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
Pinterest Party - All Ages
Come Join us at the Vestal Public Library to Make and TakeGifts, Wreaths,Ornaments and More!
List of crafts includes shell snowman ornament, pom-pom ornaments, penguin ornament, DIY clear ornaments, sugar scrubs, and more.
Saturday, December 10th 11 A.M-1 P.M
Polar Express Storytime - All Ages
Join us for a reading of The Polar Express! We will have hot cocoa, cookies and even a train craft afterwards.
Sign-ups are required for this, so please call us or stop in to register.
December 15th 6:30 P.M-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 November and December are listed below:
November 30 2:00-3:00 P.M
December 14th 11:30 A.M-12:30 P.M
The Middle (Ages 7-12): What's the Disaster?
Science, physics, experiments and more!Create your own natural disaster
November 28th 3:15-4:30 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 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"!
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, puppets and even a new sign language sign each week. Storytimes for November are listed below:
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:
Starlight Stories - Ages 2-7A nighttime storytime for ages 2-7. The program will involvebedtime stories and relaxed music. Pajamas are welcome!