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Activities
 
Bark-9 Program
 
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. 
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
 
                 
 
Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Club for Children
 
Registration begins Monday, June 23, 2014!
 
Children, infant to eleven years of age, can participate in the Vestal Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Club! When you decide how many books you will read or listen to this summer, we will provide you with a reading log to keep track of the books you read.
 
There will be prize drawings every week, starting the week of July 7 and ending the week of August 11. Winners will be chosen on Fridays at 1:00 pm. Weekly prizes include Barnes & Noble gift cards, toys, and coupons for local businesses. Any child registered for our summer reading program can enter these raffle drawings once per week. To increase your chances of winning, attend any of our children's programs for bonus raffle tickets.
 
You may return your reading log to the Youth Services Department between Monday, August 4 and Monday, September 8 in order to receive a certificate and a book!
 
Contact the Youth Services Department at (607)754-4243 for more information.
 
 
Programs:
 
Registration begins Monday, June 23, 2014!
 
*Mondays at 10:15 am: Toddler Story Time for Ages 2 to 3
 
  • Join us every Monday, July 7-August 11, for stories, music, rhymes, crafts, and more! Themes include Lions, Tigers, + Bears; Stars + Moon; Frogs + Turtles; Messy!; Camping + the Outdoors; and Sports (1 hour, registration required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)
 
*Mondays at 11:45 am, 1:30 pm, or 3:00 pm: Preschool Story Time for Ages 4 to 6
 
  • Join us every Monday, July 7-August 11, for stories, music, rhymes, crafts, and more! Themes include Lions, Tigers, + Bears; Stars + Moon; Frogs + Turtles; Messy!; Camping + the Outdoors; and Sports (1 hour, registration required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)
 
*Tuesdays: Programs for Ages 7 to 11
 
  • Game Program-July 29 Join us for board games, Nintendo Wii, and retro game systems for a ton of fun! (10:30 am or 1:30 pm, 2 hours, registration required)
 
  • Clothespin Monsters-August 5 Scare your friends with these creepy clothespin creations! (1:30 pm or 2:45 pm, 1 hour, registration required)
 
  • Water Wackiness-August 12 Soak up some fun facts about water with a variety of entertaining experiments (10:30 am or 1:30 pm, 1 hour, registration required)
 
*Thursdays at 1:30 pm: Family Entertainment Programs for All Ages
 
  • Vestal Police Department K-9 Unit-July 31 Our local police department will present on their K-9 unit! (1 hour, registration is not required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)
 
  • Kopernik Space Program and Air Rockets-August 7 Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the Space program then launch your very own air rocket! (1 hour, registration is not required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)
 
  • Panigma Steel Drum Band-August 14 Learn all about steel drums and listen to a marvelous musical performance during this interactive presentation! (1  1/2 hours, registration is not required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)
 
*Fridays at 10:30 am: Family Movie Day for All Ages
 
  • August 8-Finding Nemo (1  1/2 hours, registration is not required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)
 
  • August 15-Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1  1/2 hours, registration is not required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)
 
  • August 22-A Bug’s Life (1  1/2 hours, registration is not required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)
 
 
Spark a Reaction
Teen Summer Reading Club
 
 
Registration begins Friday, June 27, 2014@ 12 pm during the
Teen Summer Kickoff Party!
 
Teens ages 12 to 19 can participate in the Vestal Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Club! When you decide how many books you will read this summer, we will provide you with a reading log to keep track of which books you read.
 
There will be prize drawings every week, starting the week of July 7 and ending the week of August 11. Winners will be chosen on Fridays at 1:00 pm. Weekly prizes include Barnes & Noble gift cards, AMC Theatre gift cards, books, and candy! For each book you read, fill out a very brief book review form and place it in the box located in the Young Adult Area in order to enter the weekly drawings. To increase your chances of winning, attend any of our teen programs for bonus raffle tickets.
 
You may return your reading log to the Youth Services Department between Monday, August 4 and Monday, September 8 in order to receive a free book.
 
Contact the Youth Services Department at (607)754-4243 for more information.
 
Teen Programs:
 
All programs are for teens ages 12 to 19. Registration is required for every program except for the Teen Summer Kickoff Party. Registration begins Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 12 pm These programs are sponsored by Senator Libous and the BOOKS Program.
 
  • Catching Fire-Wednesday, July 30, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Talk about the book Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins then watch the movie!
 
  • Game on @ your library-Wednesday, August 6, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Join us for Nintendo Wii, original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, PlayStation 2, board games, and refreshments!
 
  • Duct Tape Crafts-Wednesday, August 13, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Stop in and make cell phone covers, bookmarks, and key chains using duct tape!
 
  • Teen Lock-In-Saturday, August 23, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Ever wonder what it would be like to be locked in the library after hours? Then join us for video games, group games, and more! You must have a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian to attend this event. Prizes and refreshments will be provided!
 
 
Friends of the Library
    Friends of the Library Book Sale: August 2, 2014
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm
     
           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.