Vestal Public Library -
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, June 1, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Monday, July 6, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 
Monday, August 3, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

Family Game Day
 
Children of all ages can participate in our Family Game Days. Registration is not required for this event, but children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Refreshments will be provided. Come in and play original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Wii, Sega Genesis, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and board games! 

*Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
 
                                                Teen Game Day
 
Teens ages 12-19 can participate in our Teen Game Days. Registration is not required for this event. Refreshments will be provided. Come in and play original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64,    Nintendo Wii, Sega Genesis, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and board games!               

*Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Teen Volunteers

The Vestal Public Library is looking for responsible teens to help with the 2015 Summer Reading Program!
* If interested, fill out a Teen Volunteer Application Form.


* Visit the Youth Services Department for more information or call the Youth Services Department at 607-754-4243.
* Teen volunteers will be helping to run programs, help families sign up for summer reading programs, notify weekly raffle winners, and hand out prizes!
 
Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club
for Children
 
Registration begins Monday, June 22, 2015!
 
Children, infant to eleven years of age, can participate in the Vestal Public Library's 2015 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 6 and ending the week of August 10. Winners will be chosen on Friday mornings. 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. See below for more information about these programs.
 
You may return your reading log to the Youth Services Department between Monday, August 3 and Friday, September 11 in order to receive a certificate and either a book or small prize!
 
Contact the Youth Services Department at (607)754-4243 for more information.
 
Children’s Summer Programs:
 
Registration begins Monday, June 22, 2015!

 
Mondays at 10:15 am: Story Time for Ages 2 to 3
Join us every Monday, July 6-August 10, for stories, music, rhymes, crafts, and more! Themes include Heroes + Superheroes; Summer; Magic; Sea Creatures; Silly Stories; and Adventure (1 hour, registration required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)
 

Mondays at 11:45 am, 1:30 pm, or 3:00 pm: Story Time for Ages 4 to 6
Join us every Monday, July 6-August 10, for stories, music, rhymes, crafts, and more! Themes include Heroes + Superheroes; Summer; Magic; Sea Creatures; Silly Stories; and Adventure (1 hour, registration required, every child must be accompanied by a caregiver)
 

Tuesdays: Programs for Ages 7 to 11
* Clothespin Superheroes-July 7 Impress your friends with your stunning superhero and villain clothespin creations! (10:30 am, 1:30 pm or 2:45 pm; 1 hour; registration required)
* Magic of Science-July 14 Join the staff of the Roberson Museum at the Vestal Public Library for demos and experiments that wow, as well as the science that makes them work! (1:30 pm or 2:45 pm, 1 hour, registration required)
* Tie-dye a T-Shirt-July 21 Bring your own white shirt to tie-dye, and then dazzle your friends! (1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, or 3:30 pm; 45 minutes; registration required)
* Heroes & Villains Scavenger Hunt-July 28 Solve a series of riddles in a dastardly hunt full of twists and turns that only you, the hero, can unravel! (10:30 am or 1:30 pm, 1 hour, registration required)
* Game Program-August 4 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)
* Candy Science-August 11 Explore the sweet science of gumdrops, marshmallows, M&Ms and more! (10:30 am, 1:30 pm, or 3:30 pm; 45 minutes; registration required)
 
 
Thursdays: Family Entertainment Programs for All Ages
* BubbleMania! with Doug Rougeux-July 9 Join the funny Bubble Man as he amazes us with his talents! (Registration is not required; 1:30 pm, 45 minutes)
* Fiddling with Books-July 16 Join Dannielle Swart and Trish Engelhard for a marvelous musical performance that combines tunes with books! Traditional fiddle tunes and songs. (Registration is not required; 1:30 pm, 1 hour)
* Vestal Volunteer Emergency Squad-July 16 Learn all about our local emergency squad and see an ambulance up close! (Registration is not required; 6:30 pm, 30 minutes)
* Animal Adventure Park-July 23 Stop by anytime between 1:30 and 3:00 pm to meet a variety of intriguing animals and learn about these exciting creatures up close! Registration is not required.
* New York State Police-July 30 The New York State Police will present on what it means to be a State Trooper and how they keep us safe! (Registration is not required; 1:30 pm, 40 minutes)
* Will Stafford, Juggler Extraordinaire-August 6 Our incredible juggler is back for another fantastic performance! (Registration is not required; 1:30 pm, 40 minutes)
* New York POP Artist MICHAEL ALBERT Cereal Box Collage Workshop-August 13 Learn how to piece together your own cereal box collage! Registration is required and space is limited!
 

Fridays at 10:30 am: Family Movie Day for All Ages
Registration is not required. Every child must be accompanied by a caregiver at the Family Movie Day programs

* July 10-Big Hero 6 (PG)
* July 17-The Incredibles (PG)
* July 24-Sky High (PG)
* August 7-Brave (PG)
* August 14-The Rescuers (G)
* August 21-Despicable Me (PG)
* August 28-Frozen (PG)


Unmask! Teen Summer Reading Club
 
Registration begins Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 12 pm during the
Teen Summer Kickoff Party!
 
Teens ages 12 to 19 can participate in the Vestal Public Library's 2015 Summer Reading Club! You decide how many books you will read this summer, and 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 6 and ending the week of August 10. Winners will be chosen on Friday mornings. 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. See below for more information about these programs.
 
You may return your reading log to the Youth Services Department between Monday, August 3 and Friday, September 11 in order to receive a free book.
 
Contact the Youth Services Department at (607)754-4243 for more information.
 
Teen Summer Programs

Registration begins Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 12 pm during the
Teen Summer Kickoff Party!
 
All programs are for teens ages 12 to 19. Registration is required for every program except for the Summer Kickoff Party. These programs are sponsored by Senator Libous and the BOOKS Program and the Friends of the Vestal Public Library.
  
* Teen Summer Kickoff Party-Friday, June 26, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Sign up for our summer reading club, and then join us for a pizza party with door prizes, video games, and board games!
 
* Game on @ your library-Wednesday, July 8, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Join us for Nintendo Wii, original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, board games, and refreshments!
 
* Teen Chocolate Party-Wednesday, July 15, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Join us for a scavenger hunt, trivia, and games all about chocolate. Snacks (chocolate ones of course!) will be served during this tasty teen program.
 
* Life-Sized Board Games-Wednesday, July 22, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Join us for life-sized Jenga, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Checkers, and Tic Tac Toe!
 
* Teen Trivia Night-Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Presented by the Vestal Public Library and the Broome County Public Library, test your knowledge of current pop culture-prizes and refreshments provided!
 
* Game on @ your library-Wednesday, August 5, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Join us for Nintendo Wii, original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, board games, and refreshments!
 
* Frankentoys Craft-Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Dismantle some toys and stuffed animals, then mix and match to form your very own unique and eerie creations!
 
* Heroes & Villains Teen Lock-In-Saturday, August 22, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Everwonder what it would be like to be locked in the library after hours?Then join us for video games, Capture the Flag, a scavenger hunt, life-sized ‘Pac-Man,’ and more! You must have a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian to attend this event. Prizes and refreshments will be provided!
 
* Teen Movie Afternoons:
 
*Friday, July 10, 1:30 pm-‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (Rated PG-13)
*Friday, July 24, 1:30 pm-‘The Avengers’ (Rated PG-13)
*Friday, August 7, 1:30 pm-‘Divergent’ (Rated PG-13)
 
 
Friends of the Library

* Friends of the Library Book Sale Dates
                        *Saturday, June 6, 2015 9:00am-2:00pm
                        *Saturday, August 1, 2015 9:00am-2:00pm
                        *Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:00am-2:00pm
 
* Friends of the Library Bake Sale-Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:00am-2:00pm

* 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.