Congratulations to the winner of our Neighborhood Book Exchange Design Contest, Alexandria Collier!
Alexandria's design will be featured on the repurposed magazine dispenser which will be installed in one of the city parks soon. Stay tuned!
Love golfing? Love the library? Then have we got a treat for you!
Sign up for the 6th Annual Arsenal Partnership Tom Hartnett Memorial Golf Outing to be held at the Normanside Country Club on Monday, September 25, 2017, and a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the library! Other charities that benefit from the event include the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the McNulty Center for Veteran Entrepreneurial Activity.
The event will feature Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Putting Challenge contests, raffles, and more. Not a golfer? Join us for the awards dinner in the clubhouse.
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In keeping with the theme of this year's Summer Reading Program, "Build a Better World," the library has a community-building challenge for Watervliet!
We rescued this abandoned magazine dispenser from the side of the road:
And want to transform it into a neighborhood book exchange, like one of these:
A neighborhood book exchange, sometimes called a "Little Free Library," is a receptacle designed to encourage the free flow of ideas and materials, where anyone can take a book to read or leave a book for others to find.
We need your help to design and decorate our neighborhood book exchange! Watervliet residents age 18 and under can submit a design. The only limitation is that the design must contain the phrase "Take a Book, Leave a Book" (so that everyone knows what to do!) The winning designer will be able to paint their design onto the book exchange, which will be installed in one of Watervliet's parks for all to enjoy!
Submit your design to the library in person on 8.5" x 11" paper, or scan and send your design to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31. The winning artist will receive a case of professional art supplies, coloring books, and a $25 gift card to Arlene's Artist Materials, and the knowledge that you've helped to build a better Watervliet!
Beginning September 11, the library will be offering High School Equivalency classes for students aged 17 and up. Students must first register with Capital Region BOCES and sign up for an orientation session. Call 518-862-4707 to get started!
Watervliet City School District residents voted May 16 to approve a $150,000 tax levy to support the Watervliet Public Library. This represents the first such vote in the library's 63 year history. The budget was approved by a final vote of 226 to 127.
The approved budget will allow the library to expand operating hours and services, including an increased materials and programming budget. The staff and administration of the Watervliet Public Library wish to thank the Watervliet community for the support and confidence this vote represents. Thank you!