|2013 Valley Cottage Library Association Letter|
Dear Valley Cottage Neighbor,
As winter approaches, I want to invite you to get cozy with your local Library. Valley Cottage Library offers so many opportunities for the whole family to learn, be inspired and entertained or simply to be quiet!
Did you know you could watch award winning foreign films and documentaries on a big screen or listen to wonderful musicians at our Sunday afternoon concerts in our acoustically perfect Community Room? Or learn how to watercolor, or to distinguish the nuances between a wine from Tuscany or Piedmont or to find peace through meditation? Well, this is just a smattering of adult programs we have offered this year.
We also tailor programming for our teen residents offering SAT preparation, community service opportunities, gaming tournaments, book discussions and babysitting workshops. The teens have their own special space in the library equipped with comfortable seating, lots of manga and anime, and their own computers.
Our Children’s Room is filled with magic and charm and of course books! There are numerous early literacy opportunities for caregivers to help get a head start with their children’s education. Our children’s programs include all age groups and multi-age groups so whole families can enjoy stories, music and learning together. And, our Information Literacy Corner is a perfect place for school children to research homework assignments.
With our beautiful new large parking lot we have now been able to simultaneously offer programs such as these, greatly expanding the number of visitors we served this year. Among other things, our state of the art facility on Route 303 offers free wireless Internet and public computers, extensive online databases, digital books and music, e-readers, a karaoke machine and the list keeps growing. The Valley Cottage Library has continued to grow as a vital and important community center because people like you value and support it.
If you value the Valley Cottage Library, why not show your support now by joining the Valley Cottage Library Association? As an association library, we are a not-for-profit educational corporation supported by the public and administered by a seven member board of trustees. Association members are invited to the Annual Meeting each January, are eligible to run for any open trustee positions and to vote on the operating budget prepared by the trustees. There is one trustee position whose term will expire at this meeting. Nominations for this position must be submitted to the Library in writing by January 1, 2013. This year’s meeting will take place on January 16, 2013 at 7:30PM.
For a modest $5dues per person, you can directly influence the success of the library in our community. Please return the enclosed membership application card with your 2013 Association membership dues. And, if you give us your email address, we can keep you informed about programs, bus trips, the budget vote, etc!
We are proud of our mission to bring the best in services, resources and personnel to the people of the Nyack School District. Join us in helping libraries change lives.
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From our modest beginning in 1959 in a one room storefront on Old Lake Road to our present home nestled among a few acres of woods and lovely gardens on Route 303, Valley Cottage Library has continued to grow as a vital and important community resource. As an association library, we are a not-for-profit educational corporation supported for by the public and administered by a seven member executive board of trustees. Any Valley Cottage resident, 18 years or older may be a member of the Association by paying the annual $5 dues.
Association membership gives you the ability to play an active role in the continuing development of this important neighborhood institution. Members are invited to the annual meeting each January and are eligible to run for any open trustee positions on the board and to vote on the operating budget prepared by the board.
If you enjoy and value the Valley Cottage Library and want to show your support, why not join the Valley Cottage Library Association? As an association member you can directly influence the success of the library in the community.
Please take the time right now to show your interest and support by downloading the Association membership application below and returning it to the library with your 2013 Association membership dues.
Join us in helping libraries change lives.
|We invite you to join us in helping libraries change lives.
Please download and complete the application for your 2013 Association membership (click in the link below) and send it with your check payable to the Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage NY 10989.
The 2013 Annual Association Meeting is Jan. 16 at 7:30pm in the Library.
The following business will be conducted:
1. Receive the annual budget of the Board of Trustees
2. Elect one (1) Trustee to one (1) 5-year term
3. Adopt an amendment to Article 3, Section 3 of the Association’s By Laws which shall read,
“A vacancy on the Board of Trustees shall be filled by appointment of the Board of Trustees for the balance of the unexpired term of the vacant seat.”
4. Adopt an amendment to Article 1, Section 2 of the Board of Trustees By Laws which shall read,
“A vacancy occurring in the Board of Trustees, otherwise than by the expiration of term of office, shall be filled by appointment by the remaining Trustees for the balance of the unexpired term.
5. Transact all business that may be legally presented before such annual meeting.