|2015 Valley Cottage Library Association Letter|
Dear Valley Cottage Neighbor,
Valley Cottage Library is the place where our community comes together to connect, to create and to collaborate. We offer a tremendous range of materials, services and
programming that help make our community an attractive and vital place for families and businesses to grow.
Not only can you sit in our acoustically perfect Community Room to listen to first class musicians perform or enjoy award-winning films on our large screen, but you can sit in the comfort of your own home and from our website (www.vclib.org) download music (through the Freegal link), books (through the library catalog) and magazines (through the Zinio link). If you need assistance, by all means call or visit. Our staff is anxious to assist!
And, if sharing books with others is one of your interests we have more than four different book clubs for adults! Daytime discussions, scholar-led evening discussions, non-fiction discussions and our newest award winning Book and Pub Club!! This program, geared to 21-30 year olds, meets in a different local pub each month to discuss books. The Library earned the 2014 RCLS Member Library Adult Program of the Year Award for this popular program!
For our teens we offer S.A.T. preparation courses, community service opportunities, gaming tournaments, book discussions, crafting and babysitting workshops and our very popular “Lock-In” programs. Encourage your preteens and teens to get involved at their library! They’ll be warmly welcomed.
Our beautiful Children’s Room is filled with magic and charm and of course books! Our children’s programs include all age groups and multi-age groups so whole families can enjoy stories, music and learning together. There are early literacy opportunities for caregivers to help children get a head start on their reading skills as well as our Information Literacy Corner which is the perfect place for school-aged children to research homework assignments.
Our beautiful, expanded parking lot has made it possible for us to offer these kinds of diverse programs simultaneously, greatly expanding the number of visitors we serve each year. Among other things, our state of the art library offers free wireless Internet and public computers, research databases, digital books, magazines and music, e-readers, GPS navigators, 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.
Why not show your support now by joining the Valley Cottage Library Association? Simply return the enclosed membership card with your 2015 Association dues. And, if you give us your email address, we can keep you informed about programs, bus trips and the budget vote!
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 5, 2015. This year’s meeting will take place on January 21, 2015 at 7:30PM in the Library.
We are proud of our mission to bring the best in services, resources and personnel to the people of the Nyack School District. Won’t you join us in helping libraries change lives?
|It's easy to join!|
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 2015 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 2015 Association membership (click in the link below) and send it with your check payable to:
Valley Cottage Library
110 Route 303
Valley Cottage NY 10989.