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2014 Valley Cottage Library Association Letter

December 2013

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 resources, services and programming that help make our community an attractive and vital place for families and businesses to grow. Our mission is to be the place where you and your family and your neighbors come to fulfill their informational, cultural and recreational needs.

For instance, did you know that you can watch award winning foreign films and documentaries on our big screen or listen to amazing musicians at our Sunday afternoon concerts in our acoustically perfect Community Room? Did you ever want to 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 by offering an S.A.T. preparation course, community service opportunities, gaming tournaments, book discussions, crafting and babysitting workshops. Additionally, the Teen Corner is a refuge for the pre-teens and teens in your lives. It is equipped with comfortable seating, young adult books, lots of manga and anime and their own Internet 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, the children’s room Information Literacy Corner is a perfect place for school 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, extensive online 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 2014 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 1, 2014. This year’s meeting will take place on January 15, 2014 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?


Sincerely yours,

Amelia Kalin
Library Director

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 2014 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 2014 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.


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