Library News

Do you live within the boundaries of the Vestal  Central School District? If so, the Vestal Public Library (VPL) reminds you that ALL residents within the Vestal Central School District do NOT pay the non-resident fee for a library card! This has been in place since the April 2016 vote established VPL as a School District Library.

Stop by the  library this summer. The library is more than just books. There is both juvenile and adult programming, public computers, dvds, music cds, magazine databases, and much more. If you need help downloading ebooks, setting up your email or anything that deals with technology, we are here to help. To find out what is happening, go to: or our Facebook page.

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Summer Reading Program 2019: A Universe of Stories!

The Youth Services Department is excited to announce this year’s Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories! 

There will be many fun and FREE programs for youth, ages 0-18, and their families!

Please visit the Youth Services pages (Kids, Teens, and Youth Services Calendar) for a list of specific programs and details!

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Thank You!

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Meeting Room Signups July 2nd starting at 1 pm

Please note that the date for meeting room signups this year is July 2nd starting at 1 pm.

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New Program in the Works!

We are looking to match folks with students who can volunteer their time to teach some social networking tools; e.g. Facebook. For those who would like to tutor and for anyone who would like to learn, please sign up at the Information Desk. You can either stop by to register or call at (607) 754-4243, ext. 4.  Free and open to the public.


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The Research Tool of the Month

Transparent Language Online

Four County Library System provides access to Transparent Language Online. It is a tool for learning language basics that could be useful preparation when traveling abroad. There are several languages to choose from with fun exercises included.  To get started, choose “Four County Resources” and click on Transparent Language Online. Click inside the box and set up a free account. You can also get the free app on your  smartphone and tablet.

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Change is Coming!

The library is excited to announce that change is coming to the Youth Services Department in September 2019!

The Youth Services Department will undergo a much needed remodel. This will include a larger department with a more open layout and new furniture.

Stay tuned for more information about this remodel, and thank you for supporting the Vestal Public Library!

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Vestal Public Library’s Dog Walk @ the Rail Trail

Grab your pooch and join us on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. on the Vestal Rail Trail for the Vestal Public Library’s Dog Walk!
This is a FREE event to help promote the library and all it has to offer for the community. All are welcome, humans and pooches alike (though please be sure to adhere to the Rail Trail’s leash rule for dogs!).
The walk will include free goody bags for the first 125 dogs, a gift card and doggie basket drawing (donated by PetSmart in Vestal–must be present to win), a pop-up book sale, and refreshments for purchase at the Coal House Cafe.
This is a rain or shine event! We look forward to seeing you there!
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Baby Storytimes

Have you heard the news?! Beginning Friday, April 5, Baby Storytime will now be held EVERY Friday (instead of in seasonal sessions like the the Toddler & Combined Storytimes).

Baby Storytime begins at 10 a.m. and is open to children ages 0-2 and their caregivers. We read simple stories, sing songs, and conclude with open play to help with socialization (for both babies and caregivers!). No registration required.

Did you know that reading aloud to your baby can help develop their language skills? Good reading habits that start early will set the stage for your baby to learn new things down the road!

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Spring Session of Storytimes!

The Spring Session of Toddler and Combined Storytimes begins on Tuesday, April 23, and runs through Tuesday, May 28. Themes include: Spring, Bugs, Birds, Transportation, Jungles, and Farms. Please see the calendars for specific times!

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