Volunteer Opportunity at the Library!

Interested in a volunteer opportunity at the library?

We are looking for volunteers of all ages (children and adults!) to help us “Put the Beds to Rest” on Saturday, November 16, from 1-3 p.m. This will be outside in the library’s front gardens. Come dressed for a mess! See flyer for more details.

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Delayed Grand Reopening

Dear Patrons:

Due to unforeseen technical issues, the library has to push back its grand reopening to Friday, October 18. Our hours of operations for that day will be 9 a.m to 5 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we promise the changes will be worth the wait!

In addition to the remodel, we are excited to announce that all Juvenile materials will now be FINE FREE, effective from the date we closed, Thursday, October 3. All fines on Juvenile materials from that date forward will be waived. This does not include Young Adult or Adult materials, and it does not include previous fines on Juvenile materials.

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Library Closed for Youth Services Department Remodel

Attention patrons! Due to the Youth Services Department remodel, the library will be closed from Thursday, October 3 through Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

The exterior book drop will still be open to return books during this time and will be cleared daily. If you placed a book on hold and it comes in, it will be available when we reopen, or you may request a different library as the pick-up location if you need it during the time we are closed.

With a few exceptions, the meeting room and conference room will still be open to groups who reserved it in advance.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

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Get Free Individual Help with Mobile Technology

To sign up, stop by the Information Desk or  contact the Vestal Public Library at 607-754-4243.  Ask for the Information Desk. This is an informal tutoring session for those who need assistance.

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Join us for an armchair cruise down the Erie Canal

Wyatt Doremus will give a presentation on the Erie Canal: Then and Now on Monday, September 30th at 5 pm at the Vestal Public Library. This is a program that will appeal to all ages. Middle school and high school students might have a history or journalism project in which case the Erie Canal could be an interesting topic to write about. Wyatt Doremus has worked at various news stations in Rochester in the capacity of reporter. writer and producer. He is the recipient of a New York State Emmy for a documentary, “Flight to Freedom.” Included in his repertoire are documentaries on the Erie Canal, which celebrated its 200th year anniversary. Sign up at the Information Desk at the Vestal Public Library (607) 754-4243. FREE. Light refreshments served.

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Baby Storytime Is Now Tiny Tots Storytime!

Have you heard the news?! Baby Storytime is now going to be “Tiny Tots Storytime” starting in September!

Tiny Tots Storytime still has all the great things you love about Baby Storytime! We read 2 short stories, sing songs, and follow it up with open play to promote socialization!

If your tiny tot is not quite ready for our Toddler Storytime with crafts, then our Tiny Tots Storytime is a great place to start!

Open to ages 0-36 months. Meets every Friday at 10 a.m. No registration required!

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This exhibit is sponsored by the Humanities New York Action Grant. 

The Erie Canal exhibit is at the Vestal Public Library for the month of August. The construction of the Erie Canal was completed October 26, 1825. When work on the canal was completed, it spanned 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo. For more information on the Erie Canal, visit:

Digital Public Library of America

Other websites are:

New York Heritage Digital Collections    

Erie Canal Museum at: http://eriecanalmuseum.org 

The Erie Canal Museum is located in Syracuse, NY, 318 Erie Blvd. East.

Gale New York State Newspapers located under Four County Resources, Research, click inside the box, and scroll down.

Coming Soon! A speaker from Rochester who is an expert on the Erie Canal will give a talk at the Vestal Public Library. This is one event you will not want to miss.

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Vestal Public Library Recipient of Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation Grant

The grant will be used to purchase equipment and software to launch a digital literacy program to teach adults and the under served in Broome County. Article published in Vestal Town Crier, July 31, 2019: p3. 

Picture from left:

Janine Taft, Collette Waldron, Debbie Spanfelner, Ruth Mitchell, Marianne Taylor, Carol Boyce, and Homer Burgher

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Empire Pass

Vestal Public Library now has the Empire Pass available to take out for the New York State Parks. Here are the rules:

They can circulate for one week (7 days). They cannot be renewed. They can be reserved. There is only one per family. The pass must be returned to the Vestal Public Library. If the pass is lost, you must pay for it. If overdue, it is a $1 a day fine. Please keep the pass in the plastic pocket on lanyard.


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Vestal Public Library Movie Mondays

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