Sunday, December 28, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Lots of Space Left!

Let’s fill the whole counter

In Memory of Andy!!!

{to benefit the Schoharie Valley Animal Shelter}

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Andy the Library Cat

      It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that Andy the Library Cat has crossed the Rainbow Bridge this month at the age of 14.
      His original owners, the Amie and John Hausmann Family, rescued him as a tiny kitten from the middle of a busy road before they moved to Schoharie. One summer day, Andy strolled into the Library and announced his intention to visit whenever he pleased. Since he was a very sociable animal and loved to be around people (especially kids), whenever there was a library event, he made it his business to come and see what was going on. Patrons let him in and out of the door; he was photographed by visitors from abroad and has his own set of photos at Flickr. Over a decade ago, he adopted Ruth Anne and John Wilkinson and lived with them happily ever after.
     I would like to fill Andy’s basket here at the Circulation Desk with items to donate in his memory to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley. If you can help, please bring in a can of cat food or a cat toy to help make another cat’s life as happy as Andy’s.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

An Evening with Mike Lupica

The Foundation for Mohawk Valley Libraries will host a fundraising event on November 13 at Schenectady County Community College. Get your tickets today!
The Foundation for Mohawk Valley Libraries is bringing Mike Lupica to Schenectady for a fundraising event. See for more info on Mike, his work as a sports writer, and his many books. Tickets are available from the Mohawk Valley Library System at: or from Brown Paper Tickets at or 1-800-383-3006

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hope for the Homebound Drop Box

We were chosen to host one of the SALT/VISTA/Schoharie County Office of Emergency Services  Hope for the Homebound local collection boxes.  These agencies are assembling at least 200 Emergency Ready Kits for homebound residents of Schoharie County.  Of the 29 items listed on their website that are needed, we are asking you to bring in donations of pencils (sharpeners, too?!?), markers, toilet paper, AAA batteries, hand sanitizer, and insect repellant.  The box is on the table right next to the door to make it even easier!

Thank you,

Friday, September 5, 2014

New Intern Here!

Intern Sierra Rose
Please welcome our new intern, Schoharie resident Sierra Rose.  Sierra is a senior at the College of St. Rose, and will be working with Erika and I during this semester.                

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

LRR Concert Clip

If you enjoyed the Lost Radio Rounders concert, here's another taste!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Catch up on Summer Doings...

Mrs. S and a StoryTime craft

Mrs. S takes StoryTime on the sidewalk!

Science @ the Library's electric boys

Science @ the Library with Linda's hair!

Summer Time StoryTime fish craft

Science of 18th Century Musketry
Game Day
Summer Time StoryTime cloud craft

Thursday, July 3, 2014

All Grown Up...

Remember our egg-to-chicks project?  Here's a link to some of them at their forever-farm, all grown up!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Borrow EBOOKS from the library!

Borrow EBOOKS from the library! All you need is your library card! Visit today.
The library system's eBook and eAudiobook vendor, Overdrive, has launched a challenge – the mission during June is to grow checkouts to beat the best month on record for circulation. If member libraries can increase the circulation this month by 25% over the highest circulating month to date, the System will get a hefty credit towards the purchase of new content ($1500 in free ebooks and eaudios) for everyone to share.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wanted: Egg Cartons

CARDBOARD ONLY - no styrofoam!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Raise It Up!



Saturday, June 14th 3:30pm

on the Library front lawn

Help us celebrate the return 

of the Library's front porch flag

and the 200th Anniversary 

of the Star Spangled Banner

as we join with millions 

of Americans worldwide

for the largest sing-along

of our National Anthem in history!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Schedule Change

Classic Movie Night

Thursday, May 29th
In honor of
Memorial Day
                   The Fighting Sullivans

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bedtime Storytime! 
At Schoharie Free Library
What do you get
when you join together
Mother's Day and Earth Day?
Mother's Day
Marker Night!
Thursday, May 8th
6:30 pm
Treat Mom to a new pair of loungies
and bring her and the family out
to an evening of stories about Mom and Mother Earth.
We will be collecting old dried out markers
as well for recycling
and we need YOUR help to fill our giant marker!
All collected markers will be sent out
to be recycled into fuel!

Pre-registration requested! Call 295-7127 for details.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Please be aware that the Library will be CLOSED this Thursday 5/1.  No fines will be charged for that day.  I do plan to be open Friday, altho the place may be a mess.  Getting a  CIRCULATION DESK and other library WOOD things like counter tops and bookcase ends installed!!!!!  So excited!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Our Egg-centric Egg Mueseum Events
are winding down

but we still have plenty

of egg-citement to go around!

Thursday, April 17th
6:30 pm

Bring out the family for

Classic Movie Night

The Library will provide snacks and drinks.
You provide the audience!

Pre-registration is always appreciated at 295-7127

Sunday, April 13, 2014

They Have Hatched!

Many thanks to Leslie Rigley from Cornell Cooperative Extension/Schoharie County for the loan of the equipment and the encouragement!  23 live chicks from the original 54 eggs...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ukranian Egg Decorating Demonstration
Schoharie Free Library
Saturday, April 12th
Have you ever wondered

how these beautiful eggs are created?
Pysanka have been in existence for centuries.
Watch as these beautiful works of art

are created before your eyes!

Then journey over to the Egg Museum

to see some of these

beautiful creations on display!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Our celebration of the opening
of the Mildred Vrooman Egg Museum continues!

Schoharie Free Library
is hosting

our very FIRST
Chicken Egg-Spo
Friday, April 11th

at 6:30pm

in cooperation with
Cornell Cooperative Extension

Eggs are wiggling!

We are opening after hours

and have HIGH hopes that

our new
baby chicks will be arriving!
Come and learn about
how they hatch and what you
can do to start your own little chick farm!
Chick themed activities and fun for all!
Pre-registration is appreciated! Call 295-7127

Monday, April 7, 2014

Bedtime Storytime!

April 10th
6:30 pm
Join us
as we continue to celebrate

the opening of

the Mildred Vrooman Egg Exhibit

with an evening honoring

the author and the book

that started it all!

Egg decorating

Chick Hatching (we hope!)

Egg hunt for prizes

Pictures with the Easter Bunny!

and a surprise feathered guest!
Pre-registration requested
Call 295-7127 for details.