Soon the Van Etten library will offer resources (in addition to books!) to help our youngest patrons get ready to read. The skills needed to begin learning to read are required long before children start school, so it’s never too Continue reading Coming soon…The Early Literacy Center at Van Etten Library
The Van Etten Library has adopted a pet fish. He is a red Beta fish and has quite a personality. Right now he is celebrating Halloween, as seen in the picture. (He is so photogenic, and he loves getting his Continue reading “Name That Fish” contest at the Van Etten Library
Summer is here, hard to believe after another long, cold and snowy winter. Where does the time go? The start of the Summer Reading Club will be here before we know it as well. The Van Etten library will be Continue reading Van Etten Garden Club Plans Super Foods Community Garden
When you go out to dine you might use a credit card to pay for your food. When you get gas for your vehicle you may use a debit card. But did you know that, when you want to pick Continue reading September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!
I accidentally locked myself out of the Van Etten Library a few weeks ago. I walked to the neighbor’s house and tried calling all the town officers to see if anyone could let me back into the municipal building. It Continue reading Small Library, BIG on Relationships
I love being a librarian. Here is an example of one of the reasons why: A six-year-old girl just came in with her grandpa. Tayla couldn’t find any picture books to suit her, so Grandpa & I selected books we Continue reading Loving Librarianship
Van Etten Library extends a heartfelt thank you to Ralph Moore and the Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley for the new “Read to Me!” banner now gracing the library exterior wall. The banner features artwork by Elmira children’s book Continue reading Read to Me!