Storytime Educator Wanted

Schoharie Free Library has an opening for a Storytime Educator
Responsibilities include planning and presenting engaging and educational family story hours with an emphasis on strengthening early literacy for children ages infant through school age. Programs are scheduled Friday mornings at 10 am and are about an hour and a half long. Candidates should have experience with children and the ability to model positive behaviors. Enthusiasm for children’s books and games required! We offer $30 per program, one program per week through the school year, start date is September 6th, 2019. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume by July 12th to: Cathy Caiazzo at Schoharie Free Library 103 Knower Ave Schoharie, NY 12157 or by email to: The Storytime presenter will be hired on a contractual basis, not as an employee of the Library and will receive a 1099 form.


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Thank You Stewart’s!!

Three new hanging book/CD kit bags racks, several movies, and lots of books, all purchased with the Stewart’s Holiday Match 2018-2019 Season Grant!!

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Thank you to all who voted!

Voters in the Schoharie Central School District approved a proposition to levy taxes of $76,000 for the Schoharie Free Library by a vote of 317 to 100, which is a 76 percent approval.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

On behalf of the 1000 Books Foundation, the Mohawk Valley Library System, and the Schoharie Free Library, we invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he/she starts kindergarten. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.  Read a book (any book) with your infant, toddler, or preschooler. Log each book you read. The goal is to have read 1,000 books together before your child enters kindergarten.

To help you reach this goal, the Schoharie Free Library has dark blue 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Bags and The Baby Bags ready for you to check out, take home, and read with your child.

  • Each 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Bag has ten preselected books appropriate for most 3 to 5 year olds. If your child does not like one book, put it back and choose another to read! The Schoharie Free Library currently has ten bags, which will rotate every two months.
  • Each Baby Bag has five baby board books appropriate for babies and toddlers ages birth through 2. If your child does not like one book, put it back and choose another to read! The Schoharie Free Library currently has five Baby Bags, which also rotate every two months.

Keep track of the books you’ve read in a notebook, on a log sheet, or by using the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten App. Books read at storytime, at daycare, or by others to your child also count.  You can download the apps (Basic program, ABC Letter Writing, Numbers & Shapes, Names & Words) or print log sheets at:
You can also ask for the sheets to be printed for free at the Schoharie Free Library.

The program has no end date except your child’s going to school, so don’t feel rushed – just enjoy the experience! Take every chance you have to read with your children, tell and talk about stories, say nursery rhymes, sing songs, and attend library programs. By reading just two stories a day, you and your child will have read 730 books in one year. You will also have shared many special moments along the way.

The Schoharie Free Library is a fun place featuring books to check out, free programs, and great suggestions for what to read. Congratulations on giving your child a great start on learning and loving to read!


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Special Meeting

There will be a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Schoharie Free Library on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the library at 7 p.m.

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Read with Ariel!

Come in, sit right down, and read aloud to
loveable Ariel!  She’s Certified to love
whatever you have to tell her!

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