News & Announcements

Free Mental Health First Aid training courses will be offered at VLP, Nate Tatum Center this fall

All sessions are 9:00am–1:00pm. You must attend both sessions to receive certification. Spaces are limited! Please register online. Dates (choose one): Wednesdays 9/11 & 9/18, Nate Tatum Center (2001 N. Barclay St) Saturdays 9/21 & 9/28, Village Learning Place Fridays 10/4 & 10/11, Village Learning Place

Our Community Needs Diverse Books

A movement to diversify books has gained momentum in the past few years as nonprofits, schools, libraries, and individuals have committed to help increase cultural representation in the publishing industry. In 2018, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center found that only 29% of all books published in the U.S. for children and teens featured main characters […]

Supporting the VLP after recent library break-ins

On the evening of Monday, July 8, the Village Learning Place was broken into, resulting in the third act of vandalism and trespassing at the library within one week. The intruders threw several heavy objects through a rear library window, shattering the glass, and entered through the opening at around 9 p.m. The security system […]

VLP Celebrates Summer Learning!

The Village Learning Place (VLP) is excited to support the National Summer Learning Association’s Summer Learning Week July 8–13. Out of school programs like LINK Summer (PreK-6th) and LINK Leaders Summer (7th-11th) at the VLP keep kids healthy and learning all summer long, building foundations for successful and happy futures. Help us raise awareness about […]

Library Closed July 3, 2019

Due to ongoing cleanup and repair made necessary by a series of break-ins, the library will be closed today, July 3. We hope everyone has a wonderful July 4 holiday, and we look forward to seeing our patrons again soon!

Library Basement Vandalized Overnight

Last night (night of July 1), the Village Learning Place’s (VLP’s) basement was broken into. The perpetrator(s) of this crime entered the basement and vandalized the space such that our LINK classrooms require a deep, professional cleaning before they can be used again.  VLP staff have taken appropriate precautionary measures, including relocating LINK Summer PreK-2nd grade […]

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