Newsletter: June 2016


Did you know that if there is a book, audiobook, or dvd that we do not have at the library, we can get it for you for free? The library is part of a courier service program that allows us to inter-library loan materials for free from libraries around the state. In most cases, materials take a week to get. We have a simple form to fill out for requests or you can call us at the library to make a request.


storytime_finalWe will continue to offer Storytime weekly on Wednesdays from 10am – 11am, where we sing songs, read stories and do a craft. No registration is necessary. Storytime will also be offered on Saturday, June 11th from 10am – 11am. This Storytime is geared for all ages.  Can’t make it? You can also find us at the Williamstown Farmer’s Market the last Friday of the month at 5pm.


July_readers_groupThe Williamstown Readers will be discussing the book The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. There is no need to read the whole book in order to participate in their discussions. They meet Wednesday, July 13th from 7-8 pm at The Gardens. The group is led by local resident, John Taylor. No registration is necessary, just show up at The Gardens. Books are available at the library, stop in and get a copy.


Over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education Courses are now available through the library. Click here and follow the instructions.  Note that an e-mail address is required to sign up for courses.


Misse Axelrod from Roxbury, spoke to us at the library on Saturday, May 21st about how to best utilize seeds, get the most from them, and preserve seeds for next year’s crop. She will return in the fall to help us with creating our seed library.


The library has a great selection of magazines. Patrons can check out the latest issues or back issues just as they would a library book. Magazines circulate for 2 weeks. Come and see what we offer.


Thanks to the generosity of the Beth Warrell Fund, the library hallway is undergoing renovations. We had the hallway painted and will be putting in a new information center.


Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the Book and Cookie Sale a success this year. We had a total donation of $422.60. We could not have had such a success without all the volunteers that came together for set up, running the sale, and take down. Thank You!


Need a place to go on the weekend? Looking for fun places to take children? The library offers a wonderful variety of passes that allow you to visit places for free or at a reduced cost. Currently, the library has State parks pass, State historic site pass, Shelburne Farms, Echo, Billings Farm, The Precision Museum and the Vermont History Museum. Check our website for details on each pass. Most of our passes go out for 4 days. You can reserve passes ahead of time by calling the library.

AUTHOR VISIT: Dickey Drysdale

DickeyDrysdaleCome listen to author Dickey Drysdale speak at the library about his new book, Vermont Moments: A Celebration of Place, People and Everyday Miracles which is made up of award winning writings collected over the past 45 years that he has written for both The Herald of Randolph and Vermont Life. Meet the author, learn about his book, and buy your own copy at the Library. Friday, June 24th at 6:30 pm


VT_passportHow many libraries can you visit between June 1 and September 1, 2016? Prizes for the most passport stamps! Adult | Young Adult | Children Get your  passport to Vermont Libraries at the front desk and start exploring today.

learn to love TECHNOLOGY

technologyBring your device and learn how to use it! Could you use a little extra help navigating websites, filling out online forms, or using your own device to borrow and read eBooks? Bring in your personal laptop or device and our very own Tim Betts can help get you started. This is an open time to drop in and get the help you need. No registration necessary. No cost to attend. Saturday, June 18th from 10:30am – 12pm


quiltOn display at the library. $1 per ticket, $5 for 6 tickets. Quilt donated by volunteer Helen Johnson. Raffle will be pulled in the fall.


adam_boycePurchase Today: $20
All proceeds go to the Library towards the purchase of a wooden revolving bookcase to showcase new items in the collection. Book Discussion with Adam Boyce August 26th @ 6:30pm The Historical Society


Wednesday, June 1st from 10-11am: Story Time at the Library
Wednesday, June 8th   from 10-11am: Story Time at the Library
Thursday, June 9th from 6-7 pm: Board of Trustees Meeting, at the Library
Saturday, June 11th from 10-11am: Story Time at the Library
Monday, June 13th from 6-7 pm: Friends of the Library, at the Library
Wednesday, June 15th from 10-11am: Story Time at the Library
Saturday, June 18th  from 10:30-12pm: Get To Know Technology
Wednesday, June 22nd from 10-11am: Story Time at the Library
Friday, June 24th  5pm : Storytime at Williamstown Farmer’s Market
Friday, June 24th at 6:30pm : Author Dicky Drysdale Visit
Wednesday, June 29th from 10-11am: Story Time at the Library