We have some fun events planned for October, including a game night and a night of pumpkin carving. Check out our calendar of events for more information.
Our first events start next week with story time on Tuesday the 9th at 10am and a movie night on Friday the 12th at 7pm. We will be watching the Hunger Games!
There are also a few more copies of Room by Emma Donoghue if you want to come to the book discussion on the 17th at 7pm.
The trustees of Fairlee Public Library are pleased to announce they have hired Hannah Tracy, MLS (Simmons, 2012) as the new Library Director, effective September 1st. Hannah has just moved north from Westhampton, Massachusetts. Most recently, she volunteered at the Westhampton Public Library, gaining practical experience in cataloging, circulation, and programming. She has also worked in several academic libraries at Wheelock College and Penn State University, where she graduated with high distinction in History and Classical and Ancient Mediterranean Studies. In addition, Hannah is a Certified Assistant Moniteur Fencing Coach and has taught fencing to children ages eleven and up. She is a huge fan of Young Adult literature and tells me Divergent surpasses Hunger Games, but Catching Fire surpasses Insurgent. Do you agree? Have you read these addictive series? Stop in and welcome Hannah and tell her all about your favorites!
And one more announcement from the Trustees: On Saturday, September 8th, from 10 to 12 there will be a gathering for everyone to wish Judy Russell the best of luck in her new job. Please join us at the Fairlee Public Library for refreshments and friendship on the 8th.
See you at the library!
TAG SALE & COOKBOOK SWAP
SATURDAY, JULY 21ST, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tag Sale on the side lawn; Swap inside
Bring a good-condition cookbook or two that you no longer use and swap it for one (or two) that’s new to you! No charge, but donations cheerfully accepted.
Tag Sale includes the contents of the storage shed (library furniture, etc.) and some books. Everything must go!
For information, call 802-333-4716, or leave a comment here.
Children ages 7-12 are invited to create a paper collage at the library on Tuesday, July 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. We will provide the materials and a snack and drink. Parents are welcome to participate but are not required. Part of the Dream Big, Read! Summer Reading Program.
Click HERE or on the owls at left for a copy of this summer’s events at the library for children and teens, then join us on Saturday, June 23rd to sign up and kick things off!
Thank you for your responses. It looks like Tuesday at 10 a.m. is still the preferred day and time. And so it shall be! Look for story times to resume on June 26!
Maurice Sendak, 1928-2012
The children’s literature world is mourning the loss of Maurice Sendak today. Prolific, controversial author of provocative and riotous picture books, he is sure to live on in the hearts of generations to come. We’ll have an exhibit of all our Sendak books in the Picture Book Area for the next few weeks, along with the return of the stuffed monster from Where the Wild Things Are.
We are extremely lucky to be playing host to author and Vermont resident Reeve Lindbergh a second time on Wednesday, April 25th, at 7 p.m. She’ll be talking about her writing and specifically her newest book, Against Wind and Tide: Letters and Journals, 1947-1986 by her mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. This book and Reeve’s latest children’s book, Homer, the Library Cat, will be available for purchase, courtesy of our friends at the Norwich Bookstore.