Right now the staff and trustees are gathering ideas for our Winter Speakers series–this can actually involve speakers, performances, discussions. Do you have ideas you’d like to see us develop? If so–please let us know. The Abbott Memorial Library is YOUR library!
The Moth Storytelling returns! Theme: Bound for trouble…Friday, August 21st @ 7 at The Abbott Memorial Library, South Pomfret. Come to listen or come to tell. All ages encouraged. Music and snacks provided. For more information, call Mark: 763-8393
We’ll start the fun at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 21, but before that we invite you to enjoy the current art exhibit at Artistree Community Art Center, our next door neighbor. They’ll be open from 5:30-7 just for us! This show, Unbound, was mounted as part of Bookstock (Woodstock’s recent festival of books) and in it artists show us many ways to think about books and stories. It’s a great show and closes Aug. 22!
Reading Logs are available to all Pomfret and Bridgewater school children who would like to record the books they read over the summer. Kids may return logs to the library by summer’s end to receive a coupon for an ice cream treat from Teago Store. Please pick up at the library.
“Every Hero has a Story” Craft Day: Tuesday July 14, 2 – 4 pm.
Join us for making puppets and comic strips. Please sign up at the library.
Book to Film: Tuesday June 30, 4 – 6:30 pm, Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
and Tuesday July 21, 4 – 6:30 pm, Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.
Please sign up and pick up books at the library.
Passport to Vermont Libraries: The challenge: How many libraries can you visit between June 1 and September 1? Please pick up a passport at the library.
We’ll be having a Summer Reading Program again this year and hope that the students from Bridgewater will be participating. We’ll post more information about this soon.
We also hope to have another Summer Moth. The last Moth story-telling session was so much fun (standing room only!), with our host Mark Binder up to his usual high standard of coordinating this event.
We’re beginning the complex project of creating an online catalog for our books, DVDs, and audio-books. This will take a while to accomplish but will enable anyone to search the collection.
Library Trustee Betsy Rhodes led a small work team in modifying our walkway to reduce flooding where it meets the road. So far, so good. . . . Thanks, Betsy!
Roof Restoration Project
The bid for this project has been awarded to Gerard Leone; the State’s Divison of Historic Preservation has signed off on the official grant agreement ($20,000), and samples of the eight different cresting tiles we need duplicated have been sent to a manufacturer in Ohio. We’re excited to finally have this work underway!