Burnham Memorial Library
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The Burnham Memorial Library welcomes people of all ages to enrich their lives through books, audio-visual materials and programs. The library will provide materials for life-long learning and assistance in using information resources, with an emphasis on early literacy in children. Colchester residents will look to the Library as a place that is attractive and welcoming, with an atmosphere that inspires them to learn, grow, and become better citizens.
- There are currently no schedule changes to report.
- Free Tutoring is back! Students from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are available to help students of all ages. This semester, we will have tutors available on Mondays from 4-7 pm, Fridays from 4-6 pm and on Saturdays from 9-3 pm. Please call the library for more details and to sign up. Sessions begin on Saturday, January 13.
- Dorothy's List Book Club – Tuesday, March 6th at 4 pm. Join other kids aged 8-11 and voice your likes and dislikes about Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award books. Kids can take the bus from school to the library. This month, we discuss Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson.
- Baby & Me Storytime: This story time on Fridays at 10:30 am is for babies ages 0-18 months and their caregivers. We will share the magic of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, and fingerplays. The current session ends on March 2 and a new session begins on March 30th. To celebrate this program there will be giveaways for regular attendees, generously donated by the Susan Flatow Savage Fund.
- Any Vermont resident may register for free borrowing privileges.
- Circulation Periods:
- 3 weeks - Books
- 2 weeks - New books, audio/video materials, and e-Readers
- 1 week - Periodicals and passes
- Borrowers are financially responsible for damaged and lost library materials.
- There are only overdue fines on VHS Tapes, DVDs, e-readers, and passes.
- Items may be reserved or renewed at the library, by phone, or through the online catalog, unless the item is on hold for another patron.
- The library has book drops located at Town Hall (781 Blakely Road), and at the Rite-Aid near the Price Chopper (1184 Prim Road).
- We participate in Vermont's inter-library loan system - read more about it here.
- The library is part of the Homecard system, enabling Colchester residents to borrow directly from other participating Chittenden County libraries.
- Computers, printers, and a scanner are available for Internet access, email, and working with documents.
- The library has public Wi-Fi for those with their own laptops or other devices.
- We offer access to the Vermont Online Library - a collection of online research databases with materials for all ages.
- The library has a selection of large print books and current magazines.
- The library receives the Burlington Free Press and the New York Times (Daily), and the Colchester Sun and Seven Days (weekly).
- Audiobooks, e-Readers, videos, DVDs, music CDs, and Playaways are available for checkout.
- We have a public meeting space which can be used by community groups - call for information or availability.
- The library has a public photocopier; we also have a fax machine available for outgoing calls.
- The library has space for local artists to exhibit their work, and display cases for exhibits of interest for both adults and children.
- The library offers programs for all ages.
- The library is accessible to those with physical disabilities.