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898 Main Street (Rte. 2A) Colchester, VT 05446

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We're located just down the road from Claussen's Greenhouse and Union Memorial School.

New phone number
(adult and children):

(802) 264-5660



Welcome to Burnham Memorial Library

Schedule Notes

  • The Library will be closed from 11:45 am to 2:15 pm on Thursday, June 4; we apologize for any inconvenience.

Please take note, the library's current phone number is 264-5660. Until last week, our older numbers would still work, but those numbers have recently been reallocated.

Dungeons & Dragons Night - May 27

Update - The dates have changed from what was originally published. Whether you're new to pen & paper role-playing games, or have been playing since the olden days, join our D&D group for an evening of fun! We play on Wednesday, May 13 & 27, from 5:30-7:45 pm. Players take on invented personas and use cleverness and luck to face challenges, defeat enemies, and save the day. For participants age 14 to adult. E-mail for more information.

Greeting Card Workshop - June 1

Join Pat Brennan and learn how to make handmade cards using three different techniques. The session takes place on Monday, June 1, from 6:30-7:45 pm. Beginners welcome, just bring your enthusiasm and creativity! Supplies provided. Sign up here!

Summer Reading Buddies - Sign up by June 1

Burnham Library is having sign-ups for the annual Summer Reading Buddies Program. The Reading Buddies Program is designed to give children, who have completed kindergarten through third grade, a chance to practice reading. Reading aloud together helps children to improve their language skills, gain confidence and practice good communication. The older students, or "mentors" (entering grade 6 and up) experience helping a younger child, hone valuable work skills and are able to give back to the community as volunteers. Buddies and mentors get to know each other, form friendships, and have a rewarding, educational and fun time together. Call the library for more information, or sign up here!

Amigurumi Knitting - June 15

If you have ever wanted to knit a seastar, earthworm or zucchini, now is your chance! Join us on Monday, June 15, from 6:30-7:45 pm. Choose a pattern from one of the many cute creatures or vegetables in the Amigurumi Knitting book ahead of time. Dawn Lacross will be on hand to offer her knitting expertise and share some of her colorful yarns. Sign up here!

Seeking Vendors, Musicians, and Volunteers for the Farmers' market!

The Colchester Farmers' Market is gearing up for its fourth season. The market is located on the green in front of Burnham Memorial Library and the Meeting House in Colchester Village, at 898 Main Street. It takes place on Wednesdays, rain or shine, from 4-7 pm. Our 2015 season runs from June 10 to August 26. This is a great opportunity for new vendors just getting started. Produce and prepared foods are especially desirable, but all vendors will be considered. We are offering a new lower rate this season, and an early bird discount. For applications and more information, check out our website here or call the Library at 264-5660.

Practice SAT/ACT/PSAT Exams - Aug. & Sept.

Kaplan and the Burnham Memorial Library have partnered to offer students a series of free SAT/ACT/PSAT practice tests. The tests will allow students to sit for the exam and have an authentic testing experience. Students will receive a full score report outlining their strengths and weaknesses. All tests are at Our Lady of Grace Church (784 Main St.), just down the street. Sign up at the links below:

Book Sale Donations - Jun. 19-20

To avoid moving thousands of books between locations, the Friends will only be accepting donations the weekend before the sale. The drop-off is located at the high school, and will be open on Friday, June 19 from 12-8 pm, and on Saturday, June 20, from 8 am-2 pm. They are seeking books, CD's, and DVD's in good condition; please no textbooks, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or books that are moldy or damaged.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Jun. 26-28

Though it's not till June, we'd like to let people know the details about the annual book sale. It takes place the weekend of June 26-28, at the Colchester High School. Friday (5-8 pm) will be a preview for Friends of the Library members, though you can join at the door. The sale will continue on Saturday (8 am-4 pm), as we offer a variety of books, CD's, and more. On Sunday (10 am-12 pm), we'll have a blow-out sale on remaining items!

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The June calendar of events is available. Here's a list of our upcoming events:

Monday, May 25
Closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 26
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
11:30 am Preschool Music
1 pm Adult Book Discussion: The Husband's Secret
4:30 pm Drop-In Yoga

Wednesday, May 27
5:30-7:45 pm Dungeons & Dragons Night
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (Lib)

Thursday, May 28
4 pm Lego Club

Friday, May 29
Library Open from 12-5 pm
No events

Saturday, May 30
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

Monday, June 1
5:30 pm Young Adult Advisory Board
6:30 pm Write Now! (YA)
6:30 pm Greeting Card Workshop

Tuesday, June 2
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
11:30 am Preschool Music
4:30 pm Drop-In Yoga
6:30 pm Reading Buddies Mentor Training

Wednesday, June 3
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (MH)
6:30 pm DCF Book Discussion: No Summit Out of Sight
6:45 pm Wednesday Evening Adult Book Club: The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window

Thursday, June 4
Library closed from 11:45 am-2:30 pm
4 pm Lego Club

Friday, June 5
Library Open from 12-5 pm
No events

Saturday, June 6
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

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