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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 Dungeons & Dragons Nights for May have been moved to May 13 & 27 (from May 6 & 20); we apologize for the change.
  • The Library will be closed on Tuesday, May 19, for the annual Vermont Library Association Conference.

Healthy Aging Survey

Are you 60 or over? The United Way of Chittenden County is seeking responses on a survey about healthy aging. Each sumission will be entered in a raffle for a gift card. Survey link

Youth Gaming Club Survey

What games do you play? Would you like to meet at the library and play with other kids? Please fill out our survey so we can get a club started. Tell your friends! Survey link

Be Tobacco Free in 2015 - starting May 6

If you're ready to quit, join this free five-week class, sponsored by UVM Medical Center. It will be led by a trained tobacco treatment specialist, and takes place in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. You'll receive a free ten-week supply of gum, patches, or lozenges. Classes take place on Wednesdays at the Library, from 11 am-12 pm, and run from May 6 to June 3. Call 847-2278 or email to register.

Making Bead Jewelry - May 11

Learn to make a bracelet or other object out of beads and wire! Open to those 14 and older. Sign up here

Teen Tinker Tuesday: May Baskets - May 12

On May 12, at 4:30 pm, we're making May baskets out of recycled paper! Learn to weave and fold in order to make a functional, quite beautiful, paper basket. Ages 12 & up. Sign up here.

Dungeons & Dragons Night - May 13 & 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.

Perennial Plant Swap - May 16

Join us for our biannual plant swap on Saturday, May 16 at 10 am in the library courtyard. Bring a plant in a labeled container and see what your neighbors bring to exchange! Swapping starts precisely at 10:00 am. Please, no Orange Daylilies/Ditch Lilies.

Practice SAT Exam - May 16

Kaplan and the Burnham Memorial Library have partnered to offer students a Free SAT Practice Test. The test will allow students to sit for the exam and have an SAT testing experience. All students will receive a full score report outlining their strengths and weaknesses. The test takes place just down the street at Our Lady of Grace Church (784 Main Street).

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 8-2 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 (3-9 pm) will be a preview for Friends of the Library members, though you can join at the door. The sale will continue on Saturday (8-4 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!

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.

New Item List (Updated 4/15/15)

Here is a list of our recent acquisitions, by category. If you'd like to put one of these new items on hold, you can login to your online account, e-mail us, or call us at 264-5660. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

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

Monday, May 4
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
5:30 pm Young Adult Advisory Board
6:30 pm Write Now! (YA)

Tuesday, May 5
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
11:30 am Preschool Music
4:30 pm Drop-In Yoga

Wednesday, May 6
11 am Be Tobacco Free in 2015
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (Lib)
6:30 pm DCF Book Discussion: The Greenglass House

Thursday, May 7
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
4 pm Lego Club
4:30 pm B*Tween the Classics (YA)

Friday, May 8
Library Open from 12-5 pm
No events

Saturday, May 9
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

Monday, May 11
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
6:30 pm Making Bead Jewelry

Tuesday, May 12
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
11:30 am Preschool Music
4:30 pm Drop-In Yoga
4:30 pm Teen Tinker Tuesday: May Baskets

Wednesday, May 13
11 am Be Tobacco Free in 2015
5:30-7:45 pm Dungeons & Dragons Night
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (MH)

Thursday, May 14
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
4 pm Lego Club
6:30 pm Books & Bites: The Returned

Friday, May 15
Library Open from 12-5 pm
No events

Saturday, May 16
9 am-1 pm Practice SAT Exam
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time
10 am Perennial Plant Swap

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