Books

 

LIBRARY HOURS

Mon
10am - 8pm
Tue
10am - 6pm
Wed
10am - 8pm
Thu
10am - 6pm
Fri
12pm - 5pm
Sat
9am - 3pm
Sun
Closed

 

 

DIRECTIONS

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

Email: burnhamlib@colchestervt.gov

 

Welcome to Burnham Memorial Library

Burnham Monopoly Tournament - Thursday, July 24, 10 am-1:30 pm

We still have plenty of room in our Monopoly Tournament! Join your wheeling and dealing friends for our annual tournament! Prizes awarded to all finalists! Fun for beginners, too. We will provide drinks and snacks. Open to those ages 6-18. The first round runs from 10-11:30 am, and finals are from 12-1:30pm. Register Here

LCATV Child Producers Workshop - Friday, July 25, 2-3:30 pm

We still have plenty of room at our Child Producers Workshop. Join us for the second in our three-part hands-on introduction into the world of television for children ages 8-9. At this session, we'll do a talk show-style interview. The third session is in August. Register Here

Trivia at Burnham Library - Thursday, Aug. 7, 6:30 pm

Come with a team or solo, and join our trivia contest. Topics will include literature, science, history, pop culture, and more! Snacks will be provided, and the winning team will receive a prize. Register Here

Summer Programming - Still Openings

We still have room in many of our summer programs. You can register for programs many programs here. If you'd like to see the full summer schedule, download it here (PDF format).

Blue Collar America

In this four-part Vermont Humanities Council program, we'll be discussing the working class, looking past stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum wage existence, small-town economics, and social divisions. The discussions will be led by Suzanne Brown. This month (on Monday, July 21 at 6 pm), we'll discuss Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

Colchester Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market takes place every Wednesday, from 4-7 pm, on the green in front of the library. Stop by for food, crafts, and (often) music. The Market will take place rain or shine, and features local farmers, artisans, food vendors, a wellness table, and musicians. Limited parking is available at Burnham Library, with additional parking at Our Lady of Grace next door. The committee is still seeking vendors and musical acts. You can find more information, as well as a vendor application, at this link.

This week, our musical act will be Suzuki Violins, and at our wellness table will have Amy Bacon Catering and Colchester Family Practice with a food demonstration called "Fresh Sauces."

Adult Summer Reading Contests

This summer we've got a series of contests for adults. In Reading Reactions, fill out a ticket for each book you read - we'll pick one winner each month. For Program Round Up, you can fill out an entry for each adult program you attend during the summer. And finally, for Know Your Author, you can match authors with their dust jacket photos to be entered for a prize.

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The July calendar of events is available! Here's a list of our upcoming events:

Monday, July 21
10 am Summer Theatre: Race to Save the World
6 pm Blue Collar America: Empire Falls

Tuesday, July 22
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
2-3:30 pm R4-K2 Presents Sumo Lego Pots Part I
4 pm Tie-Dye for Teens
4:30-5:30 pm Gentle Drop-In Yoga

Wednesday, July 23
1 pm Preschool Music with Derek
2 pm Experiment & Explore: Poetry Garden
4-7 pm Farmers' Market
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (Lib)

Thursday, July 24
10 am-1:30 pm Monopoly Tournament
10:30 pm Preschool Storytime

Friday, July 25
The library opens at 12 pm
2-3:30 pm LCATV Child Producers Workshop: Talk Show

Saturday, July 26
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

Monday, July 28
10 am Science of Archaeology
6 pm Bird Songs & Calls
6:30 pm Intergenerational Dessert Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 29
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
1 pm Adult Book Discussion: Me Before You
2-3:30 pm R4-K2 Presents Sumo Lego Pots Part II
4:30-5:30 pm Gentle Drop-In Yoga

Wednesday, July 30
1 pm Preschool Music with Derek
2 pm Experiment & Explore: Paper Engineering
4-7 pm Farmers' Market
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (Lib)

Thursday, July 31
10:30 pm Preschool Storytime
3 pm Song of Science

Friday, August 1
The library opens at 12 pm
2-4 pm & 6:30 pm Writing Workshop/Coffeehouse (Teen)

Saturday, August 2
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

 
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