898 Main Street (Rte. 2A) Colchester, VT 05446
We're located just down the road from Claussen's Greenhouse and Union Memorial School.
Welcome to Burnham Memorial Library
The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
Intervale Food Hub
There is still time to sign up with Intervale Food Hub - the deadline has been extended till Monday, May 27. This summer and fall, the library is going to be serving as a pick-up location for the Intervale Food Hub. Deliveries begin the week of June 3rd through October 21st, a 20-week season. You can find out more here - http://intervalefoodhub.com/online-market/summerfall-subscriptions/
Upcoming schedule changes:
Announcement of New Library Director
"The Trustees of the Burnham Library are pleased to announce that Kelly Tomaseski will be our new Library Director. She will begin her new duties on July 1, 2013. Kelly currently works as the Director of the Town of Esopus Library, Port Ewen, NY. She has been in that position since 2005. Before that, she was the Youth services Librarian at the same library, starting in 1999. She received her Masters of Library Science from the State University of New York, Albany in 2003.
The position of Director of the Burnham Library was advertised locally, regionally and nationally. We received 27 applications, and we interviewed five candidates. The finalists came into town for a day long interview process which included separate interviews with the Library employees, the Trustees and Town Manager, and a public talk, filmed by LCATV, which can be viewed from their website. The Trustees drew on comments from the Library staff and the public in making our final decision.
We encourage the citizens of Colchester (library and non-library users) to visit Kelly after her arrival to discuss not only what we do well, but what we can do better, and how we can best develop the future of the Burnham Library. - The Burnham Library Trustees"
Seeking Book Sale/Donation Volunteers
The Friends of the Library are seeking help for their upcoming book donations and book sale. The book donations take place on Saturdays (May 25-June 22), from 9 am-12 pm, while the sale is June 28-30. Stop by the library or call 879-7576 to sign up.
There were two errors on the back of our May Calendar:
We apologize for any inconvenience.
We'll be accepting books for the June book sale on Saturdays, starting on May 25. Each Saturday (May 25-June 22), from 9 am-12 pm, we'll be accepting books at the old Fire House (between Claussen's and Union Memorial School). Drop off your books - we will take hardcover and paperback, as well as DVD's, videotapes, and CD's. Please, no periodicals, encyclopedias, or textbooks. The sale itself will take place on June 28-30.
Wednesday Preschool Music
Starting Wednesday (Apr. 17) our weekly music program is shifting to 1 pm (rather than 12:30 pm). We will also be welcoming a new musician, Mr. Chris, into the library. He'll be bringing music and fun every Wednesday!
DCF Book List
The Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) Children's Book Award list for 2013-2014 is now available. Since 1957 the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award has honored quality literature for children. Each spring, a committee selects 30 books to comprise the DCF Master List. Students then read at least five books from the Master List and vote for their favorite titles the following spring. From this link at the Department of Libaries, you can see the master list of titles, as well as download a checklist or bookmark:
The May calendar of events is available! Here's a list of our upcoming events:
Monday, May 20
Tuesday, May 21
Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25
Monday, May 27
Tuesday, May 28
Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
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