Our programs are focused to various ages from infants to adults. Literature, music, arts. You can probably find something that interests you here.
Local artists exhibit their work in the library on a monthly rotating basis. If you are interested in exhibiting your work, call the library at 899-4962. A lockable display case is available, as well as wall space for hanging photos, paintings, etc.
During the month of May, we will show a Spotlight on our Youngest Artists from Underhill ID. In this exhibit, you will find a wide variety of art projects undertaken during this school year by pre-k and kindergarten artists.
Music series – A music concert is held once a month on the first Sunday of the months of October, November, January, February, March, and April. Program time is 2 pm. See our calendar for specific details. We are looking for performers please fill out this form and send to the library.
The Jericho Underhill Library District will have two openings on the Trustee Board for someone from the town of Jericho. One position will expire in March 2018 and the other March 2019. The Board meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. All Board members work on subcommittees, such as Personnel and Fundraising.
For more information, please contact Joann Osborne, Trustee Board Chair at 802-899-1883. To apply for the position, please complete a “Statement of Interest for Trustee of the Jericho Underhill Library District” and drop it off at the Library by June 1,2017 The forms are available at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library and will take only a few moments to complete.
The May silent auction item is a watercolor painting by former Jericho resident Barbara Hubbard. The title of the painting is “Vermont Birches” and it is #11 of 250. Stop by the library to see the painting and leave a bid. The bidding closes May 31st at 6:00 p.m.
Did you know that on August 21, 2017 there is going to be a solar eclipse? In our area it will only be a partial eclipse but our library has been chosen to receive 1,000 special solar glasses so that you may view the eclipse safely. More news and events will be coming this summer but in the meantime if you want to have some NASA fun visit this webpage https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/
Book Group Interest. Are you interested in being part of a book group? We would like to put together a book group for children ages 10 – 14 and just need a little more information from interested children.
- Would you like to be part of a group that reads the same book to discuss?
- What types of books do you like?
- Or, would you like to read your own books and share out to a book group about your favorites and hear others share about their favorites?
- Also, would Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday work as a meeting time?
If you could email Kristine B. Caldwell, Youth Librarian at [email protected] with your interest and availability, that would be great!
Did you miss the dramatic reading of October’s “It Can’t Happen Here,” a public reading of Sinclair Lewis’ play held at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library? Thanks to Mount Mansfield Community TV (MMCTV), you can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/189245469
The Trustees of the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library and the Jericho Underhill Library District are pleased to announce the creation of the Dr. Burnett Rawson Fund. Named in honor of one of the Library’s first benefactors, the fund will be supported by annual earnings from the Jessie Rawson Endowment Fund left to the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library at the time of Dr. Rawson’s death in 2014.
Libraries held a special place in Dr. Burnett and Jessie Rawson’s hearts, and their passion and generosity led to the creation of the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, named in memory of their daughter. We now have both an opportunity and an obligation to steward this gift for future generations and to support our mission.
The Deborah Rawson Memorial Library encourages a love of reading and lifelong learning by providing diverse collections of books and materials in various formats and programming for all ages in an inviting space and fostering community interaction and a vibrant digital presence.
Benefiting from this endowed gift, our fund will grow each year and continue the Rawson legacy. The public may also contribute through bequests, through individual or corporate donations, or through memorial donations.
To contribute to the Dr. Burnett Rawson Memorial Investment Fund, make checks payable to the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library. Checks may be dropped off or mailed to Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, 8 River Road, Jericho, VT 05465. Please include a note indicating it is for the Dr. Burnett Rawson Fund.
Catamount Library Network Notes: With the new library catalog available through the Catamount Library Network NEW items and DVDs are loaned for 2 weeks. If you have given us your current email, you will receive email notifications when your holds are ready and when books are due to be returned. You also can easily reserve books (or renew items) from your home or smartphone! Drop in and give it a try or download our CLN pamphlet to get started!