Summer’s still going strong at your local library! This month, we’ll discuss important works by authors of color, both new and old, come together to write, create, and share our own stories, and much, much more!
As a reminder, DRML is currently closed to the public, but we are offering curbside pickup Tuesday and Thursday from 1 PM to 7:30 PM, Wednesday and Friday from 1 PM until 5:30 PM, and Saturdays 11 AM to 1:30 PM. Please call us at 899-4962 or email us to arrange a pickup. For more information on curbside services, please see our previous newsletter here.
In addition to curbside pickup, we are also offering in-person browsing and use of our computers by appointment. Appointments for browsing and updating library cards are available Thursdays 12 to 6:45 PM, Fridays 10:45 AM to 4:45 PM, and Saturdays 10 AM to 1 PM. Computers are available by appointment Thursdays 12:15 to 7 PM, Friday 10:15 AM to 5 PM, and Saturdays 10:15 AM to 1:15 PM. To schedule an appointment, please call (802)-899-4962. For more information on appointments, please see our previous newsletter here.
Summer Reading Program
Join your neighbors for the Vermont Summer Reading Challenge 2020, “Imagine Your Story”, brought to you by the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library. This free challenge is available to Vermonters of all ages from July 20 to September 9 through an online platform called Beanstack.
Whether you are reading from the comfort of your home, a treehouse, or at your favorite swimming hole, you can use Beanstack to log your reading, earn badges, and have fun competitions with your family! Visit vermont.beanstack.org to sign up and join the challenge!
As we move forward into the autumn, we are seeking your input on what our programming should look like. Would you be comfortable with socially-distanced outdoor programs? Is there a virtual program idea that you would like to see as part of our lineup? Are you an artist, performer, or presenter that would like to partner with us? Follow the link below to help shape the future of our Fall Programming!
Please register for all programs you are interested in attending by clicking the link below. You will then be sent all of the information you need to participate.
We are using a variety of new applications to facilitate programs that we offer, including Zoom, Kahoot, Facebook Live, and Youtube. For more information on the platforms we will be using, please click here.
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers — Tuesday, August 11th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. New members are always welcome to drop in on any meeting, which is always the second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. For more information on how to join in, contact [email protected].
Party Game Night: Codenames — Saturday, August 15th at 7 PM
Join us for a night of the award-winning top secret word game Codenames! Two teams compete to correctly decode cryptic clues from their team’s spymaster. Families, friends, and neighbors of all ages are invited to participate.
Registration required — This program uses the application Zoom.
Vermont Reads: The Hate U Give — Thursday, August 27th at 7 PM
All are invited to join a discussion of the Vermont Reads 2020 selection The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The Vermont Humanities Council has provided us with a number of copies to distribute in order to facilitate conversations about this important work. Adult and teen readers are both invited to participate. To request a copy, please email us at [email protected].
Registration required – This program uses the application Zoom.
Mystery Book Club: Iron Lake — Tuesday, September 1st at 7 PM
All are invited to join a discussion of Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger. We will meet outside (weather permitting) so please bring a mask, a chair, and bugspray! In the event of inclement weather, we will distribute a Zoom meeting link.
Registration required — Please register by clicking the “Register Here” button above. In case of inclement weather, we will contact you with a Zoom meeting link at the email address provided.
(Unless otherwise noted, programs are free and open to all, but registration is required.)
Young Writer’s Group — Thursday, August 6th and 20th from 4 to 5 PM
Camp NaNoWriMo may be over, but we still have stories to tell! Join Ms. Abbey and Lisa from Jericho Town Library for writing games, socialization and time for personal writing projects! Intended for tweens and teens.
D&DRML — Sunday, August 16th at 3:30 PM
After saving the farmers from nefarious goblins, what will the party get up to next? We still have spots for 2 more players so join us for grand adventures! This friendly group is a great way to try out D&D. You will get a pre-made character and all the information needed to play.
Family Trivia Night of Witchcraft and Wizardry — Thursday, August 20th at 7 PM
Calling all wizards, witches, and muggles! Join us for a family trivia night all about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter®. How much do you know about this beloved series?
Tea and Talk with Youth Librarian Abbey — Friday, August 28th at 11 AM
Caregivers and kids are invited to join a Zoom call with our Youth Librarian Abbey for tea (or coffee, or juice) and talk. Drop in any time during the hour to tell her about your favorite books, shows or movies, get or give book suggestions, and just digitally hang out with each other. Looking forward to seeing you in cyberspace!
Online Story Time Returns!
Check out the weekly Zoom story time with Ms. Abbey and your other friends Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM.
August’s crafts include DIY Star Wheel, Tin Can Lantern, and Upcycled Bottle Fireflies.
Curbside crafts are available on Wednesdays during curbside pick up from 1pm – 5:30pm. There are only a limited number available, so first come, first served. Extras will be put out each day until they’re all gone.
Check out our YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/DRMLvideo for tutorials.
StoryWalks® are a great way for you and your children to enjoy reading and being outdoors at the same time!
StoryWalks® originate from DRML, to the right side of the building. A map is provided. Bring a snack or lunch to enjoy along the way! The story will be changed periodically up through the summer.
At the end of the StoryWalk® please sign in with the date, number in party, and any comments or suggestions that you have for the project. Please email [email protected] with questions or concerns.