Read and Win a day at the Fair!

Monday, August 29th

Kids can earn a special day at the Champlain Valley Fair on Monday, August 29th by reading three books this summer. Children wearing their Read & Win ribbon will receive free admission to the Fair on that day and there will be a special ceremony, at noon. Participants will receive a free book, carnival ride ticket and a complimentary ice cream.

Simply sign up at the youth desk on the second floor.


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August Display

Jim Oliver’s stained glass.  Jim’s display explains the process of making beautiful stained glass objects from raw materials to finished product – with lovely examples of his work.

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August Art Display

Vermont native, Michelle Turbide presents a collection of acrylic paintings exploring the Sacred Lands that we inhabit which open us to pathways of growth and expansion.This season of her work could be described as mysterious dreamscapes abstracted with hints of reality. Her work is not really about what you see in the painting, but the narrative you feel in the witnessing. See her work at:

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New Dover Collection at the Library

To celebrate its 75th anniversary of providing libraries with excellent literature at value prices, Dover Publications awarded 75 libraries with a collection of 75 affordable Dover Thrift Edition books including their bestselling titles, complete and unabridged classic fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. We were one of the lucky libraries. We will keep the collection together on a separate shelf and there you will find a copy of just about anything you ever had to study in high school or college. If you feel a calling to get back to the classics, come browse the new “Dover Shelf”.
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Summer Reading Program For Youth

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Every summer we join the Vermont Department of Libraries and libraries throughout Vermont and across the country in offering reading program materials around a common theme.  This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” and stresses the importance of physical activity along with your reading.  Here’s how the summer reading program works.

  1. Stop by the youth librarian desk on the second floor to register for the club and to pick up your summer reading record.
  3. Record the books that you read in your reading record.
  4. Bring your reading record with you each time you come to the library.  Show it to the youth librarian for a sticker and a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for a giant stuffed dog.  The more times you bring your reading record to the library the more chances you have to win.
  5. Join us for the celebration party, prize drawing and concert featuring the Spring Peepers on August 11 at 10:30 am.


summer reading oriogram 2016

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Book Club News

Mystery Book Club

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The Other Child by Charlotte Link

Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7 pm

A suspenseful, atmospheric new psychological crime novel from Germany’s most successful living female author 

An old farm, a deserted landscape, a dark secret from times past with fatal consequences for the present.

In the tranquil northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. The investigation continues, but they are still struggling to establish a connection between the two victims.

Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings too the all too obvious: a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears and Valerie is led towards a dark secret, inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II.

Horrified at her last-minute discovery, Valerie realizes that she may be too late for action.




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Library Public Service Announcements


The public service announcements below were written, acted in and edited by the youth who participated in the Love Your Library TV Workshop at the Library on February 22 and 23, 2016.  They were produced by Mt. Mansfield Community TV and appear on that station as friendly reminders to the community that the Library is an enjoyable and valuable resource for people of all ages.

Richmond Free Library Public Service Announcement #1

Richmond Free Library Public Service Announcement #2

Richmond Free Library Public Service Announcement # 3

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