Any child who read at least three books over the summer can get a ribbon for free admission to the Champlain Valley Fair on Kids Day, Monday, August 26. Read and Win participants are invited to a special ceremony at noon at the fairgrounds and will receive a free book, carnival ride ticket and complimentary ice cream. Simply come by the library to sign up and get your ribbon!
Abbie Gordon was born and raised in Essex Junction, Vermont, and is currently living in Richmond. She started drawing when she was thirteen years old and quickly grew a love for it. Fifteen years later and she finally gets to express her love for art by displaying her work at the Richmond Free Library, aside from a few pieces that are on display at her place of work, All About Hair in Essex Junction, where she’s been employed for eleven years. Hair designing is her true passion, but drawing has always been a fun hobby for Abbie, and she hopes people enjoy her art just as much as she enjoyed creating it!
Thanks to the kids and adult helpers who came to the Library this summer and attended a summer program or two. It was an active summer of reading, music-making, craft projects, space exploration, nature appreciation, movies, pizza and ice cream. If you participated in the Summer Reading Program and could not attend the celebration party on August 2 you have until the end of August to turn in your reading record and receive your prizes!
Thank you to the Friends of the Richmond Free Library for funding our summer programs. The hard work of pulling together the annual February book sale seems a long way off, but those labors are very appreciated during the busy, fun days of summer when increased funding is required in order to bring so many interesting programs and events to the library. Funding and support was also received from the Vermont Department of Libraries and RiseVt. In-kind support was received from Our Community Cares Camp, Green Sea and Hatchet. Three Cheers!
Guessing Jar Winners will be posted through the first week of September. If you have been guessing throughout the summer, please stop by to check the winner posters for your name and claim your prize if you are a winner.
Check out the slideshow below of images from the summer. Perhaps you’ll see yourself.
Want to learn more about the 2019 Vermont Reads book selection? This book trailer was created by the seven students who participated in a recent video workshop produced by the Richmond Free Library and Mt. Mansfield Community Television.
We have many copies of the book available at the library. Check one out today.
Join other knitters in the Mezzanine Lounge at the Richmond Free Library on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 for social and skill exchange. All levels, any handcraft (crochet, tatting, needlepoint, etc.) welcome.