Passport to Vermont Libraries

Love libraries? Pick up a Passport to Vermont Libraries here at the Richmond Library, and see how many libraries across the state you can visit this summer!

Sponsored by the Vermont Library Association, the 3rd annual Passport to Vermont Libraries program encourages Vermonters and visitors alike to visit some of Vermont’s unique, beautiful and creative libraries.  The Richmond Library is one of 118 Vermont public and academic libraries handing out passports this year.

From now to September 1, participants can get stamps for their passports at all Vermont libraries. Some libraries are offering small prizes, and four patrons statewide–an adult, young adult, child, and one “wild card”–will receive Vermont Library Ambassador Awards for visiting the most libraries.

Not sure where to start your travels? Start with one of the 22 other HomeCard Libraries that will honor your Richmond library card. When you pick up your passport, we can give you a HomeCard directory, too.

Learn more and find a map of Vermont libraries.

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June Wall Art & Display Case

NancyOwls

June Art Show Richmond resident Nancy Sandblom is sharing her grandmother Lucile Judge Firey’s landscape and portrait works in watercolor and oil. Luce passed away in 2004, but she painted throughout her life and taught art history at American University and Mt. Vernon College.

June Display Case The Birds of Vermont Museum is sharing a collection of owl facts and artifacts. An owl tree cavity, owl pellets, facsimile eggs, feathers, diagrams, and descriptions regarding camouflage, flight, and vision as well as carvings all generate understanding of and admiration for these highly adapted birds of prey.

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StoryWalk® on the River Trail!

A fun way for families to enjoy a good story and the outdoors at the same time. Pages from a children’s book are laminated, attached to wooden stakes, and installed along an outdoor path. As visitors make their way down the trail, they’re directed to the next page in the story. Take your favorite little person on a fun, story-meets-nature adventure!

The Richmond Trails Committee along with the Richmond Library are setting up a StoryWalk® using the book Lost! by David McPhail.

First Two Weeks in June
River Trail at Volunteers Green

Enjoy it while it’s up, and please let us know if you’d like us to do another StoryWalk in the future!

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

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