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COVID-19 and the Swanton Public Library

The Swanton Public Library is a central community hub for the town and village – an honor, but also a concern during a public health crisis like the one the country is currently facing. COVID-19 is not the flu. It is deadlier, especially to vulnerable populations. Additionally, due to the lack of testing kits available…
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Harry Potter Night 2020

Harry Potter Night is, without a doubt, our favorite event of the year. We spend months mulling over what we want to do, new crafts and booths to try, tweaks to our characters or setpieces. This year we’re making HPN a little more interactive: students can earn House Points which will be tallied at the…
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Book Review | How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse By K. Eason Reviewed by Rebecca Rupp Imagine The Princess Bride – but with fairies, multiple planets, political plots, and social media. Rory Thorne is the first princess born to her family in centuries – traditionally, they produce nothing but boys – and, traditionally, girls get a Naming ceremony, in which…
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New on the Shelves | September

A selection of new books, but come visit to check out everything that’s new on the shelves! – the Librarians The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman Permanent Record by Edward Snowden The Dutch House by Ann Patchett The Education of…
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Afterschool at the Library!

Hoo boy! Summer is not officially over but, yeah, it’s over. We know the school year can be difficult, so we’re trying to regularize our afterschool programs: Monday through Wednesday, 3:30 – 5:30. For more information on programs and how to sign up for bussing from the school to the library, click HERE.

Bike Parade + Decoration

Monday, May 27th Decoration: 1pm – 2:15pm Parade starts at 2:30pm Join the parade! Bring your bike to the Swanton Central School parking lot so we can help decorate your bike for our community’s Annual Memorial Day Parade, then ride with the Library on your wheels of glory! Fun for all ages!

Goth Day

May 21, All Day Library staff are going goth! Stop into the Library to see your favorite (and we ARE your favorites, right?) librarians dressed in the most morbid of shades. Feel free to join in – it’s World Goth Day!

Worm Composting for Kids

Local worm and compost expert Bob Engstrom will be visiting us for a fun, hands-on program that will keep kids and parents actively engaged and excited. While this is designed with kids in mind, everyone interested in learning about worm composting is invited. Did you know that worm composting is a kid-friendly composting method that…
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Mother’s Day Origami + Crafts

Come to the Library to make gifts for Mom! We’ll be creating cards and ADORABLE little origami figures that will melt literally anyone’s heart. Downstairs, Judy will be leading an origami program for adults. It’s an origami day!

Star Wars Day

These ARE the droids you’re looking for! May the force be with all who join us for Star Wars themed crafts and games as we celebrate the best space opera of all time! Costumes are welcome, nay, ENCOURAGED.