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Library Trustee Position OPEN

Due to a recent resignation, the Swanton Library Board of Trustees has a vacant position to fill. We’re looking for dedicated library-lovers willing to help maintain the Swanton Library and to pursue its mission as a community center. If you’re up to the challenge, please contact Rebecca Rupp at rebeccarupp@gmail.com or call the SPL at (802) 868-7656.

November is National Novel Writing Month!

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and we want you to take the challenge!! The goal of NaNoWriMo is to try to write an entire novel in a month, 50,000 words to be exact! An excellent resource for NaNoWriMo is the website itself. NaNoWriMo.org has a way for you to log in and keep…
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Cast On, Bind Off! The Knitting Circle is Here.

I’m not going to spin you a long yarn, or needle you with all the knitty gritty details – you’ve got places to be and don’t want the wool pulled over your eyes. The Knitting Circle is pretty cool (I’m out of puns). They’ve been making a lot of hats, a blanket, I’ve heard tell…
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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.

New on the Shelves, July 2019

The Mueller Report by the Special Investigator’s Office I imagine you’ve heard of this and, like apparently 89% of congresspeople, you probably haven’t read it. I don’t blame you, it’s a lot. But you can consider it an exercise in not taking anyone else’s word for something. Remember when they published the Bible in English?…
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Book Review | The Spies of Shilling Lane

The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan Set during World War II, the abrasive and indomitable Mrs. Braithwaite – following a painful divorce – has been ostracized and booted from her position as head of the local Women’s Volunteer Service. So she heads to London, in search of her brilliant daughter Betty, who proves…
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Vendor Market Survey

Let us know if you would like to take part in a Craft Fair/Farmer’s Market in Swanton! Click the link to fill out a survey, and thank you! Vendor Interest Survey

Summer Reading Begins!

The purpose of Summer Reading is to challenge yourself and/or your family to read as much as you can before the summer ends. It shouldn’t be a slog – you don’t have to read books you hate – but you should endeavor to read more than you ever have before. Trust us, it’s fun! (No,…
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New in Fiction

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Translation. Light from Other…
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Book Review | The Bird King

by G. Willow Wilson A gorgeous fantasy set in the 15th century in Moorish Spain where, after decades of war, the Sultan of Granada is about to lose his kingdom to Ferdinand and Isabella. In the course of the negotiations, Fatima, the Sultan’s strong-minded 17-year-old concubine and companion to his mother, has inadvertently turned her…
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