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Kids’ Fairy Gardens

July 5, 2017

Kids’ Fairy Gardens Session 1 – Monday, July 10th – 5 PM Session 2 – Monday, July 17th – 5 PM Create your own Fairy Garden! Container, plants, soil, fairies, and some fairy items included. Please feel free to bring items for your garden.  Class size 12 for each session. Pre-registration required. Please call the…
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Our butterflies hatched!

June 28, 2017

Come to the library and see our butterflies!  We have been observing them and will be releasing them Friday morning after Story Hour.

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Storytime Fun

June 16, 2017

This week we a fantastic time observing our caterpillars!  We have been watching each them grow and get ready to make a chrysalis.  We read books and sang songs all about caterpillars.  We ended our storytime with a cute caterpillar craft.

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We have caterpillars!

June 12, 2017

Our Children’s Room has some new friends!  Come in and check out our caterpillars as we watch them grow and transform into butterflies.

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Dragon Story Hour!

June 7, 2017

We had so much fun this morning at our dragon themed story hour! We read some fantastic books about dragons and made awesome fire breathing dragons for our craft. Join us Friday morning at 10:00 for some more dragon tales and fun!

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History Camp 2017

May 20, 2017

We’ve got a grant for History Camp 2017! We’ll be doing Mesopotamia, ancient Africa, China, Greece, and the Incas of Peru this year – and making everything from treasure boxes to rainsticks, masks, and swords. History Camp will be held the week of July 24-28. Spaces are limited, so sign up soon! To register, contact…
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Special Trustee Meeting – May 24th

May 19, 2017

The Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at the Library on May 24th at 7:00pm. This special meeting will be dedicated solely to discussion of Library finances. This posting serves as official warning of said meeting as required by the Vermont Open Meeting Law.

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2017 Best STEM Books for Youth

January 26, 2017


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2017 ALA Youth Media Award Winners

January 24, 2017

Please follow the link below for the ALA’s press release on the 2017 Youth Media Award Winners. 2017 ALA Youth Media Award Winners

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honey bees

All Are Welcome!

November 26, 2016

For years the front door of the Swanton Public Library has been locked. The 99-year-old edifice boasts four Corinthian columns one of which was, until earlier this month, filled with tens of thousands of honeybees. “If we opened that door we would have had a nightmare on our hands,” said Becky Rupp, chair of the…
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Music and Movement
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A child is never too young to respond to music or language. Bring your toddler for an active hour centered around music, rhythm, and FUN.

CR | Gymnastics
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Story Hour
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Hour

Join us in the Children’s Room for a story and related craft!

Earth Week!
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm

One day isn’t enough for the Earth, so we’re making it happen all week long! There will be drop-in events every day with something new to do – whether it’s decorating a planeter pot, making some seed bombs or having fun with recycled crafts, get ready to get down and dirty with Earth Week!

Reader’s Theater
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sometimes reading a story just isn’t enough – you need active participation. Reader’s Theatre brings your children’s favorite stories to life with themselves as the main characters. Perfect for any kid looking to build reading comprehension, fluency, or just to have a good time! Register at the Library!

Into to Zentangle
Apr 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Game Night!
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Let’s get out the games and play! We have board games, card games, video games – we’re basically enthusiastic afficianados. Every week we’ll be showcasing a new game or way to play it, keep an eye out. (Also we play to win.)

lntro to Backyard Composting
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presented by Aaron Shepard of Northwest Solid Waste District and UVM Extension Master Composter. Learn hwo to turn your yard and food waste into compost. Thanks to a grant, attendees can purchase deeply discounted compost bins for $30! (Retail is $80-$100.) Kitchen food scrap containers ($5) will also be available for purchase. Cash or check only.

Class is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Aaron Shepard at 524.5986 / ashepard@nwswd.org.

Story Hour
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Hour

Join us in the Children’s Room for a story and related craft!

CR | Scrapbooking Club
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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