David Bett (center of page), Design Director
at Columbia Records and a long-time member of Craftsbury's summer
family, shared the work that led to the winning of this year's Grammy
for design of a box set of the work of Bruce Springsteen.
Hot New Books
- Arcadia by Lauren Groff
- The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
- The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy
- The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
- The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twang Eng
- Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
- Truth Like the Sun by Jim Lynch
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
- The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
New Popular DVDs
- Hatfields & McCoys
- Wallender 3
- Maxed Out
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- The Greenhorns
Hot New Children's Books
- Twelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed
- Let's Play in the Snow, by Sam McBratney
- Mr. Big, a tale of pond life, by Carol Dembicki
- Amazing Leonardo DaVinci Inventions you can Build Yourself, by Maxine
- Drama, by Raina Telgemaier
- The Racecar Alphabet, by Brian Floca
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Annual Plant Sale, Book Sale, Bake Sale, Yard Sale
The library's annual plant sale, yard sale, book sale, and bake sale is coming soon! This year the event will be held on Saturday, May 25 from 9AM-3PM. This sale is one of the library's main fundraisers for the year, and we heartily welcome the following donations for the sale:
Plants: Perennial plants or shrubs that you can divide and pot up for sale, or extra vegetable or flower seedlings, can be brought to the library on Friday, May 24. Please label them if you know what they are.
Baked goods: Cookies, cakes, bread, pies, quiche, or anything else you can make will be gratefully accepted on Friday afternoon/evening or Saturday morning.
Books: We appreciate book donations at any time, as we have room to store these in the basement.
Yard Sale Items: Clean items in good shape are appreciated during the week of the sale (May 21-25), but no clothes please. As you start your spring cleaning, keep us in mind.
And of course, finally, we need people to come and buy things! This is always a huge day, with really great plants, books, yard sale treasures, and delicious baked goods. People give generously to the library, and so there are lots of great things to buy. Please come if you can, and spread the word to friends and family, neighbors, random people on the street!
Play Group for Babies and their Parents/Caregivers
Babies, toddlers, and their family members are welcome at the
library on Thursday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 to visit, share
ideas and play together.
Friday Afternoon Lego Club 3:00PM-4:30PM
Starting April 27, 2012, Craftsbury Public Library will be offering
LEGO CLUB as an ongoing weekly activity on Fridays between 3:00-
4:30pm. The purpose of the LEGO CLUB is to provide children between
the ages of 5-16 an opportunity to visit the library to use LEGO’s
for open ended, hands on activity and exploration. Children and
parents can access library services to find books and resources
related to LEGO’s, building and architecture, robotics and more.
This will be a play based setting. For more information call 586-9683
or just visit us to join the fun.
Craftsbury Writer's Workshop
The Craftsbury Writer’s Workshop is held at the Craftsbury Public
Library on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00PM. The workshops
will start with a quick generative exercise to set participants’
minds in literary motion, followed by an hour of respectful critique
on work. Pieces that writers would like critiqued should be emailed
to the library at email@example.com or left in hard
copy a week before the workshop, so that other participants can
read and prepare comments for a more involved discussion. For
more information call Kate Tagai at 586-7711 x147 or Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Nationally Recognized As America's Star Libraries
The Craftsbury Public Library is one of 3 libraries in the state
to be given the rank of Five Star Library. The November 2011 issue
of Library Journal features an article on the new Index of Public
The LJ Index rates U.S. public libraries with total expenditures of $10,000 or more which serve populations of at least 1000. Ratings are based on four per-capita service indicators:
- library visits
- program attendance
- public Internet computer use