Archive for July, 2010

New! Reader’s Advisory Sites

Try one of these links to investigate a list of titles!

GENERAL (What should I read next?)

Enter a title of a book that you enjoyed and get a suggestion for your next book!


Book Army (must Join or Log In to use “We think you’ll like……”)

Whichbook (Funny or Serious, Sex or No Sex, Gentle or Violent?  Use sliders to set the type of book you are looking for and let Whichbook offer you a choice of titles.)

BookLamp (Must register to use)

What Should I Read Next (registration optional – if you would like to save your recommendations)

Goodreads Get great book recommendations, keep track of what you’ve read and what you’d like to read.  Form a book club, answer book trivia, collect your favorite quotes.


Macavity Awards — Each year the members of the Mystery Readers International nominates and votes for their favorite mysteries in four categories. — For everyone who enjoys a mystery.

ClueLass — A Mystery Lover’s Notebook.

New Additions — A list of new mysteries that are either on order or newly placed on the shelf at the Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. (updated monthly).  See something that appeals to you? – suggest it as a title we could purchase for Arvin A. Brown readers.


Historical Fiction — Great all ’round site.

Western Writer’s of America — Features “Roundup Online Magazine” which has a great book review section.


The SF Site – Emphasizes the literary aspects of the genre, with book reviews and links to author web pages.

UCHRONIA – An alternate history site. Books focus on “What if” scenarios (different outcomes to wars, winners to elections, etc.).

Nebula Awards — Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Site.

James Tiptree Jr. Award — The Website of the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council.

July 28, 2010 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Little Mermaid

July 22
10 AM
at Richford Summer Camp in the Town Park

performed by Summer Encore, a student ensemble from Rutland!

July 20, 2010 at 8:08 am Leave a comment

Beat the Heat!

Come on in and cool off while you surf the internet, page through a magazine or check out or newest books.

July 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm Leave a comment

Something Magic is about to happen……

Tom Joyce, Magician

Thursday July 8 10 am

Summer Day Camp

A Fun and Funny Magic Show for the whole family – a magical tale that encourages reading by including a number of books in the magic. There will be plenty of audience participation and a new Puppet to Amaze and Amuse children and adults alike.

July 7, 2010 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

Come and watch the Parade from our porch!

Watch Richford’s parade march down Main Street from a shady spot in the library’s front yard.

Before or after the parade come and browse our book sale and buy a popsicle, cold beverage or sweet snack – all prceed go into our book and program fund.

Happy 4th!

Remember we will be closed on Monday July 5th.

July 3, 2010 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

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Vermont Online Library

The Vermont Online Library gives you access to genealogical information records in HeritageQuest Database, Wilson Database has biographical information and the Gale consists of many databases covering a wide range of topics; some of the most popular are the Health and Wellness module and the newspaper and magazine article module. This is also a great resource for students.

Downloadable Audiobooks

Arvin A Brown Library, as part of ListenUp!Vermont, is pleased to now offer downloadable audiobooks from our website. There are hundreds titles available! You will need your Arvin A Brown Library card number to download an audiobook. Click on the icon below to get to the download site.

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