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Independence Day Announcement


June 26, 2015 at 10:54 am Leave a comment


bugworksHow clean is the Missisquoi? Youngsters at the Richford Summer Day Camp will soon be able to answer that question by attending a “Bugworks” program provided by the Arvin A. Brown Library on Wednesday, July 1, and Friday, July 3, with a generous grant from the Missisquoi River Basin Association.The July 1st program is for 4-6 graders, and the July 3rd program is for K-3. Parents are welcome to stay and participate with their child.

“Bugworks,” which is taught by  nature guy, Kurt Valenta (Mr. K.), shows children that the health of a stream’s ecosystem can be determined by discovering which invertebrates live in its water. Some “bugs” can live in any old muck, some require clean pure water, and others can live in the in-between.  Children will learn how to find and identify various invertebrates living in the Missisquoi and from these results will be able to estimate the general health of the Missisquoi River. 

June 22, 2015 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

New Books

Saint Mazie Jami Attenberg,
In the Unlikely Event Judy Blume,
Hell’s Gate Richard Crompton,
The Sunlit Night Rebecca Dinerstein,
The Precipice Paul Doiron,
The Green Road Anne Enright,
The Fixer Joseph Finder,
Our Souls at Night Kent Haruf,
The Rumor Elin Hilderbrand,
Dry Bones Craig Johnson,
Language Arts Stephanie Kallos,
The Love Letters Beverly Lewis,
American Meteor Norman Lock,
Dinner with Buddha Roland Merullo,
The Road to Character David Brooks,
ASVAB 2015 / 2016 for Dummies. Rod Powers,
The crossover Kwame Alexander,
The Night Gardener Jonathan Auxier,
The terrible two Mac Barnett,
El deafo Cece Bell,
Tap tap boom boom / Elizabeth Bluemle,
Wolfie the bunny / Ame Dyckman,
Absolutely almost / Lisa Graff,
Smashie McPerter and the mystery of Room 11 / N. Griffin,
Gabriel Finley & the raven’s riddle George Hagen,
William & the missing masterpiece Helen Hancocks,
The imaginary A. F. Harrold,
The fourteenth goldfish Jennifer L Holm,
Roller girl Victoria Jamieson,
The art of secrets James Klise,
Inside out & back again Thanhha Lai,
Stolen magic Gail Carson Levine,
Look! Jeff Mack,
Greenglass House Kate Milford,
If you plant a seed Kadir Nelson,
Maple Lori Nichols,
Only fish fall from the sky Leif Parsons,
The boy in the black suit Jason Reynolds,
Denton Little’s deathdate Lance Rubin,
Cody and the fountain of happiness Tricia Springstubb,
Special delivery Philip Christian Stead,
Sleepless Knight James Sturm,
Winnie Sally M. Walker,
A dragon’s guide to the care and feeding of humans Laurence Yep,
Dragonwings Laurence Yep,

June 18, 2015 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Reptile Rescue Program

Save the Date:

Saturday June 13th

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at the Arvin A. Brown Library, 88 Main St., in Richford.

Join us for a live reptile program by Reptile Love of Vermont, a Reptile Rescue.

Come meet some of the friendly rescues, learn all about reptiles, enjoy a craft and a snack.

Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

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June 8, 2015 at 7:03 am Leave a comment

World Wide Knit In Public Day

Do you love to knit (or crochet, or do needlepoint or any other textile art)?  Would you like to share your passion or learn a new skill?

We hope that you can join us for this event – we will sit and knit on our porch or front lawn, depending on the weather!

Bring a snack to share, needles and yarn if you have them.


June 7, 2015 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

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