Vermont Reads at the Charlotte Library again

"Haroun and the Sea of Stories" By Salman Rushdie

“Haroun and the Sea of Stories” By Salman Rushdie

Margaret Woodruff | Contributor

The Charlotte Library has organized the Vermont Reads program five times since 2007 thanks to the generous support of the Vermont Humanities Council. This year we have partnered with The Charlotte News and the Charlotte Senior Center to further develop our programming—building interest in reading, fostering community involvement and spreading local stories.

To get involved, pick up your copy of Salmon Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories at the library or the Charlotte Senior Center. Then join us for our storytelling adventure next week! And look out for more information in The Charlotte News on August 27.

Refreshments provided to keep us energized.

For more information see the Vermont Humanities website at

Monday, August 17, & Tuesday, August 18, 10 a.m. to noon. Charlotte and the Sea of Stories based upon Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Part I: Participants will read, discuss and digest Haroun and the Sea of Stories.

Wednesday, August 19, & Thursday, August 20, 10 a.m. to noon. Charlotte and the Sea of Stories, Part II: Gather around the wood stove and debate the issues of local and state interest as Charlotters did long ago; imagine what story you might tell.

Friday, August 21, 10 a.m. Charlotte and the Sea of Stories, Part III: “Charlotte and the Sea of Stories” presentations will take place at the end of the week at the Shelburne Museum. Visit the Tuckaway General Store for historical relevance, then gather in a classroom to present.

Other programming

Thursday, August 20, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Book Discussion Group. Howard’s End. Join us for discussion and refreshments. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Monday, August 24, 5:30 p.m. Kindergarten Library Card Party. It’s that time of the summer when all new kindergarteners receive their own library cards. Join us for snacks, fun and a chance to meet other new school pals.