Library News

By Margaret Woodruff | Contributor

New library registration for juveniles: In keeping with recommendations from the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Charlotte Library will issue special juvenile library cards for new patrons 15 and under, beginning September 1, 2015. Current library users in this age range do not need to fill out a new card; however, we would like to ensure that we track the age of all juvenile patrons since, once they turn 16, the legal status of their records changes (see 22 V.S.A. §173 For details). Please look for communication from us regarding juvenile birth dates so we can update our records.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at  425-3864.

Upcoming at the Charlotte Library

September is library card sign-up month!  We are celebrating library cards in September.  If you don’t have a library card, stop by and get one and enter your name in our library gift raffle.  As Snoopy, the library card month spokesdog, says, “what’s cooler than being cool? Having your library card.”   If you already have a card, you can still stop in to take part in our library card gift raffle.  Simply select your choice from our display and enter to win.

Monday, September 14, to Friday, September 18:  Tech week @ the Charlotte library.
Confused about your Kindle? Irritated with your iPhone? Befuddled by Facebook? Sign up for 1:1 tech tutoring sessions with Susanna, our tech librarian. Ask how to download an ebook, listen to an audiobook, upload a picture, send a text or any other tech question you might have.  Check our website or call the library to sign up for your session.

Monday, September 14, 10 a.m.:  Mystery book group.  Join us for discussion about Cover Her Face, P.D. James’ first mystery.  Copies available at the circulation desk and refreshments served during our conversation.

Wednesday, September 16, 7 p.m.:  Vermont archaeology month event:  Forest service heritage in the Green Mountains.  Tim Watkins, the new forest archaeologist with the Green Mountain National Forest, provides a brief history of the GMNF and an overview of the heritage resources program.  He shares artifacts and anecdotes from the “native Americans—Abenaki, Mohican and their ancient ancestors—[who] have been in Vermont for at least 10,000 years.”  Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Historical Society.

Thursdays, starting September 17, through Saturday, October 3:  Vermont reads: from Haroun to Charlotte and the sea of stories. VTREADS2015-Label-col_high

Thursday, September 17,  3:15 p.m. Delve into Haroun’s adventure and learn about his world.  How to tell a Charlotte story?  Local historian Jenny Cole and newspaper editor Alex Bunten share the secrets.

Thursday, October 1, 3:15 p.m. Put your Charlotte story together in word and action.

Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m. Join us at the Shelburne Museum, first at the Tuckaway General Store to set the scene and then in the museum classroom to present our tales.

Wednesday, September 23, 10:30 a.m.:  Vacation day maker club: Harness the power of the sun.  Learn about and build some sun-powered projects, solar s’mores included!  For 5th grade and up.  Registration required so please call or email to sign up:  425-3864 or

Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m.:  Strategic planning for college.  A program for parents, high schoolers and anyone else interested in learning how to get ready to apply to college.

Wednesday, September 30, 7 p.m.:  Vermont Food Bank at the Charlotte Library.  September is hunger action month, and representatives from the Vermont Food Bank will highlight the importance of the Charlotte Food Shelf  and how we can support its efforts.