Huge Yard and Barn Sale to benefit the library
Sat. June 2 from 9-2
Click on the link below for all the details!
New Adult Fiction Books
Come in and take out a new award winning book!
- “The Sellout” by Paul Beatty (Man Booker Prize 2106)
- “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders (Man Booker Prize 2017)
- “The Ex” by Alafair Burke (The Edgar Mystery Award 2017)
- “LaRose” by Louise Erdrich (National Book Critics Circle 2016)
- “Sing Unburied Sing” by Jesmyn Ward (National Book Award 2017)
- “Days without End” by Sebastian Barry (Costa Book Award 2017)
- “The Glorious Heresies” by Lisa McInerney (Bailey Womens Prize for Fiction 2016)
- “The Power” by Naomi Alderman (Bailey Womens Prize for Fiction 2017)
- “Fate and Furies” by Lauren Goff (Indies Choice Award 2016)
- “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi (Indies Choice Award 2017)
- “Swallowed by the Cold: Stories” by Jensen Beach (The Vermont Book Award 2017)
We also have new Large Print books thanks to a generous patron gift!
- “The Jewels of Paradise” by Donna Leon
- “The Widow of the South” by Robert Hicks
- “Blood and Beauty” by Sarah Dunant
- “A Man called Ove” by Fredrick Backman
- “The Switch” by Joseph Finder
Saturday Morning Story Time!
Sat., May 5: Theme “Lio Lionni’s Books
Sat., May 12: Theme “Butterflies”
Sat., May 19: Theme “Dinosaurs”
Our leader will be taking a break through the summer and we will start up Story Time again in September.
However, the library is still open on Saturdays from 10 AM to noon. Hope you will visit often!
Shelburne Farm Family Passes are available
If you haven’t visited Shelburne Farms - here’s your chance to visit for free! The library has 2 guest cards for our patrons. The passes are for free family admission to the walking trails and the Children’s Farmyard for 2 adults and children under 18 years. There is a $5 deposit required to check out the cards which is refundable upon return.
Another update in our children’s area is the purchase and installation of book bins. Book bins make it easier to browse the picture books. This helps to make the library experience more fun and also increases circulation resulting in fewer “forgotten” picture books!
Thank you so much!
All of us at the Brainerd Memorial Library would like to thank Gale Hamilton and Mary Barlow for their extremely generous parting gifts to us. Usually, it’s the ones leaving who receive a gift but in their typically generous way, Gale and Mary have given the library wonderful and exciting gifts to benefit the whole community. Our Adult Fiction collection will be enhanced by new additions – specifically chosen from literary prize lists such as the Man Booker List and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Our Adult Non-Fiction collection/Local History collection has received all four of Gerard Lamothe’s books and another copy of “Village in the Hills” (which is out-of-print). These gifts are in addition to Gale and Mary’s many, many hours of help and service to the library and the people of North Danville. We are so grateful and we will all miss you very much! _______________________________________
Museum and Park Passes
We have summer passes for Vermont State Parks available for check out. Each pass allows free entry into any state park day use area for one vehicle with up to 8 people. Passes can be used from 10 A.M. to sunset. We have a pass for free entry into any Vermont Historic Site for up to 8 people in one vehicle. An ECHO Museum pass is also available for check out. This pass allows Brainerd Memorial Library patrons reduced admission: $4 dollars for up to 4 people. These passes are very popular, especially during the summer so calling ahead to reserve is a good idea.
Have you seen the beautiful children’s room chairs?
These adorable children’s chairs have been sponsored by friends and neighbors of the library in memory and/or in honor of family members and loved ones. These vintage chairs have been beautifully painted by the very talented folks at Idle Time Crafts in Norton, Vermont. If you are interested in sponsoring a chair, we have just a few available. Please call Liz Sargent at (802) 748-1456 for more details.
THE NEW LARGE PRINT BOOKS ARE HERE!! Thanks to a generous donation from Community National Bank, we were able to update our Large Print collection with exciting fresh titles. Please come in and take a look at our great collection of Large Print books! New titles: Corduroy Mansions (Book1) by Alexander McCall Smith The Dog who Came in from the Cold (Book 2) by Alexander McCall Smith A Conspiracy of Friends (Book 3) by Alexander McCall Smith Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks by Jean Theoharis Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (Book 1) by Alexander McCall Smith Tears of the Giraffe (Book 2) by Alexander McCall Smith Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs Cop Town by Karin Slaughter The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag We Never Asked for Wings by Audrey Diffenbaugh The Marriage Game: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I by Alison Weir The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George Gathering Prey by John Sandford
STILL AVAILABLE at the library: • Check out a Vermont State Parks Access Pass: allows up to 8 people in one car FREE access. • Check out a Vermont State Historical Site Pass: allows up to 8 people in one car FREE access. • Check out ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center Access Pass; allows up to 4 people entry at the REDUCED rate of $4.00 per person. • Knitting Group Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring any hand work and join in.
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