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898 Main Street (Rte. 2A) Colchester, VT 05446

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We're located just down the road from Claussen's Greenhouse and Union Memorial School.

New phone number
(adult and children):

(802) 264-5660



Welcome to Burnham Memorial Library

It looks like our phone system is up and running again. You should be able to call us at our main number (264-5660) once again. We apologize for any inconvenience during the outage.

Schedule Notes

  • The Preschool Tea Party scheduled for Friday, Aug. 15 has been canceled; our apologies for any inconvenience. We will be having another tea party event in the Fall - please call the library if you are interested.

LCATV Child Producers Workshop on Thursday - Still Space!

We still have space in tomorrow's (Thursday, Aug. 21, from 2-3:30 pm) Child Producers Workshop with LCATV. The program is an introduction into the world of television for children ages 8-9. At this session, we'll shoot a game show. Register here

Colchester Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market takes place every Wednesday, from 4-7 pm, on the green in front of the library. Stop by for food, crafts, and (often) music. The Market will take place rain or shine, and features local farmers, artisans, food vendors, a wellness table, and musicians. Limited parking is available at Burnham Library, with additional parking at Our Lady of Grace next door. The committee is still seeking vendors and musical acts. You can find more information, as well as a vendor application, at this link.

This week, our musical guest will be Smokey Newfield, while at our wellness table, Colchester Food Shelf will have a food drive.

Blue Collar America

In this four-part Vermont Humanities Council program, we'll be discussing the working class, looking past stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum wage existence, small-town economics, and social divisions. The discussions will be led by Suzanne Brown. This month (on Monday, Aug. 18 at 6 pm), we'll discuss What Work Is by Phillip Levine. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

Adult Summer Reading Contests

This summer we've got a series of contests for adults. In Reading Reactions, fill out a ticket for each book you read - we'll pick one winner each month. For Program Round Up, you can fill out an entry for each adult program you attend during the summer. And finally, for Know Your Author, you can match authors with their dust jacket photos to be entered for a prize.

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The August calendar of events is available! Here's a list of our upcoming events:

Monday, Aug. 18
10:30 am First-Time Kindergartners
2 pm PuppeTree presents Swimmy & Swimmer
6 pm Blue Collar America: What Work Is

Tuesday, Aug. 19
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
4:30 pm Gentle Drop-In Yoga

Wednesday, Aug. 20
1 pm Preschool Music with Derek
4-7 pm Farmers' Market
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (Lib>
6:30 pm Pajama Stories
6:30 pm Scrabble Meetup

Thursday, Aug. 21
2-3:30 pm LCATV Child Producers Workshop
4 pm Library Trustees Meeting
6:30 pm Reading Buddies Party

Friday, Aug. 22
The library opens at 12 pm
No events

Saturday, Aug. 23
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

Monday, Aug. 25
10:30 am First-Time Kindergartners
6:30 pm Intergenerational Dessert Book Discussion

Tuesday, Aug. 26
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
1 pm Adult Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lax
4:30 pm Gentle Drop-In Yoga

Wednesday, Aug. 27
1 pm Preschool Music with Derek
4-7 pm Farmers' Market
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (Lib)

Thursday, Aug. 28
No events

Friday, Aug. 29
The library opens at 12 pm
No events

Saturday, Aug. 30
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

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