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LIBRARY HOURS

Mon
10am - 8pm
Tue
10am - 6pm
Wed
10am - 8pm
Thu
10am - 6pm
Fri
12pm - 5pm
Sat
9am - 3pm
Sun
Closed

 

 

DIRECTIONS

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

Email: burnhamlib@colchestervt.gov

 

Welcome to Burnham Memorial Library

Youth Gaming Club Survey

What games do you play? Would you like to meet at the library and play with other kids? Please fill out our survey so we can get a club started. Tell your friends! Survey link

Teen Tinker Tuesday: Hand-Bound Journals - Apr. 21

We're making our own hand-bound journals to celebrate National Poetry Month! Ages 14 & up. Sign up here.

Practice ACT Exam - Apr. 25

Kaplan and the Burnham Memorial Library have partnered to offer students a free ACT Practice Test on Saturday, Apr. 25, from 9 am-1 pm. The test will allow students to sit for the exam and have an authentic ACT testing experience. Students will also receive a full score report outlining their strengths and weaknesses. The test takes place just down the street at Our Lady of Grace Church (784 Main Street):

You can see the rest of our scheduled SAT and ACT exams here (PDF format). Sign-up links will be forthcoming.

April is National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, BurnhamYA is posting a new poem every day on our Tumblr page. Check out what's posted every day this month, and consider visiting the YA room for some blackout poetry or pick up a poem for your pocket. Poem In Your Pocket Day is April 30.

Seeking Vendors, Musicians, and Volunteers for the Farmers' market!

The Colchester Farmers' Market is gearing up for its fourth season. The market is located on the green in front of Burnham Memorial Library and the Meeting House in Colchester Village, at 898 Main Street. It takes place on Wednesdays, rain or shine, from 4-7 pm. Our 2015 season runs from June 10 to August 26. This is a great opportunity for new vendors just getting started. Produce and prepared foods are especially desirable, but all vendors will be considered. We are offering a new lower rate this season, and an early bird discount. For applications and more information, check out our website here or call the Library at 264-5660.

Be Tobacco Free in 2015 - starting May 6

If you're ready to quit, join this free five-week class, sponsored by UVM Medical Center. It will be led by a trained tobacco treatment specialist, and takes place in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. You'll receive a free ten-week supply of gum, patches, or lozenges. Classes take place on Wednesdays at the Library, from 11 am-12 pm, and run from May 6 to June 3. Call 847-2278 or email QuitTobaccoClass@UVMHealth.org to register.

Making Bead Jewelry - May 11

Learn to make a bracelet or other object out of beads and wire! Open to those 14 and older. Sign up here

One-on-One Tutoring

Update - We still have a number of openings, especially on Saturdays. Students from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Colchester campus) are tutoring students in reading, math, and science at the library. The program is focused on grades 1-6, but tutoring is available in other grades for certain subjects. Sessions are scheduled for Mondays from 4-8 pm, Wednesdays from 4-8 pm, and Saturdays from 9:30 am-3 pm. There is no fee for the service. You can call us at 264-5660 to sign up, or for more information.

New Item List (Updated 4/15/15)

Here is a list of our recent acquisitions, by category. If you'd like to put one of these new items on hold, you can login to your online account, e-mail us, or call us at 264-5660. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

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The May calendar of events is available. Here's a list of our upcoming events:

Monday, Apr. 13
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
4-8 pm One-on-One Tutoring
7 pm Historical Society Program: The Eddy Family of Spirit Mediums

Tuesday, Apr. 14
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
11:30 am Preschool Music
4:30 pm Drop-In Yoga

Wednesday, Apr. 15
4-8 pm One-on-One Tutoring
5:30-7:45 pm Tabletop Game Night
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (MH)
6:30 pm Pajama Story Time

Thursday, Apr. 16
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
4 pm Lego Club
4 pm Library Trustees Meeting

Friday, Apr. 17
Library Open from 12-5 pm
No events

Saturday, Apr. 18
9:30 am-3 pm One-on-One Tutoring
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

Monday, Apr. 20
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
4-8 pm One-on-One Tutoring
6:30 pm Adult Writing Group

Tuesday, Apr. 21
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
11:30 am Preschool Music
4:30 pm Drop-In Yoga
4:30 pm Teen Tinker Tuesday: Hand-Bound Journals

Wednesday, Apr. 22
4-8 pm One-on-One Tutoring
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (Lib)

Thursday, Apr. 23
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
4 pm Lego Club
4:30 pm B*Tween the Classices: Readaloud (YA)

Friday, Apr. 24
Library Open from 12-5 pm
No events

Saturday, Apr. 25
9 am-1 pm ACT Practice Exam (Our Lady of Grace)
9:30 am-3 pm One-on-One Tutoring
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

 
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