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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

Schedule Notes

  • Drop-In Yoga has been canceled today (Monday, Jan. 27) because of the weather. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • One-on-One tutoring will not take place on Monday, Jan. 26.
  • Preschool Music now takes place on Tuesdays, at 11:30 am; it was listed at its old day and time in one of the newspapers.

Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale - Feb. 14

Saturday, Feb. 14 from 9 am to 3 pm. Don't miss this wide variety of gently used books and audiovisual materials - all at bargain prices! The sale will include books, cd's, movies, and more, for kids and adults.

We'll be accepting book donations up until Wednesday, Feb. 11. Please, no encyclopedias, textbooks, periodicals, or books in bad condition. Can you help at the sale? The Friends need extra hands; call 264-5660 for info about volunteering.

Teen Tinker Tuesday: Miniature Book Charms - Feb. 17

Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 4:30 pm. We're making tiny books for necklaces, keychains, phone charms, or just by themselves! For ages 12 and up. Please register online.

AARP Tax Aide Program

We are currently taking appointments for the AARP Tax Aide Service, which helps seniors (55+) and lower income households (less than $35,000) to file their taxes. Appointments are on Saturdays, from 9:15 am-1:15 pm, and run until April. Call 264-5660 (and choose option 3 and then 1) to setup an appointment.

Tax Forms

Unfortunately, this year the library will only get a limited selection of forms from the IRS, and no forms from the State.

Federal - The Library will be receiving 1040/1040A/1040EZ tax forms, but nothing else. Here are some ways to get instructions and other forms:

  1. View and download forms from the web -
  2. Order forms online to be delivered by mail -
  3. Order forms by phone to be delivered by mail - Call 1-800-829-3676

State - Here's how you can get State tax forms:

  1. Download fillable PDF forms from the web - Download, complete, and print forms at
  2. Order forms by email - Email a request to
  3. Order forms by phone - Call toll-free in the U.S. at 1-855-297-5600

When ordering by phone or email, please provide 1) your name; 2) mailing address; 3) form number or form name; and 4) daytime phone number.

Opening for Trustee

The Burnham Memorial Library is seeking a Library Trustee for an (initially) one-year term, starting in March of 2015. The Library Trustees determine policy for the organization and provide guidance and support to the director. They meet at the library on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, please contact director Kelly Tomaseski at

Tabletop Gaming Night - Feb. 4 & 18

Are you interested in Euro-style board games (like Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride), pen & paper role playing games (like Dungeons & Dragons), or collectible card games (like Magic the Gathering)? No matter your level of experience, join us for an evening of games of all kinds, on Wednesday, Feb. 4 & 18, at 5:30 pm. The session takes place at the Colchester Meeting House, next door to the library. For participants age 14 to adult.

New Item List (Updated 1/8/15)

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.


Would you like to helps us out? The library currently has openings for volunteers to assist with shelving books. Stop by the library for an application, or more information! You can read about Cris Herrlich, one of our many dedicated volunteers, in this recent Burlington Free Press Article.

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

Monday, Jan. 26
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
5:30 pm Tabletop Gaming Night
6:30 pm Intergenerational Dessert Book Discussion: Rotters

Tuesday, Jan. 27
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
11:30 am Preschool Music
1 pm Adult Book Discussion: The Thirteenth Tale
4:30 pm Drop-In Gentle Hatha Yoga

Wednesday, Jan. 28
4-8 pm One-on-One Tutoring
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (Lib)

Thursday, Jan. 29
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
4 pm Lego Club
4:30 pm B*Tween the Clasics (Teen)

Friday, Jan. 30
Library Open from 12-5 pm
No events

Saturday, Jan. 31
9:30 am-3 pm One-on-One Tutoring
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

Monday, Feb. 2
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
4-8 pm One-on-One Tutoring
5:30 pm Young Adult Advisory Board
6:30 pm Write Now! (YA)

Tuesday, Feb. 3
10:30 am Toddler Story Time
11:30 am Preschool Music
4:30 pm Drop-In Gentle Hatha Yoga

Wednesday, Feb. 4
4-8 pm One-on-One Tutoring
5:30 pm Tabletop Gaming Night
6-8 pm Burnham Knitters/Needleworkers (MH)
6:30 pm DCF Book Discussion: Frogged
6:45 pm Wednesday Evening Book Club: Leaving Time

Thursday, Feb. 5
10:30 am Preschool Story Time
4 pm Lego Club

Friday, Feb. 6
Library Open from 12-5 pm
No events

Saturday, Feb. 7
9:15 am-1:15 pm AARP Tax Assistance 9:30 am-3 pm One-on-One Tutoring
10 am Saturday Drop-In Story Time

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