PLATT LIBRARY GOES MOBILE
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Shoreham village will be alive with Apple Fest on
Sunday, September 21st from 12:30 – 5:00 pm
at the town common and gazebo. Delicious food, live music- musical groups Avant Garde Dogs and Extra Stout, a silent auction, raffles, and a farmers’ market will be featured at the afternoon-long event. Apple Fest is an annual fall fundraiser for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library, and is a public event open to all.
The library’s fall booksale will also be during Apple Fest, at the library from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.
Apple Fest coincides with the Tour de Farms bike tour, which begins earlier in the day. Library volunteers will welcome returning bicyclists and Apple Fest visitors with an opportunity to purchase a hot soup lunch, an apple dessert and a cup of cold cider from the library food booth. Farmers’ Market vendors will be selling fresh vegetables and apples, bottles of locally produced apple wine and ice cider, cheeses, eggs, farm raised meat, honey, maple products, candied apples, jams, jellies and handmade arts and crafts. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their coolers and fill them with some of the best local foods available.
Enter a pie in the “Best Apple Pie” contest. There will be 2 entry categories: youth (under the age of 16) and adults (16 and older). Individuals or teams are encouraged to enter. Download the entry form
Borrow one of the library’s passes to State sites or other museums today for a discount on your summer adventures.
AN AUTOMATED LIBRARY!
Please stop in and update your information on a new card. We made the transition to automation in May 2012 and have been working hard to make circulation seamless. If you haven’t updated your card, it’s never too late!
UNIVERSAL CLASS: TAKE A FREE ONLINE COURSE!
The Department of Libraries offers access to over 500 FREE online continuing education classes. Visit the Take a Class page to find out information about how to sign up and start learning today!
Check out the New Arrivals page for a listing of brand new books, DVDs, and audio books for adults and kids.
LISTEN UP VERMONT!
We are pleased to offer this service to all our card-holders at no cost. You may now download audiobooks and e-books (yes, e-books! ) They are even easier to download than the audios. Just go to Listen up Vermont and see how easy it is to burn a book to CD, download to an MP3 player, or listen straight through your computer.
Instructions are on the website: you will likely need to download the OverDrive Media Console or Adobe Digital Editions on to your computer in order to download the files. Both are free software. If you are a little mystified by this process, please stop by the library and Abby will help you out on one of our computers.
CONTRIBUTE TO THE LIBRARY: NEAT REPEATS
If you donate your used clothing to the Neat Repeats store in Middlebury in the library’s name, the proceeds allow us to improve our audio book collection.
ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Platt Memorial Library is over 100 years old, but we are a very active portal to the world. The past five years have seen the programs and materials offered by the Platt Memorial Library expand greatly. Registered users, patron visits, and circulation numbers have all increased. The library’s location on the town green is an asset with the library being a focal point of the community. Our new addition to the existing building allows us to have room for our increased programs, materials, and visitors! When you are finished visiting our web site, we would love for you to come visit us at the library. 279 Main Street, Shoreham, VT 05770
Platt Memorial Library
Monday: 10 – 6
Wednesday: 10 – 6
Thursday: 12 – 7
Saturday: 9 – 1