Wonder Walks – A Different Kind of Story Hour

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Summer Programs

Coming in 2020:  Imagine Your Story!

Have a look at this Virtual Tour created by students in a previous summer Maker Camp. Thank you, Lisa Cacciatore!  And then take a look at the short video documenting their projects.   Virtual tour   Tech projects

StoryHour - Fridays at 10:30 all year – temporarily suspended   

Weekly Story Hour every Friday – an interactive happening if ever there was one.  No registration is necessary, all ages are welcome (but it is aimed at the preschool gang), and of course it is free.  Stories, projects, songs, and fun.  Call Jan if you have any questions.  P.S. Many long-lasting adult friendships were forged during Story Hour.


Playgroup – Wednesdays at 10:00 all year – temporarily suspended

Playgroup happens every week with awesome facilitator Lynn Gould, from the Rutland County Parent Child Center.  Lynn has an extensive background in early childhood education. The program targets birth through age 3, but all are welcome. Free, drop-in, begins at 10:00. Call Jan at the library if you have any questions. We are so grateful to Lynn and the Parent Child Center for this partnership!

Book Awards

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) Award List

First given in 1957, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award has honored quality literature for children for over 50 years now.  Each spring, a committee of eight carefully selects 30 books to comprise the DCF Master List.  After reading at least 5 books from the list, students then vote for their favorite titles the following spring.  The winning author is invited to visit Vermont to speak with children about the experience of writing such fine literature for such fine people.  We have most of the books on this year’s DCF reading list. Click here for a link to book cover images, or here to download an annotated bibliography of the 2019-2020 list.

Red Clover List

The Red Clover Award promotes the reading and discussion of the best of contemporary picture books in nearly all of Vermont’s elementary schools. Each year over 20,000 K-4 students read, or have read to them, the ten nominated books. Click here for more information.

Voting on the 19-20 list has been extended to May 26, 2020 at 5 pm


Caldecott Award

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  Click here for more on the medalists and Honor books.

Newbery Award

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  Click here for the winners and more.