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Support Local Libraries at the Horse Show

The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy the Vermont Summer Festival's Horse Show competitions in East Dorset, Wednesdays through Sundays, through August 10th and show your support for local libraries at the same time. The spectator gate is once again staffed by community volunteers.  This year’s fundraising will go entirely towards supporting area libraries and community literacy initiatives. The fundraising effort is being spearheaded by the Mark Skinner/Manchester Community Library which is in the midst of building a new 21st-century library which will be a center for education and enrichment, and a hub for the discovery and delivery of information for people of all ages in the Northshire.    

Joining the Mark Skinner/Manchester Community Library volunteers, and sharing in the proceeds from gate admissions, will be representatives from the following area libraries: Martha Canfield Memorial Library (Arlington), Winhall Memorial Library, South Londonderry Free Library, Dorset Village Public Library, R.K. Kittay Public Library (Rupert), Pawlet Public Library, and Wilder Memorial Library (Weston). Berkshire Bank employees will also be volunteering at the gate to show their support of the irreplaceable services that libraries and library staff provide to users in our towns.

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StoryWalk Is Installed at the Manchester Recreation Park!

The first 2 books this year are Elusive Moose and Weezer Changes the World. 

Summer's here, and so is StoryWalk, a collaboration between the Mark Skinner Library and the Manchester Parks and Rec Department. StoryWalk will open on June 26, 2014, around the walking path at the Rec. Enjoy a beautiful walk outside while reading children's picture books. It's fun for all ages. StoryWalk will remain installed until August 27, 2014.

Don't wait, get outside and read!

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Tour the New Library

  Walk Through Wednesdays July 2, 16, and 30th at 5:00 p.m.   Space is limited. Sign up at the circulation desk or call to reserve a spot 362-2607

Fizz, Boom, Read! 2014 Summer Reading Program at Mark Skinner Library

Come to the Mark Skinner Library to register for our Summer Reading Program. This program is open to young people, toddlers through teens. Throughout the summer, participants will receive one free raffle ticket for every two hours of reading and/or being read to. Baskets will be raffled off in August, and you could be a lucky winner.
Our programs feature science in many different forms, and they include:
July 17th at 10:30 -- Drumming with Saragail Benjamin -- pre-registration required. Attendance limited. Call the library to register at 362-2607.
July 23rd at 6:30 -- Fun Science Fair with Nano Sand, Lava Lamps and much more. Pre-registration required.
July 24th at 10:30 -- African Photo Safari with Ted Schiffman
July 31st at 10:30 -- Rainbow Loom Maker Day -- pre-registration required. Attendance limited. Call the library to register at 362-2607.
August 7th at 10:30 -- Meet live owls and raptors with Mike from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.

Facebook Beginners Guide 101 AND Beginners Guide to Email

How to get started with social media successfully. Click on the link below:

  http://www.statestats.org/facebook-beginners-guide-101/       images  

Read our email 101 guide to learn the basics, including creating an account, sending and receiving email, and understanding the benefits of email vs. traditional snail mail.

 Click on the link below:


Listen Up Vermont! eBooks for Free With Your Library Card

Get books right from your house with your Library card. Click on the link below: http://www.listenupvermont.org/   Need help with ebooks for your device? Watch a video on how to download on your device, click on the link below: http://www.overdrive.com/help-videos/

3SquaresVT: Putting healthy food on your table!

3SquaresVT is a federal USDA program administered in Vermont by the Department for Children and Families, Economic Services Division - putting healthy food within reach. 3SquaresVT is for everyone who qualifies, including individuals, families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Click on the link below: http://www.vermontfoodhelp.com/

Kids of All Ages

 Create stories, games, and animations!

  Click on the link below: http://scratch.mit.edu   Have fun!