Friday, November 30, 2007

Holiday Open House Tonight (Friday Nov. 30)

Our Annual Holiday Open House, sponsored by The Friends of the Springfield Town Library (FOSTL), will be held tonight, following the town's tree lighting, and the arrival of Santa.

After the viewing the tree lighting and welcoming Santa, come into The Springfield Town Library to warm your fingers and toes. Our Annual Holiday Open House will include refreshments, music provided by the Comtu Chamber Players, and the raffling of the beautiful holiday gift baskets (one adult, one children's) on display in the library's lobby.

Tickets for the Adult Gift Basket are on sale at the desk, $2.00 per ticket, or three for $5.00.

The drawing for the Children's Gift Basket is FREE, any child may enter.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Books for Holiday Giving on Channel 3 (Dec. 3, 12:10pm)

Looking for a good book to give someone this holiday season? Or something for your own reading? Martha A. Penzer of Brownell Library, Essex Jct., and Amy Howlett of the Vermont Dept. of Libraries will be appearing on WCAX-TV, Channel 3's program "Across The Fence" on Monday, December 3 at 12:10 pm to review books for the holiday gift-giving season.

A list of the books they will be reviewing is available at:


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thanksgiving Closing

The Springfield Town Library will be closing at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21, and will be closed the remainder of the week in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The library will resume its normal hours* on Monday, November 26.

*Mon-Thurs 9 am - 8 pm, Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Holiday Open House November 30 - 5pm - 8pm

After the town tree lighting and Santa's arrival, come into the library to warm your fingers and toes. The Friends of the Springfield Town Library (FOSTL) sponsor the annual Holiday Open House at the library. Music will be provided by the Comtu Chamber players, refreshments will be served, and the beautiful holiday gift baskets (one adult, one children's) will be raffled.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

WWII Story-Collecting Day November 10, 2007

WWII Story-Collecting Day: Preserve your story of wartime. Springfield Town Library and Vermont Public Television invite people with stories or their service during World War II or their life on the home front to a World War II Story-Collecting Day from 10 am to 2 pm. Computer users can read other's stories and submit a story of 500 words of less. As a service to people with stories to tell who do not use a computer, library staff will be available to help submit stories. Please call the library to schedule a time slot to submit your story

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The BIG READ comes to Springfield!

Let's read Springfield! Join the Springfield Town Library and The Vermont Arts Council in The Big Read, a national project that gives communities the opportunity to read and discuss one book. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Big Read title for Vermont is "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett. In Springfield, "Sam" the (toy) falcon will be traveling around town during The Big Read, looking for folks "caught" in the act of reading. Get "caught," and get your picture taken and posted at the library. Look for other Big Read events at the library coming in January and February: A presentation by a private detective on crime solving today vs Sam Spade's era; an author talk with Vermont mystery author, Nancy Means Wright; and a presentation and discussion of the 1941 film version of "The Maltese Falcon".
The Vermont Arts Council is the only organization participating in The Big Read whose programming covers an entire state. Copies of "The Maltese Falcon" are available at all participating libraries. For a list of participating libraries or more information about The Big Read, please call the Springfield Town Library or visit