Friday, January 29, 2010

Free Tax Help!

An AARP tax aide will be at the Springfield Town Library on Wednesdays, beginning February 10th. Tax help is available for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Please call the library to make an appointment and for a list of items to bring with you to your appointment.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Check out our new Facebook page and become a fan of the Springfield Town Library

Now we won't stop blogging, but we have added to our ways to communicate with you about events, information, and other news at the library using Facebook! Click on the the Facebook logo on the right hand side of the blog, or the link below, to check out the new page and become a fan!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Animal Tracking Program

On Thursday night January 14th, Lynn Miles from The Nature Museum in Grafton brought a stuffed turkey, a stuffed mink and many examples of animal tracks and animal scat for us to try and identify. Thirty eight people and a Cub Scout troop filled the Flinn Room for the first part of the evening while Lynn showed slides of animals and their tracks, and gave us lots of information about the way animals walk.

Folks had some great questions for Lynn, and then we all made tracks to the Children's Room where Lynn had set up several stations for some hands on track-making and identification. The jars of animal scat were a big hit! Each jar was numbered and we tried to match the numbered scat to the corresponding animal number.

The Nature Museum of Grafton, The Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society and your library have partnered to bring you a series of programs this year. Coming up next - Archaeology Adventure: an amateur archaeologist in Alaska and Vermont on February 25th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Please join us!

A special thank you to The Friends of the Springfield Town Library for providing refreshments for all of our programs, and a thank you to the Wellborn Ecology Fund for partially funding the programs.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Friends Open House December 4, 2009