Thursday, December 20, 2012

New "Shoe" chair at the library

A library patron relaxes in the new "Shoe" chair in the adult fiction section of the library.  Come on in and try it out.  You'll be amazed at how comfortable it is.

Friday, December 14, 2012


Legendary Vermont-based fiddler John Specker and daughter, Ida Mae, will present a concert / lecture of traditional American music as it's never been played before!  The performance will be held at the library on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm.  In case of bad weather, a snow date has been scheduled for the following night, Friday, February 8 at 7:00 pm.  Please join us for this lively concert!

The Historical King Arthur

King Arthur, if he lived at all, is not the knight of traditional folklore but a king who presumably lived between Late Imperial Rome and the Dark Ages.  This multidisciplinary lecture by Lars Nielsen includes a discussion of religion, philosophy, language and literature, and history.  This Vermont Humanities Council event is scheduled for Saturday, January 12 at 2:00 pm.  In case of bad weather, a snow date has been scheduled for the following Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 pm.  This event is free, open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities.  Please join us!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Book Suggestions

Amy Howlett from the Vermont Dept. of Libraries and Kat Redniss of Brownell Library in Essex Jct. recently appeared on WCAX-TV, channel 3's program "Across the Fence" to discuss suggestions of books to read or give over the holidays.  The list is available at:

And video of the show is available at:

You can check our catalog to see if we have these items, and if they are currently available at:

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The Saxtons River Bell Ringers gave a truly magical performance last night at the library.  Over 50 people attended!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Open House

Santa Claus is coming to town! Follow him from the Tree Lighting Ceremony to the library where you can visit with him, listen to beautiful music, and enjoy goodies!! The festivities begin around 5:30 pm.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

The library will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:00 am--7:00 pm this week and closed Thursday-Sunday.  Gobble, gobble!

Friday, October 26, 2012

A furry visitor enjoys a warm fall day on the Ruth Celotto memorial bench.

Monday, October 15, 2012

  Jackie and Gary and their dog, Cooper entertained the audience Friday night in the Flinn Room.  A good time was had by all.  A copy of their CD, "This Land is Your Land" will be available for check out soon.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Saxtons River Bell Ringers

The Saxtons River Bell Ringers will play holiday music on handbells on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm.  In case of bad weather, a snow date has been scheduled for Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm.  Please join us for this wonderful performance.

Food Glorious Food: Exploring the Exciting World of Food Blogs

Shelly Quezada, a consultant for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and adjunct professor at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, will present Food Glorious Food: Exploring the Exciting World of Food Blogs on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 pm.  A lifelong gardener and enthusiastic cook, Shelley will share some of her favorite food blogs and discuss how some have been turned into successful cookbooks.  Shelley has presented her program throughout Massachusetts and we are thrilled that she has agreed to come to Vermont.  Please come and enjoy this wonderful  75 minute program. 

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Practical Money Skills for the Holidays & Beyond!


Join Lisa Helme, Director of Financial Literacy & Communications of the Vermont State Treasurer's Office at the Springfield Town Library on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm to learn how to organize your personal holiday expenses. This fun and informative program will show you how to make plans to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your resources and look at options for saving and budgeting. BE SURE TO SIGN UP BEFORE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 BY CALLING THE LIBRARY AT 802-885-3108.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Folk Musicians Jackie and Gary

Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm


Jackie and Gary combine 'classic' and original folk songs into an energetic, entertaining and fun show!  There is alot of audience interaction, participation and humor . . . along with personal insight and stories with the songs they sing . . . a very memorable musical experience!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Create The Life You Want To Live

Thursday, September 27, 2012  at 6:30 pm

Nancy Somers, physical fitness expert and creator of Happiness Now Presentations, will present "Create the Life You Want To Live."  Nancy will discuss ways to improve listening and communication skills, enrich interpersonal relationships and offer tips on maintaining brain health and setting and achieving goals.  Her presentation style has been described as lively, fun and filled with humor.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Stay Informed

Ways to stay abreast of some of the happenings in town.  Go to  The Springfield Police are currently posting the police log on this website.  Visit the Springfield Police Facebook page to view additonal information and comments.  Attend Springfield Select Board Meetings the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting is normally held at the Town Office.  Missed the Select Board Meetings of July 16th and August 13th?  The Library has copies available for check out.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

  Looking for a good book to read?  Have a book you can't stop talking about?  The library has an aqua bowl overflowing with book suggestions.  Here are a few :  The Thief  by Clive Cussler ; The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein ;  The Language of Flowers  by Vanessa Diffenbaugh ; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  by Deborah Moggach ;  The Snowman  by Jo Nesbo ;  Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers. 
  Come in and check one out today!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program begins one week from today!  There is a program for EVERYONE: Between the Covers for adults, Own the Night for kids entering grade 6 and up, Dream Big for children in preschool (age 3) through grade 5, and Wee Read for the littlest.  There are prizes and fun for all, so sign up all day, any day beginning Tuesday, June 12!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Hours

Beginning June 1st, we will be open Monday--Thursday from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Reading Suggestions

Amy Howlett of the Vermont Dept. of Libraries and Sarah Lawton of Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury recently appeared on WCAX-TV Channel 3's program "Across the Fence", in recognition of National Library Week. They provided suggestions of recently published books for readers of all ages to enjoy.

If you missed them, the video of their appearance is available at:

A transcript is also available at:

And a list of books highlighted in the program is available at:

If you find an item that interests you, please check our catalog:

If you don't find it, please ask us, we may be able to request it from another library, or may decide to get our own copy.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Spring Edition of the Springfield Town Library Newsletter is here!

Follow this link to the latest edition of the Library newsletter. Here you may also sign up to receive the newsletter in your email four times a year. You will also notice book covers circling the screen, these are just some of the newest titles at the library.

Friday, March 02, 2012

And the Survey Says...

Inside the Spring issue of the library newsletter you will find a one page questionnaire about your library's services. Please complete this survey and return it to the library. For your convenience you may also complete the questionnaire online at

Thank you. Your answers will show how vital your library is to our community. Copies of the library newsletter are available at the Library and the Town Office. An online version of the newsletter will be available here on Monday, March 5, 2012.

Thursday, March 01, 2012


The Moose program with Forrest Hammond scheduled for tonight, March 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm has been cancelled due to bad weather. We will reschedule - so check our online calendar , this blog or the Library facebook page for updates! Thank you and travel safely.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Green Mountain Chronicles: Oral Histories of the 20th Century

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Created for the Vermont Historical Society and broadcast on Vermont Public Radio, "The Green Mountain Chronicles" presented a wide variety of Vermonters sharing their memories of the people, events, and developments that helped shape Vermont in the 20th century. In this program, Mark Greenberg discusses the process of choosing the topics, collecting the oral histories, and some of the interesting things that emerged. This program is a Vermont Humanities Council event and is hosted by The Springfield Town Library. Free, open to the public and accessible to people with disabilities. For more information please call the library at 885-3108 or email

Monday, January 23, 2012

Help Growing Fruits and Vegetables!

The seed catalogs and gardening catalogs are arriving every day in the mail and you might be thinking of trying something new this year. A strawberry patch? Some dwarf apple trees? Your library has books and other resources to help you get started. An online resource that is often overlooked is the County Extension Agent. Here is a link to the Extension's Fruit and Vegetable site!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tech Talks and Library eBooks

We had 13 people come to the library this morning with their eReaders, Kindles, and laptops to learn the basics about how to borrow digital eBooks and audiobooks from the library. Some folks wanted to know how to burn a digital audiobook to a CD, and one person wanted to learn how to create a blog! I'd like to send out a big "Thank you" to everyone who came. Your enthusiasm and interest in the "digital branch" of your library was infectious.
The library will be offering more Tech Talks in the future, so be sure to give us a call or write an email and let us know what you would like to learn about.

For those of you who own Kindles and could not make it this morning, here is a link to some basic instruction.
Getting Library Books on your Kindle