Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Upcoming Adult Programs ~ Fall 2013

WINGS OF WONDER:  What the Vermont Butterfly Survey Taught Us about the Lepidoptera in Our State
With the Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Thursday,  September 12th  at  6:30 pm

From Gobekli Tepe to Stonehenge

A Vermont Humanities Council presentation with art historian and retired Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts, Bob Manning

Thursday,   October  3rd   at   6:30 pm


with  Kyle Carey
This one of a kind evening will focus on Kyle's own repertoire of Scottish Gaelic songs!  Kyle will teach a handful of Gaelic phrases and discuss the historical and cultural significance of each song.
Friday,   October  18th   at  7:00 pm

Vincent :  A Portrait by the Postman Roulin
Ted Zalewski, who performed here in 2010 as Teddy Roosevelt, offers a moving portrayal of artist Vincent van Gogh through his loyal friend, the Postman Roulin.
Thursday,   November  7th   at  6:30 pm

November is National Novel Writing Month !!  The Flinn Room will be reserved for writers on Monday, November 11th from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Learn more at  Please join your fellow writers and take home a small gift !!
Monday,   November  11th   at   5  pm

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Adult Summer Reading Program

Groundbreaking Reads


The Springfield Town Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program was a great success!  There were over 70 participants this year with eight lucky winners plus one Grand Prize winner!  Raffle prizes included movie theater tickets to Springfield Cinemas 3, Day Passes to the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center, and chalkboard mugs filled with book marks, gift certificates and organic chocolate bars from the Springfield Food Co-op.  In addition, the lucky Grand Prize Winner took home a one-month adult membership to the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center. 
The library would like to thank all those who participated and the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center and Springfield Cinemas 3 for their generous in-kind donations.   We would also like to recognize the Friends of the Springfield Town Library who made it all possible. 

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

New Circulation Rules, Limits and Fines

As a founding member of the Catamount Library Network, the Library has adopted some new borrowing limits, loan periods and overdue fines.  You'll still check out most items for 21 days, but DVDs &VHS Videos, Magazines, and many New Books will check out for only 14 days.  Magazines and New Books can be renewed only once and Videos may not be renewed.

Fines for overdue materials will also increase, from .10 per day to .25 per day for adult items, and from .05 per day to .15 per day for children's items, effective August 19, 2013  Here are  some tips for avoiding overdue fines:

· Provide us with an email address so you will receive a  courtesy reminder before the due date. 
· Use your online account to renew items and to choose how many days in advance you want your reminder.
· If you prefer, call or email us to renew materials.
· Use  our BOOK RETURN if the library is closed.  Items are backdated to the last open day.
· Enjoy the 3-day grace period, but BE AWARE!  On the fourth day overdue, fines will be charged  from the original due date.
· Better Yet — Return items on time!  

The Library does not charge fines for days the library is closed.