Welcome to the Martha Canfield Library
From board books for the toddlers to large print books for seniors, from the latest best sellers to the classics, from fiction to non-fiction, from study tables to computers and video-conferencing (coming soon), from audio books to movies, from games to puzzles, from a community meeting room to an art gallery, from programs of current interest to a historical reference collection - it's all here, its all free. Come and enjoy!
Annual Book Sale, Saturday, July 26 at Fisher Elementary School
Come one, come all! It's the Annual Book Sale!
The sale will be open from 8:00am to 10:00am with a $5.00 admission fee.
Free admission from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with a bag sale the last hour.
Lots and lots of books, including biography, history, fiction, mystery, children's and much more.
We kick off our Geek the Library campaign with a 4th of July float in the Sandgate parade!
Summer 2014 Reading Program - FIZZ! BOOM! READ!
Reading Club for all ages
Sign up for our reading club and keep track of all the books you read (or are read to you) this summer. For each book, you can add a piece to our Lego Treehouse.
Each week there will be puzzles and coloring pages, with a prize for a completed page. Find out more on the kids page.
Book Donations Needed
It is a good time to circulate the books taking up space on your shelf and make room for new ones. We need donations for the book sale. The books must be clean. We can not take books with mildew, mold or water damage. It costs the library money to dispose of these book,s so please do not include them. Drop your donations off at the front desk at the library. Please do not leave them outside at the door. If you cannot bring the books during library hours, we can arrange to pick them up for you.
Interested in learning to make jewelry?
We are thinking of starting a beading group. If you are interested, please let us know what days and times would work for you. You can email, call or stop in to see us.
Tuesday, October 12, 7pm -
Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense by Rick Winston
Rick Winston returns to the library with another of his interesting discussions about movies. You'll have time to view some of these great old films before he comes. Mr. Winston's presentation is made possible by the Vermont Humanities Council through its Speakers Bureau Program.
Fiber and More
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 1 - 3 pm, folks gather in the meeting room to work on their knitting, crocheting, or whatever strikes their fancy. The fabric and thread of flying, there's talk and laughter. Everyone is welcome, No registration reguired, just drop in.
New Board Member
We want to thank John Hess and Joel Tibbetts for their outstanding service to the Board and welcome Joe Zimmerman to the Board.
Give yourself, a good friend, or family a MCL Tote Bag to carry your books in and support the library!
What's in your bag? These large canvas totes are available at the front desk. They have a front packet and zipper closure and they will hold lots of books. The cost is $15. Your gift will delight them and help support the library at the same time!
for all ages
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The Russell Collection
The Russell Collection needs the help of someone capable of recovering files from a hard drive. If you can help please call the library.
Children's Pre-School Storytimes (ages 3 - 6)
Wednesday Mornings at 10:30 in the Children's Room
1st Tuesday evening of each month at 6:30 ~ Pajama Story Time. Night time stories. Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll.
Are You Interested
Learn a Language
Now you can learn a new language with the Mango program. This language learning program is yours for FREE through the Martha Canfield Library. Use the link on the right, and the barcode number on your MCL card.
Take a Class
Universal class is a new learning program available through the Vermont Department of Libraries which offers over 500 classes online. You can find the the link at the right of this page. To register you will need to enter a library membership ID that includes part of your library card barcode number. The password format is 2VSNA900XXXXXX, just replace the six X's with the last six characters of your barcode.
Databases for Research
The Vermont Online Library is an online database of periodical articles, many in full-text, and online reference, as well as a health module, a business module and reference material for kids of all ages. Your library card barcode is the password.
America's News Magazine helps you find topics of current interest and gives access to Newsweek, Popular Science, Field & Stream, Mother Earth News, Science Illustrated, Smithsonian and more.
The Bennington Banner gives access to articles from 12/18/2003 to present.
The Rutland Herald gives access to articles from 09/30/1999 to present.
Historical newspapers are available on the Library of Congress Chronicling America website.