Vermont Reads is a Statewide Community Reading Program.
2018 will mark the 16th year of the Vermont Reads program, in which the Vermont Humanities Council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of community activities related to the book’s themes.
Over 200 different Vermont towns, cities, and villages have participated in Vermont Reads to date. Schools, libraries, service organizations, churches, businesses, or other community-based organizations can start by filling out a brief application.
This historical novel tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” labor strike in the Lawrence, MA textile mills as seen through the eyes of a young Italian-American girl and a runaway boy.
Pick-up copies of Bread and Roses, too By Katherine Paterson starting September 10th at the Jeudevine Library.
Students will be reading the book in some classes at Hazen Union High School and Hardwick Elementary School.
You can find more information on our many events by clicking here or navigating within the Adult Programs page to the Vermont Reads 2018 tab.
The Old Stone House Museum
The Old Stone House Museum is located in Brownington, VT. With the library pass you buy one admission at the regular price and get the second admission free! The Old Stone House Museum, a student dormitory once known as Athenian Hall, is a museum run by the Orleans County Historical Society in Brownington, Vermont.The Old Stone House, or Athenian Hall, was built in 1836 by Alexander Twilight, the nation's first African-American college graduate.
Tours are available Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm from May 15th through October 15th. Their website is: http://oldstonehousemuseum.org/
American Precision Museum
The Museum in Windsor, VT preserves the heritage of the mechanical arts, celebrates the ingenuity of our mechanical forebears, and explores the effects of their work on our everyday lives.The American Precision Museum, housed in the original Robbins & Lawrence Armory, now holds the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the nation. The pass allows 2 adults and their kids in free except on the Annual Model Engineering Show and Family Maker Space Day. Find out more about the museum at: www.americanprecision.org
To see the rest of our available passes, click here!
We have adopted a new policy for kids playing video games. Kids are allowed a total of a half hour on the computer unless doing homework. Kids are free to remain quietly in the library after they have their turn. Only 4 kids will be allowed on computers at a time and they will not be allowed to sit next to each other. If there are any behavior problems the child will receive a 5-minute reduction from their current computer time. In the case of especially disruptive behavior, they will be asked to leave the library. There will always be computers available for any person (child or adult) who has a need to do homework or other valid, non-video game usage of the computers. Repeated offenses behavioral offenses will mean loss of computer use for a week. If the behavior happens again, there will be complete loss of computer use for 6 months. After that, more behavioral problems will entail complete loss of computer use.
Phone: (802) 472-5948
Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 North Main St.
P.O. Box 536
Hardwick, VT 05843