Join Your Neighbors in Reading Brown Girl Dreaming

The South Burlington Community Library invites you to participate in a statewide read of Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming for Vermont Reads 2017. This beautiful memoir of the author’s childhood, written in verse, tells the story of a young person finding her voice and examines the strength of family bonds. A grant from the Vermont Humanities Council has awarded the South Burlington Community Library 65 copies of Brown Girl Dreaming to share with the public. Copies of the book are available to check out at the Library’s display, and book…

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First Annual Read-a-thon: Huge Success for SB Community Library

More than 75 people attended the SB Library’s first annual Read-a-thon on Sunday, February 5. The Library collaborated with mentoring agency Everybody Wins! to offer an afternoon of reading aloud, music and prizes. Library director Jennifer Murray commented, “It was exciting to have readers in every corner of the Library, from elementary-aged kids sharing books with each other, to little ones being read to.” Hundreds of books were available in categories at “islands”, where children picked out books to read to each other or their families. Children accumulated gold coins…

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Fire Dept Gets In on the Action – Halloween 2016

Our South Burlington firefighters were also out for the Halloween festivities. Fire engines rolled into neighborhoods and firefighters handed out candy. Their offerings seemed to appease the many characters out for the night—including adorable lions! Check out their photos below. Click to view them in higher resolution.  

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THERE’S SOMETHING SCARY IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS… WHO YA GONNA CALL?

South Burlington police aid ghosts, goblins & princesses. The good guys were at it again on Halloween night. Beginning at about 6:30 pm on Monday night, South Burlington police cruisers rolled into city neighborhoods. They found blood-thirsty vampires, scary witches, and hungry zombies.  There were beautiful princesses, swashbuckling pirates, and ghostbusters covered in ectoplasm. And, they were all looking for Halloween treats. South Burlington police officers set up candy distribution stations, and began handing out sweet loot.  In the days leading up to Halloween, the Youth Services officers assisted in…

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