Roger Clark Memorial Library was one of twelve rural libraries awarded a grant by the Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) in May 2017. "Each library will receive brand new children’s books ($2,000 value), in addition to new books for the local elementary school ($500 value), four storytelling presentations at the elementary school and childcare center(s), $250 to support a special initiative in the library, and new books for children to keep who attend the presentations. The grants kick off with storytelling and book giveaways in fall 2017 and conclude with a finale celebration in spring 2018." Read the full Mountain Times article here.
Saturday, April 1, on the green in Pittsfield. Pop-up snowman event from 10 a.m. to noon. Let's see how many snowmen and other snow creatures we can build on the green between 10 and noon. Children of all ages invited (school-aged children please bring a parent!)! Please bring any snowman accessories and facial features you might have! Cookies and cocoa in the lower level of the Town Hall afterwards. See you there!
This year we had 168 visitors on Halloween and gave free books to 97 kids!Halloween Tradition Continues!
It's truly an honor that some of the programs we started not too long ago have become traditions, expected by the kids in town. Our Halloween book give away and our annual gingerbread decorating program are two of them. Our mission centers around community and literacy, and these two programs bring the community together AND get families in the door of the library. We hope if you come in once, you'll keep coming back.
Please stop in during our open hours for a visit, a book, a movie or a cup of coffee.
THANK YOU DANA DECKER!!!! For putting together such a great program.
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Thanks to our incredibly dedicated volunteers our entire collection is now catalogued. What this means for our patrons? You can view our collection of books and DVDs online here and sort or search by author or title. It also means check out is a little smoother.
We're Warm & Welcoming!
On a cold snowy day your local library is an awfully nice place to stop in, visit with neighbors, find a book to read, borrow a movie, use our Wi-Fi and get a free cup of coffee. We're open Tuesdays 3 to 5 pm and Thursdays 5 to 7pm.
Town meeting's coming up, and there will be a few changes at the library. After several years of energetic service our Trustee and Treasurer Eunice MacDondald Rice will be stepping down from the board. We still plan to recruit her for special projects as often as possible!
And after enough years (I've lost count) I have stepped down as Library Trustee Chair. I will continue on as an active board member and volunteer, but it's someone else's turn to be in charge. I am so grateful to see a new group of library volunteers stepping up and putting in the tremendous time, effort and passion it takes to keep our library alive and well.
Every town should have a library. Please stop in, borrow a book or movie, and let the volunteers know you value your community library.
Joining the library board is a great way to serve your community, and NO experience is required.
Don't forget, we're 100% volunteer run and we quite literally would not be here without you!
In an effort to reinvigorate the membership and fulfil our mission to be a multigenerational community center fostering traditional, cultural, creative and technical literacy, the RCML Board of Trustees has been brainstorming to present to the community a variety of programming topics that may have a wide and varied appeal.
We've considered basket weaving, stargazing, cheese making, knitting, gardening, music making, game nights, movie nights and more. But we need more brains than ours. Please let us know what would be of interest to you or what skill, talent or knowledge you might like to share with the rest of us. Do you know how to hook a rug or crochet a hat. Can you teach the rest of us? Are you a film buff? Would you like to curate a monthly movie night? Can you suggest a guest speaker, performer or story teller?
We'd like to have an agenda prepared by the time of the Town Meeting in March. So, if you have ideas, talent or time please contact a RCML trustee soon.
A Thank You - Volunteer Shifts
Karen sent out her “March Sadness” plea for library volunteers, and several folks have stepped up and taken shifts. Please visit our sign up page
to sign up for volunteer shifts. Another Thank You - Board Members
After four active years on our Library Board Traci Templeton has stepped down. We are grateful for her energy and creativity, Traci organized many of our after school visual arts programs and our amazing Mighty Tweed Bike Rodeo. We are pleased that she plans to continue to be an active volunteer. Erica Hurd has stepped in to finish out Traci's term, welcome aboard Erica. Although new to the board Erica joined our team with a bang last spring, coordinating a summer reading program with volunteer Heather Harvey and spearheading our library cook book fund raiser. Board member Karen Waterworth was elected to her second term at Town Meeting. I personally am very grateful to Karen for taking my position as volunteer coordinator.
Cook Books! - Order Yours now
So many members of our community submitted recipes to our Roger Clark Memorial Library Community Cook Book! This is going to be a fantastic little book. Thank you to to the local businesses who purchased ads, and an extra special thanks to volunteers Erica Hurd and Sharon Mayer for doing all the hard work entering each of those recipes and ads for publication. We are collecting orders now. Cook books will cost $18 each. Drop off or mail your check to the library and be sure to include a note with your name, the number of cook books you’d like, and a contact e mail. We will let you know when they are ready for pick up at the library (sometime mid April.) Mail orders to RCML Po Box 743 Pittsfield, Vermont 05762
Your Part - Work Evening!
We are scheduling a long overdue work evening at the library. Please join us. NO SKILLS are required. We need your help to continue to serve our community, this is a great easy way to contribute. We've set up a special sign up page
. Can’t make it for the whole time, that’s ok, even an hour helps. Can’t make it at all that evening? Maybe you could share a snack? Fund Raising Party!
Keep your ears to the ground. So far every one of our fund raising parties has sold out. Our last fund raiser, the epic pig kissing party, never happened .... some show stealing "Irene" took the day over. But planning for our next party is under way, and we'll have details soon. If you are interested in helping with planning, let Marion know.
Download Audio Books & e Books
Did you know your RCML library card gives you access to free downloadable e books and audio books? Visit listenupvermont.org , select our library from the list, and enter you library card number.
Please help us keep this important community resource alive and well. Stop in to borrow a book or one of our over 250 DVDs, follow us on Facebook, share this e mail, and give an hour or two of your time to make our town a little better.
The Roger Clark Memorial Library Community Cook Books are coming!
Order yours now to be sure you get a copy! Please send or drop off a check for $18 per cook book (written out to Roger Clark Memorial Library ) and be sure to include a note with the number of cook books you need, your name, and your e mail and phone number. We'll contact you when the cookbooks arrive so you can stop in the library and pick yours up.
Sorry, we will not be shipping them.
Roger Clark Memorial Library
PO Box 743
Pittsfield, Vermont. 05762
Come carol with us December 23rd
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas is a Pittsfield tradition, now 7 years running. Now were making it even better.
Join us in front of the library at 6pm sharp to carol around the Pittsfield Green. It's a great way to say thanks to some of the families who welcomed us on Halloween! Then scoot into the library (PJs welcome) with your blankets and pillows for a few Christmas stories and a classic Christmas mini movie.
Monday December 23rd 6pm to 7:30pm.
Time's running out, send us your recipes!
Get the details on our Cookbook page.
We're open! Come in and see YOUR new library.
Tues 3 to 5
Thurs 3 to 6
Listed in our Program Blog
Audio Book Downloads
Available 24 / 7 through Listen Up Vermont using your library card number. MP3 players are at the library if you need one.
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