*GUIDED GROUP BIKE RIDES*
For all skills and ages (from Jr. Fiction to Adult Non-Fiction)
*COMMUNITY COOK OUT*
We provide burgers and dogs, you provide salads and desserts
*LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE - WITH DOOR PRIZES*
Come see your new library!
*FUN ON SITE BIKE ACTIVITIES*
Not up to a guided ride? We’ll have basic skills for the tinies, and fun over at the pump track too.
*BIKE DECORATING STATION*
Get your bike ready for the Memorial Day parade
Show up at the library 3:00
Rides leave at 3:15 and return at 4:30
Cook out from 5 to 6pm
Roger Clark Memorial Library on the Green on Rt. 100
Not into biking? Please come to the dinner and open house!
e mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Looking for Volunteer hours for school? Traci Templeton will be running an Afterschool Program at the Library May 9th from 3:30- 5pm. She is looking for some extra hands for a Mother’s Day craft project. Cool enough for your mom too! If you are interested in helping out, she will be at the Library on Tuesday May 7th from 3-6. Stop in and see her for details or email her at email@example.com.Kids - celebrate MOM and Spring May 9th
On Thursday, May 9th the library is happy to host our first after school program in our new space. Come ready for story time, making a SURPRISE present for mom for mother’s day, and taking out a new library book or two! Snack provided. The program begins afterschool and ends at 5pm. Kids can ride the school bus to the library where someone will meet them and walk them into the Library. PARENTS - read our after school program policy here.
We encourage you to sign up by emailing Traci your child’s name, age and school. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.Bike Social and Open House May 19th
This will be the kick off to our summer programs, and a great chance to connect with your community! Bring your bike, volunteers will be leading rides for a variety of levels and ages - from adult to tiny. All the rides will conclude around 4:30 at the Roger Clark Memorial Library where we will gather for a community pot luck dinner and Library open house. We'll have supplies on hand to decorate bikes in anticipation of the Memorial Day parade the following week. Get in touch with Marion or Traci if you'd like to lead a ride, bring a grill, or offer a door prize for the open house. Don't want to bike? We still want you at out community dinner!Kid's Summer Reading Program
We invite parents with children ages 3 and up to our “Dig Into Reading Program.” This six-week program will start at 3:30 PM on Tuesdays, June 18th thru July 30 (we will not meet July 2). The program is designed to keep children reading and learning thru the summer. We will provide a reading journal to track the number of books or hours your child reads. Each week collect a new sticker for your journal, sit in on story time (great for parents of infants too) do an activity and take out more books. Collect all six stickers and receive a prize at the end of the program.
Be one of the first 25 to sign up and receive a backpack to carry your books in.
Contact Erica Hurd at 802.558.8871 or Heather Harvey at 802.353.8485.
Guidelines for Kid Programs
Children of all ages are welcome to attend our programs. However, children 2nd grade and younger require a parent present. Parents are encouraged to accompany an older child who may benefit from your guidance.
Parents are responsible for their children while they are attending library programs, including when the child is dropped off by bus, or when the parent chooses to leave the building or program site. This program starts at 3:45 and end promptly at 5 pm.
Be sure to SAVE THE AFTERNOON of May 19th for an open house and BIKE SOCIAL. We are still working out the details, but we plan some fun family bike activities (including decorating bikes for the memorial day parade,) a community pot luck dinner, and an open house in the Library. If you are willing to lend a hand (lead a bike ride, bring a BBQ grill, donate a door prize for the open house) let us know (just reply to this e mail.)
This week on Tuesday the 9th from 3 to 8 we’ll have a casual drop in work day. Come for an hour, or stay for the whole afternoon. No experience is needed. We’ll be building shelves, cataloging books and lots more.
AFTER SCHOOL CRAFT
On May 9th library Volunteer Traci Templeton has something up her sleeve. She’ll be helping kids create a special craft that they just might want to share with Mom on mother’s day. We’ll get details on all these programs on our web site and Facebook page soon. But for now just remember you can take the bus from Stockbridge or Killington Elelmentary right to the Pittsfield Library.
We have a new band of volunteers (thank you Erica & Heather) putting together an amazing series of summer reading programs for young kids (age 2 to 6 - older and younger siblings welcome).
SUMMER FOR TEENS
It will be hard to top her great work at the gingerbread decorating party, but volunteer Dana Decker is planning some very cool (she even used the term mind blowing!) tie die design workshops.
SUMMER READING FOR THOSE IN BETWEEN
Don't worry, you won't be left out, we have a couple of cool ideas for you too!
We can’t wait to see you in the library. We’re open 3 to 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have Wi-Fi, a brand new computer for patrons AND free coffee!
LIBRARY WORK DAY- no experience required. Join us for a few hours of sorting, stacking and unpacking books. Sunday December 30th starting at 10:00 am.
Get an early start on your New Year's Resolutions!
Snow falling, kids and adults singing, throwing snowballs, then back to the library for hot cider and the Charlie Brown Christmas special. It was a good night on the Pittsfield Green.
with Caroling and Christmas Movies in Pittsfield!
We’ll sing along the Pittsfield Green, then head upstairs to our new Library space for a kids’ pre-Christmas tradition. Kids bring pillows, blankets and even wear PJs. We'll have hot cider & cookies then snuggle down to watch classic Christmas movies.
Sunday December 23rd 6 to 8 pm
if you are joining us for Caroling we will meet at 6pm sharp
Families are welcome to come for Caroling, or stay for the whole program.
Using icing and an exciting selection of candy, each child will decorate and take home an individual pre-made gingerbread library of graham crackers. Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Caregivers, you are welcome to share in the fun and decorate a gingerbread house too!
Thursday, December 13th
3:45 – 5:00 pm
The Pittsfield Library
Sign up Deadline:
Saturday, December 8th
To sign up email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dana @ 746-8756
Children of all ages are welcome to attend our FREE program. However, children 2nd grade and younger require a guardian present. Guardians are encouraged to accompany an older child who may benefit from your guidance.
Guardians are responsible for their children while they are attending library programs, including when the child is dropped off by bus, or when the guardian chooses to leave the building or program site. This program starts at 3:45 and end promptly at 5 pm.
Even as we are moving back into our library space and cataloging and arranging books, our great community programs are underway. If you trick-or-treat in Pittsfield, please stop by the library on Halloween for a FREE book to KEEP!
We know you love Halloween in Pittsfield. Can you help us make it a little bit more fun for EVERYONE? The Roger Clark Memorial Library is organizing our second annual candy drop. Please drop donations of trick-or-treat candy at the Pitt-Stop convenience store or at the front desk at the Killington Elementary school by October 15th. There will also be a drop at the Stockbridge elementary school. We will divide it up and distribute it among homes that traditionally welcome trick-or-treaters. And don’t forget to stop by the Library building, we’ll be giving free books away!
As renovations on our library space continue, we are getting excited to move in. We will be upstairs in the building that most recently held the library on the first floor and the town office in the basement. Before that our building was a the town's school house.
We are now planning layout, book purchases, we are testing a new in expensive option to automate our book catalog and check out too. In addition to all that we want to continue our role as a place for the Pittsfield community to come together. We are starting to plan programs for the next year. DO you have young children? Would you like to help organize a story time program? Do you have a talent (music, cooking, outdoor skills, writing, drawing, crafts) you would like to share with kids, teens or adults? Are you a good organizer, would you like to help set up a movie or game night? How about a book club? We used to have one with monthly meetings in the library, are you interested in seeing it come back?Drop us a line with your ideas, or just let us know if you want to be part of the crew.