Welcome!

Don’t forget the Vermont State Park Pass still available until October!!!
The Vermont State Historic Sites Pass

New this year we have a Shelburne Museum Pass

Have you been to ECHO lately?
ECHO pass which allows entrance at $7.00 per person, up to 4 people. All year round we have an ECHO Pass!

BOOK DISCUSSION:
Our Next book is Bram Stoker’s DRACULA on Thursday October 18th at 6pm. Books are available at the library.
The book for November will be The 5 People you meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom on November 15th
You may remember Franklin the Library Cat. Well, here is a nice letter from him! He is all settled into his new home.

Dear Library Friends,

I’ve heard that some of you still ask about me. I decided to write and let you know where I am now and why I left the Library.

During the winter — February, I think — I was invited to visit Ali, a tiger cat with extra toes who lives on the East Bakersfield Road. Ali’s brother had disappeared at the end of October. Ali’s staff, two people named John and Susan, thought he might be lonely. I was lonely. I really liked it when you came to play with me but a lot of the time I was by myself in the Library.

Before Ali and I met, we sent each other some of our stuff. Ali sent me a towel he liked to sleep on and one of his toys. Cheryll made me a new bed out of Ali’s towel and I sent my old bed to Ali. This was so we’d get used to each other’s smell. A week after that, I went to Ali’s house. I stayed in my carrier while Ali walked around it smelling me and meowing at me. Then Ali got in his carrier and I walked around smelling him and meowing at him.

The next time I went to visit, no one had to stay in the carriers. I was, to be honest, more interested in exploring the house than getting to know Ali. So I made a tour with Ali following me. After I’d seen everything, Ali and I played for a while. Then Ali took a nap and I continued exploring. Susan invited me to spend the night.

Ali was OK about playing but when I tried to cuddle up with him to take a nap, he got up and left. That made me sad because I was still pretty little and didn’t like to sleep alone. Then, we had a problem. I sneezed and coughed. I had pneumonitis, sort of a really bad cold that cats get sometimes. The staff was afraid I’d give this cold to Ali because it’s very contagious.

I had to go back to the Library until I could go see the veterinarian, a doctor for dogs and cats. The veterinarian gave me a shot and I waited until I stopped coughing and sneezing before I went back to Ali’s house.

But soon after I went back, I started sneezing and coughing again. I had to take pills which really isn’t much fun. I got better, then Ali started sneezing and coughing so he had to take pills. He got better, and I started sneezing and coughing again!Then we both had to take pills at the same time . . . The staff wasn’t very happy about that and neither were we.

Finally Ali and I both got well, and we became best friends. We played with our toys and wrestled with each other. Ali decided it was OK for me to sleep with him. He started washing me with his tongue and I washed him. If you’re a cat, it’s really hard to wash your own ears. Having a friend who will do it for you is a good thing.

After I got better, I had to go back to the veterinarian to get my rabies and distemper shots, and have my operation. The staff said that had to happen before I could go outside with Ali. Ali really likes being outside. He’ll stay out all day. But when I couldn’t go with him, he’d come back in to see me every hour or two.

When I first went outside, I was really afraid. After a while, I got used to it and I like it now. Sometimes Ali and I hang out together. Other times, we go off on our own. We climb trees, we hunt and we chase each other around. I usually come when I’m called and I always go inside before dark. Ali is more of an adventurer. He’ll stay out all night if he can get away with it. The staff wants him home and so do I! I complain a lot when he’s not here.

I am happy and feeling really well. I hope you are too! I’ve attached a picture so you can see what I look like now. I weigh about ten pounds. I’m almost as big as Ali. There’s also a picture of Ali and me so you can see what good friends we are!

If you want to write to me, I’ll try to write back. But I have to dictate my letters to the staff because I do not have opposable thumbs.

Love,
Franklin

DID YOU KNOW…
We get the St. Albans Messenger? and the County Courier. We also subscribe to some awesome magazines– Consumer Reports, Horticulture, Popular Science, Smithsonian, Scientific America, Nature Conservancy, Mother Earth News, Vermont Magazine, and some others!

Did you know we have movies on DVD that can be checked out? Find a classic or seasonal favorite, here are some that are new in our movie section:

THE SHAPE OF WATER        JUSTICE LEAGUE                   ONLY THE BRAVE
HOME AGAIN               THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US          LA LA LAND
THE SHACK                             LOVING VINCENT                   DUNKIRK

AMERICAN MADE               DESPICABLE ME 3                   WONDER
BLADE RUNNER 2049       LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE           WONDER WOMAN
HOCUS POCUS                      HIDDEN FIGURES                        SING
STAR WARS:ROGUE ONE         COLLATERAL BEAUTY
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM                 PASSENGERS
TANGLED                                    BAD MOMS                Star Wars: THE LASTJEDI

There’s more but you should come in and browse through them yourself,  no rental fees, just a simple library card, free.

(Picture Books, YA, & Teen Books are on the Children’s Page 😉

New books for adult borrowers
Fiction:
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
Turtles all the Way Down by John Green
Origin by Dan Brown
Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer

Non-Fiction
A Disappearance in Damascus by Deborah Campbell
Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
The Art of Loading Brush by Wendall Berry
Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution by Peter Kalmus
Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life by Alberto Ledesma
We Crossed A Bridge and it Trembled: Voices From Syria by Wendy Pearlman
Guide to Working With Farm Animals: Practices for the small farm by Temple Grandin
The Metabolic Approach to Cancer by Dr. Nasha Winters
Freedom for the thought that we hate: A biography of the first amendment by Anthony Lewis
The Alzheimer’s Antidote by Amy Berger
The Enigma of the Owl by Mike Unwin

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