Thursday, July 22, 2010

how to choose a book or can you listen to your friend's recommendations?

As a librarian , I am often asked to recommend a book; that's my job, right? I like to think that I know my patrons and their reading likes and dislikes, but it is often difficult to turn that into the "perfect read". So mething that is inspiring, entertaining, catches their attention, makes them want to read more from that author or is simply a good book.
Check out this article and get a sense of how to find the perfect read.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Meet The Candidates

The library is hosting Meet The Candidates Night. Elections are only weeks away. Candidates for all open positions in Monkton are invited to answer questions from the audience on Monday, February 15th in the Monkton Central School Gym. Candidates will provide an opening statement and questions will be fielded from the audience. Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Book Donations for the Strawberry Festival

We are ready to accept donations for the Strawberry Festival. We accept all books in good condition with no mold. We do not accept Reader's Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias or textbooks. We hope to see you and your books soon.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Library use increases in recession

Recently Vermont Public Radio's Vermont Edition hosted a discussion featuring State Librarian Martha Reid and several other Vermont librarians about the increase in demand for library services in this downturn economy. Russell Library has seen a modest increase in book circulation and number of people visiting the library. Click the link below to find out more about what's happening around the state.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Book Sale - Monkton Town - Wide Event

What a great day in Monkton! The town was hopping from the fire station on past the library to the church and down our country roads. People were visiting with neighbors and friends and supporting local groups. This was the scene later in the morning here at the library. Thanks to all who stopped by and supported the library.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monkton Day Book Sale

Please stop by when you're out and about on Saturday attending all of the events in town. We are doing a little spring cleaning trying to make some more room for donations for the Strawberry Festival. You never know what hidden treasure you might find!
9:00 - 1:30 Saturday am.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Library Survey

We are currently conducting a survey about library services. As the library and the community have grown, we want to make sure that our services reflect the needs of our patrons and members of the community.
Please stop by the library or the Town Hall to pick up a copy or you can respond to the survey online at

Thank you for your participation.