Once again this summer, on Thursday, July 27th, Maclure Library was able to host an amazing book giveaway thanks to a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation.
Awarded annually to 12 qualifying public libraries in Vermont and New Hampshire, the Rural Library Grant is designed is to help small-town libraries create excitement around literacy, update the collection, increase circulation, and strengthen the library’s connection with the community.
Pittsford READS is a program focused on building community connections through books, storytelling and reading.
the success of a small-town library depends not on its collection but on its staff, and both the Brandon Free Public Library (BFPL) and Pittsford’s Maclure Library are lucky to have dynamic, engaged directors who see their mission as far more than checking out books.
In August, new storm windows were installed on 20 of the 38 windows at the library. Gone are the old aluminum windows, originally installed more than 50 years ago. In their place are custom-made wood storm windows manufactured and delivered by H. Hirschmann LTD of West Rutland.
Storyteller and author Doug Wilhelm led a fabulous interactive presentation for 76 local children and their families.